NOW TRENDING: FALL COLOR
Art has always had a knack for taking its cue from nature, and hair is no exception. As fall foliage bursts into intense reds, browns, yellows, and everything in between, beauty is following suit; with famed Salon Nine Zero One leading the pack. These Hollywood heavyweights — their clients read like an issue of People magazine — are blazing the trail of fall hair color, refining blondes, redheads, and brunettes so they segue seamlessly from summer to fall. Read on for their trend report.
THE BUZZ #1: RICHER, WARMER BLONDES
After a summer of beachy highlights, the pros at Nine Zero One are feeling the kind of warmed-up blonde that brings a glow to the complexion. Perfect case in point: This sweet and sexy Honeysuckle tone that was perfection for client/actress, Julianne Hough, who was ready to go back to her blonde roots.
THE BUZZ #2: BRIGHTER BLONDES
Big, bold blonde is eternally in style — no matter what the season. But Nine Zero One tweaks the look for an instant, modern update: “For our girls who just love their brighter blondes, like actress Emma Roberts, we are softening the root and shortening the length of their hair for an overall fresh look.”
THE BUZZ #3: RISE & SHINE BRUNETTES
Unlike blondes, who can easily dance between a wide range of light and dark, changing up brunette hair can be a more intense proposition. Nine Zero One’s answer is shine, shine, and more shine. “Brunettes, like Nina Dobrev and Vanessa Hudgens, don’t necessarily want to be any darker for the winter; and we don’t want to wash them out, so instead we focus on adding a lot of shine to their Balayage and overall color.
THE BUZZ #4: COOL, DARK BALAYAGE
Put a brunette in the summer sun, and brass can attack. To help dark tones, like actress Lea Michele’s, remain natural and achieve the perfect dimensional blend, the Nine Zero One team “ash out their Balayage and highlights.” The result? Pure gorgeousness.
THE BUZZ #5: REFINED REDHEADS
Redheads are, by nature, warm. But after too much fun in the sun, those tones can go from warm to positively overcooked. “Warmth refining warmth is the go-to approach” explain Nine Zero One experts, who used this strategy on actress Julianne Hough. “Using a warm toner helps neutralize the intensity that our reds become after being in the sun. Especially at their base.”
THE BUZZ #6: REFINED REDHEADS WITH DEPTH
“Typically, redhead clients have fair-to-light skin, so taking them darker for fall/winter is not always flattering,” explain the Nine Zero One pros, who created a fresh update for actress JoAnna Garcia. “Creating shine and using all-over toners is the trick to giving them the change they are looking for, instead of highlights with sun-kissed pieces.”
Key Tip: Always keep a Natural in your formula when working on a base.