THE WIG: Features a rich cocoa base color enlivened by heavy, creamy blonde highlights. “It’s no secret that more and more celebrities are turning to wigs for photo shoots and red carpet appearances,” says Papanikolas, “and my celebrity stylist colleagues often bring those wigs in for me to color.”
WIG TIP: Create a deeper root line that mirrors the look of real hair. Blend the root color gently into the lengths. Also, avoid solid color, which can reduce the “believability” of artificial hair.
THE COLOR: Apply sections of Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy 7NG+ and 6NG+, each with 10-volume developer. “The Age Defy shades are pre-blended to cover gray 100 percent,” says Papanikolas, “so they never become green or ashy on a hairpiece. Process 10 to 20 minutes but watch the hair carefully,” he adds. “Wigs often process quicker than actual hair.”