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Breaking the Rules

Two-time NAHA winner and maverick colorist Adriana Balea sweeps the coveted NAHA 20 Colorist of the Year award.

There’s no doubt about it: Adriana Balea, full-service stylist for Francesca Salon & Spa in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has been on a roll since 2006 when she walked away as the winner of both the Canadian Contessa 17 Makeover Colourist and North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 17 Colorist of the Year awards. Taking

Pop Glam

Pop Glam

Channeling London's plastic-like. over-the-top looks of the '80s. Paul Mitchell editorial director and former Brit bird Lucie Doughty flashes her brights with her colorful new collection. Pop Glam.

"I really went crazy with my paint box this time around." Doughty grins. "I used so many different colors that traditionally wouldn't be placed next to each other. yet they fit together beautifully when taken into context of the entire collection: neo-mod glam." As for the sunglasses. Doughty gushes. "I love the reflection they produce for the camera.

Headin’ Uptown

Headin’ Uptown

Celeb colorist and fashion runway stylist Ricardo Rojas dishes on his color makeover for the stunning Christie Brinkley.

The ultimate Uptown Girl, Christie Brinkley, recently regilded her golden locks courtesy of Ricardo Rojas, owner of the Ricardo Rojas Hair Studio in NYC. For the color reinvention, Rojas—who’s renowned for his work on the Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace runways—closed down his Manhattan digs for the day to keep celeb-seeking gawkers at bay.

A View From the Shop

A View From the Shop

Beauty pros paint the praises of open color dispensaries.

It’s common knowledge that having a public color dispensary is an industry- wide phenomenon. But now, with a few years of history under its belt, this tell-all marvel is morphing into a marketing tool that goes far beyond just spotlighting the mixology prowess of colorists.

Platinum Color Holders

Platinum Color Holders

Nixing gold for platinum, the fashion world’s most brazen beauties lighten up.

Reaching for the bleach seems to be a model's spring/summer 2010 catwalk right of passage. Even established lookers Raquel Zimmermann (who heralded the trend), Jessica Stam and Vlada Roslyakova took their strands to a paler shade of blonde. But it's newbies Dree Hemingway and Ginta Lapina whose iced haircolor got them noticed?

Lifestyle Coloring

Lifestyle Coloring

David Stanko, a classic NYC Midtown mover, shares the rewards of catering to more than just like-minded color clientele.

“Have I got an earful for you,” gushes David Stanko, in response to our query about his new education platform and DVD, Lifestyle Coloring.

Double Vision

Double Vision

The Colorist celebrates classic and offbeat beauty.

While selecting models with John Simpson and Dimitrios Tsioumas, we were willingly inserted into the controversy surrounding reed-like beauty versus the new "real woman" phenom. Tsioumas, who stands in the classic camp, adores statuesque, thin-as-a-rail models, while Simpson is passionate about finding beauty in the everyday woman.

Satin Graduation

TIGI European creative technical director Sarah Brookes and European creative director Nick Irwin create a club-hopping vision for The Colorist's cover image and inside technical.

No roller disco for this Brit darling. Evoking visions of a laser-covered dance floor filled with the creme de la club-goers throwing some shapes. Sarah Brookes' and Nick Irwin's Satin Graduation embraces London trendoids whose club-cracking wardrobes and eclectic hair designs serve as their entrees into the hautest hot spots.