It is a tale as old as time: Opposites attract. In regards to hair, I have always had the theory that the women with the skin tone that can support one exteme perfectly can also wear the opposite just as well. I have always looked at the girls with platinum, iridescent blonde and envisioned how gorgeous they would appear with that shiney black hue and vis-versa. The funny thing about this is, that there is typically quite a long journey from one side of the spectrum to the other. So, something that can effortlessly be worn, can take a dramatically long time to accomplish.
When I first met Clarity over the summer, my first impression of her was that she most likely had been in a surf magazine or possibly lived somewhere tropical. She had hip-length beachy blonde hair and a glowy tan. You can imagine my surprise when she sat down and was fearless with her decision to go dark.
Opposites do attract. There is this worldly balance in nature and life, and if you carefully choose direct opposites on the scale, you will not offset that balance. When it comes to drastically changing color, it is best to take what works best for you and choose the opposite extreme that shares that same tonality and reflection.
For these photos, I shot Clarity in my very own studio apartment. This was the first time I have ever photographed a client indoors, so I had to experiment with light and angles. Clarity was freshly glossed before the shoot with dark golden color to up her shine, and I curled all of her hair back away from her face for a very consistent curl. She is wearing various items from my own drawers to portray this very comfortable/homey/sexy look.
See you all next week!