I just had a rockstar hair makeover courtesy of hair cut and color expert, Carla Ross, of Slash Salon in Santa Monica! Carla gave me a luxurious and great-smelling Cabella oil treatment about a week ago, so my hair was in tip-top shape and ready to receive the new color.
I told her I wanted highlights and I wanted to go a little lighter. She explained color theory – basically you can choose any hair color you want, but the tone should be the opposite of your skin tone (so you don’t look washed out). So, if I wanted a lighter shade, I needed to go for more beige-y colors and stay away from golds (because I have prominent yellow undertones in my skin).
She gave two wonderfully complimentary colors that we called “root beer float.” The colors are perfect with my skin tone – they bring out a nice pink in my cheeks and make my eyes look more green. The highlights really pop in the sun or under bright lights. I told her the end result looked “expensive.” She explained that no matter what products you use, if you choose the wrong tones for your face, your color will look cheap.
So, if you’re in the LA area and you want to look FAB for the New Year, give Carla a call. She uses only cruelty free products and she’s so much fun. You’ll love sitting in her chair – she’ll crack you up. And the time just flies by.
Carla’s salon doubles as an academy. She offer advanced hair stylist training for professional hairdressers who are ready to take their craft to the next level.
Santa Monica, CA 90401