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As the weather cools, color heats up… with bold pops of the richest, warmest tones shaking up brunette hair for fall, says superstar colorist, George Papanikolas. From streaks of honey to luscious caramel to blasts of blonde balayage, these hand-painted highlights are bold rather than subtle; and – the big news now – never uniform in their placement. “The most modern looks start with fine streaks at the root, gradually getting thicker and chunkier as they make their way down the hair shaft,” he explains. To keep your color locked and loaded: Try K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner.
Blonde may be associated with summer and sunshine… but take it up a notch to the creamiest ivory, and you have a whole new intensity for fall. This beyond-the-pale approach is statement-making, says superstar colorist, George Papanikolas, who claims the committed look was seen popping up on the 2013 runways of Chanel and Herve Leger – a striking counterpoint to the graphic black leather and enticing whites that are soon to hit store shelves. How to keep things classy not brassy? With Color Endure Violet Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner – developed specifically to maintain those off-the-chart blondes.
Deep redheads are going to be making a splash this fall, which makes sense when you picture the burnished shades of autumn that come alive in flora, fauna…and fashion. The twist now, says superstar colorist, George Papanikolas, is a layering of red-on-red (think of the intensely gingery hair of actresses Kate Walsh and Emma Stone) with highlights that add depth and contrast to the fiery color. Even better? Pair these copper tones with the edgy olive fabrics that came down the runways recently. The counterpoint of green against red? Dazzling! To keep the shine on this heavy metal shade: a dab of Super Shine Glossing Polish.
There’s a big difference between blonde that’s kissed by the summer sun… and the sophisticated lights that take center stage in the cooler months of autumn. Namely: In lieu of stark, contrasting streaks of pale and paler, we’re seeing a more blended effect that results in a warm, golden, California glow, says superstar colorist, George Papanikolas. Teamed with the nubby, classic knits and American edge of fall’s most classic fashion, you’ll have all the makings of a Ralph Lauren ad – no dull or fading ‘dos in sight. To lock in the moisture and maintain your mane: Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm.
Megan Fox has it down pat. And Kim Kardashian’s practically made a name for herself on it. We’re talking the ultimate richness of deep-chocolate hair color – freshened this fall with dimensional tones of truffle and auburn. “It’s a sexy, noticeable look without doing anything drastic,” explains superstar colorist, George Papanikolas, who loves to start with an uber-dark base, then add subtle highlights that pop against the brunette background. The key to keeping the richness intact? Shine, shine, and more shine… delivered with Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant. Spritz it on prior to blow-drying or flat-ironing, and you’ll safeguard the best brunettes against parching and dull strands.