Even though it doesn’t feel like spring is in the air, fashion and beauty carry on! This and next week we will have a look at some spring hair tips.
Dana Ionato, a colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown, specializes in blondes and provides some blonde trends and tips for spring.
Newest Spring Trend: Icy Blondes, Cool Blondes, with blue and purple undertones, staying away from gold. This process is more high maintenance, so ask your colorist the best way to achieve the look. The best way to get cool blonde is to double process your natural color and follow up with a few highlights afterward to soften any warmth that may come with the first time going lighter. After that, the maintenance should be simply bleach on scalp of your re-growth. The first appointment could take up to 4 hours if done right. Afterward, the re-touch will only take half of the time. The problem is getting out warmth. There is no good way to speed this up; you must be patient. Bring a good book, your iPad or maybe your tax receipts? It’s a good time to delete old emails or update your contacts list.
|Beauty icons: Alfred Hitchcock blondes such as Kim Novak in Vertigo. In the realm of icy blondes, Kim Novak is positively glacial. Also seen on Sienna Miller, January Jones and Debra-Lee Jackman. Kate Bosworth is a cool blonde. Her ultra-light blonde hue is beachy to the extreme.
Hair Products: To go along with shine and nourishment, try Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray. (Available at CVS) I spray this on dry and wet hair. It’s a detangler and a shine-giving agent without weighing down your hair. Amazing for your Turks and Caicos getaway. It’s also a great transition to summer. I love this product. Major shine!
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum penetrates hair for instant hydration and frizz control without weight or residue! Key benefits: a smoothing serum complex of active argan oil infused with Superfruit Indian Gooseberry revitalizes and brightens dry, distressed hair. Natural sunscreen locks out humidity and the damaging effects of heat and UV. The result is vibrant, supremely smooth, frizz-free style. I love this product. It has a natural sunscreen that will help keep your hair color fresh and then will bake into your locks as the temperature goes up.
Directions for the Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum
You can use it as an oil treatment, to smooth a blow dry or define your style.
Pump into palm. Use sparingly, a little goes a long way.
- Oil Treatment: Apply to damp hair to soften, revitalize and rejuvenate.
- Smooth Blow Dry: Apply to damp hair for supreme smoothing and frizz control.
- Define Style: Apply to dry hair to smooth frizz and define style.
I also like Clairol Shimmer Lites Shampoo. This product is a no BS, no fragrance shampoo you will like. It’s purple, which neutralizes warm tones to keep brunettes from having orange hair and to help blondes stay cool. It won’t stain your hands, either.
Trick for unruly hair: Stay within two shades of your natural color. The farther you go away form natural, when your hair is super frizzy, the light will reflect off the lighter pieces which in turn actually make your hair look super dry. Get a keratin treatment. I promise the pollutants you get from alcohol alone are more harmful than any chemical in one keratin treatment. It will save your life. It cuts blow dry time in half and never gets frizzy. I live by them.
Here are some newer and current faves of mine in hair products.
Aveda’s new Invati™ is an innovative system created to provide a solution for thinning hair and hair loss due to breakage. The line features 97% naturally-derived products. It includes the Exfoliating Shampoo, a gentle shampoo that cleanses, exfoliates and renews the scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. The Thickening Conditioner strengthens with arginine, an amino acid derived from sugar beets and soy protein, and organic kukui nut oil to add natural shine. The Scalp Revitalizer utilizes turmeric and ginseng to help energize and rehabilitate the scalp around the follicles when massaged in. (Available at aveda.com.)
Head & Shoulders’ new damage rescue collection works to relieve dry scalp and dandruff. It’s formulated with a blend of rich conditioners to help restore and maintain a healthy moisture barrier and improve hair and scalp health. (Available at drugstores.)
LUSH has an excellent line of hair products. One of their new ones is Blousey Shampoo. It’s a gentle, non-stripping shampoo for damaged, over-processed, colored, bleached and fragile hair. Another newbie, Happy Happy Joy Joy, is a new vegan conditioner also great for over-processed hair. It’s moisturizing yet light with the scent of rosewood and grapefruit oils. The Roots Hair Treatment is targeted for fine, thin hair. Peppermint and spearmint revitalize the scalp and extra virgin olive oil and honey soften and condition hair without weighing it down. As always, they’re anti-animal testing and cruelty free! (Available at lushusa.com.)
The new Colorsmash Hair Shadow is a temporary hair color in an easy-to-apply powder form. Just rub the color onto hair and seal with spray. Washes right out! Comes in colors such as Party Pink, Tango Mango and So Jaded. (Available at sephora.com.)
Monoi Oil, new from Carol’s Daughter, is a lightweight serum that counteracts and prevents damage caused by chemical straightening, color-treating, heat-styling and sun exposure. Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil help restore softness and reduce frizz. It’s free of silicones, alcohol and mineral oil. (Available at sephora.com.)