Lupe Voss Plays with Shadow Roots in Latest Collection

Bobs, waves and fringes — these iconic hair shapes received the ultimate “soft touch” from Lupe Voss, (@lupevoss) Aveda Haircolor guest artist, when she created a gentle shadow root on each model. “I used Aveda Full Spectrum Haircolor and a shadowing technique at the base and through the interior of the hair,” says Voss. “Then I melted out a different shade, and used it also for shadowing through the hair.” To create a dramatic contrast with her light haircolor palette, the team chose black clothing and edgy makeup. The result: timeless styles with an inspiring haircolor placement.

To create this muted color variation, “I made a mohawk subsection at the top of the head and applied the root color half an inch through,” says Voss. Afterwards, she pulled the base color up at varying widths in the proceeding partings.

These ’40s style waves got a modern update with a light blue shadow root service. “To create a sheer finish, add the color in increments to your developer,” Voss suggests.  

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Voss wanted to give this punk era, tight fringe a “melted out” shadow color to contrast the edgy shape of the hair. “The finished look had a beautiful marbling effect,” says Voss. 

“When the light hits these shadow roots perfectly, you can see a beautiful shimmering effect in the hair," Voss says. 

Photography: Manuel Voss

Hair Color: Lupe Voss

Hair Styling: Allen Ruiz

Makeup: Janell Geason

Fashion Styling: Christian Ramirez

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