Sunday, January 12, 2014

Color Trends for Hair - Winter 2014

Rhonda                              Tara                                     Rhea 
Very Vivid - Creative Color Canvas

More than just a paint-by-numbers concept, color for hair has emerged into a vastly dynamic medium. It can add texture, shape and even dimension to any cut and personalize a style to suit any personality from oh-so-very-conservative to brilliantly bold and very vivacious. Let's take a look at some edgy and robust color to liven up the winter season!

The Looks:

For Rhonda, stylist James Dinkel of The David Salon in Costa Mesa, California cut a long, modified shag with a heavy fringe. For her color, he started with her natural ash re-growth and warm gold previous color on the length and produced a fiery red with wild sparks of brighter red and orange burning through. 

To style, Goldwell Flat Marvel cream silicone was worked through before blow-drying and smoothing with a large round brush. James added Sleek Perfection and flat ironed, finishing with Magic Finish Gloss.

Credits for Rhonda
The David Salon – Costa Mesa, CA
Hair: James Dinkel
Makeup: Liz DeRose
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

Nicole Ankenman, also of The David Salon in Costa Mesa, California started with a long A-line bob for Tara and created a blending of radiant pinks and light copper through a rich violet brown base. 

Tara’s hair was styled using Goldwell Lagoom Jam and Deep Reflects leave-in treatment on damp strands. Nicole flat wrapped while drying with a half paddle brush. Hot Form was misted on 2-inch sections, which were wrapped around a 1-inch iron, alternating curl direction. Nicole fingered through the hair and finished using Unlimitor wax spray for texture.

Credits for Tara
The David Salon – Costa Mesa, CA
Hair: Nicole Ankenman
Makeup: Liz DeRose
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 

Starting with Rhea’s natural color and grown out shoulder-length strands, colorist Victoria Pelaez of Salon Kavi in San Mateo, California created a robust transition of sunny color through a rich dark brown base. 

Karla Pelaez-Barrick stepped in and produced a short asymmetrical cut, which featured graduation in the back and extreme length on one side. Using a razor, lots of weight was removed from Rhea’s thick, coarse hair so it would lay better. Using a clipper-over-comb technique, Karla crafted a super short nape of the neck and side, and then carved into the shorter side with the clippers creating a unique design. 

Kerastase Nectar Thermique and Elixir Ultime were layered on before Karla blow-dried while flat wrapping the hair with a vent brush. Once dry, she flat ironed a few pieces for control, finishing off this sleek but edgy look.

Credits for Rhea
Salon Kavi– San Mateo, CA
Hair- Cut / Style: Karla Pelaez-Barrick
Hair- Color: Victoria Pelaez
Makeup: Victoria Pelaez for Makeup Forever
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

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  1. I love the colors!I wish I was brave enough to try it myself!

  2. These colors are so beautiful! It makes me want to dye my hair dark so I can add a vibrant color accent too!