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Glamorous Length

July 11, 2011 | 12:02 AM
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Former Shear Genius contestant and salon owner Matthew Morris loves a client who embraces the unique. Here, he showcases looks for the contemporary woman who isn’t afraid to stray from the mainstream. Credits: Hair: Matthew Morris, Matthew Morris Salon, Denver; assisted by Krystle Frizzell, Matthew Morris stylist/make up artist and Nina Dimachki, Kerastase Core T.E.C.H. Artist. Photography: Roberto Ligresti Make-up: David Maderich for mistermakeup.com Fashion styling: David Widjaja Manicure: Kaley Witnik Dress and belt: Gucci Earrings and cuffs: Herve van der Straeten
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Products: Color: By L’Oréal Professionnel: Platinium, Majicreme, Majirel and Richesse Purple Color: Manic Panic Styling Products: Kerastase: Chroma Thermique, Volumactive, Micro/Voile Dryer: FHI Elite Professional Series Shampoo and conditioner: Kerastase Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm Shears: Kenchi Curling iron: HOT tools Razor: Feather Brushes: Ibiza and Mason Pearson Foils: Spilo Gloves: Product Club Nail color: Dark Ruby by CND Blush: Beauty Addicts Foundation: Temptu Lip color: Your Name Mascara: Mirabella
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Section the hair forehead to nape, and ear to ear. Apply Majirel 6.3 with 20 volume (dark golden blonde) to the regrowth, to match existing shade.
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Continue through to the back in ½-inch sections.
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From ½-inch diagonal sections, weave on foil medium-size subsections. Use Majirel 8.30 with 40-volume developer from midlengths to ends to make a medium intense golden blonde for dimension.
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Feather into the root shade.
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At the front, baliage select sections with Platinium and 40-volume developer. Apply over the base color.
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Cover with foil and process for 35 minutes at room temperature.
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Blow dry over a round brush prior to cutting.
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Begin the face frame cut by directing the strands forward and slide cutting from the fringe to the lengths.
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Then lift up from the crown and blend from the front lengths to the back.
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To create the tight side, begin at the nape. Take a diagonal section, spray heavily at the root and direct to the opposite side. Pin in place to secure.
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Continue along the back working up to the side in ½-inch sections.
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Brush between each section and blend from a parting along the parietal.
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Before styling, “set” the hair with a curling iron. Using a medium-barrel iron, wrap the hair down and away from the face.
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Hair is set in invisible rods from a medium-sized curling iron away from the flat side.
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Allow to cool and then brush out to the desired shape.
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Former Shear Genius contestant and salon owner Matthew Morris loves a client who embraces the unique. Here, he showcases looks for the contemporary woman who isn’t afraid to stray from the mainstream.
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