Beach Hair, Don’t Care!

Beach Hair, Don’t Care!

I can’t believe that summer 2016 is upon us! This year is flying by so quickly, but I can’t complain because my favorite season is officially a few short weeks away. Whatever your travel plans may be this year, I hope you spend a significant amount of time relaxing at the beach. Not only is it beautiful, but being out in nature (especially by the ocean) is a soul-gratifying experience; Dig your feet into the sand, close your eyes and simply listen to the waves, and you will automatically understand what I mean. There is, however, one inevitable downfall of vacationing by the ocean and in tropical climates: it wreaks havoc on your hair. As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I have been traveling back and forth to Hawaii for work, and it has given me the opportunity to truly figure out what to do to keep my hair looking picture-ready in tropical weather. Below are my top three tips for how to keep hair looking picture-perfect as you spend your day having fun in the sun: Embrace nature: Lets be honest, no matter what you do, your immaculate blow dry is not going to look so immaculate after a beach day. The air and the wind give you that messy, tousled effect, and as far as I am concerned, the best thing to do is go with the flow- embrace it! Instead of trying to beat the inevitable, use a product that will enhance what is naturally happening. One of my absolute favorite hair products for tropical weather is Bumble and Bumble’s Invisible Oil. This lightweight oils helps detangle and de-frizz beach hair as well as protecting it from sun damage. Braid your hair: Braids are definitely having a moment right now- you don’t have to look any further than Pinterest to see that they are all the rage. I love them because there is a variety of types you can do and it’s a pulled together hairstyle that has longevity. Braids and the beach is like champagne and strawberries- a perfect combination! Loose braids are always better because tight braids pull and damage the hair. I recommend using the Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil when you put the braid in so that when you brush it out you will be left with gorgeous waves (think of it as two hairstyles in one). Wear a hat:¬†Perhaps the most basic solution of all is to take a chic hat with you wherever you go! Wide brim, cap, fedora- no matter what your style, a hat is a great way to solve your beach hair dilemma. As a bonus, a hat is also the ultimate way...

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Three Tips for Instantly Healthy Hair Using Hair Color

Three Tips for Instantly Healthy Hair Using Hair Color

Last week was the conclusion of my blog series, Master Colorist’s Fall 2015 Hair Color Trend Forecast. This was a bittersweet event for me because I can talk about hair color trends all day, however, I am just as excited today to introduce a video series that I loved being a part of: AOL’s HAIRapy! I loved doing this series for a many reasons, but the fact that I got to give knowledge about hair care and use what I have learned in all my years as a Master Hair Colorist to help others takes the cake. There is nothing more satisfying than turning that chair around and witnessing a look of complete happiness on my clients face. In this episode, our lovely guest, Carole, is facing a problem that is all too common among women today: She simply does not have the means to touch up her hair color every six to eight weeks, so she resorts to doing her hair color herself. As a result, her hair is in a state of complete disarray. Carole certainly isn’t alone as this might just be the most common predicament hair colorist’s hear on the daily. The good news is that there are a few simple hair color tricks and hair care methods you can incorporate that will make your hair look healthier instantly and buy you time in between visits to the hair salon. Watch the video below then read my Three Tips for Instantly Healthier Hair Using Hair Color: It might seem counterintuitive, but a fresh hair color treatment (with a hair colorist who knows his/her stuff, of course) is actually a great solution. Adding color molecules to your hair gives hair structure and makes hair look healthier than it is. Keep it low maintenance by working with your natural hair color. If you know that it is going to be difficult for you to touch up your hair color due to schedule, finances, etc, you definitely want to stick to a color that works with your natural tones. This is great because it enhances what you already have and allows you to spend the time in between salon visits paying more attention to making your hair healthy rather than maintaining the hair color. Make sure to voice this to your hair colorist the minute you sit in the chair. Gloss treatments don’t just give hair shine, they actually improve the health of your hair. The gloss acts as an instant deep condition by return texture to your hair for instant moisture and silkiness. It also helps make hair more manageable so you’ll have to spend less time tampering with hot tools at home. Bonus: Intermittent gloss treatments...

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Emmy Awards Edition: Master Hair Colorist Picks for Stunning Red Carpet Hair

Emmy Awards Edition: Master Hair Colorist Picks for Stunning Red Carpet Hair

September 20th is Emmy Sunday! The Emmy Awards are definitely my favorite awards show of the season because I love good TV. For me, the best part of the entire extravaganza is the pre-show where stars saunter in looking absolutely stunning. As a master hair colorist my eyes are glued to their hair color and style. Each year, I have my top picks for which talented lady killed it on the red carpet, and on Monday I will be announcing my Top Three Emmy 2015 Hair Color + Style winners. However, since the entire city of LA is already buzzing with excitement, I figured I may as well get in the Emmy spirit now by doing a throwback to last years Emmy Awards. So, without further ado, here are my favorite Hair Color + Style winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards. My absolute favorite look of the 2014 Emmy Awards was Sarah Hyland. The Modern Family actress rocks the sun-kissed hair color so well. I love that Sarah is not afraid to have some fun with her hair style and she decided to wear it in a messy bun for such a glamourous event. There is nothing stiff, confined or generic about this effortlessly chic look. I can’t wait to see what she does for the 2015 Emmy Awards. Yet another Modern Family goddess comes in at second place. Sophia Vergara, albeit predictable, never fails to turn heads. You can’t help but love her for being¬†a woman who is not afraid to turn up the glamour to va-va-voom levels (reminiscent of one of the the sexiest silver-screen icons of all time- ironically also a Sophia- Sophia Loren). For Emmy 2014, she kept her locks looking silky, shiny and buoyant. Her hair color was the perfect shade of butterscotch-caramel! So, so gorgeous. No list would be complete without a blonde beauty in the mix. From the overwhelming number of gorgeous blondes (Taylor Schilling, Claire Danes, etc) at the 2014 Emmy Awards, my personal favorite was Robin Wright. I think Robin Wright is the epitome of elegance. I love the cool blonde tone of the hair color and how beautifully the sleek hair style looks with that killer suit. Can we just talk about that suit for a minute? This, ladies and gentlemen, is how to stand out in a sea of couture gowns! What were your favorite looks from last years Emmy Awards? Be sure to check back Monday for my list of Hair Style + Color winners from the Emmy Awards 2015!     Renee Taglia is Master Hair Colorist based in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your...

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