From the daily archives: "Tuesday, April 9, 2013"


Free-hand hair-painting creates effects ranging from soft and natural to bold and creative. For clients it is as economical as it is fashionable because it doesn’t leave strong lines of demarcation or re-growth. For these reasons, hair painting is now one of the most popular salon services, great for highlighting small sections of hair, great for a blended finish, great for low-lighting and multi-dimensional effects. So we were delighted to find that our latest reader submission is an exposition on painted-on hair colors. Sent to us by Paula Ivins Kingston of Lucid Salon, you can get her professional insights to creating this look via the style notes…  Click for StyleNotes →


The long fringe and asymmetric layers of this edgy cut add a feminine feeling and creates balance. Highly textured ends give the shape a lived-in quality, enhanced by scattered caramel accents around the face. The shorter side of the face frame is cut up to the cheekbone, opening and exalting the features while the longer side falls seductively over one eye. Heavily layered cuts often feature a short fringe, but the longer, shaggier version shown here lends glamour to the rock aesthetic. Click the style notes for easy steps to getting the look. –– Laura Martin 

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From thick, unmanageable locks to out of control curls, celebrity stylist, Nick Arrojo, has encountered all kinds of problem hair in his 30+ year career. So for this week’s column, we asked him to talk about dealing with the one problem all women seem to suffer from –– frizz. For his personal insights, tips and tricks, click style notes.

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This vibrant shade plays up the natural pigments of the hair, enhancing orange and yellow hues that result from the lightening process. While some may call this color red, it is made primarily of gold tones, combined with a hint of copper. The resulting dimension is shiny, sunny, and bright, yet natural-looking. This tone is easiest to achieve if your natural color is light brown or blond. It will fade less than many “red” colors because of the support from natural pigments. Read on for application tips and professional formulas. –– Laura Martin 

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