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July 23 2014

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3 posts tagged "ombre hair"

Flashback Friday: Fading Back Into the Beauty Sphere

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Michaela Bercu-cropFlashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Michaela Bercu

The Moment: Ombré Hair Color

The Motivation: Let’s admit the obvious: We all want Jared Leto’s hair. Now that we’ve established this understanding, let’s talk about ombré—the reason we’re all head-over-heels for his perfectly tousled, shoulder-grazing locks. The look was growing in popularity for years (with Gisele Bündchen at the helm of that sun-kissed color ship), but the trend seemed to wane on the runway in favor of solid hues (like the muted tones seen at Prada for Spring 2014). But with Leto leading the charge, we’re ready to return to strands that transition from dark to light—as seen in this image of Michaela Bercu from the nineties. The best part: We won’t have to worry about spending time in the salon getting our roots touched up once the warm weather finally hits.

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Reminiscing With…Laini Reeves

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Sun-InBeauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The pro: Celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves

The product: “When I was about 14, I was obsessed with bands like Duran Duran, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Japan. I desperately wanted bleach-blonde, undercut hair. Sun-In was a life-changing discovery at the time, because it was a way to ‘secretly’ bleach my hair without my parents knowing it, or so I thought. I remember convincing nearly every kid in my neighborhood in Birmingham, England, to use Sun-In, too. We’d gather in a friend’s house whose parents didn’t check on us that often and try out the product. As you can imagine, we made a lot of mistakes. You could pick out the kids that I had experimented on by their bleached ‘ombré’ hair. It actually got to the point where a lot of friends were told not to hang out with me anymore! Still, this began my love affair for hair. And to this day, I still have an affinity for Sun-In and would use it in a heartbeat if the right opportunity came along.”

Get Your Streak On

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scunci hair chalkLollapalooza and BronyCon (a convention celebrating all things My Little Pony) might have come to a close, but the colored-hair trend is alive and well (Chloe Nørgaard and Alison Mosshart: cases in point). While we’ve never been fans of cakey hair mascaras, messy paints, or powders, Scünci Hair Chalk is a definite game changer. The flatiron-shaped applicator allows you to slide two pieces of chalk into the device and compress a section of hair between them, leaving the pigment on your strands—not your fingertips. Set your new streak with hairspray and prepare to stage a comeback of the colorful coifs Oscar de la Renta sent down his Spring 2013 runway (a show that qualifies as one of the best and brightest spots in our backstage-beauty history).

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