Blonde on Blonde
We loved this salon-friendly commercial cut with a twist so much that we asked Tracey Devine Smith, global ambassador for Affinage, how she did it. “Color is all about tone for 2015, and this color epitomized perfect tone for me,” she says. “The undercut also elevates soft, feminine hair to the next level.” To duplicate the look, use Affinage Infiniti 12.0 High Lift Arctic Light Blonde plus 12.1 High Lift Arctic Light Ash Blonde all over before toning with 10.21 Extra Light Cool Ash Blonde at the basin, watching as the color develops to the desired stage. To duplicate the haircut, start with a basic C-section from the front of the head to the nape. Continue with high graduation as an undercut on both sides. Repeat in back to the occipital bone. Use the same pattern in the mid-section, but keep the length longer from ear to ear. The top section is layered from the crown to the fringe with elevation, leaving length and weight at front. The base line at the fringe is shaped using a freehand technique to create a slight V-shape for effect. Personalize the cut when the hair is dry and use a bit of Dirt Works Dry Wax Hairspray to finish and Glazer for extra shine and as a cutting aid. —M.D.