East/West: Angie DeCaria and Breanne Moore
Angie DeCaria, a colorist at De Berardinis in SoHo, NYC and Breanne Moore a colorist and educator at Joshua Christopher in Orange County, California, dish about their favorite colors, tools, education and techniques. What a difference a coast makes.
Angela DeCaria, colorist, De Berardinis in SoHo, NYC
The single shade you use the most: A beige-y blonde demi that I use to control warmth.
Favorite level of developer and why: 10 volume. It maintains the health of the hair yet you can still achieve beautiful highlights with great foil placement.
Favorite color technique: Foil blending. It's a great way to achieve the look of sun-kissed highlights and to show shape in the hair by really making the ends pop a little more.
Where did you learn color: I learned a lot of my color education from Wendy Bond, who taught me how to enhance natural shades without looking artificial.
Celeb who most influences hair color: Right now, it's Gisele Bundchen.
Best shade I ever had on myself: When it comes to my hair, my philosophy is less is more. I really enjoy being a dark brunette. It's the shade I have stuck with for a long time.
My color mentor: I have two. Harry Josh and David Adams.
Favorite color tool: Goldwell color brushes. They are the perfect size and are not too hard or soft. They are the closest thing to paint brushes. I love them!
Favorite color product: I'm using a lot of the Blondor Creme by Wella. It's so gentle on the hair and you can add it to a highlift color as well for a little extra punch!
My inspiration: I am inspired so much by the people I surround myself with on a daily basis. My family, friends, co-workers, and living in NYC are what inspire me the most.
Best color education I ever attended: One of Beth Minardi's classes. She has such a great approach to hair color and she is such a solid businesswoman.
Biggest tip and what I did to receive it: I could never pinpoint my best tip but I will say that bartering with my clients in the fashion industry has paid off!
Breanne Moore, colorist, educational director Joshua Christopher Salon, Fullerton, California
The single shade you use the most: A medium natural brown.
Favorite level of developer and why: 20 volume. It's the best for gray coverage.
Favorite color technique: Any technique that allows me to add dimension and tone without taking up too much time.
Where did you learn color: I got my first look at color in seventh grade art class-that's when I knew I was going to do something with the color wheel. The rest I learned at Joshua Christopher Salon.
Celeb who most influences hair color: Right now, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Best shade I ever had on myself: I always stay in the red family.
My color mentor: Te Nguyen
Favorite color tool: TIGI Mesh papers
Favorite color product: TIGI Colour because I get the best results, great color and great shine.
My inspiration: On a daily basis I'm inspired by my coworkers, I learn something new every day.
Best color education I ever attended: The Toni & Guy Academy in New York.
Biggest tip and what I did to receive it: $225 because I made a woman look fabulous on her wedding day.