TIPS ON HOW TO ALWAYS KEEP A FRESH-LOOKING HAIRSTYLE THROUGH MAINTENANCE, A PERFECT HAIR COLOR, A NEW HAIRCUT, OR EVEN AN UP-DO!
When it’s time to cleanse your hair, choose a gentle, sulfate free product such as a shampoo and conditioner for the best maintenance. If you have frizzy or broken hairs, there’s a professional two-step Olaplex treatment that leaves hair smooth and frizz free. Opalex Bond Multiplier claims to “reconnect broken disulfide sulfer bonds in the hair”. The Olaplex #3 and #4 are sold for home use in between salon visits. Products containing charcoal are all the rage, as charcoal is a detoxifying powerhouse. It removes dirt, pollutants and stubborn build up. Choosing the right combination of products that won’t leave hair looking limp or “drenched” is essential. Gels can have a crunchy tendency, so it’s best to use mousse instead. For thicker textures of hair, opt for a leave- in conditioner. Soft oils can add a sheen to your hair and micro mist hair sprays leave styles looking more groomed.
THE WORLD OF COLOR
When it comes to hair color, your options are limitless. Sun-kissed Balayage remains the most requested technique because this natural “look” is maintained with relative ease. Traditional highlights, in most cases, oxidize due to the everyday elements, causing unwanted damage. Only your top professional salons can deliver a true Balayage. The latest trend for the younger generation is “color outside the lines”. This multi-color look is achieved using viral shades in various patterns. The most common complaints from people who color their hair are dryness or fade. We recommend Olaplex #1 Professional Salon product to be added into the hair color mixtures. Silver gray is a popular color and clients with naturally gray hair often ask, “Can I go totally gray without growing it out?” The answer is yes, but the procedure can be extensive the first time. Fun spray-in viral colors are a temporary option which is easier on the hair and can be removed by shampooing.
MORE NATURAL, LESS CHEMICALS
Professional hair stylists are observing a trend that is moving away from chemically straightened hair and blow out addiction. People are feeling more comfortable embracing their natural hair textures. Speak candidly with your stylist regarding your style preferences. Whether it’s a chic sleekness, modern glamour, or natural curls, the haircut is just as important as the hair color. For instance, center parts are very in style and make hair look neat! Another interesting change in trends is how hairstylists cuts hair. Now, hairstylists are cutting hair dry for a more precise vision of how the hair falls naturally. The dry cut is then followed by the shampoo and blow dry.
DO IT UP
Up-dos can be tricky! Clients take risks when wanting an up-do for their wedding or special occasion and often it will not be their best look. If you are determined to wear an up-do style for a formal or special engagement, have a trial run, allowing substantial time to revise or rethink it. Everyday up-dos should not be too smooth or perfect looking… think of the Duchess of Sussex. Crafty yoga knots are great and clean looking for working out. The Brigitte Bardot French twist, or half-up half-down is flattering and super sexy. Whether it’s color, cut, maintenance, or even an everyday up-do, your hair should be your foremost asset. Cut loose and make your hair a “mane” priority!
By JESSE BRIGGS YELLOW STRAWBERRY SALON