Julie, 23, Future Architect
Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2011, Julie has been struggling to find a job in her desired field, settling for internships until she can land her dream gig. "I was rocking the same style that I had from 8th grade to freshman year of college, so it felt a bit immature. I'm a low-maintenance type of girl, so I tend to spend a minimal amount of time on my hair in the morning. I usually let it air dry, so I may come off as a little too casual. As a designer, you need to have opinions on how things look and work together. Sometimes I forget that this applies to my own appearance as well," she says.
"Julie’s long, black hair was better suited for a college student than an architect," said Eva. "We wanted her to look professional, but still have an edge that lent an air of creativity. I cut her hair in square layers using a razor. Razor cutting helps to open up a haircut, giving otherwise heavy hair a sense of lightness." Julie had never colored her hair before, so when Eva mentioned highlights, she admits she got a bit nervous. Fortunately, there was nothing to fear, as colorist Mira Herri used a soft honey tone that brought out the warmth in her skin and defined the lines of the cut. "The balayage highlighting technique that I used created beautiful, soft dimension and requires less maintenance. Perfect for the busy college grad building her career," says Herri.
Julie revealed that she doesn't usually wear makeup, so Palumbo's goal was to ease her into a routine without doing anything too complex or overwhelming. "I wanted Julie to be able to express her creativity through her makeup," says Palumbo. "I chose a bold lip color as her focal point – a strong gerber-daisy pink. Her look is current to today's makeup trends and conveys her involvement in the arts. The pink tones that I chose for her lip color help to balance the yellow undertones in her complexion."
"I think my new look exudes more of a statement and shows off more of my personality," says Julie. "It better reflects my career field and shows people that I am ready to fully transition out of college mode and into the working world. I feel more confident and inspired to dress to match my new hair and makeup. I think I look more put together and ready to interact with all types of clients."
Photographed by Erin Yamagata
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