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Fall Color Inspiration with Pintura Highlights

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 Why is it that when the weather cools down and the leaves start to turn, we suddenly crave change? It seems like almost everyone is switching up their look (including, of course, their hair).

To those of you who have decided to opt for a cut, I say congrats, and keep your scissors AWAY (I’ve been trying to grow my hair for like a decade). To those of you who are not ready to chop but want to change things up check out DevaCurl Pintura.

What’s Pintura you ask? A fancy way to color your curls. It literally means “to paint,” and with this technique colorists apply hues directly onto the hair without the use of foil. They “paint” this way because it allows more application freedom, as a result colorists are able to individually identify which curls catch the light the best, and highlight them to add more dimension to someone’s individual texture.  The technique was born at Devachan Salon nearly 20 years ago, and is exclusive to Deva stylists.

In layman’s terms: It’s a hair-coloring concept that makes your curls look pretty.

Want to learn more? You’re in luck. We’re sharing before and after pics from Devachan Salon colorists and Deva Certified colorists throughout the US. Each one showcases a different way to cure a summer color problem or inspire your next stunning shade.

 The Problem? Over Exposure to the Sun

“After exposure to the summer sun, highlights tend to be brassy,” says Rachael Urrico, Senior Colorist at Devachan in New York City. “To cool down your color, you want to bring back depth, so ask for highlights AND lowlights.”

The Problem? Fading Color

“If you have dark roots, old highlights tend to lose light and boldness as time goes on,” says Christin Brown, a Deva Certified Stylist in Santa Barbara, California. You can bring back the brightness with high-lift colors, “Then your colorist can add face-framing highlights to pump life back into your curls.”

The problem? Warm tones turn brassy

“My client Molly really loves warm tones,” says Hannah Smith a Deva Advanced Stylist in Saginaw, Michigan. “To avoid the brassy look I go for a bronze, metallic-beige tone. It grows out so naturally!”

 The problem? Growing out Summer Blonde

“Over-processed blonde can make curls look dry and lifeless,” says Christin. “Revive your curls with rich lowlights, a few new highlights, and a warm toner all over for a completely fresh fall look.”

Color Crush: Fall Hues

“Deep auburn and red tones are a fall favorite for me,” says Rachael. In darker hair, the hue can make color appear brighter and richer. “To add some extra pop, ask your colorist to add golden Pintura highlights throughout your hair.”

“Violets and coppers are also amazing fall colors,” says Ezmeralda Meco, colorist at Devachan LA. “If you’re transitioning from an all over red color, to get this look, ask for highlights, lowlights, and midlights.”

Color Crush: Warm Up Your Look

“If you’re looking to take your natural hair color to the next level ask for Full Pintura highlights,” says Christin. “Caramel and honey tones give maximum color dispersion to make curls pop.”

Warming up your color also adds visual definition, “To achieve this look ask for a rich auburn base color with golden Pintura tipped ends,” says Rachael.

If you’re thinking about coloring your curls, what shade is calling your name? Share with us in the comments below! And don’t forget—the DevaCurl Stylist Finder can help you find a local colorist!