Mom-to-be Hannah Jeter, who is expecting her first child with husband Derek Jeter, is making sure that her gorgeous sun-kissed locks remain flawless throughout her pregnancy. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model recently met up with Matrix SoColor Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas, her go to colorist, to touch up her covet worthy tresses.
“Balayage highlights are perfect for expecting moms. They don’t touch the scalp so you don’t have to worry about chemicals going into the blood stream,” Papanikolas noted. “By focusing on the face frame, natural part and ends, you can create a beautiful glow. Using the balayage technique creates a soft grow-out so maintenance can be spaced out several months too.”
Papanikolas, who has worked with Jeter for several red carpet events, as well as the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, created a look that conveniently looks great as it grows out – making it the perfect style for new moms who might not have the time for their regular salon appointments. “For Hannah specifically, I did my signature 2-step technique. I hand painted highlights framing the face and through the crown for blended, delicate color. Then I back combed large horizontal slices into V shapes to create the bold mid-shaft and ends,” he explained. “The combination creates a seamless color melt from soft highlights at the root to a stronger more bold highlight at the mid-lengths and ends. I use Matrix Light Master mixed with Matrix Bond Ultim8 Bond Protecting System, which I always use on my clients to keep the hair in ideal condition.”
Matrix’s new line is ideal for moms-to-be. “To safely maintain the color, I recommend using products from the new Matrix Biolage R.A.W. collection,” Papanikolas shared. “The products are 70-100 percent natural origin, and have no sulfates, silicones, parabens or artificial colorants.”