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Lives of Style’s Monday with Michael ™ ©2018, 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 his secrets on helping hair grow and getting your hair to become shiny, healthy and luminescent.

Lives of Style: What is the trend for hot winter hair color?

Michael: Most people are misguided into thinking that you should go darker in the winter. There’s nothing worse than looking darker in gloomy weather. We are doing thinner, more natural highlights that are brighter—not so summery, but with enough brightness to keep people upbeat and happy. We need more “happy hair” in the winter.

Lives of Style: A lot of women want to change their hair color and tend to want to do that in the winter months. How do you work with your clients?

Michael: Bring them up to blonde. When I meet with my clients who want to go blonde I will talk with them and create a blonde that suits their coloring, lifestyle and vision. I ask them, “How often do you want to touch up your hair? Do you want highlights or base color and highlights.”

Lives of Style: What do you look at when creating a color?

Michael: I can tell what hair is going to do–if you lift the color it will be warm, and I know how the hair is going to react to coloring. I am known for creating a natural look so I pay attention to how much red is in hair or skin–or if the client has yellow hue to her skin, I might want to lift her a little, but keep her close to her natural color so it works with her whole persona. If a client wants to be blonde, my job is to make her the right blonde. It will be a different tone based on her coloring.

Lives of Style: How important is eye color?

Michael: I always go off eye color and choose the best hair color that will bring out the eyes.

Lives of Style: What else do you pay attention to?

Michael: I watch what people gravitate to regarding their clothing—colors–usually that’s right tone. My choice is what kind of blonde am I going to make for you. Sometimes we actually highlight before we do the base color–and that’s a great way to highlight and keep their hair color under control. It’s an old school technique I rarely do but it is perfect for certain clients to get a beautiful natural and complementary color.

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