George says: “This cut is sleek, swingy, modern and youthful, and the deep side part makes it more ‘high fashion’ and less ‘soccer mom.’ Ask your stylist to snip into the tips for a roughed up effect—this keeps the cut slightly edgy. It’s a great cut for fine hair—it gives the illusion of more fullness. Prep damp hair with a volumizer like Matrix Total Results Amplify Volumizing Foam before drying for lasting fullness and touchable thickness.”
2. Sleek Chignons
George says: “These sleek, polished upstyles are the perfect expressions of Hollywood glamour. To create this high gloss look, Matrix Biolage ExquisiteOil Protective Treatment is indispensible. Apply a small amount at the root area and brush it into the hair before slicking strands back into a chignon.”
3. Blurred Lines Ombré
George says: “This is the newest, chicest evolution of the ombré haircolor trend—rich chocolate brunette at the base gently melting into a creamy finish. Talk to your stylist about creating this soft blending effect—I achieve it by backcombing the hair to the midshafts and applying the lighter color below the backcombed sections. This technique truly redefines ombré.”
4. Honey Blonde
George says: “I’m obsessed with this shade of blonde—it’s luscious, rich and cool, and it looks really expensive. Talk to your stylist about achieving the look with balayage highlights—this is the most modern, natural-looking highlighting technique. The lightener is hand-painted onto strategic points of the hair rather than placed in foils, and the result is organic—as if the sun had naturally lightened the hair. It’s also important to treat color-treated hair with care to prevent premature fading. Matrix Biolage COLORLAST is one of my favorite color care systems. It’s free of sulfates and parabens, and it protects depth, tone and shine.”
For those of you who would like to request this color at your local salon, George breaks it down for your stylist here!
Base: 1 oz. Matrix Color Sync 6N + 1 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Highlights: 2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 30 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Gloss: 1 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync Clear + 1 oz. Gloss Sync 9V + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
(Alternative gloss formula for a warmer finish: 1 oz. Gloss Sync 9N + ½ oz. Gloss Sync 9G + ½ oz. Gloss Sync 9CG + 2 oz. 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer)
Apply base color to regrowth. Process up to 20 minutes, rinse, cleanse, condition and dry the hair. Divide the hair into large horizontal sections. Backcomb each section to produce a fine slice at the end of the section. Apply the highlight formula to the ends in a v-shape, with the point of the v--and the heaviest concentration of product--at the ends. Lighten to pale yellow, process at room temperature. Cleanse and towel dry. Apply gloss formula scalp to ends. Process accordingly, rinse, cleanse and condition using your favorite Matrix Biolage or Total Results™ shampoo and condition.
• Apply Matrix Biolage Whipped Mousse to the scalp area for volume and lift.
• Apply Biolage ExquisiteOil Treatment to midlengths and ends.
• Blow hair dry with a large round brush to create body and movement.
• Divide dry hair into large vertical sections. Wrap the lower half of each section around a 1 ½-inch curling iron, directing the hair away from the face.
• Remove the iron, leaving the curl shape intact.
• Once the hair is completely cool, gently rake through with fingers to blend the sections.
• Mist with Biolage Complete Control Fast-Drying Hair Spray.
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