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Color Therapy Seasonal Shades Achieving fall’s most popular color trends for brunette, blonde and redheaded clients is easy with Redken Chromatics, an ammonia-free formula with 100 percent gray coverage, according to Redken Creative Consultant for Color and celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham. For brunettes, Cunningham says ombrés like the one seen on Lily Aldridge continue LILY ALDRIDGE to be in high demand. Chromatics Naturals, Cool Browns & Beiges, Golds, Warm Browns & Beiges or Natural Warm shades are good options to create the effect. Alternatively, she says clients may choose to follow in the footsteps of Kelly Osborne and Lady Gaga by incorporating bright colors like pink or purple on the ends or roots. Amy Adams, meanwhile, epitomizes AMY ADAMS the au courant look for redheads. “Moving away from the rich, ruby reds we saw last season, many of my clients are opting for a less extreme red that ts with more skin tones,” says Cunningham, who recommends using Chromatics Red, Violet or Copper shades to get Adams’ hue. When it comes to blondes, Cunningham says the natural, multidimensional, golden-ecked dark JULIANNE HOUGH ash blonde worn by her client Julianne Hough is a must this fall, while for those with lighter strands, a shade closer to Gwyneth Paltrow’s color is popular. To produce this season’s blonde shades, Cunningham advises using Chromatics Naturals, Golds, Warm Browns & Beiges or Natural Warm shades. —A.E. HAUTE CHOCOLATE Ever since she burst onto the scene, Lady Gaga’s been grabbing headlines for her endless array of fashion-forward wigs and hairpieces. LADY With the help of longtime GAGA hairstylist Frederic Aspiras, she recently wowed us again by switching up her platinum blonde locks to a progressive brunette hue that, in typical Gaga fashion, she dubbed “Louis Vuitton Brown.” If you’ve been dying to know how to create a similar head-turning look, Richy Kandasamy, TIGI technical creative director at the TIGI Advanced Hairdressing Academy in New York City, reveals the light chestnut base can easily be achieved by mixing TIGI Copyright©olour Creative 6/3 and 5 grams of Copyright©olour Mix Master with Copyright©olour Activator 20 volume. Next, using a weaving technique throughout the natural parting (the fringe area), apply a second formula created by mixing Copyright©olour Lift 100/83 and Copyright©olour Activator 30 volume. —K.D. New Dimension Light Touch Organic Salon Systems Naturlite Blue lightening powder, an ammonia-, dust-and bleach-free lightening system that contains organic ingredients and gently lightens hair up to seven levels, is now available in eco-friendly foil bags. The new packaging is easier to recycle and lighter than the plastic tubs the product used to come in, meaning it’s more economical to transport. organicsalonsystems.com —L.A. 64 American Salon November 2012 Smooth Operator Keratin Complex ’s newest addition to the Color Therapy line is Demi-Glaze Demi-Permanent Hair Color, which currently encompasses ve shades—Lightest Natural Blonde, Lightest Gold-Violet Blonde, Ultra-Light Natural Blonde, Ultra-Light Gold-Violet Blonde and Ultra-Light Violet Blonde—plus a clear gloss. The proprietary formulation utilizes hydrolyzed keratin to strengthen damaged hair and simultaneously ll porosity, along with hydrolyzed silk for improved elasticity and hydrolyzed collagen for softness and shine. “The intensity, vibrancy and condition of the hair after coloring is unsurpassed,” says Martino Cartier, international artistic director for Keratin Complex and owner of Martino Cartier Salons in Sewell and Cherry Hill, NJ. keratincomplex.com —J.T. PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTY IMAGES (SEASONAL SHADES, HAUTE CHOCOLATE); ZACHARY TRISTEN (NEW DIMENSION) Celebrity colorist Cherry Petenbrink , who was a color consultant on The Hunger Games (2012) and is a stylist at Salon Republic in West Hollywood, CA, used her signature technique called Flash Effects, designed to complement wavy or curly styles on medium to long hair, to create this subtle look with internal bursts of color. To get this look, Petenbrink strategically balayaged pieces of hair around the hairline, as well as internally, which created dimensionalilty. “This technique emulates more accurately what the sun might do to hair naturally,” Petenbrink says. “Regrowth is virtually seamless and the hair can go unretouched for long periods of time.” —L.A.