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Hawaiian Goddess: Shay Mitchell

Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas creates "Hawaiian Goddess Highlights" on Shay Mitchell

"Pretty Little Liars" star Shay Mitchell is now flaunting a major haircolor change. The show may make dramatic waves and turns with its story lines around deep, dark secrets, but now that the show's off filming, this shining star is keeping it light with ultra-hot highlights.

Drawing inspiration from his locale in sunny Southern California, Joico Celebrity Colorist George Papanikolas looks to the beach lifestyle when dreaming up his sizzling hair looks. This season, the balmy shores of exotic Hawaii have captured his imagination, and he's dubbed his new highlighting technique for brunettes, "Hawaiian Goddess Highlights."

"Hawaiian Goddess Highlights" is a two-step process, reveals Papanikolas. Step one is to place hand-painted, balayage highlights around the face-just in the root area. Lift these highlights to a honey shade and remove. Then select a few chunky pieces throughout the head, backcomb the top and mid-lengths, and apply lightener to the ends. Comb the ends first to help diffuse the color.

There are two advantages to this technique. First, this color placement is flattering to brunettes because the root area remains dark. Second, retouches can be scheduled three or four months apart, which is kind to clients' budgets.

Joico's VeroLight Lightening Powder + 40-Volume Veroxide is the go-to formula for creating balayage and chunky highlights on brunette clients-it lifts hair evenly, safely and thoroughly, and VeroLight leaves strands in topnotch condition.

For additional hair health insurance, this star stylist always sends color clients home with Joico K-PAK RevitaLuxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment to protect, nourish and repair color-treated hair. "RevitaLuxe is a must for any client who decides to go lighter."

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