TV's Trendsetting Hues

By George Papanikolas | 04/09/2014 11:33:00 AM

 

They coach the stars of tomorrow, encourage the hopefuls and console the “just-missed” performers who don’t quite have what it takes. But now the tables are turned and the judges are being judged for their hair color excellence. Competitions like American Idol and The Voice attract millions of viewers each week, and with all those eyes comes careful scrutiny of the stars who anchor the shows--including their hair color. Since clients frequently request the color of their favorite television personalities when they visit the salon, here are recreations of three of TV’s top trendsetting hues.

 

click image to zoom Jennifer Lopez’s “Idol”-worthy Honey Lights

Natural level: 4 Dark Brown

Base color: Matrix COLORINSIDER 1 oz. 5AG (5.13) + 1 oz. 7AG (7.13) + 2 oz. 20 Volume COLORINSIDER Oil- Cream Developer

Full, fine foil highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Gloss: 1 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync 9GV + 1 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

 

click image to zoom Heidi Klum’s “America’s Got Talent” Balanced Highlights

Natural level: 6 Dark Blonde

Full, fine foil highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Lowlights: 2 oz. Matrix Color Sync 8WN + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

Gloss: 1 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync SSH-V + 1 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

 

Shakira’s “Voice” Bombshell Blonde click image to zoom

Natural level: 5 Medium Brown

Full, fine foil highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer (lift to pale blonde)

Gloss: 1 oz. Matrix Color Sync 10N + 10G + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Papanikolas

Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas has his hands in the hair of Hollywood’s most mercurial Misses including Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Britney Spears, and the Sisters Kardashian. His ability to create quick change-ups in their hair color sets trends. His trademark“beach-style” highlighting techniques have evolved into today’s popular ombré and balayage techniques. Papanikolas practices his brand of color magic in West Hollywood at the Andy Lecompte Salon, and in New York City at the Rita Hazan Salon and as a guest colorist at one of the top salons in Dubai.

 


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