Makeover: Some huge hair modifications for a busy skilled


Leanne Lapa is a 39-year-old critical counsellor, and a mother of two boys, who was ready for a big hair change. On the left is Lapa before her makeover by Nadia Albano, on the right is her after.


Nadia Albano gave 39-year-old mother of two, Leanne Lapa a makeover

Leanne Lapa is a 39-year-old critical counsellor, and a mother of two boys, who was ready for a big hair change.

Leanne has thick and course hair, which was previously highlighted. Her colour had faded and was feeling brassy and the length was too long and unmanageable. I wanted to provide her with a soft and easy to manage colour and applied a warm-chocolate brown permanent colour to her outgrowth. I added a demi-permanent, ammonia-free colour refinement to her mid-lengths and ends to refine and tone down her colour and create a colour melt.

I shampooed her hair using KMS Colour Moist Repair — Shampoo and Conditioner, to replenish moisture. I sectioned her hair into a central ventral parting and began cutting it into a diaconal forward shape. I incorporated soft and easy to manage layers for added movement and body.

Before styling, I applied Oribe — Supershine Moisturizing Cream, as a leave-in conditioner to tame frizz and for heat protection. I then sprayed on Oribe — Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray for added heat protection and to speed up the blow drying time. Once dry, I curled her hair with a large barrel curling iron and finished with KMS Hair Stay — Working Spray.


Leanne has beautiful hazel-green eyes and to enhance the colour, we used shades of rust-brown and golden eyeshadows. We opted for this pretty smoky shadow effect to define her eyes and then evened out her complexion using a tinted moisturizer. We added bronzer and pink blush to warm up her skin, then filled in her eyebrows to frame her eyes. On her lips I opted for a matte rose-pink lip and finished off her look by adding a glow to her skin with skin illuminating powder.

Makeup Must-haves for this look:

Even out the complexion with Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix BB Cream in Light

Concealer to brighten the eyes: Covergirl Outlast Concealer in 810

Bronzer: Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess.

Eyeshadow: MAC Pro Paint Pot in Groundwork with MAC Saddle Eyeshadow

Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Pencil in M60 Dark Brown

Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous

Blush: MAC Peony Petal with MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

Lip colour: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina


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