Hair colors of the Season

Hi everyone, I am Marina Boukin, master stylist, master colorist, art director and the owner of the hairdressing salon Caprice. I have dedicated more than 20 years to the unique art of hairdressing, styling, image-making and well deserved the status of an expert in this field. Today, I am going to help you find out what colors are considered fashionable in this season.

The basis of any style is its color solution!

Indeed, the fall is the most colorful time of the year. It inspires colorists, impressing them with diversity of natural palettes. Not without a reason we say that the autumn basic color is gold. In this season the warm hues receive the honor of a triumph, visually and emotionally pushing back the approaching cold season.
ombreHair color become very delicious: honey, caramel, bitter chocolate and milk, coffee, latte and hazel. Even blondes are turning strawberry, peach, cream, champagne. It’s hard to wait to mix all these colors in a cocktail! As this is exactly, what the specialists have been offering to us by creating complex multi-layered colors. maxresdefault_goldWhen mixing together multiple strands of different colors, we get an amazing glowing look striking our imagination with its beauty. Sometimes these different hues are so close to each other, that they create illusion of a single and very saturated color. Such ideas will be to the liking of classic look supporters and representatives of “strict” professions, who prefer to stick to discreet styles, but at the same time want to allow themselves look fashionable and not boring. This effect can be achieved with the help of the latest glare staining technique, color through the color, 3D, and panel staining.

ombre_hairA growing number of followers prefer degrade coloring (ombre hair), which smoothly eliminates the color from dark roots to light ends. The favorite style of Californian beaches and Hollywood stars becomes also very comfortable for everyday use in our busy life. This is the effect you adore while looking at the hair of your favorite stars: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Bale, Sandra Bullock, Selma Blair, Hilary Duff, and many others. To create the hair which looks as if it were bleached by the sun, the colorists use various techniques and create a variety of nuances, i.e. ombre, shatush, balayage, Californian highlights, etc. They allow to create soft iridescence of the natural colors as well as bright, contrasting combinations of any tonalities. 
Jennifer-Aniston2And for those of us, who cannot make a preference between the light and dark hair coloring palettes, I recommend the mixture of both, also known as brond hair, which is a combination of light and dark strands, so smooth, that it is impossible to determine, whether a girl, is a blonde or brunette. Jennifer Aniston demonstrates one of the most favorable brond styles in this season, as well as Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker and others. All these styles are quite versatile and can decorate any lover of natural and lifelike colors, to add impression of extra volume and shine to your hair. The main thing trick here is to pick the correct colors, perfect for your personality.

Those who are looking for something extraordinary in this season, may get inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, who demonstrate the reverse ombre. This can be achieved by adding darker tips to the light color hair. All of these modern techniques are complex and quite difficult to work with. They require colorist’s professional knowledge, experience and good taste.

IMG_20080120_0995_1A spirit of the season is expressed perfectly in one of the songs of a Russian pop singer Alla Pugatchyova: “Autumn, redhead girlfriend!..”. You may choose any color from copper to gold and scarlet in any combination on the scale and you will always be in the spotlight. And for good reason! After all, this color can only worn by bold, determined women, who are not afraid to show their sparkling personalities. From the other side, those who do not dare to break out and fire up in full, can always gleam with few reddish locks or glare.

Kelly_Osbourne_lavander_hairSH_LENA_3200_sFor blondes, very relevant in this season would be regrown roots effect created by adding a deeper shades to the basal part of the hair. Super fashionable palette for the blonds are beige-pink tones turning into pure soft pink. In addition, these colors can look very impressive if combined with the steel shades. Kelly Osbourne sets the tone for bold rebellious natures with blond hair, who prefer sophisticated blonde, consisting of a mixture of gray, blue and lavender shades.

ALLA_For the lovers of bright colors there is an opportunity to express themselves in punk rock styles of 90s by adding to the hair few strands acid green, hot pink, or violet colors. This is a great chance to protest against monotony and boredom of everyday life. Or, if following Katy Perry, to go for extreme makeover and take everybody by surprise firing out your controversial and hasty temper.

Today’s fashion offers to us unlimited opportunities for self-expression. You can be calm and restrained classic lady, fiery and passionate vamp woman, sweet, sexy and unpredictable and daring or reckless blonde rainbow girl. The main condition for changing your look is to select a correct color which would complement you, blend in with the color of your eyes and your skin tone. The whole look should emphasize your uniqueness and show your personality or one of the personalities of yours, which you feel like freeing at this particular moment.

And please remember: regardless of what color you prefer, my best advice would be to keep your hair healthy shine and silky. To do all of this, you would definitely need a helping hand of a highly professional hairdresser.

Please feel free to call us on 416-661-6327 and sign up for a free consultation.
Be healthy and live your life to the fullest!

Looking forward to meeting you,
Marina BOUKIN.

Fashion is a mysterious and alluring phenomenon

Hi everyone! I am Marina Boukin, Master Stylist, Master Colorist, Art Director, and the owner of Salon Caprice.

For over 20 years now, I have been dedicating my life to the art of hairdressing, styling and image-making.  I am rightly considered an expert in this area for the constant learning of new hairdressing techniques introduced by the leading beauty schools worldwide; for exploring the chemistry of dyes, hair anatomy, and the history of arts; for gathering the world’s most advanced hair treatment technologies, designing my own hairstyles and coloring methods; for participating in competitions, high-end fashion shows; for building my own hairdo collections, sharing experiences with leaders in the profession, teaching young and experienced hairdressers, publishing the results of my work in beauty periodicals and on the web, for attending the most popular professional exhibitions and events, and of course for working with clients in my salon Caprice and giving all my heart and soul to beloved work. I want to share with you my knowledge and my passion for the art of hairdressing.

