Like a RainbowApril 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Dumb blonde jokes aside, we suspect that almost everyone has harbored a wish to be blond at some point in their lives. Hollywood probably has more blondes per square inch than anywhere else on earth. So who does blond the best there? "Reese Witherspoon is the most striking multitonal blonde in Hollywood," Yodice says. "Her overall single-process color is kissed with a few highlights in the right places, making her the freshest blonde today."
Still, going light should be done with caution. "Picking the perfect blond to match your skin tone is a balancing act of achieving the right degree of lightness and tone to complement the natural undertones," says Scott Cole, artistic director for John Paul Mitchell Systems.
Cole points out that before choosing a shade of blond, clients need to consider the three A's—attention, acknowledgement and approachability. Both he and Yodice are giving clients organic highlights inspired by current trends in architecture, fashion and design. To get this look, they use a sponge applicator to create more movement.
Make blondes brilliant
Brad Johns, color director of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa in Manhattan, is known for his believable blondes. This season, however, Johns is doing something he has never done, taking all of his blonde clients down a shade and lightening only the front. He calls the technique "Front Lights." —NATALIE GONZALEZ