December's Cover Shoot: GIRLS

Aspiring singer and actress Cleo Elliott comes from Hollywood royalty. Her mom is actress Katharine Ross; her dad is Sam Elliott. Talk about winning the genetic lottery. Her childhood friend, Chloe Lattanzi is earning cudos for her duet with mom Olivia Newton-John on You Have to Believe, their remix of Newton-John’s 1980 hit, Magic. Recently they let us tag along when they got together with pal India Oxenberg, a model and actress whose mother played Amanda Carrington on the prime time soap, Dynasty. The girls tend to favor a relaxed, lived-in look, except when it comes to hair color. Cleo is a bit more adventurous, Chloe is all about Hollywood glamour, while India favors a look that’s closer to her natural shade of blonde, but all three know exactly what works for them. Marie Ferro, who owns Marie’s Hair Studio, is the stylist of choice for half the celebrities in Malibu. Just like their famous mothers, Cleo and Chloe have been coming to her for years. So when she offered to put this shoot together for Goldwell, we were on board. Look and learn.

Photograhy: Robert Lyden

Sunkissed Blonde
Marie used three different techniques—slicing, weaving and painting—to achieve this look on India, which she describes as a lived-in, beach blonde shade. “Color placement is very important when you want to create a lived-in look because you want the colors to be coming from different directions as they would if they were bleached by the sun,” she says. To create an interesting play of color (sunkissed golden undertones and a bright vanilla shade) in the hair, she interwove two formulas: Goldwell Blonding Crème with 40-volume peroxide and Goldwell SilkLift, a gentle bleach with silk proteins. To soften the overall effect, she used Elumen [email protected], a soft violet shade, as a gloss.
Into The Light
Chloe came into the salon in need of corrective color. “There was a band of brassy orange near the root area,” says Marie, “and the ends of her hair were dull and faded.” Her new look: darker roots that give way to a bright shade of vanilla. Diagonal placement with foils using SilkLift created a seamless look. Working with a board, Marie painted SilkLift in between the foils, concentrating on the ends and melting it up and into the mid-lengths. If you look closely, you can see a few turquoise accents, courtesy of Elumen.
Glam Rock
Cleo’s a performer, who likes to experiment with her looks. On occasion that means coloring her own hair. This time she used Manic Panic in Cotton Candy Pink. To remedy the situation—an inch of natural re-growth, a band of gold after the re-growth, and hot pink ends—Marie used SilkLift to retouch the roots and then again to diffuse the band of gold. Because purple is the opposite of gold on the color wheel, Marie created diagonal slices of Elumen [email protected] (Violet) with [email protected] to diffuse the line into a seamless melt. To weave some blonde into the violet, Marie did a slice of violet, and then on the same foil at the mid-shaft and ends, she diffused in Elumen [email protected] with [email protected] to create a vibrant shade of pink.

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