Unintentionally Cool Streaks
Current collective conscious is swirling around the concept of color streaks. Backstage this Fashion week, models were prepped with subtle color hints. Oscar de la Renta, Libertine, and Peter Som experimented with this look on the runway while Director Marissa Kaiser filmed model Soo Joo Park for Nowness with color patches created by colorist Aura Friedman. Aura also created the streaks for Peter Som’s show.
The Inside Source asked Aura (who’s worked on artists from M.I.A. to Lady Gaga) the best tip to master this look. “Pick a color you love, one that best suits you skin tone” says the pro colorist. “Try to make the look your own by choosing clever placement. The trend is more about having fun with color, and not necessarily always streaks. Color can be softly painted on the ends of your hair in gradient way from midshaft to ends. It can also be painted somewhere that would enhance the shape and texture of your haircut. It can also be placed close to your eyes to enhance the color of your eyes”. Aura freely ends her hair tip with the ultimate reason to play with color. “The idea of all this fun color is self expression so be creative and free… as Madonna says— Express Yourself”.
Don’t overthink and just be yourself. Peter Som’s locks were created by Wella Professionals. Their inspiration? A downtown girl who’s ”unintentionally cool”. The best part is, it’s close to impossible to mess it up.
(Photo: Peter Som courtesy of Glamour. Oscar de la Renta courtesy of LaylonBeauty)