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The Red Season: A How-To for Red-Carpet Reds

Rosanne Ullman | December 2, 2013 | 9:20 AM

As fall turns to winter, clients seek rich, vibrant shades that complement paler skin but look great with a tan after a beach getaway, too. By holiday time, both blondes and brunettes begin playing with the idea of going red. Look to Hollywood for inspiration—there’s plenty!

Half of your young clients want to be girl-next-door Emma Watson; the other half want to rock it like Carly Rae Jepsen! Emma’s been wearing an age-appropriate shade that brings out her subtly freckled complexion, while Carly goes more cray-cray Crayola orange.

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Red in bright light, blonde in the sun and, in dim light, practically a rich brunette—that’s the kind of nuanced sexiness that clients come to you for! Millie Mackintosh’s honey-red is perfect. Ariana Grande wore a similar natural-looking, multi-toned shade at the recent 2013 American Music Awards, where she was named New Artist of the Year.

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For the classic redhead look, clients of every age look to actresses Julianne Moore
and Amy Adams, who tend to stick with their winning signature shades.

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How can you make sure you fashion a beautiful red for the season? Rosa Hawkins, a member 
of the Goldwell North America Artistic Team and owner of Di Rosa Haircare & Esthetique
in Franklin Square, NY, shares the steps to create her favorite “Autumn Splendor” shade.

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Background: 40 ml 20 vol Goldwell Topchic Developer + 40 ml Goldwell Topchic 6KS
Detail 1: 30 ml 10 vol Goldwell Topchic Developer + 20 ml Goldwell Topchic 10 ml of 5RS and 10 ml of 4BV
Detail 2: Goldwell SilkLift Lightener Strong 35ml 20 vol. SilkLift Lotion
Glaze: Goldwell Elumen Hair Color 60 ml [email protected] and 20ml [email protected]

STEP 1: Carve out a diamond section on top about 1 inc from front hairline to the top of occipital; the smaller the diamond, the more detail revealed.
STEP 2: Working parallel to the angle of the diamond, alternate detail 1 and 2 around the triangle.
STEP 3: Apply background to remaining hair and process for 30 minutes.
STEP 4: After a shampoo and condition, apply glaze and process for 20 minutes.

Click here for color guru Beth Minardi’ formula for the delicate red worn by Taryn Manning on Orange Is the New Black.

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