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Tis the season, hunnies!! This color guide revolves around “hints of red”. This is myabsolute personal favorite family of all because it introduces people to the world of warmth in a non-commital/non-scary kind of way. Scenerio: let’s say you’ve been a blonde or a brunette forever but you’re suuuuuper bored with your color. And let’s say you want to venture out and try something new! “Hints of red” would be a great way to test the waters because, again, you can try this out using a gloss or temporary color before going with a more permanent option. Glosses and temporary colors will fade out nicely over the course of 6-8 weeks so if you decide warmth isn’t for you, you don’t have to keep it– just let it go away. Ask your colorist about a gloss or if you’re buying a temporary box of color to use at home, look up the reviews and make sure it fades nicely. When I talk about hints of red with my clients, I use fun descriptive words like apple cider, pumpkin latte, cinnamon stick, and copper penny. They’re not quite reds, but they have more warmth than anything in the gold family. These are all a bunch of “almost colors” that never fully cross over into the red family. BUT… this color should come with a warning– it’s extremely addictive and a total gateway drug to real reds (which are the next hair post). Here are some things you should know when considering “hints of red”.
Contrary to popular belief, reds are actually GREAT for those with pink/redness to their skin. Red tones in the hair will often “upstage” the red tones in your skin and make blemishes, acne and rosacea less obvious. I speak from experience– I have red hair and I have a lot of pink/red in my t-zone and the it downplays the tone of my skin. When a client is going through a really rough time with their skin, I tend to take them to the “hint of red” if not red family because all of the sudden the hair color pops and the redness in the skin takes a back seat. I know this is a sensitive subject for many of you, but believe me, this is something can really help. The red tones of the hair does notmake the red tones in the skin stick out more. It’s magic and it’s one of my all time favorite tricks for helping someone through a hard moment/trying to repair their skin.
Conserve that color! You paid for it and if you like it, you should try to keep it! Use a color conserving shampoo instead of your normal shampoo. My favorite is this one but it gets very expensive, so if you’re on a budget, try the cheaper version here! I like to get both and alternate!
What if you hate it? If you try a having a “hint of red” and you decide you hate it, use a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week to make it fade a little faster. 
Who can wear hints of red? Pretty much anyone can wear hints of red. I would suggest putting a tiny bit of color on your brows though. You never want to be that girl with warm hair and grayish/mousy brows. It pulls everything together and makes it look so much more natural. Don’t leave the color on your brows the full time. You just want to take the ashe away, not make them too warm. I tend to apply mine with a clean mascara wand (called a spoolie) and leave them for 10-15 min max.
Play with your makeup. The makeup you used before may not be the right makeup after you get your “hints of red”. Maybe instead of black liner, you try a dark brown. Or maybe instead of lipstick, your new go to becomes a gloss. Who knows! Play around. Go to a counter and ask for advice. If you were terrified to wear an olive based shadow before, maybe now is the time! My favorite makeup tones for red hair tones are bronzes and rosy pinks. Luckily a rich cherry red lip still works with red hair so feel free to go bold there.

Tis the season, hunnies!! This color guide revolves around “hints of red”. This is myabsolute personal favorite family of all because it introduces people to the world of warmth in a non-commital/non-scary kind of way. Scenerio: let’s say you’ve been a blonde or a brunette forever but you’re suuuuuper bored with your color. And let’s say you want to venture out and try something new! “Hints of red” would be a great way to test the waters because, again, you can try this out using a gloss or temporary color before going with a more permanent option. Glosses and temporary colors will fade out nicely over the course of 6-8 weeks so if you decide warmth isn’t for you, you don’t have to keep it– just let it go away. Ask your colorist about a gloss or if you’re buying a temporary box of color to use at home, look up the reviews and make sure it fades nicely. When I talk about hints of red with my clients, I use fun descriptive words like apple cider, pumpkin latte, cinnamon stick, and copper penny. They’re not quite reds, but they have more warmth than anything in the gold family. These are all a bunch of “almost colors” that never fully cross over into the red family. BUT… this color should come with a warning– it’s extremely addictive and a total gateway drug to real reds (which are the next hair post). Here are some things you should know when considering “hints of red”.

