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Personal Style: Michael Canalé

February 1, 2012

Best known for being Jennifer Aniston’s long-time colorist Michael Canalé is frequently called upon by celebrities for his innovative coloring technique and keen eye.

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Retro Glamour

July 10, 2011

Patrick McIvor, colorist, owner of Patrick McIvor Color Studio and Matrix Artistic Color Director is tapping into the texture craze in a different way—with color. “When you bring out the texture with color, you don’t change the shape or volume, but all of a sudden the hair is soft er and you can see all the dimension and movement,” he says. He cautions colorists to hold back a bit though. “You must stay less than 50 percent of highlights. A base color is the color, the highlight is texturizing. One is creating the overall tone, the other the highlight. We are not using highlights to create color.”

Expert Advice

Baliage: Not Just for Blondes!

Laurel Nelson | July 10, 2011

Sal Marchese of Salon Marsal (salonmarsal.com) shares his tips and techniques for baliage, a technique where a colorist uses a brush to paint a thick mixture of lightener onto a section of hair in one of three paint designs. These designs—singles, slants, V and W use a “sweeping” motion to apply lightener from thin at roots to thicker towards the end.

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Summer Nights: Cut

July 1, 2013

For the silhouette, Mark Garrison created what he calls the “perfect model cut. I am responsible for maintaining the finishes of many of the models in New York City, and soft layers with a long face frame is the most requested, versatile look.”

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