aska aura friedman rainbow hair color japan relief project marissa kaiser

Photo by Marissa Kaiser


Celebrity Colorist and Wella Brand Ambassador Aura Friedman is an industry innovator and particularly known for her adventurous use of color. With an artist's eye and an impeccable attention to detail Aura has quickly gained notoriety and prestige working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as fashion models and musicians. She is regularly called upon to care for the tresses of such superstars as Lady Gaga, MIA, Sky Ferreira, Niki Minaj, Sophie Dahl and Caroline Murphy... just to name a few. Her penchant for a highlighting technique using unnatural, unexpected pop color -- something she calls "hair flare" -- has made her famous. Thus, when recording artist Aska Matsumiya had an idea for rainbow highlights she knew precisely who to go to.

aska aura friedman rainbow hair color japan relief project marissa kaiser

Photo by Marissa Kaiser


However, Aska's choice wasn't simply a fashion statement but a charitable one. She created the Rainbow Project with Donielle Kaufman in light of the tragedy that has befallen Japan in order to raise charitable funds across the globe. By visiting the Rainbow Project site and making a donation, you may then upload your own photograph of a rainbow. Each photo will then become part of a unified rainbow, collaged together to form one harmonious piece representing cosmic solidarity. Donations made to The Rainbow Project will be allocated directly to Civic Force and Peace Winds Japan. Photographer Marissa Kaiser teamed up Aura and The Rainbow Project by donating her work to shoot for AOL Stylelist Network.

You can visit The Rainbow Project by going to this link: http://askamatsumiya.com/therainbowproject.html

or go to www.askamusic.com