When it comes to celebrities with enviable hair, Hailey Baldwin most definitely tops the list. And thanks to her talented colorist Ryan Pearl, the model is able to maintain an array of stunning hues. “Her blonde varies,” the Florida-based stylist exclusively tells Life & Style.
“Sometimes, she likes more of a light baby blonde in the summer, and winter, it’s more of a sandy blonde,” Ryan continues. “But keeping the lighter ends for dimension.”
When Hailey, 23, attends a high-profile event, however, she’s been known to take her color to the next level … with Ryan’s help, of course! “I mean, we’ve done pink numerous times for the Met Gala,” he recalls and adds that her look for “China: Through the Looking Glass” was definitely her boldest to date.
“I would say the first time I did her hair, in 2015, she went dark brown for the Met Gala. That was probably the biggest change we’ve done,” says Ryan. Naturally, making such a drastic change to your hair color can be intimidating, but Ryan insists there are ways to calm your nerves.
“Trust your colorist! It’s great to throw out ideas to him/her about what you don’t want,” he suggests. “A lot of my clients let me have free reign with their color, and [their hair] usually comes out better than someone who is in the chair trying to micromanage my work. Remember, you don’t tell the mechanic how to fix your car.”
Once your transformation is complete, it’s time to maintain! That said, with so many products out there, it can be difficult to know which are worth your time … and money. “I live by the Hush & Hush DeeplyRooted supplements. They work wonders at adding strength, shine and helping hair to grow,” Ryan assures.
“Also, use good shampoos and conditioners —Redken’s are my favorite — and try not to shampoo your hair more than three times per week,” he advises. “In between color visits, get a gloss, which will help extend the life of your color, add shine and leave your hair in a good state. Think of a gloss like a top coat for the hair. Redken ShadesEQ has a huge variety of glosses and glazes.”
As far as following a hair color “trend,” Ryan prefers “consistency” to what’s popular. “I like to do what’s best for a client’s skin tone and eye color, and maybe, as the seasons change, tone the color to something that’s more suiting for the season,” he expresses.
Needless to say, we will definitely be citing Ryan’s advice the next time we head to the hair salon!