Achieve Kate Middleton's Hair Color

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/07/2011 10:32:00 AM


Kate Middleton’s style expresses poise, class and modern individuality. With the combination of Matrix Wonder Brown technology, there is an opportunity you can replicate her stunning cool and controlled look on your clients.

Try it: According to Matrix Artistic Designer, Robert Santana, for the background color he recommends combining equal parts of Wonder Brown 5A and 5N with WB 20 volume developer. “If your client’s objective is to be cooler, this can be achieved by using WB 5A with WB 20 volume developer,” he says. “Kate’s look reflects beautiful nuances of tone on tone brown reflection, and you can customize in strategic areas by using Wonder Brown 7W with either WB 20 or 30 volume developer (depending upon reflection and illumination).”

The customized reflection should be done with a slight feathered approach to create a smooth transition from the background color to the mid length and ends. This creates a very natural sun kissed effect, which Kate wears. “For the finish, you can either use Biolage System’s Voluma Therapies or Biolage Smoothing Therapies depending on the hair type,” says Santana. “Blow dry the hair by using a round brush and keep each section in a clip until the entire hair is dry. Allow to cool, then release, and spray with hair spray.”





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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