Roberto Ligresti
Roberto Ligresti


This magical shot from our December cover and feature (by Ted Gibson, Jason Backe and their teams) is just beautiful. One of the (many) reasons it is magical is the peek-a-boo color that pops out along the lengths. Colorist Kitty Nadel created the extensions, some of which were colored differently on each side. "It's important to use high quality hair and start with the lightest shade of hair weft so that, just like an artist, you are starting with a blank canvas," says Nadel. She advises that the selected shade is saturated and emulsified for consistent coloring. "I also prefer to massage color in to the weft with my fingers rather than a comb to make sure the color is evenly dispersed." Check out this video to see the extensions up close and learn more tricks, tips and formulas. Here are three to get you started:

1. Use human hair (A MUST).

2. Start with blonde hair (more expensive but worth it).

3. Really saturate the weft with color (Nadel lets them soak overnight).


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