I love this time of year.
That first turn of summer into fall season when the days are bright and bold.
And the nights are crisp and cold.
That contrast between shadows + light, warm vs cool.
There’s a certain sexy to this time of year that only a brunette understands…
Iris has been a proud brunette for her whole life and wasn’t interested in becoming a blonde but would benefit from some brighter bits.
I always hated that old adage that at a certain point in your life, you have to basically give up and “act your age”.
Iris’ hair was perfect for this look and I was determined to prove not only that but the other anti-aging benefits of taking this next step.
Iris had been covering those pesky grays using my favorite rich sable brunette formula:
1oz AGEbeautiful 6N Permanent + 3/4oz 6G Permanent + 1/4oz 7A Permanent with 2oz 20Volume
Once Iris’ grays were knocked out we got to the real action…
We free hand painted highlights using AGEbeautiful Crème Lightener and 40Volume
I mixed them together to a whipped crème like consistency and started in the back of Iris’ head. Starting right above the occipital bone we painted V-shaped 2” pieces in a brick-lay pattern. At the front of her face we began to place pieces on a diagonal-back.
Using your eye place the brighter pieces where the sun would naturally lighten the most.
We processed until the highlights were pale yellow.
Now for my favorite fall gloss formula:
Equal parts of AGEbeautiful TintShine Gold + TintShine Bronze with Demi Developer
We applied all over Iris’ hair for 10 minutes
Not only did Iris have stunning results but was delighted to know that these new highlights would help buffer the blow of the incoming grays in a few weeks.
Iris proves that you can keep your hair youthful at any age and was last seen with a basket full of TintShine at Sally Beauty.