Summer Dolls: How to Embrace This Season’s Technicolor Hair Trend

Rachel Adler
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Summer Dolls: How to Embrace This Season’s Technicolor Hair Trend
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The summer season is all about bright color, and over the last couple of years that statement has begun to ring true for your hair as well. When dip-dye took the fashion world by storm in 2010, there were rave reviews and plenty of back lash. Now, celebrities and “real” people alike have tried out the bold hues, whether simply painting their strands with art pastels or taking a risk and dying their entire heads with Manic Panic, a la Lady Gaga.

Taking on such a bold hue is clearly a big statement, and you often need to change up your makeup look to match the new shade. Makeup artist Ingeborg suggests that if you have a bold hair color like the girls above, the key is to not overdo it. “Keep whatever colors you use on your face sheer or matte, rather than a bolder pop of color.” We chose to give models Kelsey and Jessica a girly and sweet look, which complemented their matte, pastel hues. Hairstylist Danielle simply used Jerome Russell sprays to paint various wigs for each girl. She noted that if you want the diffused color that she was going for, after you spray the product on the hair, brush through it with a Mason Pearson brush until you get the desired shade.

Click through the slideshow above to see all of the looks, and for more tips and tricks from the shoot!

Photographer: Marley Kate
Stylist: Allison St. Germain
Makeup Artist: Ingeborg for Opus Beauty
Hairstylist: Danielle Cirilli
Model: Kelsey Rogers, Marilyn
Model: Jessica Bertoncelo, Marilyn
Editorial Producer: Marni Golden
Beauty Director: Rachel Adler

 

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Hairstylist Danielle began by spraying each wig with a mixture of Jerome Russell sprays to get the desired look (adding a touch of lavender at the root for dimension in the above image).

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To diffuse the color Danielle brushed through the hair with a boar bristle brush until she got the pigment she wanted, adding more color at the root and less at the ends to really drive that "diffused" look home.

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Makeup artist Ingeborg advises that when you're playing with bold hair colors, be careful not to go overboard with makeup hues. She chose to apply sheer layers (and built upon those until she found her desired shade) on our model Kelsey.

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If you want to try the colored hair look at home, Danielle recommends using a semi-permanent color like Manic Panic. This will give you a natural fade-out and strong pigment.

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Even if you have boldly hued hair, that doesn't mean you can stop styling it. Try pinning a couple of thin braids behind your ears or go all out with a tightly twisted milkmaid braid.

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To make model Kelsey's eyes pop even with her pink hair, makeup artist Ingeborg applied NARS duo eyeshadow in Mediteranee across the lids. This burnt orange shade is certainly on trend for summer, but use with caution, and a light hand!

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Makeup artist Ingeborg added a punchy pink lip to complete this braided top knot look, using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet.

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