Kicking off a new year doesn’t mean we can’t remember and honor the past. MODERN is thrilled when classics are updated, either in upgrades on appliances, fresh takes on sundries or improvements on formulations of existing color lines. We celebrate this ode to the past with this feature on the Clairol Professional Classic Collection, a new line inspired by Miss Clairol’s 16 most-popular permanent liquid shades.


Hair: Kiyah Wright

Assisted by: Timothy Jerome Walker

Photography: Roberto Ligresti

Make-up: David Maderich for

Fashion styling: Rod Novoa

Nails: Amanda Smith

Model Sanita came in with dark new growth leading to platinum and golden ends. “I wanted to make her icier,” Wright says. To get there, Wright chose to lift the base, keeping a darker, neutral root broken up with small skinny platinum highlights to the ends.


Color: Clairol Professional Classic Collection

Shampoo and conditioner: Wella Brilliance

Stylers: Sebastian Professional Shaper Hair Spray, Trilliant, Liquid Gloss

Blow dryer: BabylissPRO

Flatiron: Le Angelique

Wand: Enzo Milano

Irons: Hot Tools

Brushes: Denman, Spornette

Skin care: Repechage Algo Mist

Nail color: OPI

Eyelashes: Ardell

Make-up: Auraline Beauty Hydra-Gloss lip gloss; Jane Iredale blush; Mirabella highlighter

Fashions: Donna Karan; Top Shop; John Galliano; Yves St. Laurent; Walter Baker

Hair: Kiyah Wright
Assisted by: Timothy Jerome Walker
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: David Maderich for
Fashion styling: Rod Novoa
Nails: Amanda Smith