CELEBRATE WITH CHANGE
“I have always dreamed of getting [a fashion makeover],” said an excited Luz Mary Morales, who gladly accepted help in changing her look at the hands of our experts. “I am about to be 50 years old and I want to celebrate it with a new look.”
Morales confessed that she doesn’t dye her hair due to a balding and fears that the chemicals may worsen the problem. However, our expert considered it necessary to apply the chemical-free dye Color Touch by Wella in a dark brown tint, to help cover the roots, a process which he assures won’t cause additional hair loss. “When you’re losing your hair, everyone looks at your scalp and offers up different remedies as if you were asking for them, so instead I keep it tied up and tend not to experiment as much because I lose a lot of hair,” said Morales.
THE RIGHT CUT
According to our expert, who has worked with celebrity starlets such as Kate del Castillo and Maite Perroni, Morales’ hair was too long for someone who is experiencing balding issues. That’s why he opted to cut in diagonal layers, so as to add a more voluminous look. “Even if you believe you have very little hair, the point is to find a style adequate for your head of hair,” said the expert.
Presented with the balding problem of our model subject, Christo decides to add highlights to her hair by utilizing a chemical-free dye in place of a color remover, and only for 20 minutes. “The highlights create a beautiful lighting effect to her hair; which will also help to conceal her roots more as they grow out,” added the hair stylist.
TRICK OF THE TRADE
As her hair was set to dry, Christo pinned up some curls for added volume.
As for the makeup job, PeopleEnEspanol.com Fashion & Beauty Editor, Yoselín Acevedo, opted for a softer layer of products. “I use very little makeup. I don’t apply much to my eyes because of allergies to both eye shadow and eyeliner, but I do love the way I look with just a small touch of makeup,” said Morales with excitement.
THE KEY TO VOLUME
With the use of a fine toothed comb, our expert teased the top side of her hair to create more volume and the appearance that Morales has more hair in that area. “With this technique, the hair comes out looking much thicker and healthier,” assures Christo.
Christo proceeded to run his hands through her hair for added volume and applied a bit of Shaping Spray hairspray from his own brand, Curlisto, so that the style lasts longer.
To help conceal our model’s balding dilemma, Christo used the product Keratin Xfusion Hair Fibers, organic fibers made from a keratin protein base, which adds yet another layer of thickness and volume to her hairstyle. However, as our expert explains, “this is just a temporary solution to the balding problem, though it does aid in making your hair look fuller and truly spectacular.”
READY TO PARTY
“How do I feel? How am I going to feel? You’ve made my day, my year, my life,” answers a very grateful Morales when we asks how she likes her new look. “You have all made a miracle out of me. I am so happy.”