Expert Advice

Finishing "Haute Chocolate"

Mary Atherton | July 10, 2011 | 6:19 PM

Daniel Roldan, New York editorial stylist and Matrix guest artist, demonstrates how he finished the sweet cut and color, "Haute Chocolate," in Modern's February issue.

"I'm creating beautiful but not overdone curl, with glamorous, full natural waves," he says.

Finishing "Haute Chocolate" Finishing "Haute Chocolate"
1.Roldan cocktails a holding gel and a volumizer to create a mix that will add body and encourage movement during heat styling. 2.He works the mixture into the lengths; the top and fringe will remain smooth and flat.
Finishing "Haute Chocolate" Finishing "Haute Chocolate"
3.Working with a paddle brush, Roldan blow dries the hair for curve, not curl. 4.Starting in the nape section, he wraps sections around a vertical jumbo curling iron.
Finishing "Haute Chocolate" Finishing "Haute Chocolate"
5.To create clashing curl, he switches the wrapping direction from one section to another. He clips each curl at its base to allow it to cool. 6.Roldan uses the same curling technique in the crown section. He rolls the light side in one big wave to move off the face and sets the heavy side in clashing curls. The top and fringe remain uncurled.


Finishing "Haute Chocolate"
7.Once all the curls have cooled, Roldan rakes through the lengths with his fingers to tumble the curls without relaxing them. He finishes with a holding spray.

Finishing "Haute Chocolate"
(Left to right) Daniel Roldan, colorist Nick Stenson and East Coast Beauty Director Maggie Mulhern capture the technical details in this month's "Haute Chocolate" makeover.


Photography by Roberto Ligresti; make-up Ingeborg K.; photostyling by Viviana Rodriguez. Blouse by Rebecca Taylor; gloves by La Crasia; belt by YSL

For the rich chocolate in back, a demipermanent formula of Matrix Color Sync 1-oz 6BC (brown copper) and 1-oz 4BC mixed with 2-oz Color Sync Activator; for the medium chocolate in the center section, Matrix SoColor 1-oz 6BC mixed with 10-volume SoLite Developer on the new growth and 1-oz 6BC mixed with 20-volume SoLite on midstrands and ends; for the light chocolate in the top, 2-oz SoColor 7BC with 1-oz 10-volume SoLite at the base areas and equal parts 7BC and 20-volume SoLite for midstrands and ends.

Matrix sleek.look one shampoo; Vavoom Gold Heat Blow-in Control, Gold Heat Blow-In Volume and Extra-Full Freezing Spray. Gloves by Product Club. Blow dryer by Babyliss Pro; Hot Tools curling iron; brushes by Elegant, Mason Pearson and Denman; Fan Out shears. Nail color by OPI.




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