Opening night of the Metropolitan Opera season is a black tie affair, posh and formal. It’s not a place you’d expect to see pastel hair, but Jemima Kirke pulled it off beautifully. Pairing her pink strands with a crimson lip and long flowered gown, she looked both polished and irreverent. Tousled waves and a deep side part added elegance to her fashionable look. Learn to create her classy pastel look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin


Step: Begin with hand painted highlights that start around the jawline. Use two different developers for varying levels of blonde, ideally a level 9 and 10. The variations in lightness will pink up the pink tone differently, creating variation in the intensity of the hue.

Step: Tone blonde bits with a bright semi-permanent color like Goldwell Elumen. The rosy pink shade from last year’s “Reallusion” collection will provide a cool vibrant pink: SV@10 + AB@9 + Pk@all (30:5:2)

Step: Care for your new shade at home with color save shampoo and conditioner. Once a week, use whipped treatment to restore moisture and shine.



Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA


hair blog 56

Share →