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PASTEL

MASTERPIECE

Pastel colours are usually tints of any hue, usually in full saturation, but in their lightest values, as paints become when they are mixed with a great deal of white. The colours of this family are usually described as “soothing”, “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, and lacking strong chromatic content. Pink, mauve, and baby blue are typical pastel colours in Fashion and Design. To create a Pastel Haircolour on a client, it is necessary to analyse the hair and 56

Hair Biz Year 11 Issue 3

then create a suitable blonde base, or as I like to say “Canvas” for your “Masterpiece”. Peach Hair is trending and works well on a warm blonde base with texture. My personal approach is to create dimension with different colours mixed and painted throughout the head, because I have discovered painting pastels require some hair to be brighter to hold the colour for more longevity. Hair is a fibre or canvas that doesn’t stand still, and therefore painting different strength (or varied brightness of pastels) will allow hair to

By Kristina Russell

stain strongly and some strands, whilst fading to expose the underlying blonde faster on other hair strands. Recently I had the pleasure of transforming an aspiring Sydney model from school girl to fashion forward. Each step was based on universal Colour Principles that can be used with any brand of haircolour that you love, plus my knowledge of Colour Theory as learnt in studying Textile Design + Printing.

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Hairbiz Year 11 Issue 3  

HAIR BIZ is the only magazine of its kind which offers a comprehensive look at both the business and image side of the hair industry. We pro...

Hairbiz Year 11 Issue 3  

HAIR BIZ is the only magazine of its kind which offers a comprehensive look at both the business and image side of the hair industry. We pro...

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