Changing Seasons = Changes in Fashion & Hair

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As the rich jewel-toned fall collections come trickling into Neimans, Saks and Barneys, plan not only for your closet but for more importantly, yourself.  Some of us may change our foundation as our tans fade, what about our hair, the very thing that frames our faces?  While platinum blond highlights and beachy waves look great with crisp summer eyelets, revamp for fall with a sharp cut and some auburn lowlights to match this autumn’s color blocking trends.   Sassoon Salon follows this belief of keeping hair color fresh and seasonal because it issues out two collection of colors (one spring/summer and one fall/winter) to enhance each person’s whole look.  

The Fall/Winter 2011 collection is titled minimum.  Mark Hayes, Sassoon’s International Creative Director, was inspired by the collections of Jil Sander, Calvin Klein and artists like Bruce Nauman and Donald Judd.  The matte colors include a deep amethyst, serpent, sapphire and maroon.  Since the colors work in tandem with the cut, precise placement of each color accent is imperative to ensure perfect vibrancy and movement.  Worry not about making these avante-garde colors work-friendly, each colorist can adjust the collection to fit the needs of the client.

Fortunately for us San Franciscans, Dianne Degnan is the new Color Director of the Sassoon Salon in Union Square and comes from a blockbuster background.  Over 14 years ago, when she was at London College of Fashion, she started working at Sassoon in Glasgow and Covent as a Color Specialist.  Then in 2005, she jumped across the pond to become a Senior Color Instructor at the Los Angeles Academy, where she not only collaborated with the Sassoon Academy Creative Team in countless shows and developed new talent, but also built a star studded client list which includes Christina Aguilera and Katherine McPhee.

Now as the Director of Color, she not only will lead all the color education in San Francisco but also provide us San Franciscans with her expert services.  It’s hard to find a colorist to trust, especially if you’re going for a change (however small it may be) but with her extensive background of making blonds brunette or adding peach tones to platinum hair, Dianne will the best person to hold your hand and do your hair.  Her artistic eye and amazing range will be a perfect match to help those of us stuck in a style rut to really bring about something new.    

So as you pick up that new Givenchy panther top, remember, it’s about the whole package.  Imagine how amazing some aubergine highlights would look with that dress.

Dianne Degnan – Color Director
Sasoon Salon
359 Sutter Street

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