How to Match and Layer Fashion Forward Hair Color

Lauren Salapatek | May 30, 2018 | 12:12 PM
To complement the strong, choppy bang and texture in the hair cut created by stylist Richard Mannah, Reid worked with blue and green to create a strong marbled effect that really embraces multi-dimensional color.
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Working with two shades of blonde, and apricot and coral, Reid was able to create soft reflection and a strong look, without it looking too busy."It keeps the focus on the hair cut and our model's features while creating emphasis on the bang. When you look closer, the detail in the color fades. This draws your eye to her bang and beautiful face."
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"Most of our clients aspire for volume, says Reid. For the hair cut we created strong lines which enhances the thickness in the style. We also opted for marbled ash gray, silver blue and soft violet in the color."
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Dimensional color is the biggest evolution in hair color this year. Clients everywhere are inspired by the rainbow hair trend, BUT at the same time they don’t want to look like a unicorn. So, the question is: How do we keep fast fashion sophisticated, stylish, but fun?

COLOR.ME Design and Education Director Kate Reid recommends layering colors that are very close in tone and depth, like black, blue and green. Or, try layering blonde hair with apricot and coral or ashy hair with silver and violet. "It's important to make sure all the colors are working in harmony but keep the palette refined," she says. 

Check out the latest COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY collection by Reid. 

Hair Color: Kate Reid
Hair Cut and Styling: Richard Mannah
Photography: David Mannah
Makeup: Melanie Burnicle

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