Reporting on Beauty
Walking the line between professional and trendy can be tricky, but these on-air superstars have done it with grace and ease. When a client comes in with concerns about balancing cool with sophisticated, look to these leading ladies to deliver the latest.
Chic and Effortless
“I love Diane Sawyer’s cut and style because they create a look that is effortlessly chic and not overdone,” says Kien Hoang, Oribe educator and owner of Umbrella Salon, San Jose, California. “The length of her hair complements her jawline perfectly and brings a softness to her overall look. I also really like the color of her hair. It’s super rich in color, shiny and luminous, making her appear youthful yet age-appropriate.” Keep blondes vibrant with Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color.
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Strength and Professionalism
“Meredith Vieira’s look is one of strength and professionalism,” says Michael Haase, Wella Professionals top artist. “The soft layers and shoulder length keep her looking fresh and modern while the beautiful, warm brown color with lightness around the face provides a youthful look. It is natural and minimalist without being too fussy or overdone, which is appropriate for a busy woman on the go.” Keep hair strong with Wella’s Reconstruction Mask.
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Frame and Structure
“Katie Couric’s flattering haircut, great color choice, and easy style come together so well to create a great frame and structure for her face,” says Takashi Kitamura, global director of motion and film for John Paul Mitchell Systems. “Her bob gives her face a more oval appearance, and the side-swept bang creates an angular chin shape. Also, her face looks much brighter due to the gradation from light to dark in her color.” Roundbrush and dry the swide-swept fringe with Paul Mitchell’s NeuroGrip dryer.
“Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.” — Barbara Walters