Back To Black
We’ve talked about rich chestnut and mahogany browns, platinum blondes, and copper reds already this season, but seeing as how we are equal opportunists when it comes to hair dye, we would be remiss to skip that other catwalking staple, black. Stella Tennant famously embraced the raven hue in the mid-nineties (to the tune of a spike in bookings) and returned to its stark power for Nicholas Ghesquière’s Spring Balenciaga show last October. The modeling brigade’s latest poster child for onyx strands is Kinga Rajzak, who was feeling particularly chatty about her color of choice backstage at Ungaro this morning. “I had a short phase of bleach blond, but you really can’t have that,” Rajzak said of the harsh platinum dye process. “So I’ve been black for five years now.” (“I’m a little mousy gray right now, though.” she lamented.) The Slovakian beauty is a fan of self-application and treats her roots twice a week to counteract fading. “I have to wash my hair everyday because of the extensions and all of the glue,” she pointed out of the wear and tear from four weeks of nonstop shows. Her hair dye of choice? Boots Semi-Permanent Hair Colour in Ebony Black, which rings in at a very affordable £3. “I’ve tried other brands and nothing is as good as the Boots—believe me!” You can’t ask for a better endorsement than that.
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