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Success E s t he t i que MANE MASTER The British royal family turns to him for all things coiffure. Sean Donaldson is not just a maestro when it comes to tresses — he has the esthetic eye of a surgeon. This blithesome Scot considers hair the ornamentation you never take off — it’s your essence and part of your personality. So mastering your mane is a must. I N T E RV I E W BY F R A N CE S C A C R UZ BASIC APPROACH First and foremost: “Your stylist should look at the following things: Your body type, height, face shape, neck length, shoulders and hair texture.” Why it’s necessary: “This is how a professional can determine the hairstyle that will best suit you based on your particular features.” The outcome: “Your hair will embellish your individual beauty.” ALSO ADDRESS… Next: “What is your skin tone and color? This determines the appropriate hair color to apply to make your skin luminous, and your eye color pop.” Basic considerations: “What’s most important, most paramount when deciding on your image is the hair cut and color” Drum roll, please: “The right color and cut can make you appear more youthful, and how you feel about your hair affects your self-esteem.” FACE SHAPE Third step: “Study your face and opt for a professional that understands what haircut and styles go best with the shape of your face.” Examples? “Bangs are very much in, but a rounder face needs a more delicate approach to bangs; with a square face, you’d do soft round bangs from a side-part down until it hits the jawline. With a long face, straight bangs with rounded edges work best — think Heidi Klum.” Listen up: “The wrong bangs can add volume to a face that might need just the opposite.” CREATE THE IMAGE Final step: “Consider your lifestyle and personality, discuss this with your stylist and bring a few examples of what you like to better grasp the idea of what you need and desire.” This is one of the most important considerations: “Your lifestyle determines how much time you have to spend on your hair and what is best for the life you’re living.” Sweet serenity: “Once you achieve the look and image you want, this will naturally spill into how you carry yourself…and how you feel about yourself sparks self-esteem. Hair is smoke and mirrors. Ask yourself: What do you need to emphasize and what do you need to conceal? Arm yourself with knowledge and leave the rest of it up to a good stylist.” 30