With playful color all the rage, I’m starting to get clients asking for a special Valentine’s Day “surprise.”

Got just the ticket: selected strands of brilliant red at the nape of the hair—perfect for brunettes, redheads, and blondes alike; and only visible if you want it to be. (Think: sexy updo.) This ooh-la-la technique is so much fun and takes literally moments to create. Here’s the formula:

·      Section hair at center nape and pre-lighten to golden, using Verolight Crème Developer.

·      After rinsing and shampooing, dry the hair and glaze with equal parts Beth Minardi Liquid Demi: 6CG and 4RR with 5 volume developer.

·      For added punch, lowlight the red strand with Joico Intensity Color…equal parts Pink and Red.

It’s such a mischievous-yet-romantic way to change things up for this heartfelt holiday, don’t you think? Sending you much love!