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SOMBRE: OMBRE’S MORE ELEGANT COUSIN

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Posted by 07.26.14

Sombré (subtle ombré) is now here, and being courted and wooed by everyone from salon hairstylists to celebrities.

A coloring technique that allows for a softer and more natural progression of color than the original trendsetter, sombré hair resembles more the natural color changes in a horse’s mane rather than the jolt of color in a parakeet feather. The end result is very pleasing on the eyes, and not jarring in a neon billboard kind of way.

George Papanikolas, Matrix Celebrity Stylist and Colorist, who has given the sombré look to Jenna Tatum and Minka Kelley, among others say that although sombré looks more natural it requires some serious maintenance because of the delicate

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MEET PATRICK MCIVOR — ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR MATRIX

Posted by 06.24.12

Artistic Director for Matrix, Patrick McIvor is one of the top hair colorists in the industry. Over the last 27 years, he has held such positions as Color Director, International Haircolor Educator, Salon Owner, and National Technical Training Manager for companies like Clairol, Wella, and Redken 5th Avenue NYC. McIvor focuses on revolutionary haircolor techniques that inspire hairdressers to achieve great color, but also strives to provide innovative salon-based ideas and techniques to help salon professionals transform their passion for beauty into professional success.

 www.facebook.com/patrickmcivor

Tell us a little bit about your background as a colorist—how did you choose th

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