Jun 28, 2010

Summer Hair Color: Keep it Simple

It’s the best time right now to keeping your hair color protected and as simple as possible, it’s not the best time of the year to ask for or do bolder, brighter colors or creative highlights. In fact in the summer with blondes I might just work with one shade and let the sun do what it’s going to do anyway to the rest of the hair, but I never use more than two shades using a combination of fine and medium weaves particularly in the nape area and sides in the front hairline where the hair is more visible due to being worn up most of the time in the summer heat and humidity.














For the ever fading redheads I like to add a bit more brown in the formulations, this way prevents whatever fading is going to occur not appear as brassy as a red, copper do. And always seal it with a clear ((no color) gloss, creating a UV protection as well as shine. And as for the brunettes; the key here is adding a blue/violet in the formula and nothing warm even if the formula calls for some. Remembering that the environment plays havoc with hair color is why I feel keeping it simple is quintessentially the best possible way to having gorgeous summer hair without any worries for both hairdresser and consumer regarding fading, , bleaching out and dryness. So keep the more creative color placements and bolder shades for the fall when it’s the time to evaluate the entire hair and look.













23 comments:

  1. I love it "keep it simple"

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  2. summer really is not the time for any dramatic changes to your hair color, the fall is when all the fashions are rich in tones

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  3. summer is a time to let your hair color be and any fix ups should be done in the fall, great post!

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  4. great post and info as always ;)

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  5. you always make sense, and that little trick for the red,copper heads i love

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  6. people who want bolder or a dramatic change in the summer are nuts, I try to stir them away and tell them to wait for fall

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  7. love the information and tricks keep them coming HCC

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  8. great post and i totally agree on keeping hair color simple in the summer

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  9. fantastic info and insight, I was told I was going to like your blog, I LOVE IT!!

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  10. brilliant insight , and it's not so smart to change any hair color in the summer unless one is going lighter

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  11. I love this theory, and anything you have to say I'm buying xo

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  12. Fab post!, and unless people want to end up spending more money on getting their hair fixed after the summer well then we told you....

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  13. I love how you share your information
    thank you,,,,,

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  14. your post makes so much sense, i will try some of your tricks thx

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  15. Great post, with lots of useful info. xo

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  16. it's so great to have blogs like this and learn new way's of looking at hair color, get tips!

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  17. very important info that young hairdressers should be reading, keep them coming

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  18. I agree 100% on keeping hair colour simple in the summer, come the end of the season is when the hard work begins in the repairing process

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  19. keeping it simple is the key for summer hair, even with haircuts, women love their hair up anyway

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  20. as always a great source of information and insight, i fully agree with your summer philosophy xo

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  21. love it!always great information on this blog that makes total sense, thx

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  22. its ridiculous to do something different with hair color in the summer season, with the fading and the dryness,,

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