Ask the Beauty Experts
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What’s the best way to protect my
professional color at home?
Stylist Jacky K. Simon: There are several
steps you can take. First, use the right products. This means quality shampoos, conditioners, etc., all designed to protect color-treated hair. Many even have sunscreens to
prevent fading hair color caused by the sun.
Also, wash your hair less. Most people can
get away with washing every other day – less
if your hair is on the dry side.
Deep condition more. I recommend clients
use one deep conditioner every three to five
shampoos. Use cooler water when you wash
your hair. Hot water opens up the hair follicles, which can make color fade faster.
Lastly, use less heat. Too much heat can
damage and dry out hair, and moisturized,
healthy hair holds your color better.
What new trends can we expect in
2015 with haircuts and color?
Stylist Kenny West: We are seeing a softer,
looser look in haircuts. Unlike in the past
where everything was straight and smooth,
we are now seeing softer waves, curls and
more overall texture to the hair. There are
also a lot of disconnected cuts seen on both
women and men.
Regarding color, we are seeing a trend toward more women asking for Balayage highlights. Though the technique has been around
in France since the 1970s, we can see the
look now on celebrities and models as well as
in all other professions. The women of today
are breaking free of foil highlights and opting
for a softer, cooler and more organic way
to add a sun-kissed look to their hair with
Balayage. I have many years of experience in
applying Balayage and my clients love it!
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