The Colorist

MAY-JUN 2017

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NOAH MICHAEL MICHELLE DILEK SAM SYDELL First came ombré, followed by balayage. What's the next big thing in color application? Color Melting! This creative technique can be done with any color palette— from screaming bright to pastel to natural. (Check out Matrix's new Holographic Color Melt collection on pages 20 and 21 to see the technique in practice.) It involves placing two or three shades along the hair shaft, and diffusing the shades together so there's absolutely no line of demarcation. Let's say you're creating a Matrix Color Graphics color melt design that goes like this on pre- lightened hair—purple root shadow melting into magenta, melting into light pink mid- lengths and ends. Here's how you would proceed: 1 Apply the purple to the new growth with a fl at brush. Saturate thoroughly. 2 Turn the brush on its side and stretch the bottom of the purple downward, forming little toothlike strokes on the hair. 3 Leave space between the "teeth" and apply the magenta with a fl at brush. 4 Flip the brush on its side and stroke upward, blending the magenta and the purple. 5 Diffuse the magenta downward. 6 Leave a space below the magenta "teeth" and fully saturate the rest of the hair with the pink. 7 Side-brush the pink into the magenta. 8 Lift subsections IN THE NICK OF TIME Matrix artistic director Nick Stenson shares tips, techniques and celebrity trends. PHOTOGRAPHY (COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): COURTESY OF KERATIN HOLDINGS; COURTESY OF MATRIX (3); COURTESY OF REDKEN; COURTESY OF BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES; COURTESY OF MATRIX; COURTESY OF BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES and use your thumb to smudge the colors together. Then, place the hair between your forefi nger and middle fi nger and continue to blend the colors. This completes the seamless melt and ensures that you're saturating the back as thoroughly as the front. Don't worry about diluting the tones— that's the idea. And remember that the widest section of color on the strand will be the dominant shade in your overall color effect. It's as easy as that. The creative possibilities with color melting are endless, so have fun! | newsfeed Matrix co-founders Sydell and Arnold Miller were honored at the Beauty Changes Lives Experience. ➽ 22 The Colorist | MAY/JUNE 2017 | ➽ KERATIN HOLDINGS, a private investment group, has acquired KERATIN COMPLEX; Noah LeFevre will serve as chief operating offi cer overseeing the day- to-day operations for Keratin Holdings. ➽ MATRIX has announced the appointment of three new artistic directors: Michael Albor, owner of THE LOFT BY MICHAEL ALBOR in Boston; Michelle O'Connor, a former MIZANI educator who also serves as a creative director for THE SALON BY INSTYLE at JCPenney; and Dilek Onur-Taylor, who brings to the role 25 years of experience as a stylist, salon owner and leading JOICO educator. ➽ Longtime REDKEN educator Sam Villa has been appointed as the brand's new global artistic ambassador, serving as a key online spokesperson and working closely with Redken's marketing team on new launches and programs. ➽ HENKEL, the parent company of SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL, recently signed an agreement to acquire NATTURA LABORATORIOS, S.A. DE C.V. , headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico; PRAVANA (United States); and other associated companies in Colombia and Spain, with the goal to broaden its portfolio of leading brands in professional hair care. ➽ CELEB LUXURY has announced the COLORBRAIN ARTISTS PROGRAM, launching with six brand ambassadors who will share best practices, simple techniques and how-tos, favorite mixing formulas, and client before and after photos and videos via social media: Adrienne Smalls, Brian Banks, Christina Campbell, Josh Fuller, Stephanie Le Blanc and Veronica Innes. ➽ The fi fth annual BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES EXPERIENCE, held during America's Beauty Show in Chicago, paid tribute to MATRIX co-founders Sydell and Arnold Miller.

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