Hair Color Trends

Ring of Fire

July 10, 2011 | 11:53 PM
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Hair: Danny LaPointe and Anita Gutierrez for Clairol Professional Photography: Roberto Ligresti Make-up: Nisa Fashion styling: David Widjaja Fashion: scarlett dress by Marc Jacobs, belt by Michael Kors
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Begin with the sectioning. Create a fine crescent and isolate.
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Begin the color directly below the crescent. Using a tail comb, follow with a curve to go deeper on the side, thinner behind fringe. Blend BW2 (powder bleach) with 10-volume Clairol Professional Cream developer.
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Place in back-to-back foils, subdivided into three sections only in the fine crescent shapes off the circle. Process to very orange-yellow, in this case 20 minutes. Shampoo and dry.
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Return to the same sectioning and go into the subdivisions with three different demi perm shades, placed in back to back foils. Using the end of a rattail comb, remove the first section and place on foil.
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Apply first shade, 4R (medium red) with its own dedicated developer, from root to end.
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Apply second shade: 6G with 1/4-ounce “warm red mixed tone” blended with equal parts dedicated developer.
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Apply third shade: 6R (light blonde red) blended with equal parts dedicated developer.
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While processing, apply a super-red shade of Clairol Professional Liquicolor Permanente to the remaining hair (5RR with 20-volume developer).
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Process for 30 minutes at room temperature. Shampoo and condition.
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For cut, return to the original sectioning, including creating an isolated section from the occipital to below the crown. Begin at the back and hold hair down and chip into ends to the desired length.
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Blend forward, leaving length toward the face.
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Using the perimeter as a guide, lift vertical sections out from the side and cut to follow the shape of the head.
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Comb the top sections down. Slide cut, blending from the back to leave length toward the face.
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Lift the top section straight up and chip into the ends. The fringe is isolated. Blend from the crown to the isolation.
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Direct the fringe forward. Direct slightly to the side and chip into the ends to the desired length.
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Direct side pieces forward and cut to blend.
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Once hair is dry, continue to finalize the cut. Continue to blend the fringe into the sides as shown.
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Slide cut along the face frame.
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Hold vertical sections up and out from the side and cut the ends using a texturizing shear.
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Set the hair using invisible rods.
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PRODUCTS/TOOLS: Shears: Fromm Color: Premium crème, BW2, liquicolor permanente, crème demi permanente and crème permanente, all Clairol Professional Gloves: Product Club Lip gloss: Beauty Addicts Bronzer: Aveda Mascara: Jane Iredale Blush: Your Name Professional Nail color: Essie
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