Tips on How to Get the Perfect Hair Color from Celebrity Colorist Michael Canale

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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2015, provides expert advice on hair color, styling, care and conditioning—for a more beautiful YOU.

Our Lives of Style Authority: Master Colorist to the Stars: Michael Canale–in the business for over 30 years, is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after colorists, Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colorist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Canale shares tips to get the color you want.

Lives of Style: If someone hasn’t gone to a professional colorist before and their hair is brassy so they are ready to what should they say to their colorist so it doesn’t become a coloring disaster?

Michael: I’m glad that you’re taking the leap to get the color that you want. Be specific with your colorist. If you don’t like warm tones, tell your colorist you don’t want any red in your color. People confuse warmth with caramel, when caramel is actually gold.

Working with your natural base color always delivers the most natural results. Using a color mixture your colorist should connect your summer shade with highlights in the darker root area for a natural blend. And top with a gloss to add dimension and depth.

Lives of Style: How much lighter can you go from your natural color?

Michael: Keep your highlights within one or two shades of your natural color. If you go over two shades, you’ll produce a flawed result that will shift in the days after your treatment, and you’ll lose control of the final product.

Lives of Style: How much does skin tone play into the color?

Michael: Skin tone is important but anything you can do to draw the eye color into the hair is most attractive. Also, many women use foundations that don’t actually match their skin color so I always make sure that the hair color is going to bring out my client’s eyes.

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