A “professional” blue. That was the challenge. Blue natural hair can be beautiful, but it’s not for the faint at heart and for those of us who walk the line of adventurous on the weekend and corporate during the week, it can be tricky to pull of. Many of us split our hair personalities during the week and can only do the fun stuff we want on the weekend (or on Tuesday when the club is going up…but we digress). We wanted to find a solution to that problem for the beautiful kinky curls Frankie rocks so effortlessly and we think we did just that with this deep aqua marine blue.
“I’m graduating soon and I want hair that is still professional. It can’t be too bright. I like bright colors but I’ll be working in an office environment so I need my hair to still be professional,” said Francesca (Frankie for short) as she sat down in the chair at Amena BelledeSoleil. We all looked at each other and smiled. We’d picked a blue for Frankie that was a touch risqu? for the office but still beautiful and subdued enough to still be on-trend for summer, office friendly and fit her personality. A future marketing and pr maven, we had some flexibility with her creative career, so we wanted to send her off into the world with colored natural hair that was just as fierce as she was.
Her beautiful smile and personality lit up the salon as soon as she walked in. “When you’re lifting kinky and tightly coiled hair, you always want to use the lowest possible developer that way it preserves as much of the integrity of the hair,” advises Amena. “It will take a little longer but it will get you there. Think of it like driving a smart car through brick wall versus driving a mac truck through a brick wall. Low and slow is always best. In Frankie’s case, her hair was in great shape but it was important to me to preserve her kinks and take care of her hair. The color is a deep aqua marine blue that’s a combination of Pravana Vivid’s blue and green. Frankie looks great in her new color and it fits her skin tone and personality. She’s really intelligent and her hair is beautiful and reflects her personality. ”
The Face: Frankie
The Hair: Amena BelledeSoleil
The Hair Color: Pravana
Producer: Nikia Phoenix
Photographer: Angel Jordan
Curls In Color runs through June 24 and is in collaboration with Hair Polish Natural Hair Studio in Los Angeles. The hair makeovers are sponsored by Pravana, a professional hair care brand and leader in creative color. The hair color used for each makeover is exclusively Pravana including ChromaSilk Cr?me and Vivids.