I will be your guide in the fascinating world of fashion styles, modern cuts, colors, shiny shades, healthy radiant curls, glamour, charm, and chic.  Let me show you the world ruled by its majesty Beauty and help you to deal with a huge flow of information, which falls on us from various sources, and highlight the most important, useful and fun trends that will lead you to discovery of your personal perfect style.

Fashion is a mysterious and alluring phenomenon.
How to keep up with it and not to fall into slavery?

Let’s try to find out. As usual, a fashion sentence is imposed twice a year when the world leaders of the beauty industry offer us their collections for Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter. According to this, we are now at the beginning of a Fall-Winter season of 2013. The new trends and ideas just flew off the world’s catwalks. Each collection represents a complete stylish appearance, which includes such components as clothing, accessories, makeup and hair. Let’s take a closer look at the hair part. Analyzing new collections, created by professional brands for hair stylists,and applying the new ideas within the real life settings, I would love to share some current trends for this season.

As we know, fashion develops in cycles. It demonstrates spiral movements throughout its entire history.  By reviving the styles of the past generations, we break them through the prism of the modern day concepts and, as a result, create something surprisingly new and blended with other styles.  Nowadays, eclecticism, a mixture of styles, runs the show. Sometimes I think that all these trends have been so many times stirred and mixed up,that it becomes impossible to get to the bottom of the original ideas. The styles of the previous century, 20–30s in particular, make a huge impact on today’s world of fashion. This period could be featured as a breakthrough in daily life of women. Short haircuts became popular as a symbol of emancipation and independence. This style is a favorite choice of contemporary, successful, and self-confident women.It involves the convenience and ease of care. A well done basic haircut introduces several styling suggestions for our everyday life and festive occasions.  Choosing this hairstyle speaks for itself: a woman who wears it, has a sense of style.

IMG_0123_Indisputable standard of this style is a bob haircut (bob). Let’s mention here that bob was a favorite hairstyle of Coco Chanel and Cleopatra. It is still a leading haircut in all its manifestations: bobwith gradient variation; layered-bob, performed with the help of cascading style, i.e.in layers starting from short strands to the long ones; and the straight bob with no layers, performed as a clean-cut line, in other words we call it classic bob. These haircuts symbolize fatal female sexuality. A discreet and laconic icon of a fiery and untamed inner strength. Popularity of bob haircuts is currently on the rise in Hollywood. We can see celebrities giving up their glamorous long curls for provocative boyish short haircuts: Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, and so it goes on.

Also very popular are pixie haircuts, as they radiate enormous charm. This is a short hairstyle with smooth contours, short on the sides and full at the back of the head. Just a couple examples of gracious wearing pixie would be Audrey Tautou and Twiggy. Short hair in the style of tomboy describes rough character of its owner. In front of us either a boyish girl with tousled long jagged bangs, or a tough business woman with slicked hair, nothing inferior to men. Bangs are the basic part of each haircut. Asymmetry always adds an impression of mystical flair to the basic look.

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Chic of the 20s increasingly pervades our modern life. Having conquered Hollywood, it has became a part of our everyday life. Retro girls find themselves popular at any party, attracting admiring glances not only with their dresses and jewelry, but also with hairstyles, that are a major component of the image. Soft S-shaped curls are currently on the rise. Stylists are getting much more work, recalling long-forgotten art of hairstyling waves. Retro style hair accessories, such as bandages, ribbons, turbans, jewelry with stones, flowers and feathers, once again acquire popularity.

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For those, who still do not dare to part with their long hair, there is also a suitable idea: as always, braids symbolize girlish beauty. Trend for the braids is returning into the light spot one more time, and we can see various types of braiding styles and techniques on the heads of fashionistas of all ages. Before, we had no idea about such a variety of options for this hairstyle: neat, messy, simple, delicate, multiple strands – imagination is boundless. Braiding became a separate branch in the art of hairdressing. The braid reigns in the full sense of this word in our everyday life as well as in elegant and festive cocktail and wedding hairstyles.

Well, those who are neither impressed by the small heads and the languor of the 20’s, nor by braided romanticism, can rejoice voluminous pinup hairstyles from the ’60s. They will add cheerfulness and frivolousness to your look.

The rebellious nature brought into fashion by punk hairstyles from the 90’s, featuring shaggy heads, piles and Mohawks. Punk style also adopts pigtails and braids, thin tight braids close to the scalp, which create the illusion of shaved temples. Nearly all Hollywood celebrities once in a while get caught red handed wearing punk hairstyles. This style is very suitable for those of you, who are not afraid to show off your sparkling personality.

Clearly, the hair clips are also in fashion now. Therefore, if you have no time or imagination, the hair gathered in a bunch or tight ponytail will look very stylish as well. At worst, you can just create the effect of wet hair. Modern fashion is very diverse and gives us the opportunity to be different, unpredictable, and sometimes even unrecognizable.

I’m sure you are getting inspired to try some of the ideas for yourself.
Feel free to experiment!
Caprice salon stylists will be glad to help you find your unique style.

And the next time I will guide you through the world of color and dyes. Be healthy and live your life to the fullest. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Truly Yours,
Marina Boukin.