My Chemical RomanceApril 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris American Salon
Senior Editor Lori Morris talked to some of the country's top colorists about what they love for spring.
JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS
LINDA YODICE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
For Linda Yodice, this spring is all about the sheer nuances of dimensional color and tones to achieve a softer, more natural effect. "We are looking for more sheer tonality rather than definite dimension," she says. For blondes, she's seeing organic, "lived-in" highlights versus obvious streaks. "It's like looking at a piece of toffee and seeing the swirls of color," she explains. "We are hand-painting lightener away from the scalp rather than on it." Redheads can attain the same iridescence and sheer tonalities with amber shades or subtle, cool coppers, while chocolate brunettes are going in a new direction with cranberry or berry with violet undertones.
SUSAN ROBERTS-COOPER, NATIONAL CREATIVE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
According to Susan Roberts-Cooper, a more "definite look" is in for spring. In the new Remix collection, hues were either very cool or very buttery. "We were going for more obvious color that adds excitement," Cooper says. "Blondes were very blonde and redheads were either copper or an almost unnatural red-red." The collection is broken into the three types of clientele: Classic, Glamour and Street. For the Classic client, Cooper recommends highlights that give hair modern elegance and shine, while a Glamour client should get bigger pieces of color applied as slices, not highlights. "It's all about movement created by color," she says. For Street clients, high-contrast colors provide an edgy, experimental look.
A brunette gets buttery highlights in TIGI's Colour With Style collection.