Rose Gold – the IT color for Fall

I’m sure you’ve all been following the unicorn trends – and this fall 2015 is pointing its way straight to ROSE GOLD.  What IS rose gold?  It can’t be too pink, or too gold.  It’s the elusive, most sought after color of the season.  And I got to do it on my client, Nikki today!

rose gold before aimee j'adore jadore

Nikki came in with 3-4 inches of natural hair, having been several months since her last highlight.  Her mid-to ends were a warm golden blonde from all the summer sun.  So I did a full foil highlight with BlondeMe+20 vol, applied in sections from nape to crown.  This is our “mid” photo – I’m so bad about forgetting the “first” photo!

Once we got to this point, it was time to apply the  rose gold!  With Nikki’s hair already being a warm golden blonde, this was the perfect place to layer our rose gold into it.  If her hair was lightened to (say a level 10-12) very light blonde, it would have been too blonde, and not had enough foundation for the deep rose blush we need.  Having a warm blonde base creates the perfect step to rose gold.  It’s GOLD! 🙂

After I shampooed and conditioned, blowdried – we took this pic and then set about the final step.  I used schwarzkopf Igora 9.5-18 with 10 vol for about 20-30 minutes, no heat. Applied scalp to ends, thoroughly!

Rose gold hair aimee jadore j'adore salon portland pravana

Once our time was up, I shampooed, conditioned and blow dried again, a bit of trim, style and BOOM.  This gorgeous blush of the rose! It’s almost blonde in some lights, and in others’ all these rose tones shine!  Have you tried doing a rose gold yet? Leave your comments below!

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purple pink unicorn hair

This being the start to my blog – actually more of a continuation of one I started years ago and then….life and crap got in the way – I’m so excited to share with all of you the tons of tidbits I’ve got roaming around in my head.  Being 10 years in the hair and makeup industry now, I’ve come across a lot of rights and wrongs, and how there isn’t really a lot of the rights and wrongs but so much in between!  I want to share with you all the things I’ve figured out, all the ins and outs of unicorn haircolor and all those elusive tricks to get your makeup to turn you into Kate Moss-perfectly-contoured-strobed-you-name-it-beach-girl-cool.  I’ve taught classes, shared with fellow artists, gave shoutouts to my favorite products on YouTube, Keek (oh dear god don’t look THOSE up) and honestly my favorite thing was being able to share with an individual person, one on one, what brought out THEIR features, what made THEIR magical unicorn-ness shine bright. And THAT’S what I’m going to do for you.  If you come with me on this magical and (rather) snarky journey, I’m going to give you the personal, individual advice, help, and how to’s like a girlfriend would.  Because you know what? I’m tired of girls bringing eachother down. I want to lift them up. I want each of you to know that you all have your own unique beauty about you.  You have something to say to the world.  Whether you say it through your work, or your talents, through your hair or your makeup – YOU CAN SAY IT. And I’m here just to help you shout it out to the world, in any way I can. (naturally if you want to shout it through your hair or makeup or love of dogs #puppiesAreCrack  – or anything Swedish #yepMyBFisSwedishGOBLONDES, – I can REALLY help you there…)

I’ll also be throwing at you the latest color trends, new makeup product reviews (because who can BUY all that stuff just to try it??) and anything that’s going on that’s cool in the hair and makeup world so that you can bore your bf to tears with your magical beauty news around the globe.

Once I get better at video editing, my YouTube vids will be a lot more fun and exciting to watch. Right now it’s like teaching a 4 year old how to count to 3.  So for now, enjoy my rants and raves and let’s start making today a bit more magical. <3