On behalf of color mega-brand Wella, Brenton Lee presented the 2016 Spring and Summer Color Trends, which is collectively titled “Molten Ecaille.” The hues in the Trend are described as a Molten Metal Palette and are inspired by the transformation of raw materials into precious objects. The trend focuses on natural colors – burnished bronze, rose gold, black pearl, rich copper, tortoise shell, and polished platinum.
“One of the most valuable parts of the class was learning how to strategize color placement on a client to create a dimensional look.” –Heather Simpson
Lee demonstrated how to design a dimensional look that incorporates the metal palette, and described his own color application process in detail.
“I really liked how he suggested focusing on your rhythm while you’re hair painting. He even talked about where to stand while applying the color.” –Nikki Galloni-Kepley
As the Wella Trend Vision National Gold Winner in 2014, and a finalist in both 2010 and 2011, Lee shared his experience as a competitor. He stressed the importance of a supportive team, a thoughtfully chosen model, and lots of practice. Using test swatches to see how different color formulas process helped him master the looks he used in competition.
“I loved experimenting with these innovative colors, and hearing his journey and what it takes to enter Wella Trend Vision is so motivating.” –Jenny Smith