Hair Color Makeovers - How to Change Your Look
Four women discover how even a slight change of shade can make a real difference in their skin's tone, clarity and radiance.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The Fix: After Frédéric trimmed away a couple of inches (the ends are always the most faded), Tammy wove different hues of rich gold highlights through Lisa's hair. She uses the balayage technique, painting the color free-form on large chunks of hair rather than using foils and creating many small streaks. "Lisa used to have a lot of very fine highlights, which created a monotone color," explained Tammy. "Thicker highlights mean increased contrast in the hair, which is more flattering to every complexion."
Makeup Prescription: Natural blondes usually have very light lashes and brows, but the pros don't advise dyeing them—the result can look harsh. Instead, to bring out Lisa's eyes, Rebecca darkened her brows a couple of shades with a pencil (Maybelline Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencil in Blonde). On her lashes, she topped black mascara with a coat of dark brown for a defining, but not too dramatic, effect. Rebecca used her favorite apricot lip gloss and cheek color (both from Three Custom Color Specialists and dubbed, in her honor, Rebecca's Favorite) to complete the low-key look.
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