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Taking time with Celebrity Hair Stylists Cherry Petenbrink and Mika Fowler

What happens when two of Beverly Hills most renowned celebrity hairstylists hit the NYC scene? I get one killer makeover and the opportunity to talk hair with two of the industry tops: Cherry Petenbrink and Mika Fowler.

{After a day with Cherry Petenbrink and Mika Fowler, I could be a hair model}

 Cherry Petenbrink, is a former salon owner turned celebrity stylist and color specialist– we’ve all seen her work on the big screen as the color consultant for the Hunger Games! Cherry also conducts regular workshops and trainings in the industry and is a member of the Joico’s elite Color Competency Team and Guest Artist for the brand.

Having dark hair sans grays, I’m challenged with limited color options. Cherry encouraged my pursuit of an Ombre (which will continue to trend through the fall/winter season) and introduced me to “Flash effects”, which offers a lightened effect that brightens the hair internally for a warmer softer look. Both are modern, with some edge while still managing to be polished and great for any age.

{With Cherry Petenbrink — Can you see my “Flash Effect”?}

What I appreciate about both color options is how well they compliment each other and require zero maintenance — they can grow out naturally without having to be redone, making them a very budget friendly option. Cherry’s trick when performing an Ombre or Flash Effect is to not work on a horizontal line (which just weighs hair down). Instead, Cherry works at a vertical