I am literally worried about writing this piece on my hair color by Barbara Farnworth of Martinez-Samuel Salon because I think I discovered the best colorist in town and I am feeling guilty about all my close friend colorists whom I have worshipped for so many years. So, not to discount any of their work, but Barbara got it right. And by right, I mean NAILED IT. Perfectly. Beyond my wildest blonde, sun kissed dreams. The color I imagine in my head but have never gotten. Ok, yes, I have had my loving Dani Hernandez get it this good. However, Barbara got this without me saying more than a few words. SHE. JUST. GOT. IT. And I am done for life. I will no longer personally review any colorists and only send my amazing assistant editors, because Babs in my woman from now on. Period.
She dealt with my horrible grey roots and overall orange color in one swoop. Shampooed. Highlighted – painted – no foils – some sexy chunks of blonde around the front (EXACTLY HOW I IMAGINED IT – natural, sun kissed, not perfectly woven foils which I hate) – threw a gloss on it – washed – and behold. Smitten.
Hailing originally from the UK, Barbara brings almost 20 years of experience in the world of hair color. Prior to working at Jeffrey-Kara Salon, Barbara’s bespoke approach to hair coloring caught the eye of Chris McMillian, hairstylist to Jennifer Aniston, Sarah-Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams, where her popular and original approach to hair coloring created an impressive demand for service. Later, Barbara enjoyed a tenure as the head colorist at Jonathan Antin’s Salon in Beverly Hills, famous for its Bravo TV show Blow Out and celebrity clientele roster including Madonna, Kate Bosworth and Alicia Silverstone. Barbara established herself as the go-to colorist for network television, working abundantly with MTV and Bravo.
Over the years Barbara has perfected the French technique Balyage, and an elite capability of crafting beautiful and flattering hair color for all hair types, blonde transformations being her most popular request. Barbara is the perfect colorist for southern California sun kissed hair.