Choose bright shades like our model’s, or natural blond, red or brunette tones. The choice is up to you!
The panel color technique is all about sneaking pops of color into your everyday look. Here’s how it worked on our model, Irina: First, Regis Artistic Director Kat Carey sectioned out two three-inch sections, or panels, of hair on either side of Irina’s center part, just underneath the top layers. Since Irina was ready for a bold change, Carey colored one panel a coppery gold and the other dark cherry red. (She colored the rest of Irina’s hair a warm chocolate brown.) Now, depending on where Irina parts her hair, the copper and cherry can peek through a little or a lot. Not as daring? This technique works equally well with more natural-looking colors. And since the color is applied under the top layer of hair, there are no glaring grown-out roots to worry about. A touch-up every six to eight weeks keeps the look fresh.
Regis International Creative Director Gordon Nelson snipped Irina’s fine but plentiful shoulder-length hair into a chin-length pageboy bob that’s slightly longer in the back. Irina’s angled bangs can be worn several different ways: Straight across the forehead, pushed to the longer side for a soft look, or pushed to the shorter side for a quirky fringe.
“Panel color is never overwhelming. It’s always stunning.” –Gordon Nelson
For the slightly tousled style on the opposite page, Carey conditioned Irina’s hair with It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, added hold by combing through a blend of Regis DESIGNLINE Silk Drops Repair & Shine Serum and Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Sculpting Gel and blew hair dry, shaping it with a round brush. For the sleek style on this page, Carey then smoothed hair with a straightening iron, one section at a time.
See How It’s Done
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of Irina’s makeover at YouTube.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY: GUY AROCH; BEFORE PHOTO: DAMON LARSEN; WARDROBE STYLIST: SARAH SHIRLEY; MAKEUP ARTIST: RIE OMOTO/SEE MANAGEMENT; MANICURIST: KIM CHIU/MARK EDWARD INC.; WOOL BLACK COAT & SATIN BUSTIER JUMPER BY DOLCE & GABBANA
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