BEEN FOLLOWING the Blue
Cactus Ultimate Makeover online
segments, hosted by Samantha
Hannah, you’ll recognize this gorgeous, glamorous woman
as the all-new Anna Peka, who went from wild to wow
in the recent Blue Cactus reality competitionand received
$8,000 worth of fabulous prizes from a collection of beautiful,
Kerri Cox tells how Blue Cactus transformed
The challenge. Anna’s face-shape is ‘trianglesquare’.
When she first came in to Blue Cactus, her cut highlighted her strong
chin. Her hair was frizzy, wild, and naturally curly. Anna liked
her natural curl, and the idea of hair having movement but her hair
had become ‘straggly’. Anna wanted to maintain her ability to have
curly hair, but wanted a more definite shape, and to be able to
wear her hair straight, too.
Anna’s colour was very yellowy looking.
She wanted to make it more seamless, while retaining a low level
Above Anna at the start of her session at Blue Cactus.
The cut. To keep the versatility Anna
wanted, I maintained the length of Anna’s hair through the front,
and slid into it so that her locks become more individual
when she chooses to wear her hair curly. This creates more movement
and Anna’s hair looks in much better condition. I then created a
large ‘undercut’ at the backthis removed the bulk so Anna’s
hair doesn’t sit out like big ledge at back. The undercut gives
Anna more of a contoured look, and the definite shape she was seeking.
The colour. A nice, rich coppery colour
was then chosen for Anna to bring out her natural skin tone. Alternating
panels of two different colours from the L’Oréal Professionnel
range were put through the front section. These colours helped improve
the look of the condition of Anna’s hair and added a lovely shine.
They also keep colour maintenance easy, and create a simple yet
stylish finish to Anna’s overall look.
The result. Wow! was Anna’s
response. Keri blow-waved Anna’s new hair into a straight style
so she could experience the versatility of her new cut. Anna’s beautiful
cheekbones immediately came out, and her jaw line was exposed to
remove the focus on her chin and highlight the natural beauty of
her whole face.
Samantha and Anna go shopping
The difference hair can make to an overall look is quite incredible,
but Anna’s makeover didn’t stop there. With our resident
style expert, Samantha Hannah, on hand, Anna proceeded to complete
her new gorgeous Blue Cactus look with clothes from Harry’s
beautiful clothing boutique, and Isabella Anselmi shoes from Overland
Footwear . Next, Anna was treated to a make-up session with
the exquisite Lizi Castro,
followed by a glamorous photo shoot with the one and only Victoria
To top it off, Anna received a year’s worth
of ongoing hair care from Blue Cactus, which includes gorgeous prouct
Professionnel, a fabulous gym membership from Exodus,
an exquisite dinner for two at the
White House Resturant, the latest in intelligent style with
a Lucire subscription and a wonderful night in an amazing
I was so delighted because I was due to see
my husband for the ﬁrst time in four months
Above Blue Cactus, inside Capital on the Quay, Wellington,
Capital on the Quay (1st Floor)
Telephone 64 4 499-9262