Rona O'Connor, left, with the host from The Balancing Act, and her model for the show. Tune into The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV on January 14, 2013 to catch the incredibly talented colorist Rona O'Connor's “dos and don'ts” of professional hair color. O'Connor will be answering questions on how to choose a professional colorist that best works for clients' needs.
On the show, O'Connor showcases her skills by demonstrating how her work with celebrities ahs taught her a lot about the importance of maintaining the integrity of your clients' hair. For this example on the show, she explains how her client, actree Valerie Azlynn, was to star in the remake of The Little Rascals and needed to go from a brunette to blonde--knowing she will be a brunette again in just 30 days for her next role.
INSPIRATION: “I was given a 'shade' of blonde to create that would suit The Little Rascals era and the actress Valerie Azlynn, who had to be transformed into that era for her role," O'Connor says. "On top of making sure the color suited both elements, I had to keep the hair in good condition so it could be colored back in 30 days to a beautiful brown for Valerie’s character on the TBC network show Sullivan and Son.”
|BEFORE Valerie is sad to see her brunette go for her role, but excited for change.||
AFTER: The shade was designed to resemble the '50s era Little Rascals. COLORANCE
Mix 10mls Colorance clear + 10mls 10v + 40mls of Colorance developer. Apply to damp hair, process 10 minutes. Rinse, condition with Color Detangling Conditioner or 60 second mask for a more intensive quick conditioning treating. No shampoo.
"She HAD to look like a natural blonde, she couldn't look highlighted, so that's why I placed the foils so closely together, and left a little bit of depth," O'Connor says. "We wanted to get her as light as we could in a natural tone without damaging her hair."