Nicki Bianco, a colorist out of Huntington, New York, is creating quite the buzz on her @nickiwildflower Instagram page for her seamlessly blended sliced highlights and root smudging. Her video transformations shot at her Wildflower Hair Den showcase the evolution of what appears to be stripey highlights into an on-trend, stretched-root effect.
When it comes to vibrant hair color that goes the distance, oxidative dyes won’t fade off tone like direct dyes can, adding a final gloss can help seal in color, and brands with double-dye loads are ideal for vibrant reds with longevity.
This elegant, “uptown” blonde is brought to you by three key players. Kenra Professional National Artistic Manager Oliver Shortall used Kenra Color Simply Blonde Beyond Bond Lightener—with its inner and outer cuticle bonding complex--to create the highlights. Simply Blonde Ultra Lift did the job on the base color. (It lifts up to four levels in a single application.) And the luminous, candlelight finish is courtesy of a combination of gold and rose Simply Blonde Sheer Tone.