Going brunette (or darker, at least) is synonymous with the Fall season. But before you venture over to the dark side, there are a few things to keep in mind. "If your hair is damaged, going dark won't make it healthier. It will just make it darker," explains celebrity colorist George Papanikolas, who has worked with brunette beauties such as Miranda Kerr, Mila Kunis, and Sofia Vergara. So how can you keep your hair healthy and achieve the right shade of brunette for your skin tone? Papanikolas schools us during our visit to the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood, where he transformed one client's hair right before our eyes.
Your hair color can have a big impact on the colors in your makeup palette, and that's why Mark celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles recommends different hues for blondes, redheads, and darker-haired beauties. Consider this your personal color-coded key to mastering the Spring makeup trends based on your hair color.
According to Stiles, the fair-haired bunch should turn to purple pastels to liven up their seasonal makeup palettes. Powdery lavenders or a more vibrant violet will accent the golden tones of the hair. She also recommends adding a touch of bronzer on cheeks to fake a sun-kissed glow.
For those with darker hair and lighter skin tones, Stiles recommends bright corals and peach colors, because they're the perfect neutrals. "It's not as girlie as pink, but not as grown up as red," she explains. Want something more eye-catching? Go for a spot of jade or turquoise eyeliner, which looks especially striking for darker-haired women with deep or olive complexions.
Generally, redheads are discouraged from wearing bold red lip color, but Stiles believes it's a rule to be broken. Match your blazing hair with an equally fierce lipstick hue. "A red-orange lip looks more modern on a redhead," Stiles says.
An angel or a vixen? A Jackie or a Marilyn? Light and dark hair have played different roles throughout history, but filmmakers have been the major influencers for the last century. They create the icons who drive trends and fashion, and now a major exhibit at Paris's Cinémathèque is tackling it. Through Jan. 16, 50 films are being screened with mythological figures like Ophelia, Lilith, and Medusa examined, and photographs, paintings, sculptures will be on display.
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