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Hair Color Makeover: Asymmetrical Cut with Vivid Pops of Color

With my client Melissa, we always change up her haircut in new and fresh asymmetrical styles, but with just natural color you couldn’t really appreciate the fun textures and cut variations. This time we decided to do something a little different with the haircut and pop in some bursts of color into the fringe.

Starting with the haircut, we did an asymmetrical short cut. I started by defining the natural part, then parting the hair into four sections. I cut the hair in a short cut, tight around the ear and hairline. I then moved on to the longer section. From the top crown of the head, I blended from my guide forward. I over directed the cut from the front section to the back and created an asymmetrical cut which now frames the face.

Because Melissa’s color is natural, I wanted to add some dimension by introducing her to color. By adding simple panels it’s a great way to pop color in the right places and also give the client a way to break themselves into color without a lot of commitment or color shock.

About an inch from the hairline in the longer portion, I section off a panel about ½ inches thick following an “L” shape, from the part line down to the temple and back. I use Framesi DeColor Diamond bleach with 25 Vol. Below that Panel, I colored the rest of Melissa’s hair on that longer section, with Framesi Framcolor 2001, equal parts of 4vb and 6vm with Proxima 15 vol developer. After processing the highlighted portion to a level 8/9 I rinsed the colored part first, then the highlight. I toned the highlight with Pravana ChromaSilk Wild Orchid. This gave Melissa a vivid pop of Fuchsia for spring which blended into a more subtle Mahogany that complimented Melissa’s skin tone and natural hair color. -Clark Russell, Clark Russell Salon

Celebrity Stylist Clark Russell, owner and creator of the be Clarked luxury product line and Clark Russell Salon, has been featured on several television shows and publications as a stylist, colorist and commentator. Clark and his salon team recently placed as a top salon team in the nation in the Battle of the Strands 2012 competition. Clark's be Clarked company has just launched their new be Clarkeducated educational series, dedicated to inspiring and educating hair professionals at all levels.


Images courtesy of Clark Russell