The Siren Song

Helen of Troy. Cleopatra. Aphrodite. Queen Elizabeth I. Emily Dickinson. All of these legendary and bold women had one physical trait in common:

They were redheads. 

My fascination and adoration of this "tawny" colored hair most likely began at birth. You see, my mom is a ginger, and her hair is thick, course, and resistent like most men and women with this recessive gene. I have memories of being young and running my fingers through it and wondering why her hair texture was so much more different than my own. And so began my life-long curiosity with these sirens.

Every time that I stumble across these rare clients, I am automatically enthralled. Ginger hair is naturally a fighter. It resists color in ways that dumbfound a lot of stylists in my industry. Red hair is a color that most people warn to be bad voodoo if tampered with, however I find myself constantly tempted to perform my own versions of small hair-seances and enhance them in a slight but profound way. A little goes a long way for these rare heads of hair, and the highlights on my client, Mackenna, below demonstrate that. 

 

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Mackenna stuns me with her natural look every time that I see her. I painted some balayaged highlights throughout her hair to give her some depth and contrast, and I also chopped her hair into this awesome bob. I'm obsessed with the "cool girl" look she encompasses with this style. I took these photos of her the day before Halloween, so I really wanted to visit a graveyard and photograph her there! We went to the oldest cemetery in Denver, where 67,000 people have been buried and had a spooky time exploring the gravesites. I dressed her in some sexy little frocks from my closet to create a contradictory image. For the second look, We walked down to the Platte River, because I wanted to capture the reflections of the fall colors. I found this crazy sweater at Goodwill and we decided to call this look the "Sexy Bill Cosby". We laughed and had such a fun time! 

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I hope everyone is having a lovely November week! Until next time!

-XOX BAM