William Jean-Simon helped introduce the world to the surfer-girl inspired California blonde look and the concept of “baby blonde.” William’s sophisticated color palette ranges from strawberry blonde, caramel and honey, to darker hues. In his early days in Paris at Claude Maxime Rive Gauche, he began experimenting with different color techniques, which landed him a job at the Jacques Dessange International, where he created each season’s color trends with clients like Jacqueline Picasso, Monica Belluci, Juliette Binoche and Eva Herzigova. After relocating to New York, he spent ten years as a Designer Colorist at Frederic Fekkai and worked with clients like Heidi Klum, Sting and Trudy Styler. In 2009 he took up residence at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger and then became the Creative Color Director of Red Door Spa Elizabeth Arden. William Jean-Simon’s technique today is an artful combination of balayage, unique sponge painting, and specific highlighting methods, which uses tissue for meticulous color. He also uses a paintbrush for its light and even distribution of color to create the softest and most natural highlights.