Hollywood's Hottest Hues, Decoded
We’re guessing that celebrities wake up every single morning cursing the day that High Def was created. Thanks to this heartless technology, every zit, spot, pore, wrinkle, bag and sag is magnified to infinity, forcing actresses to undergo Herculean feats of skin preservation if they want to work past the ripe old age of 22. Hair isn’t spared, either—color must be clear, bright, vivid and flawless to pass the scrutiny of those cruel camera lenses. That’s actually good news for you though, because it forces Hollywood’s color pros to up their games and create exquisite hues for their A-list clients. And who can deny that these celebrity hues provide today’s main source of inspiration for you and your clients?
The latest crop of celebrity shades is simply delicious—from the intense reds currently sported by Drew Barrymore and Bryce Dallas Howard to Cameron Diaz’s naughty blonde. Sherry Ratay, of Salon Ratay in St. Mary, FL recently got busy and deconstructed these gorgeous hues for her BTC buddies. Here are her how-tos:
Bryce Dallas Howard’s Rich Velvety Red
Natural Level: 6
Formula A: Redken Color Fusion 1 oz. 5Cr + 1 oz. 7Cc + 2 oz. 20 volume developer. Apply to new growth.
Formula B: Redken Shades EQ Cover Plus 2 oz. 6Cc + 20 volume developer.
Formula C: Shades EQ Cream 2 oz. 05Rr + 10 volume developer. Alternate Formula B and C on midlengths and ends, using the American Baliage technique. Process, shampoo and dry the hair.
Formula D: Redken Shades EQ 2 oz. 07C + 1 oz. 07CB + 3 oz. Processing Solution. Glaze all strands and process 20 minutes.
Cameron Diaz’s “Bad Teacher” Blonde
Natural Level: 5 ½
Formula A: Redken Blonde Icing Conditioning Cream Lightener + 30 volume developer
Formula B: Redken Double Fusion Blondes 12 Av + 20 volume developer
Apply Formula A and lift to pale yellow. At the same time, create delicate slices with Formula B, beginning in the nape area and concentrating on midlengths and ends for a delicate ombre effect. Process, shampoo and dry the hair.
Formula C: Redken Shades EQ 1 oz. 09N + 1 oz. 09G + 2 oz. Processing Solution. Glaze all strands, process for 10 minutes.
Drew Barrymore’s Rosy Red
Natural Level: 5
Formula A: L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 16 grams 5.64/5.Rc + 40 grams Oleo gel + 60 grams 20 volume developer. Apply to new growth.
Formula B: L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 16 grams 5.64/5.Rc + 40 grams Oleo gel + 60 grams 30 volume developer. Apply to midlengths and ends. Process 35 minutes, shampoo and dry the hair.
Formula C: L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 8 grams 6.40/6.CCC + 20 grams Oleo gel + 30 grams 30 volume developer.
Formula D: L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 8 grams 5.4/5.C + 20 grams Oleo gel + 30 grams 10 volume developer. Alternate Formulas C and D using the American Baliage technique. Process 35 minutes.
Giada de Laurentiis’ Sunny Highlights
Natural Level: 4 with 20% gray
Formula A: Joico Vero K-PAK color 7A + 20-volume developer.
Formula B: Joico Verolight + 20-volume developer
Formula C: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome B6 + Activator
Formula D: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome G8 + Activator
Apply Formula A to new growth. Create slice highlights, focusing on the face frame area with Formula B. Lift highlights to yellow and tone with Formula C. Process, shampoo and dry the hair and glaze all strands with Formula D.
Megan Fox’s Rich Brunette
Natural/Existing Levels: 4 with 6-7 on the ends.
Formula A: Wella Color Touch 2 oz. 4/0 + 3 oz. 1.9% developer. Apply to regrowth and extend 6-8 inches down the hairshaft. Vary the application end point slightly throughout the head.
Formula B: Wella Color Touch 2 oz. 4/0 + 2 oz. 6/77 + 1.9% developer. Apply to ends. (Be sure all hair is thoroughly saturated.) Process with heat for 15 minutes; cool for 10 minutes at room temperature.
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