“Rock ‘n’ Folk” – L’Oréal Professionnel’s F/W ’09 Collection (part 1)

It’s been quite a while since I last posted, and I don’t really blame it all on Typhoon Ondoy. Primarily, it was my unfamiliarity with how to write about global beauty trends that will be relevant to the Philippines, but I’ll try my best!

What I want to share with you today is about hair color collections. Every year, L’Oréal Professionnel comes out with two collections: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter (if you would like see everything that L’Oréal has come out with since 2006, check this facebook page here).

For this year’s F/W, the collection is entitled “Rock n’ Folk” which presents hair styles and colors inspired by famous (and infamous) music icons. For this post, I’ll focus on the Rock looks first.


“Billie”, “Amy” and “Debbie”



The first look is inspired by the controversial rock, soul, and R&B singer Amy Winehouse. Ever since Karl Lagerfeld made her his muse, fashion brands from all over began incorporating Amy’s style into their catalogues. The hair cut requires slight layering along the lengths to keep it light and lively.

To style, use mousse as your base styling product. Then place the the front sections and sides of the hair behind the ear. The big volume at the back has been back-combed and held in place with two pins. And finally, at the nape of the neck, let a few strands of hair flow free on your shoulders. Oh, and don’t forget the cat’s eye make-up.

For the color, go with Majirel 5.56 (light extra mahogany red brown) as your base, and then highlight it with Majirel 5.61 (extra irridiscent red light brown) and Majirel Mix Violet.


This color is ideal for hair with dark bases, but it can always be adapted by your hairdresser if you have lighter hair



The second look comes from the American guitarist and singer, Brian Setzer, who is an icon of the Rockabilly genre (think Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley). The cut is a exagerratedly short at the nape of the neck and the sides, but still thick and at the top. Stylishly mess it up and hold it in place with a strong hairspray.

For the color, use Majibrown 7.02 (lavender brown) as your base. You’ll then need to pre-lighten the parts you want highlighted until it is pale yellow, and then color those strands with Diacolor Richesse 8.13 (Ash Beige).


You can also change it up by going for a light base, and dark low-lights



Finally, the last look is inspired by Debbie Harry, or better known as “Blondie” the pop-rock singer in 1970. The hair is cut short at the nape of the neck to form a bob. Next, apply mousse as your styling base and use velcro rollers on the crown to achieve the volume. Finally the front section has been parted and traced to the side to create movement.

For the color, go with Majilift 12.3 (golden blonde) for the base and then highlight sections with Majirel 7.43 (extra copper mahogany blonde).


As this color is very light, it is more advisable on people with fair skin.

And there you have it! Three new looks you can go for if you want to try something new and be more daring! Play with your hair and have fun! Just make sure to communicate with your hairdresser really well first to make sure everything is done to your specifications. I’ll post part 2 within the week!

All photos are the copyright property of L’Oréal Professionnel


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