  • Contrary to popular belief, reds are actually GREAT for those with pink/redness to their skin. Red tones in the hair will often “upstage” the red tones in your skin and make blemishes, acne and rosacea less obvious. I speak from experience– I have red hair and I have a lot of pink/red in my t-zone and the it downplays the tone of my skin. When a client is going through a really rough time with their skin, I tend to take them to the “hint of red” if not red family because all of the sudden the hair color pops and the redness in the skin takes a back seat. I know this is a sensitive subject for many of you, but believe me, this is something can really help. The red tones of the hair does notmake the red tones in the skin stick out more. It’s magic and it’s one of my all time favorite tricks for helping someone through a hard moment/trying to repair their skin.
  • Conserve that color! You paid for it and if you like it, you should try to keep it! Use a color conserving shampoo instead of your normal shampoo. My favorite is this one but it gets very expensive, so if you’re on a budget, try the cheaper version here! I like to get both and alternate!
  • What if you hate it? If you try a having a “hint of red” and you decide you hate it, use a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week to make it fade a little faster. 
  • Who can wear hints of red? Pretty much anyone can wear hints of red. I would suggest putting a tiny bit of color on your brows though. You never want to be that girl with warm hair and grayish/mousy brows. It pulls everything together and makes it look so much more natural. Don’t leave the color on your brows the full time. You just want to take the ashe away, not make them too warm. I tend to apply mine with a clean mascara wand (called a spoolie) and leave them for 10-15 min max.
  • Play with your makeup. The makeup you used before may not be the right makeup after you get your “hints of red”. Maybe instead of black liner, you try a dark brown. Or maybe instead of lipstick, your new go to becomes a gloss. Who knows! Play around. Go to a counter and ask for advice. If you were terrified to wear an olive based shadow before, maybe now is the time! My favorite makeup tones for red hair tones are bronzes and rosy pinks. Luckily a rich cherry red lip still works with red hair so feel free to go bold there.
— 10 months ago
We’re back with the rest of our hair color guides! The rest of these tone charts will be warm, warm, warm! We’re starting with warm golds– such decadent tones. They’re rich and sparkly and who doesn’t like that?? The best thing about warm gold tones is that they reflect a ton of light, so you often get a lot of shine when you go to a warm gold. The difference between gold and warm gold is subtle but definitely visible. Gold has more of a buttery yellow tone while warm golds are much richer. A lot of my clients want to go super light for the summer, so we go a little richer and a little darker and allow those highlights to hybernate during the winter. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying out warm gold tones…
Your colorist can get you there with a gloss. Many of you may already have nice highlights that you paid a lot for an don’t want to get rid of. If you want to keep the pattern you have but just go a little darker and richer, ask your colorist if he/she can do a warmer gloss to kick off your “fall color”. Glosses are not permanent colors– they should be semi-permanent or demi-permanent, meaning they’ll fade out. Try glossing first to see if you like it and then move to a more permanent color if you love it!
Cut out purple shampoo. I always push for purple shampoo to keep gold tones in check… but this is where we draw the line. When you go to a warm gold tone, it’s time to pause on the purple shampoo. These gold tones are intentional and you don’t want to wash them away. Consider a color-preserving shampoo instead!
Who can wear warm gold? I’ve never seen a warm gold I didn’t like. There are various skin tones in the images above and they all manage to pull it off well. The only thing I would suggest is that if you have pink tones in your skin, try to minimize the pink and up the bronze! Bronze is much more complimentary to warm gold toned hair.
How light or dark? Warm gold tones can be done on the lightest and the darkest hair colors. Even over blackest color of hair! If your hair is super dark, you’re going to notice it more when you’re in the sun than when you’re inside but it will definitely show up.

We’re back with the rest of our hair color guides! The rest of these tone charts will be warm, warm, warm! We’re starting with warm golds– such decadent tones. They’re rich and sparkly and who doesn’t like that?? The best thing about warm gold tones is that they reflect a ton of light, so you often get a lot of shine when you go to a warm gold. The difference between gold and warm gold is subtle but definitely visible. Gold has more of a buttery yellow tone while warm golds are much richer. A lot of my clients want to go super light for the summer, so we go a little richer and a little darker and allow those highlights to hybernate during the winter. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying out warm gold tones…

