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JAN-FEB 2017

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10 The Colorist | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 | PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL Lotus Abrams EDITOR IN CHIEF roducing each issue of e Colorist aff ords me a coveted front row seat to watching hair color trends unfold and morph over time. As we welcome 2017, I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk to a few expert colorists to fi nd out what they think 2017 has in store for us. While these talented hairdressers each have their own unique perspective on hair color, there were some common threads in their predictions. Here's what they had to say: DEFINED HIGHLIGHTS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK "After years of ombré, balayged mid-lengths and ends and heavy root shadows, I'm seeing hair color trending toward more deliberate placements and bold statements," says Jason Backe, CEO and master colorist at Ted Gibson Beauty in New York City, as well as brand ambassador for L'Oréal Professionnel. "I've been getting more and more requests for '90s-inspired looks, which means put down the paddle and pick up the foil." WINTER WHITES WILL THAW A BIT THIS SPRING "Icy, pearly, frosty blondes will continue for winter, but come spring, I think we'll start seeing some hints of wheat and beige," says blonding expert Brad Johns, who's based at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger in New York City. Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist George Papanikolas says he's already starting to see darker beige tones appear on celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne. COPPER-INFLECTED HUES WILL BE IN DEMAND Rose gold—a pale copper with pink undertones— will continue to be on-trend for 2017, according to Papanikolas. "Rose gold is a great way to wear red in a | up ont p Want your color work to be featured by The Colorist? Use the hashtag #thecoloristmag on social media. new year, new trends modern way—think Jessica Chastain or Emma Roberts," Papanikolas says. Aloxxi Celebrity Colorist Marco Pelusi, who owns Marco Pelusi Hair Studio in West Hollywood, CA, predicts increased demand for warm pumpkin shades that have copper undertones. "Brunettes will add the pumpkin undertones and redheads will enhance the pumpkin shades," he says. FASHION SHADES WILL BE BOLD While our color experts diff ered on their predictions for exactly what creative color will look like this year, they agreed on one thing—"Easter egg" pastels are out. " e pale pastels have had their moment," Papanikolas says. "Jewel tones are a better option." Pelusi anticipates continued demand for rainbow locks in 2017, while Johns favors glow- in-the-dark neon shades à la Guy Tang. Meanwhile, David Stanko, Redken consultant and master colorist at Licari Cutler salon in New York City, anticipates that fashion colors will take on a more subtle role this year. "We'll see blue, teal and fuchsia pieces hidden as a baby bang or tucked behind the ear and exposed when swept up versus the full-on brights as seen in 2016," he says. What other hair color trends will emerge in 2017? I can't wait to fi nd out!

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