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