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Katy Perry Hairstylist and Joico Ambassador Rick Henry Discusses Katy’s New Looks

Celebrity Hair Stylist Rick Henry
Written by Jane Emery

Katy Perry’s recent hair colors have become an iconic staple for fans. Perry and celebrity hairstylist and Joico ambassador Rick Henry have had a long lasting styling relationship for many years. He created her flawless looks for the 2018 Oscars and 2018 Met Gala and has been her hairstylist and colorist for her world concert tour, “Witness: The Tour” and for the new season of American Idol, which he’s created some of her boldest colors yet, including pink, purple and green.

This past week at an intimate luncheon at Fig And Olive, Henry answered questions about styling and his recent work with Katy Perry throughout her color transformations, and shared some of the looks and how to’s, using Joico products to maintain Katy Perry’s flawless and fresh look.

Henry has been using Joico Color Butter and Joico Blonde Life products to debut Katy’s looks. He turned Katy platinum blonde and continued with taking her to her first color, pink, followed by blueberry crush, then green.

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You can see Katy’s new colors here via Rick Henry’s Instagram:

Katy Perry’s Platinum Pixie
For Katy Perry’s Platinum Pixie, Henry used Blonde Life Lightening Powder with LumiShine Color to transform Katy into this platinum blonde diva. Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment protected every vulnerable strand and bumped up the gleam beyond the pale.

Katy Perry’s Hello Kitty Pink
For Katy Perry’s Cherry Blossom Pink Using Joico Butter – Rick Henry’s Joico Color Butter application formula:

1/4 oz of Joico Color Butter Pink mixed with 2 oz of Joico Blonde Life Conditioner
(Tip: diluting with a healthy conditioner provides a softer or pastel color result.)
Apply to Clean wet hair – let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse.
For longer-lasting color, an in-salon color service using Joico Color Intensity Semi-Permanent Color shades can be used to accomplish this look.

Katy Perry’s Green
Katy Perry’s Blueberry Crush Using Joico Color Butter – Rick Henry’s Joico Color Butter application formula:

1/2 oz of Joico Color Butter Purple mixed with 2 oz of Joico K-PAK Intense Hydrator to dilute Color Butter to the perfect purple tone Henry and Katy Perry were looking for.
Apply to Clean wet hair – let it process for 10 minutes, then rinse, light shampoo and then style.
Henry recommends spraying Joico Body Shake or Hair Shake and lightly tousle with fingers, to achieve Katy’s perfectly-imperfect look.
For longer-lasting color, an in-salon color service using Joico Color Intensity Semi-Permanent Color shades can be used to accomplish this look.

Rick Henry, who graduated from the Videl Sassoon Academy in 1999, has never looked back. In the past 16 years, he has traveled with his celebrity clients around the world. Whether it’s a world premiere or red carpet, Henry’s work on clients include Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Rita Ora, and Brittany Snow and many others. Henry has joined forces with the industry-leading Nine Zero One Salon on Melrose, which has set many of today’s hair trends.

Rick Henry and Joico will also be bringing you all the new and fun Katy looks updates all year long via Instagram @RickHenryLA and @Joico

Joico has been leading the healthy-hair revolution since 1975. They utilize the latest innovations in hair care for maintaining beautiful, healthy hair for natural or dyed hair:

Blonde Life

Blonde Life, a luminous line of care and lightening products created specifically for hair that’s been bleached, double-processed, or lifted to new heights: gorgeous, shiny, healthy intentionallyblonde. Their Brightening Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque, and Powder Lightener—created with cutting-edge Arginine and an exotic blend Monoi and Tamanu oils–banish the challenges of brassiness, off-tones, fading, and damage that blondes face on a daily basis.

Products in the Blonde Life include Brightening Shampoo, Brightening Conditioner, Brightening Masque, Brightening Veil, Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil, Brilliant Tone Violet Foam Styler

Color Butters

Bump up the Blond: Color Butters is an instant way to fight the fade and add hot shades. This super-nourishing treatment deposits bold pops of vibrant color on pre-lightened hair — perfect for when you want to bump up your blonde (minus the commitment of full-on color; Butters refresh for up to 10 shampoos). They also melt beautifully into that delicious shade you paid dearly for at the salon, extending the life and intensity of your color service…and are the perfect pick for mixing and matching, or touching up dipped tips. Color Butters reduce breakage by 44% and instantly give you the strongest, glossiest, healthiest, most vibrant strands around. You’ll melt when you try them.

Colors: Pink, Purple, Green, Blue, Red, Titanium

Beach & Body Shake

Dry styling with texture has never been more popular and with their 2015 introduction of Hair Shake texturizing finisher, JOICO introduces a whole new approach to the category.  It’s all about transformative style that results in natural, touchable style, using hybrid technologies to uniquely combine elements that don’t usually co- exist. Original Hair Shake combines a liquid base, bentonite clay and rice powder to form a one-of-a-kind dry texturizing finisher that builds texture, thickness and grip in dry hair. Just shake it up, spray it on, and carve out your style.

BEACH: A tactile, fast-drying aerosol to achieve tousled waves for medium to thick hair.

For that natural, sexy-surf girl, beachy look you love! NEW Beach Shake texturizing finisher creates sumptuous separation, frizz-busting moisture and a satin finish with no drying salt or sticky sugars.  This unique hybrid combines coconut oil, bees wax, sunflower-seed oil and flexible resins for a beachy look and not a hint of parched, crunchy strands.

  • Quick-drying, natural satin finish
  • Coconut and Sunflower Seed Oils combine with Bee’s Wax for nourishing hydration and shine
  • Creates totally touchable hair with and undone look
  • Perfect for medium-to-thick hair types
  • Easy-to-spray application

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BODY: Fine, dry aerosol to achieve plush volume for fine to medium hair

Get touchable volume and hold with a plush, velvety finish! Build volume, thickness and plush density with Joico’s new Body Shake dry-texturizing finisher.  This third hybrid-product combines invisible aluminum starch with crystal-clear hold resins and dry conditioners that together build lush locks with a velvety matte finish and all-day volume.

  • Hair is plumped up with dramatic body and texture
  • Hair feels clean
  • Delivers soft, touchable hold with a velvety finish
  • Helps combat humidity, no matter what the weather
  • Absorbs oils so roots get a volumizing boost
  • Creates soft texture for messy, modern braids

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Jane Emery