"We're not really changing the natural color," her longtime colorist Michael Canalé told E! News. "We're making a color that's suitable to go along with that color."
Jennifer Aniston's color is a result of the Color Correcting Technique, which the beauty pro launched in 2000. The process includes highlighting and blending the hair in multiple phases in the same sitting. "We actually highlighted it, then we went back and blended the highlights into her hair. We dried it, then went back [to highlight] it again. So, we went from a medium brown to a light golden brown, then into a sun-kissed dark blonde," he explained.
Although many people would like to emulate Jennifer's look, Canalé warns that you have to figure out what looks best on you. Skin tone, eye color and even your level of vivaciousness come into play. "[Hair color] is basically the biggest accessory you wear," he shared with us. His goal is to complement their features, so each look is going to be inherently unique.
Normally, "finding good light" refers to taking selfies, but the colorist has a different perspective. When clients come in the Malibu-based Canalé salon, he asks them a range of questions to achieve the best look for them. This includes their goals and place of work. "You have to find the right color for them, even if they're working in fluorescent light 90 percent of the day," he said. Why does the lighting of the office matter? "Their hair can look green while they're at work."
As we transition from summer into fall, changing your hair color may be on the horizons. Canalé recommends a gloss: "Say we want pull the hair back a couple of shades, we'd use a gloss to do it," he told us. "[Glosses] actually act as a sun protectant because they deflect the sun." If you got too much sun during summer '17, the pro suggests a golden gloss to freshen your color and add some light to dull tresses.
Canalé spent years looking for a hair vitamin line. The pro stated that "nourishing the follicle and feeding the root of the hair" are necessary for healthy locks. So he partnered with Dr. David Silver, president and COO of Targeted Medical Pharma, to create products fortified by topical hair vitamins, so your hair can be healthy, whether it's color-treated or not.
There are two reasons Canalé add antioxidants to his products: They fight off the environmental strain of sun and air and amp up hair color. With antioxidants, the stylist promised that your hair will stop oxidation (read: chemical changes to the hair while you're simply out-and-about). This is especially important if your hair has been exposed to chemicals (i.e. hair color). Plus, "it actually has a brightening effect to the hair." It's a win-win.