October Cover: Blurred Lines

Lucie Doughty, Global Editorial Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems and NAHA 2016 Editorial Stylist of the Year, celebrates cool-girl street style.

Teetering on the edge of ultramodern and eclipsing yesterday’s mod moment to encapsulate of-the-moment hair color and style trends, Lucie Doughty explores treasures of our past to give shape to today’s cool-girl street style. Colors are rich and bold in a range of high-pigmented indigo to bright green. Painted onto the hair for precise application, hair color is vibrant and reflective for a super-shiny glossy finish.

Photography: Corina Marie

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Blue Steel
Blunt shapes are given true depth and dimension by adding and blurring the lines of color to create one visually stimulating style. Here, Lucie Doughty uses pixilation, blending patterns and sections of color, ranging from silvery-blonde to indigo blue, to develop an all-new shade with a graphic, variegated feel. BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell SynchroLift + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Black the color XG 1 oz. (30 g/ml) 1/0 + 1.5 oz. (45 g/ml) 10-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Gray 3 parts POP XG Steel + 1⁄2 part POP XG Midnight Blue Indigo 2 parts POP XG Blue + 1 part POP XG Steel + 1 part POP XG Diluter
Denim Daze
A throwback to the ’70s with a nod to 2017, this intense, indigo blue and denim-like shade features brushstrokes of gray that dance atop the iconic Farrah Fawcett cut, feathered and fearlessly flawless. BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell SynchroLift + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Denim Blue 2 Parts POP XG Blue + 1 part POP XG Steel Gray 3 parts POP XG Steel + 1 part POP XG Midnight + 1 part POP XG Diluter Indigo 2 parts POP XG Blue + 1 part POP XG Midnight + 1 part Super-Charged Moisturizer
On The Fringe
Bangs—especially those of the shag variety—were caught shimmying all over NYFW’s SS16 runways. Amplified by electrifying shades of green, this face-framing shape offers a mod feel and some serious attitude. BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell Dual-Purpose Lightener + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Lime 3 parts POP XG Yellow + 1 part POP XG Green Forest Green 3 parts POP XG Green + 1 part POP XG Midnight Sage 2 parts POP XG Green + 1⁄2 part POP XG Steel
Fading Into Blue
These side-swept baby blues come with sultry ‘70s appeal. Tonal pops of silver, blue-gray, peach and lime green help to highlight the head-turning volume and glamour of this era-appropriate ‘do. BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell SynchroLift + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Silver POP XG Steel Baby Blue 4 parts Super-Charged Moisturizer + 1 part POP XG Blue Peach 3 parts Super-Charged Moisturizer + 1 part POP XG Yellow + 1 dot POP XG Red Lime 3 parts POP XG Yellow + 1 part POP XG Green + 1 part Super-Charged Moisturizer
Purple Haze
Complemented by a bold bob and baby fringe, this tie-dye-inspired violet is an electric combination of hues. Daring purple color, along with the unique tie-dye technique, adds shape to the short cut while bringing a sense of playfulness and a soft touch to its dramatic lines. Mini bangs suggest a hint of rebelliousness and play into the rock ’n’ roll vibe of this ’60s style. BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell Dual-Purpose Lightener + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Bright Purple Equal parts POP XG Purple + POP XG Diluter Lavender 8 parts POP XG Opalescent + 1 part POP XG Purple Soft Blue 4 parts Super-Charged Moisturizer® + 1 part POP XG Blue
Vermillion Orange
BLONDING FORMULA Paul Mitchell SynchroLift + 20-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer Orange POP XGTM Orange Yellow/Orange 3 parts POP XGTM Yellow + 1 part POP XGTM Orange + 1 part POP XGTM Diluter

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