Fall for ColorSeptember 1, 2008 By: Lori Morris American Salon
This season's customized haircolor and small special touches give customers more bang for their buck—and a reason to keep coming back.
Redken makes it easier to create stunning light blonde color in a single process.
Redken Blonding Gels have been reformulated and expanded to become the new Fashion Gels Blonde Series. Part of the Color Gels Permanent Conditioning Haircolor brand, the collection has five shades that range from cool violet to warm vanilla, providing necessary cool tones to counteract warmth during lifting and giving colorists more tonal control. Clear and Gold options give warmer results when needed. The gels are 100-percent oxidative and UV stable for long-lasting color and have wheat proteins and avocado oil to protect hair and keep it touchable and glossy. redken.com
Because not all blondes are created equal, Wella developed Koleston Perfect Special Blonde. Choose it when you want highly creative color effects. It's also designed for clients who want to lighten their naturally dark hair with brilliant blonde effects, while refusing to compromise on shine or condition. The Special Blonde range includes nine shades for safe lightening by up to five levels, either for highlights or single-process color. What's more, a high concentration of caring, smoothing lipids protects the hair. The result? Blonde hair that is not only easier to comb but that looks incredibly healthy and shiny, too. wella.com
ColorWhip mixing bowls from Product Club are perfect for attaining just the right shades for fall. The bowls, which have a nonskid bottom, feature an extra-deep design to minimize splattering. Each three-pack contains a silver, red and black bowl. productclub.com
The trend for fall is all about warm colors and subtle, painted-on highlights. Clairol Professional Premium Creme has 46 intermixable shades that allow stylists myriad options for creating that look. To get the results shown here, try Clairol Professional Premium Creme in 3NN with 10 volume and 5AA with 30 volume. The soy-derived color formula also provides deep conditioning that smoothes the hair shaft to lock in color, improves combability and delivers a healthy feel and shine. For increased control over highlights, try the Precision Brush from Product Club. clairolpro.com; productclub.com