When designing looks for his graying clients, Philip Ferreira, lead design stylist for Clairol Professional, believes soft styles for mature clients regularly work best. “Today, short or long can suit anyone as long as it’s done properly,” says Ferreira. “A good stylist will combine personality and facial features for perfect suitability.”
Before he started cutting, Ferreira called on Anita Gutierrez, lead color master for Clairol Professional, to address the color concerns on his model Stephanie, who represents a common salon client, with bands of multiple shades from home coloring.
Gutierrez has encountered multiple challenges with gray hair coverage, but has learned how to tackle one of the biggest problems: offering natural-looking shades that are multi-dimensional.
Color: Anita Gutierrez for Clairol Professional
Cut: Philip Ferreira for Clairol Professional
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: Patycja Korzeniak
Fashion styling: David Widjaja