Makeover: Analyze this! A style shift that balances, brightens hair colour

Jenine Waddington was ready to add some spark to her thick, wavy hair

Jenine Waddington, a 59-year-old analyst, before and after her makeover. Nadia Albano

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Jenine Waddington, 59, is an analyst and was ready to make a style shift and add a bit of spark to her drab hair.

Jenine has thick and wavy hair that is naturally dark charcoal and silver colour. While she likes her natural colour, one side of her hair is darker than the other and I wanted to balance that out. To enhance and brighten her colour up, I strategically placed platinum-foil highlights throughout her hair. I then refined her colour using a demi-permanent and ammonia-free toner in a custom silver blend.

I cleansed her hair with Oribe – Silverati Shampoo and Conditioner to illuminate and revitalize her silver hair. I misted her hair with Oribe – Run-Through Detangling Spray, then cut it into an angular, textured bob. I incorporated layers for added lift and movement, and added a soft side-sweeping fringe.

Before styling, I applied KMS – Styling Foam through her hair for lasting style support and then I blow dried her hair using a paddle brush. I switched to a round brush to add volume at the crown and to create a soft side-sweeping fringe. To finish the look, I used KMS – Hair Stay Flexible Hold Hairspray.

Makeup:

To show Jenine how to create a flawless day look in five minutes, I started by blending on a green corrective primer to minimize some redness in her skin. I followed by evening out her complexion using a sheer liquid foundation and a beauty blender, then contoured her face using bronzing powder. On her eyelid I blended on a cream eye-shadow stick in a charcoal-grey, then curled her lashes and coated them with black mascara. I filled in her eyebrows, added a hint of blush on the apples of her cheeks and applied a sheer lip tint on her lips in a berry tone.

Makeup Used:

Primer:Make Up For Ever Step 1 Corrective Primer in Green.

Even out complexion:MAC Face and Body Foundation.

Concealer:Make Up For Ever HD Concealer.

Eye:Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in “Smoke.”

Brows:Benefit Micro Pen in Dark Brown.

Bronzer:NARS Laguna Bronzer.

Blush:Tarte Amazonion Clay Blush in “Tipsy” with MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in “Soft and Gentle.”

Lip:Dior Lip Glow in “Berry.”

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