Modernist Jewels Collection by Kirstin Forbes

Jamie Newman | April 25, 2018 | 12:28 PM
Highlight with PURE LIGHT Power Lightener and 20 vol developer in back quadrants and 30 vol developer in front quadrants. Balayage between foils with PURE LIGHT Balayage Lightener and Medium Activator. Process for 30 minutes. Rinse and tone with 1.5oz Express Tones Pearl + 1.5oz Express Tones Beige for 10 minutes.
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Color with ChromaSilk 4.56 (4MR) 1oz + 6.64 (6RC) .5oz + 5N .5oz. Process for 30 minutes with 10 vol developer.
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Pre-lighten hair to a level 10 using PURE LIGHT Power Lightener and 40 vol developer with Olaplex off the scalp in foils for 25 mins. Remove foils and paint on roots using PURE LIGHT Power Lightener and 20 vol developer for another 20 minutes. Rinse and dry hair. Apply ChromaSilk 10.02 (10BV) 1.5oz + 10.07 (10V) 1oz with 10 vol developer for 20 minutes. Rinse and towel dry.
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Kirstin Forbes got her start with fashion hair about five or six years ago when she met photographer Thuy Vo. Vo contacted Forbes and asked her to do hair for one of her commercial shoots. Forbes immediately fell in love with the ability to create editorial looks you wouldn't see on an everyday person. 

"I'm always learning new styling techniques and I love being able to utilize it all; there really is no wrong way to create art," Forbes says. 

Forbes and Vo worked together on the Modernist Jewels Collection. They wanted to depart from loose, airy boho looks and bring back the sleek, considering the face shape the models have to help with direction and hair placement.

"Jewel tones have been popping up everywhere, so we paired these looks with modern color," Forbes says. "We chose to go with more of a striking eye and slight gold lip, leaving the face natural."

For the styling, Forbes used a comb, paired with Pravana stylers and a single pin.

"I planned the whole collection together with my squad; we have worked together for years, creating high-fashion looks as well as commercial fashion for publications and competitions," she says. "I wouldn't be where I am today without them. Each collection that we create comes from late night brainstorming sessions where we create ideas together and put our individual twist on each part of the look."

Hair: Kirstin Forbes
Photographer: Thuy Vo @VoPhotography
Art Direction & Style: Christine A Eagleson @Xpressionista
Makeup: Michelle Bibbs @beautybybelleak
Models: Haley Rogers @_haleyrogers, Mackenzie Rogers @mvckenzierenee, Braelyn Rogers @braelynrogers 

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