Minka Kelly’s Caramelized Ombré Highlights

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CELEBRATE:  Minka Kelly’s Caramelized Ombré Highlights
Perfect for:  The Aprés Ski Party

The pro says: “The ombré technique started out as a popular look for blondes,” says Joico Celebrity Spokesperson George Papanikolas, who actually creates Minka’s color.  “But now it can be adapted in creative ways for every shade.”

George’s How-To:  Apply a rich, mink-colored shade to all strands, using an acidic, deposit-only formula like Joico Chrome Demi-Permanent Crème Haircolor.  Then select a few strands around the face and off of the part, and backcomb each section.  Apply lightener to the non-backcombed mid-lengths and ends, varying the size and position of each highlight, and lighten the hair to create deep, copper-toned highlights.

Pro tip:  Rich, dark color looks best when it shines.  After styling, work a few drops of Joico K-PAK Protect and Shine Serum between your palms and lightly run hands over the hair surface.  Use more product in back where hair is thickest; less in front.

Image: Donna Ward


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