HOW-TO: Pixie Pinup with The Doves and Hairdreams

By Anne Moratto | 05/21/2013 4:15:00 PM


click image to zoom"It doesn't matter what the trends are I make decisions based on the facial features of the client; you can subtly incorporate the trend into the look. I added a tiny bit of purple and pink into her eyebrows, for instance, because color is very big for spring and summer." --Inessa Shak, make-up artist In this photo shoot with The Doves, Sonya Dove described the colors she used to color the Hairdreams extensions as being those you’d spy in a diamond as the light hits it and it flares. “We used soft, muted, pastel tones—some lavender, soft gray, soft pinks, and a soft yellow. And while our model is already blonde, we went lighter because we wanted a very pale, soft base.” The Doves colored each extension and asked that the stylist and make-up artists refl ect these colors in the wardrobe and make-up.


Mixing Ratio: 1:1
Processing Time: 30 minutes
Yellow Quikkie: Wella Koleston perfect 0/33 and Koleston Perfect 10-volume developer.


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STEP 1: Hairdreams TopHair is pre-lightened using Wella Blondor Powder lightener + Koleston Perfect 20-volume developer to a pale blonde. The crown is colored pink using Koleston Perfect 0/65 mixed with equal parts Koleston Perfect 10/0 and 10-volume developer.
STEP 2: Pull back hair into a triangle from temple to temple and secure. Take first section at the back from ear level and apply pre-colored yellow Quikkies.
STEP 3: Half an inch above the last section, apply another set of Quikkies. These are pink at the roots and yellow on the ends.
STEP 4: Clip TopHair in the front to secure.
STEP 5: Cut small sections of hair around the face.
STEP 6: Curl hair vertically.


Hair: Sonya and Christopher Dove
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Photography (How to steps): Monica Orozco
Make-up: Inessa Shak
Fashion styling: Alejandro Peraza
Nails: Bobbie Naohara for OPI


HOW-TO: Enchanted Princess with The Doves and Hairdreams







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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