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Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

Introduction - Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

Sex And The City 2 Movie Poster Sex And The City 2 Movie Poster

If you ever wondered why hair color on actresses frolicking on the big screen looks so incredible, it's because movies call upon some of the best and brightest hair colorists in the world.

Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa is one of the best in the film industry when it comes to creating spectacular hair hues which light up the screen.


Barbosa was the color guru behind the spectacular hair hues on Sex and the City 2 as well as on Moonrise Kingdom.   The colorist who dished on his magical movie color transformation on both movies only uses the very best hair color products like IT&LY HAIRFASHION  to create his magic.

IT&LY HAIRFASHION, N.A., Inc., is a professional only hair color product line from Milan, Italy.  The line is cruelty free.

The company proudly supplied Barbosa with their full line of hair colors to use on the set of Sex and the City 2, the iconic movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall as well as for Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward who portrays Suzy Bishop.

Kara Hayward as Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom Kara Hayward as Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom

According to Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa, "The It&ly HAIRFASHION hair color worked amazingly on both movie sets.  Under the bright lights, it produced a translucent and natural result which was amazing."

Barbosa noted "this is exactly what I needed to produce. The color was a huge success" on both movies "thanks to IT&LY HAIRFASHION.  I love the color so much that it is now a part of my own salon hair color line so I can give my clients the same fabulous results."

Moonrise Kingdom - Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

Frank believes “hair color played an important role in portraying Kara Hayward's" character, Suzy, for Moonrise Kingdom.  The movie director wanted Barbosa to create naturally-occurring summer sunny hair for Suzy that was rich with warm tones and golden highlights

In order to achieve the natural appearance of sun kissed hair, Barbosa first dyed the lead actress’ hair two shades lower using IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Aquarly Light Gold Blonde.  He used 20 volume developer at the roots and the higher lift 30 volume from the mid-shaft to ends.

Barbosa further lightened the ends by painting on Easily Blonde highlights.  This created the appearance of hair which had been “naturally weathered by the sun.”

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Kara Hayward With Hair Color Guru Frank Barbosa - Hair Colorist Kara Hayward With Hair Color Guru Frank Barbosa - Hair Colorist

During filming of Moonrise Kingdom, Frank maintained Hayward’s hair with IT&LY Delyton demi-permanent hair coloring system.

After wrapping Moonrise Kingdom, celebrity hairstylist Frank Barbosa returned actress Kara Hayward’s hair to its natural hue using a mixture of Neutral Light Brown with Light Ash Brown on the mid-shaft to ends.  He left out some of the golden color wrapped in foil with IT&LY Pure Conditioner.

To establish an Ombré effect, he used Light Ash Brown on her root area.  Then he added a shade darker (4N) within the Delyton demi-permanent series after she processed for additional depth and shine.

Sex and the City 2 - Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

The hair color on SATC2 was amazing. Frank Barbosa's shared his Hair Color Tips for the SATC2 film which included:

1)  My favorite techniques for coloring for the big screen are to color in a 3 tier circular pattern.  I take very thin slices of 3 to 4 base colors in the same tonal range from either the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Colorly 20/20 or Aquarly color lines.  This made  for interesting movement and definition of the hair.  It's a time consuming technique, but the end result is amazing.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Hair Waves - SATC2 Sarah Jessica Parker - Hair Waves - SATC2

2)  I always seal hair with glazing shine like Pure Water Drops to give that Hollywood finished look. What we see in the results is healthy shiny beautiful hair.

3) It's so important to utilize a non sulfate shampoo like Purity Design's Pure Shampoo, or similar, to keep color regulated throughout filming.  It's also important to use an acid rinse to close the cuticles and keep color in the hair.

Otherwise it could oxidize out due to the elements of sun, swimming, and cleansing with hard or similar.

4) I also recommend a head scarf hat or sunscreen for your hair. There are many fashionable brands to pick from today.

Shipping Haircolor To Abu Dhabi

As the part of the movie's plot, Samantha Jones works her PR skills to get this fabulous four an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi. While preparing for the upcoming filming abroad, Frank Barbosa requested his supply of hair color (Colorly20/20) in which It&ly HAIRFASHION's Milan headquarters shipped directly to Morocco.

"Boy were people happy" to see the color arrive, "especially Kim Cattrall. We were having color parties. This color is amazing!"

Carrie's Hair Waves on SATC 2 How To - Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

Rene Furterer Fiorvanti Rene Furterer Fioravanti

Frank was the master behind Carrie's amazing waves on SATC2.  Listed below are the steps he took to create her amazing hairstyle:

1. Begin with a basic blow out, then spritz hair with René Furterer finishing spray instant hold to create a foundation.

2. Using a curling iron with a 1½-inch barrel, wrap hair around the iron without opening it then secure it under the clamp.

3. After unraveling the curl from the iron, pull the curl out by running your fingers through it. Repeat around entire head.

4.  Finish off the look with a few spritzes of René Furterer Fioravanti no rinse detangling spray to add shine.

Summary - Haircolor Guru Frank Barbosa

To learn more about Frank Barbosa's favorite haircolor line, visit for further information.  The multi-talented haircolor guru has worked on a long list of movies besides SATC2 and Moonrise Kingdom.

He's also worked on Rachel Getting Married, Bride Wars and Wild About Harry, to name just a few.  Expect Frank Barbosa to weave his hair color magic many times more in the future.

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