Fall is a time to check in on BRUNETTES! There’s nothing worse than a bleached-out sun-faded brunette in fall – and definitely not the walking advertisement most are looking for. Rosa Hawkins, Goldwell® North America Artistic Team Member and owner of Di Rosa Haircare & Esthetique (Franklin Square, NY), transitions brunettes by balancing the tone – adding interest to deep rich browns with warmth and adding depth to medium brunettes with rich tones.
“With tans fading, the best way to liven up a brunette for fall is too add warmth to rich brunette. I like to paint in warmth on darker bases with Goldwell® SilkLift® Lightener and 20 volume and glaze with Goldwell® Colorance® demi-permanent Hair Color equal parts 7bg and 8k,” explains Hawkins. Celebrities like Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are great examples of multi dimensional brunette bombshells. Here is a formula for Hawkin’s signature Hot Chocolate:
· Apply Goldwell® Topchic® 5bp with 20 volume from scalp to ends
· Hand paint highlights with Goldwell® SilkLift® Lightener + 20 volume
· Glaze with Goldwell® Colorance® 7bg
When adding depth to medium level browns Hawkins advised to slice in panels under the crown area to avoid getting too dark or an inky finish. Example: A 6 level brown with panels of 4g (Topchic® Hair Color with 10 volume developer or Colorance® demi-permanent Hair Color) for added depth and dimension. This will add weight to the hair and is perfect for clients with finer hair. Just section out a top section from the front to the crown for a "u" section and slicing in a diagonal forward manner, sweep color on the foil feathering out to the ends to avoid a hard finish.
“Get creative! Adding depth using violet and crimson tones are a perfect compliment to fall/winter fashions.The current blue trend looks amazing paired with raven colored locks and can be seen on many young celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Demi Lovato," says Hawkins.
“I always say that your guests are your best advertisements, give people a reason to transition their brunettes for fall with YOU,” adds Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California and social media mentor.
[Image courtesy of Glow Communications]