  • Your colorist can get you there with a gloss. Many of you may already have nice highlights that you paid a lot for an don’t want to get rid of. If you want to keep the pattern you have but just go a little darker and richer, ask your colorist if he/she can do a warmer gloss to kick off your “fall color”. Glosses are not permanent colors– they should be semi-permanent or demi-permanent, meaning they’ll fade out. Try glossing first to see if you like it and then move to a more permanent color if you love it!
  • Cut out purple shampoo. always push for purple shampoo to keep gold tones in check… but this is where we draw the line. When you go to a warm gold tone, it’s time to pause on the purple shampoo. These gold tones are intentional and you don’t want to wash them away. Consider a color-preserving shampoo instead!
  • Who can wear warm gold? I’ve never seen a warm gold I didn’t like. There are various skin tones in the images above and they all manage to pull it off well. The only thing I would suggest is that if you have pink tones in your skin, try to minimize the pink and up the bronze! Bronze is much more complimentary to warm gold toned hair.
  • How light or dark? Warm gold tones can be done on the lightest and the darkest hair colors. Even over blackest color of hair! If your hair is super dark, you’re going to notice it more when you’re in the sun than when you’re inside but it will definitely show up.
— 10 months ago
nesbitsalon:

Rainy Day ‘Dos
Just because it is raining outside doesn’t mean you have to settle for a floppy wet mess. Here are some no-fuss, rainy day ‘dos that you can easily recreate on the go using a single hair elastic.
1. The ever popular 2013 favorite is the top knot. Every girl has her own version of this look but it is exactly what it sounds like - a knot on the top of your head. Be sure you have an umbrella while sporting this ‘do because depending on how much hair you have, a hood may not stay on.
2. This look combines a bohemian twist with a bun. Perfect for the girl with fringe, this ‘do keeps the hair out of your face and off your back for a secure and polished look. A great style for when you are weariing a rain jacket, this allows for all of your hair to stay within your hood.
3. The side fishtail braid is another easy look to create on-the-go while still keeping a soft and feminine look. Another good style for when you are rockin’ a hooded jacket, this braid works well with a women with layers because the more “undone” it looks, the more romantic and stylish it seems to be.
4. The high ponytail immediately brings chic-ness to your look rather than going for your basic pony. This can transform your look from running errands to grabbing a cocktail. Another style that works well with bangs, this look keeps your hair out of your face but gives you a bit of flirtiness to the sway of your ponytail.

nesbitsalon:

Rainy Day ‘Dos

Just because it is raining outside doesn’t mean you have to settle for a floppy wet mess. Here are some no-fuss, rainy day ‘dos that you can easily recreate on the go using a single hair elastic.

1. The ever popular 2013 favorite is the top knot. Every girl has her own version of this look but it is exactly what it sounds like - a knot on the top of your head. Be sure you have an umbrella while sporting this ‘do because depending on how much hair you have, a hood may not stay on.

2. This look combines a bohemian twist with a bun. Perfect for the girl with fringe, this ‘do keeps the hair out of your face and off your back for a secure and polished look. A great style for when you are weariing a rain jacket, this allows for all of your hair to stay within your hood.

3. The side fishtail braid is another easy look to create on-the-go while still keeping a soft and feminine look. Another good style for when you are rockin’ a hooded jacket, this braid works well with a women with layers because the more “undone” it looks, the more romantic and stylish it seems to be.

4. The high ponytail immediately brings chic-ness to your look rather than going for your basic pony. This can transform your look from running errands to grabbing a cocktail. Another style that works well with bangs, this look keeps your hair out of your face but gives you a bit of flirtiness to the sway of your ponytail.

— 10 months ago with 3 notes

Love this before and after by Johnny Ramirez of Box No. 216

— 10 months ago
thedrybar:

Gorge color! #bangs #MaiTai

thedrybar:

Gorge color! #bangs #MaiTai

— 10 months ago with 3 notes
kate bosworth

kate bosworth

— 10 months ago
My inspiration this month is drawn by this brunette bombshell, Sophia Loren.
Heavy liner, perfect brows and sophisticated style.   
Grab some hot rollers and hairspray for this glamorous hair. 
1.Prep damp hair with a holding product like Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Creme and rough dry. (add a little bit of Thickening Mousse at the roots for extra volume)
2. Start your hot roller application making sure to give some extra love around your fringe area
3. After rollers have set and cooled, undo and brush out curls with a flat brush to a sleek and Hollywood style. Finish with a light creme like Bumble’s Thickening Creme Contour.
4. Spray and hit the town with your new hair! 
Trust me though, before you worry about how big those curls are, remember that they need a minute to deflate and won’t be THAT big all night. 
—Edo Salon
— 10 months ago