Afterglow: Creating Neon Yellow Hair Using Paul Mitchell Color

Cut: Jake Khan for The Mastery
Color: Jamie Anderbery for The Mastery
Photography: Mike Cooke
Make-up: Stephanie Floyd
Art direction: Lucie Doughty

Summer is over—and the change in seasons welcomes a change in hair color. Blondes transition to richer tones, brunettes may go a bit darker, and reds tone down the brightness. But one look at the runways indicates that color pops are here to stay. Lucie Doughty, Paul Mitchell Editorial Director, and the team from The Mastery of Jake Khan and Jamie Anderbery was inspired by these color pops and transitioning the infl uence to reflect an autumn by using Paul Mitchell The Color combinations of Mellow Yellow, Peach and Strawberry.

“This is a way to have your blondes experiment with trends and tone down their summer pale blondes,” says Doughty, who art directed the shoot.

Peach: 2 oz Honey Beige Flash Finish + 3 orange color shots + 2 yellow color shots + 1 drop of red
Strawberry: 2 oz Strawberry Flash Finish + 3 red color shots
Mellow Yellow: Equal parts yellow and clear Ink Works + 4 drops of Blue