We are thrilled to present the hair color change of esteemed fashion blogger, Claire Geist. Claire’s a regular on fashion shoots so she must look good. She visited ARROJO last week carping –– charmingly –– that her hue wasn’t summery enough for her latest collections, so senior stylist, Mariesa Ferraro, got to work.
“Claire’s roots needed touching up and her ends looked faded from the elements,” said Mariesa. “I did a single process on the roots using a rich copper shade and worked slices of the same color in diagonal sections to create a multi-tonal, seamless fusion of terracotta tones throughout her hair. I finished with a glaze for extra shine.”
From faded copper to shimmering terracotta, Claire was a happy girl. “Mariesa pulled the color through my brighter undertones rather than making my hair one solid shade. I’m finding the variation works great with my natural texture. It gives me a shimmering, multi-dimensional look; I love it!”
On the day, Claire’s hair was also professionally styled. For Style Notes from a pro, click below…
Step: Claire’s hair has beautiful natural texture, so styling her is all about encouraging soft and playful waves and curls. Roots to ends, I applied styling whip for moisture, luster and shine. Straight after, I applied curl enhancer, also roots to ends. This tightens curls and gives them shapely spring.
Step: Using fingers I gently created little twists all over her head. It’s simple: I wrapped small sections around two fingers until it became a twist, and repeated all over.
Step: Finally, I blow-dried Claire’s hair with a diffuser attachment. It’s vital to use a diffuser when drying textured hair. The diffuser retains the heat but stops the air flow. The air flow pushes curls around, which makes them frizz. Drying with diffuser gives curls shine and body and bounce.
Hair Styling and Notes by Victoria Ducane, Stylist, ARROJO NYC.
Hair Color by Mariesa Ferraro, Senior Stylist, ARROJO NYC.
And very special thanks to Claire Geist for sharing her hair color transformation with Style Noted.