HAIR: GRUPPO IN ARTISTIC TEAM/GRUPPO IN, MILAN, ITALY; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.
Switching up your classic haircolor can depend on your skin tone, your face shape and even your attitude—here are a few tips about changing your shade:
Be Confident “A lot of times it depends on a person’s attitude,” advises master colorist Joel Warren. “I say go slow with a semi-permanent or something easy, so she can get used to coloring her hair. It’s not so much the cut and color [working together] as the fact that your overall appearance needs to be balanced. You have to take into consideration your body size, body shape, face shape, how you dress and what you wear.”
Consult the Pros “A professional colorist is going to be more knowledgeable about what’s flattering on a client’s hair,” reveals celebrity colorist George Papanikolas. “The most flattering thing on you is going to be a hue that’s somewhat close to your natural color. On a base color, I wouldn’t really go any more than two shades lighter or darker. If you’re going more than two shades darker, you’re going to look really severe and harsh and that can be aging.”
Embrace You “It’s all about finding a color that works for you rather than coloring your hair for the trends,” notes Los Angeles hairstylist Andy LeCompte. “I love to see people with layers who get highlights on the tips because that’s very natural-looking, like the look you get from the sun.”
hot star hue
No stranger to the spotlight, the leading lady of USA’s
Necessary Roughness knows how to keep us tuned in to check out her lovely looks and stunning star style.
Her deep mocha hue is brightened with a host of hot highlights in a slightly lighter shade. Lush lengths are then styled with a curling iron to enhance swirling hues.
PHOTO: COURTESY USA.