Summer Hair Product Picks

Summer Hair Product Picks

An element that has a profound effect on hair health, appearance, and overall behavior is the weather. The winters cold, for example, doesn’t just make you feel cold, but it also has the tendency to create drier and duller results for your skin and hair. While it doesn’t have the drying effects of winter, the summer heat can be equally frustrating. During summer our hair tends to get oilier faster, can fall victim to humidity, and the sun can seriously damage your hair if you aren’t careful to protect it (a leave-in with SPF or a chic hat are a couple of ways to do this). The best way to go about ensuring that your hair is staying healthy and looking beautiful despite the weather is to be flexible with your hair routine. As a master hair colorist, one piece of advice that I always give my clients is to change up their hair routine with the season. During summer, you naturally want to go for products that are lighter, yet still pack the same dose of nutrient punch for the hair. Below is a list of some of my absolute favorites- the summer hair saviors- as I like to call them. Kérastase Discipline Fluidissime Anti-Frizz Hairspray: I am a huge fan of the Kérastase product line in general, especially this particular product. This is a thermal anti-frizz hairspray making it a great option for styling. It provides amazing control, yet doesn’t give you that sticky and stiff feel that comes along with many other brands of hairspray. It’s double the benefit because it protects your hair from the heat, and actually helps make it easier to blow-dry. Other benefits include mega-watt shine that lasts for up to 72 hours, and it is a strong product for a wide variety of hair types (fine, coarse, or even unmanageable). Sebastian Dry Clean Only Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoo is possibly one of the greatest gifts bestowed upon mankind- if you are a female with long hair, you know that I am not exaggerating. Most of my clients go through bottles very quickly and even faster in summer because the weather makes our hair susceptible to getting oily and our activity levels tend to be higher during the summer. There are so many to pick from, but Dry Clean Only is my absolute favorite because it completely shifts the appearance of hair from drab to a textured and voluminous all while cleansing the hair of impurities. I also love that it’s a spray formula because I find that this makes it easier to use and provides better results. Spray Dry Clean Only on each section of your roots, then make sure to...

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Master Colorist’s Fall Hair Color Trend Forecast Vol. Two

Master Colorist’s Fall Hair Color Trend Forecast Vol. Two

Happy Friday, beauties! I am so excited to announce that my article for Bullett Media was released last night! I’ve been dying to share it with all of you, so naturally, I was one happy lady this morning when I discovered that it was up. Check it out and leave any comments or questions in the comments section. Two days ago we officially crossed the threshold into full on autumn, so I am especially excited to be revealing the second Hot Hair Color Trend of the season: Buttery Blonde! Lets face it, blonde seems to be a permanently coveted hair color, but this seasons blonde shades are the sexiest yet. As a master hair colorist, I am accustomed to clients of all hair color and type wanting to go blonde, but being afraid of the final result. A little known fact among our community of master hair colorists is this: there is a shade of blonde for absolutely everybody. The key is to understand how to mix a hair color with various shades to compliment the undertones in the skin. Below are a few models that I turned into golden goddesses. As you can see, there is a huge difference in the complexion of the models and each is rocking the shade of blonde that compliments her distinct features. My model, Kelleen Chea (@kelleenchea) has a gorgeous, naturally tan complexion. In order to perfectly compliment the undertones in her skin, I created a hair color mixture that (while still beautifully blonde) is on the darker side with slight hints of caramel. This hair color mixture gives Kelleen a expressive, fresh new look. Liv (@liv_jaegaer) is the quintessential blonde bombshell. The undertones in her skin and her light eyes give her the complexion for the beach-y blonde locks. For fall, I created a hair color mixture that would create a warm glow around her face and bring out her beautiful blue eyes. I was one of the master colorists who had the pleasure of getting creative with Nioxin color for the Sebastian What Next Awards. I created Buttery Blonde hair color looks for both of my gorgeous models. As you may have noticed, the shades for them are very different from the hair color shades for  Kelleen and Liv, yet they all exist within the blonde family. The hair color shades for the event were on the cooler side, and there is distinction between the shade for each model according to her complexion. On the first model (@dexrockwell) I mixed a rose-gold hair color shade, while the hair color shade on the second model (@misscharlotta) was the coolest and most platinum of all. I’d love to hear from you: Have you...

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