’Tis the season to lighten up! But one star proves sun-kissed strands aren’t always the right move
Stars lighten up their locks in the summer, but one took it too far
RISE AND SHINE
We couldn’t help but wonder, how did lightening Sarah Jessica Parker’s frizzy mane transform it into a glossy, smooth and bouncy head of hair? “The secret’s in the contrast,” says SJP’S go-to colorist, Gina Gilbert of Serge Normant at John Frieda salon in NYC. “I made the base a half shade darker and lifted the ends to a light golden blond.” This makes highlights pop as they reflect light for a prism effect. The shiny accents also brighten skin for a lit-from-within glow!
THE WALKING DEAD
”I’ve never changed my appearance, [so I decided] ‘I’m gonna f**k up my hair,’” explains Kristen Stewart on her decision to go platinum blond. Mission accomplished! Going this light requires stripping all the pigment out of strands using the strongest bleach, says Gilbert. Read: Hello brittle, parched, fried locks. Plus, K-stew’s straw strands, dark red lips and heavy black liner rob her skin of its ethereal luster, leaving her looking less Snow White and more hungover vampire.
“I get a little bored, and as a woman, I want to change my shoes, my outfit and my hair,” Halle Berry has said, which explains the 49-year-old’s ever-changing ’do. The restless star’s new face-framing honey highlights did her good by softening her wild locks without sacrificing volume. “Strategically placing streaks below a layer of hair pulls the eye in and away from frizz so hair appears sleeker,” says Gilbert, “while a few highlights on top add extra dimension so locks don’t fall flat.”