The Colorist

NOV-DEC 2015

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24 The Colorist | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 | [ leland returns to the industry Chances are, if you've been in the professional beauty biz for a while, you know the name Leland. The legendary creative hair color guru and product innovator co-founded the original Haircolor USA show and Artec product line. For the past decade, he's been on hiatus from the industry, traveling around the world, collecting art and experiencing every facet of color that exists in different media to learn the relative value it has to hair color and how it all can connect with salon clients. Color continues to be Leland's passion, and now he's back once again to infuse his creative energy into the industry with a new company called Celeb Luxury. For now, the company's big launch is under wraps, but we understand they'll be ready to f ll us in early next year. "There's a new emotion for your 'Colorbrain' coming, and it's going to be a game-changer," Leland says. "It's a secret for now, but it will bring new energy, vision and dollars to the industry." Connect with Leland on Facebook at lelandhirschcolorist. ROBERT GUIDO TREVOR JAMEY ANDREW Most pros rarely view retouching as the most creative aspect of hair color. We usually just mix up our client's retouch formula, apply and process— every time she comes in. So here's a challenge. Why not put some creativity into your retouches? Doing so can wake up your client's color, and your own creative energy. 1 | Bump the Base. Outgrowth on your highlight clients might simply need a bit of softening to blend lines, blur banding, adjust the tone or gently lighten the new growth. T is is a great time to reach for Matrix Soblur Color Adjusters. T ey come in four color "fi lters" that lift up to one level, depositing a light veil of color to blur contrast. 2 | Freehand Retouch. Instead of a solid retouch application, consider a more artful approach. Using a freehand/ balayage technique, create a shaded base that melts into lighter mid-lengths and ends for a truly natural color eff ect. 3 | Dimensional Gray Coverage. Not every gray client needs solid coverage. What's more, modern gray coverage is dimensional—it shimmers and displays a variety of tones. If the client is less than 40 percent gray, try a camoufl age retouch with a formula like Matrix Color Sync demi- permanent color, which will allow some of the natural tonality to play within the hair. P.S.: Demi-permanent color is also a great way to blend gray in your male clients. It's sheer, and it fades gradually so there is no line of demarcation. newsfeed ➽ JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS announced Robert Cromeans' new role as global artistic director and global business director at the debut of the company's recent BUSINESS REVOLUTION event in Las Vegas. ➽ REDKEN Global Creative Director Guido recently won the coveted SESSION STYLIST AWARD in the United Kingdom's prestigious annual Most Wanted Awards, which recognizes the beauty industry's top individuals, teams and salons. ➽ Trevor Attenborough has been named the general manager of the KAO SALON DIVISION, NORTH AMERICA, and will now assume leadership for the company's Canadian business in addition to his U.S. responsibilities. ➽ The industry is mourning the loss of Jamey Mazzotta, who co- founded KMS CALIFORNIA (originally called KMS RESEARCH LABORATORIES), in 1976. ➽ British Hairdresser of the Year award-winner and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton has been appointed AFFINAGE and ASP global creative ambassador. IN THE NICK OF TIME Matrix Artistic Director Nick Stenson shares tips, techniques and celebrity trends. Congratulations on your big win, Guido! [ PHOTOGRAPHY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): COURTESY OF JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS; COURTESY OF REDKEN; COURTESY OF KAO SALON DIVISION (2); COURTESY OF AFFINAGE; COURTESY OF MATRIX; COURTESY OF LELAND; COURTESY OF THE MOST WANTED AWARDS

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