It's not too uncommon for celebrities and clients alike to experiment with Lauren Conrad-esque temporary highlights in various shades of brights, or peek-a-boo pops of color in Kesha-style ombre--but now it's more mainstream than ever before to see all-over pastels, grays and vivid brights on Hollywood's elite.
And now actress Dascha Polanco, best known for playing character Dayanara Diaz on Orange in the New Black, has been making fashion and beauty headlines with her stand-out strands!
Freelance celebrity stylist, Cynthia Alvarez, who helped create the formula and after-care regimen for Dasha, was inspired by the transition in seasons, merging gray with lavender. Though Dasha is wearing a hair piece, and the final look was created with extensions, she shared the formula and steps to replicate the exact look for your clients.
"I personally have been gray for a while now and Dascha liked it so much that she wanted me to personalize the look for her!" Cynthia says.
To get the look, Cynthia used a combination of Pravana Vivids Silver, Pravana Pastels Luscious Lavender and Pravana Pastels Too Cute Coral. Her special ingredient? Adding a semipermanent black to deepen the Vivids Silver.
"For the creative color, I lifted the hair to a platinum blonde so the colors are the brightest and are as vivid as possible," she says. "I mixed the tube of Silver and a nickel-sized amount of the Black to create a deepened gray shade that would best complement Dascha's caramel skin tone."
PRO TIP: If your clients' skintone is darker, add more of the black to get a deeper tone of gray.
"Next, apply that color from base to mids, right at her chin. I followed with equal parts Luscious Lavender and Too Cute Coral to the ends, blending the line where the two colors meet with my fingers for a seamless transition."
Once the entire head was completed, process for 1 hour.
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