A Chameleon Finds Her True Hair Color
This actress has had more than her fair share of hair color issues. We showed her the secret to subtle, natural color
"He's from Paris, and I've always wanted to look effortlessly chic like a French girl. I trust him," she says.
Paul immediately took control of the situation and explained that Emily's current color is too ashy for her skin tone. "I wanted to take out the ashiness, and add hints of copper to bring out her skin tone and the colors in her eyes," he said. When Emily voiced concern about upkeep, Paul assured her, "My clients in Paris don't touch their hair for a year after I see them."
For the color application, Paul employed a French technique similar to Balayage called "Vernissage." He painted the color on like an artist, using a feather-light touch and wispy strokes. He carefully selected the strands to paint, explaining that he's "trying to act like the sun in Emily's hair." In between strips of hair he placed cotton, to keep the color from seeping into her fine hair. DesMarre let the product set for about 30 minutes before brushing the cotton out of her hair. The rest is washed out with water, a toner is applied and sets for about 15 minutes, then washed out with shampoo.
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