Salon Ziba’s upstairs floor, a beautiful and tranquil space, is a destination for beauty insiders to receive flawlessly-executed haircuts, color, braiding, updos and hair extensions. Francois Fortin, Education Director at the salon, has teamed up with colorist Colin Christopher to create a fresh, updated take on the iconic bob, the Soft-Bob – a modern, breezy look for Spring and Summer 2015.
“It looks and feels as breezy and light as summer itself,” explained Fortin, “and combines styling versatility, texture, volume, and sensual movement.” This is the ideal style for the warm weather months – an easy and breezy cut that is no fuss.
The Ray of Sun Balayage technique perfected by colorist Christopher is a “natural-looking, buttery pastel blonde…especially right this summer.” He created the technique to accent a wide range of bobs and lobs, and was inspired by the soft textural accents that Francois cut into the Soft-Bob.
To create the look, Christopher takes large, triangular sections of hair, then paints highlights of corresponding lightener on each one.
He prefers to lift no more than one and a half levels and the technique works to create a full range of blonde, red and brunette highlights. The shimmering look is designed to blend more naturally as it grows out, takes less time to do than traditional full-balayage techniques and can be quickly created during a client’s lunch break.