elizabeth stenstrom and rona o’connor
“Blake Lively is the most-asked-for blonde,” says O’Connor. “She’s my client!”
“We are still seeing a lot of popularity with Jennifer Lopez because of her natural and simple looking ombré,” says Stenstrom.
Elizabeth Stenstrom, owner of L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA, and Rona O’Connor, owner/master colorist and corrective color expert of Lukaro Salon, Beverly Hills, CA, gave Sophisticate’s the details on what’s hot in haircolor…
“Right now, we’re seeing a lot of rich copper colors. The colors aren’t just deep tones, but rich and vibrant,” says Stenstrom. “A huge trend in our salon is the natural ombré, which is so popular because it’s low maintenance. And it complements every type of skin tone.” Want a more natural look? Stenstrom suggests balayage…”Balayage is a huge hit in our salon,” she adds. “We are using this technique more than highlighting because you can give your client a very natural look.”
Celeb colorist O’Connor fills us in on what techniques are perfect for fashionistas. “For the fashion forward: Peek-a-boo color is hot,” she explains. “It’s an accent color to enhance a cut, tailor a look or create a statement: from a brush stroke of turquoise in a bang to a shock of platinum in dark brunette.”