Find out how Avante Salon & Spa transform one lucky client
Story: Kara Larkin Photo: Andrew Hutchins
Before: Courtney wanted to transform her look from autumn ombré to summer-ready.
The big trend in hair this season is a dusted, shadowed root, leaving more of a natural look.
I wanted to enhance Courtney’s natural hair color without making it look over-done. I foiled around her face with babylights (small thin foils) and gave her ends a more dramatic blonde, rotating between foils and hair-painting. This look is great if you are looking for a lowmaintenance style; it is a very natural look that grows out with your hair.
Courtney’s complexion is on the warmer side and with her light brown eyes, a more ashy blonde works great. I glossed her hair with a pearl tone, leaving it super shiny and soft. Natural looks seem to have taken over the hair color world—everyone is looking for more of a grown-in , sun-kissed look. So, it’s important to keep a “less is more” attitude.
My go-to product when taking clients lighter is Olaplex. Olaplex is a chemical that is mixed in with lightener or color that helps prevent the hair from being compromised during the process. Courtney is very much in love with her long hair, and the Olaplex allows me to keep her length while making her much brighter.
Courtney walks away with a long, layered look that has a ton of movement, giving her multiple styling options. With more of a natural look, she is able to wear her hair straight or curly. Courtney’s typical salon visits average 10-12 weeks, and with her busy schedule, this works well.
To me, there is nothing more satisfying than enhancing my clients’ natural beauty. When my clients leave the salon feeling empowered, confident and beautiful, it makes what I do every day extremely rewarding.