Congratulations! Michael Canale was named “Best Colorist” for Jennifer Aniston’s color in Elle’s August 2015 issue.
He won for Aniston’s iconic look–which was created by using his ansenal of techniques to create the perfect, natural, sun-kissed blonde.
Lives of Style: What did you do to get the award-winning look?
Michael: I did paper thin highlights where you remove the foil and “come up with bleach, so that the hair next to the highlight section gets a sun-kissed effect. I always lift the highlights to the perfect color before coming them up so that I don’t have to do corrective measures. And I used a light golden gloss.
Lives of Style: This is not something someone should try at home, correct?
Michael: This is a dangerous technique and I don’t suggest doing this at home or with someone who doesn’t understand the technique. You have to have specific textures and lifting aids that I work with. which have to be used properly and are customized with my techniques.