I have been going bonkers looking over Resort Fall 2014, I went to see the Punk Couture, I have been looking at windows seeing the sun rising and setting each day. I’ve been nicely surprised to conjur up what is going to be in for fall. Looking back at Fall fashion week images and trying to rack my brain to figure out what is going to be new and hip.
I want to do something outside the box… NOT CHUNK BALAYAGE HIGHIGHTS PLEASE! Dont put gloss over your color. Raw whites, or gold, or chestnut, or amber, or neutral highlights. Blondes can be yellow gold, and brunettes can work with their warmth after painting some highlights strategically placed to look as if the sun did it. Deep roots not to be confused with ombre, but with really disconnected highlights just on the ends. Bangs will be bold, and ASH is back.
Every year in NYC we hair colorists have been playing with tones on our wigs, chatting with our coworkers, and trying to create something genius and innovative. I think more is less this summer. Do 1 highlight, let it last 3 months without touching it then let the summer sun do its thing, and see what your left with in fall. Something cool, something raw, something that mimics a small child’s natural highlights //// Balayage. Think Jane Birkin meets Balmain with some punchy highlights painted around the face. Forget foils, they are so old and antiquated. They create stripes, and make the grow out process horrendous, and if your brunette it will make your roots stripey blonde, and your ends left dark brown. Get some major hand-painted highlights; they are painted in a v shape instead of a sliced line like foils, and get brighter as they seamlessly meet at the ends of all your layers. Tieing in everything nicely.
“You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent who showed cerulean military jackets. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.” — Miranda Priestly, “The Devil Wears Prada”
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