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MAR-APR 2017

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26 The Colorist | MARCH/APRIL 2017 | FABIO ABBIE TERRI TRACEY Miley. Taylor. Kylie. At some point, it seems just about every "it" girl tips the blonde balance and edges into the platinum zone. Celebrities keep setting the platinum standard, and your clients will always be tempted to emulate their "mane" role models. Here are some of my favorite tips for achieving Frozen- worthy icy blonde perfection. 1 START WITH A THOROUGH INSPECTION. What are you assessing? Hair integrity. If the hair isn't healthy enough for heavy lifting, embark on a regimen of rehabilitative treatments before proceeding. 2 TAKE THE INSURANCE. You may choose to pass on extra coverage when you rent a car, but it's a good idea to opt in when performing a platinum service. A bond-restoring and -protecting formula like Matrix Bond Ultim8 will give you the confi dence to do the job right. 3 PROCESSING IS EVERYTHING. For perfect platinum it's essential to process the lightener long enough to achieve a true pale yellow when lifting. Reapply if necessary. To check, clean off a strand and lay it on a white tissue. It should appear to be a translucent pale IN THE NICK OF TIME Matrix artistic director Nick Stenson shares tips, techniques and celebrity trends. PHOTOGRAPHY (COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): COURTESY OF COTY PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY; COURTESY OF ALOXXI; COURTESY OF SURETINT; COURTESY OF AFFINAGE; COURTESY OF MATRIX; RUTHBLACK ➽ The industry is mourning the loss of hairdressing icon and passionate educator Fabio Sementilli, COTY PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY vice president of education. ➽ Abbie Porche, who started his career as a hairdresser and has held leadership positions at Sexy Hair, Schwarzkopf Professional and Salon Service Group, has joined ALOXXI as director of sales. ➽ Terri Adams, who has worked for companies including TIGI, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Label.m, joins SURETINT TECHNOLOGIES as director of business development. ➽ THE FELLOWSHIP FOR BRITISH HAIRDRESSING recently awarded Affi nage Global Ambassador Tracey Devine Smith the Terry Calvert Image of the Year for her Candy Pop collection at its annual luncheon and awards event in London. ➽ Known for its keratin smoothing treatments, color products and styling collections, KERATIN COMPLEX is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this year. yellow. Remember, if you see even a trace of gold, it will be very diffi cult to achieve a cool result. 4 TONE FOR THE WIN. The toner you choose creates the fi nal shade and character of your platinum blonde. I love Color Sync SPV for a classic platinum blonde; Color Sync SPN for a neutral beige blonde; Watercolors Clear with Berry Violet for a subtle violet result and Clear with Color Sync 10A for a smoky fi nish. | newsfeed

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