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Maybe it’s love or maybe it’s simply a seasonal update, but when Kim Kardashian visited Joico Celebrity Colorist George Papanikolas at Hollywood’s Andy LeCompte Salon last week, she was in a “light” mood. So George whipped out his bowls and brushes and got busy, shifting her signature raven tresses to a softer and lighter, multi-chocolate hue.
“Kim wanted a glossy, fashionable look,” says George. “We were inspired by the fashionable brunette shade recently seen on Lea Michele—it’s multi-dimensional and glossy, which is the hottest trend for brunettes.”
To create Kim’s deep chocolate base with caramel and milk chocolate accents, George reveals that he first softened her darkest brown shade with Joico Vero K-PAK Base Breaker, which lightens the hair one level in 10 minutes. Next, he placed balayage highlights around her face and on strategic points on the ends, using Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener. Finally, a rich chocolate gloss, created with Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome equal parts N6 + N8, blended the shades and produced a high-shine finish.
Before Kim headed out, George recommended his favorite home care products to maintain her new hue. “Tone-on-tone is the most sophisticated new look for brunettes, and it’s important to protect color to maintain its richness,” he explains. “So I send all of my brunette clients home with Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo to prevent fading and Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment for incredible shine, condition and touchability.”