Corie Russell is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Ice Queens, a cool collection from Matrix artist Robert Santana, brings one last frost before spring.
For his latest collection, titled Ice Queens, Matrix artist Robert Santana turned to the crisp winter landscape as his muse. “The inspiration was drawn from ice and how it crystallizes when it sets on different objects or plants we see in the winter,” he says. The result: icy-hot looks like the one seen here with hints of frosty blue on lightened hair. —Corie Russell.
IMAGE ABOVE: For this pastel blue hue, Robert Santana used three formulas: Matrix Light Master with 20-volume Cream Developer; Logics Imprints V-SS with 10-volume Cream Developer; and Logics Primary Blue Concentrate with 10-volume Cream Developer. Santana double processed the hair to pale yellow, then created triangle subsections on the sides and top. From the mid-lengths to ends, he applied blue color using a side-brushing technique to avoid harsh lines.