Get out of your hair rut for spring and summer!

If there is a time to switch up your hair its in the summer! We’ve put together some on trend looks that will help you survive the sweltering hot days that are about to come with low maintenance, sans hot tools, and super stylish colour! Here are some of the styles that work best for the summer season to get you out of your hair rut.

Braids: braids are in on every length of hair (even on men).  Braiding short hair is the newest look.  Any type of braid is in (fishtails, cornrows, french braids or regular braids). Anyone can do this look because it doesen’t have to be perfect.  The undone look or distressed, messy organic braid is the look you want.

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Short Hair: this is the buzz. If you want to make a statement, cut off all of your extra inches! To make even more of a statement with your short hair colour bombing is the way to go.  Add a splash of pastel purple or pink, or go for a vivid magenta, blue or purple.

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Hello Layers!: change up your BOB or add lots and lots of texture to your long hair. Lots of layers, texture & disconnections with your ends thinned out is this warm weather look. Goodbye BOB. Hello layers.  Colour bombing or Ombre is still very popular for this cut, but the newest look is bayalage or contour colour around your face. This created a soft frame for your face.

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Colour: whether you’re looking for a colour fling or the one!
Hair colour is getting warmer for the spring & summer. Darker roots fading out to beautiful warm shades, bronze, gold & copper tones with a colour bomb of red, mahogany & purple look amazing for this season.

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#1 Tip for Colour Treated Hair

I think that 95% of women and men have colour in their hair. Whether you’ve got a subtle shade to increase the vibrancy of your hair or if you are covering up unwanted grey hair or maybe you love to do something drastic and completely change your hair colour with each season. No matter the degree which we colour our hair, it needs nourishment in order to grow and to hang on to the hair colour.

So our #1 TIP for Colour Treated Hair is: CONDITIONING.

First of all, your hair does need to be washed in order to unclog your pores. You don’t just need to wash your hair for clean hair, but for a healthy scalp as well. You can compare it to washing your skin in order to unclog the pores on your face. A healthy scalp means healthy hair.

The most crucial step is the conditioner. This tones and moisturizes your scalp and hair.  The conditioner keeps your hair nutrient rich. This not only keeps your hair strong, but it helps to hold the colour longer! A proper conditioner will help the vibrancy of your colour last and keep your hair soft. Thats why we think this minor investment is so important!

A healthy scalp means your hair will continue to grow. And stronger hair keeps your ends from breaking.

So you don’t need to be afraid to wash your hair and as a result turn to dry shampoo. If you use the right products you can wash your hair more often without compromising the colour.

We ALWAYS suggest going right to your stylist when looking to colour your hair and choosing products to use at home. I don’t know if I need to still say this, but stay away from box colour! Box colour is not healthy for your hair and it has unpredictable results both when you apply it AND the next time you have your hair coloured. It can be a nightmare!

So go to your stylist, they know your hair, they know what salon products were used on your hair at your last appointment, and they can choose something to suit your lifestyle. You will save a lot of money when talking directly with your stylist.

Next, look for products that are safe. Something that is parabon free, sulphate free, and something with uv protection is a great place to start. We carry Redken products at our salon, Hair Creations, they have a variety of shampoo and conditioner sets that are great for your hair. Another amazing product to try right now is Olaplex it allows you to take your hair colour to the next level without the usual damage. So go and talk with your stylist they will make sure you have nutrient rich, healthy hair!

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