No Stopping the Bronde this Season!

From Jack Howard

Bronde baby Bronde. It’s amazing the coverage we are getting on this hot look this season even though we’ve been doing it for ages. It’s just the IT look and another example of beautiful freehand work.

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Just remember the best Brondes always have a little Balayage around the face. It’s what connects the total look.

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Chocolate Balayage: A Delicious Twist for Brunettes

Originally published in Behind the Chair


On just about every “my favorite things in the world” list, chocolate makes the cut. It’s rich, it’s decadent, it somehow seems to soothe jangled nerves and brightens moods with ease. So if you were to offer up a chocolate balayage approach to your brunette clients—one of the season’s hottest trends—there will probably be plenty of takers! George Papanikolas, Joico Celebrity Spokesperson, along with colorist Tracey Cunningham, Redken’s Creative Consultant for Color, share some of their favorite chocolate balayage formulas and techniques.

Megan Fox’s Chocolate Caramel Ombré

“We’re seeing lots of dark, rich, deep chocolate haircolor refreshed with dimensional tones of truffle and auburn this season,” confirms George. “It’s a sexy, noticeable look, but it’s not a drastic color change.”

“When it comes to highlighting brunettes,” says George, ” a little goes a long way. Highlight strategically and tailor your color to the haircut. If the hair is heavily layered, you’ll need to apply more highlights. But with long layers like Megan’s, fewer highlighted sections will look more natural.”

Megan’s Color Formulas

Base/Regrowth: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome 1/2 N4 + 1/2 G6 + Activator
Balayage Highlights: Joico VeroLight + 40-volume developer
Gloss: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome 1/2 A7 + 1/2 A9 + Activator

Application Steps

  1. Apply the retouch formula to regrowth. Process, shampoo and dry the hair.
  2. Create a horseshoe-shaped parting from temple to temple and clip away the top section.
  3. Just below the parting in the center back, create a 3-inch subsection. Apply the lightener in two fine streaks on each side of the subsection from roots to midlengths, leaving the center free of lightener. At the center of the subsection, begin to connect the two fine streaks with lightener, gradually filing in the section as work progresses to the ends. The lightener will sit on the section in a v-shape.
  4. Continue to work around the horseshoe parting in this manner from side to side.
  5. Cover the highlighted sections with cotton and release the top section.
  6. Continue to apply highlights to 3-inch subsections all around the hairline and add a few accent pieces off of the natural parting. The application should be fine at the roots and become gradually heavier as the application progresses down the midshafts to the ends.
  7. Lift the hair to a golden honey shade. Rinse and towel-dry.
  8. Apply the gloss formula roots to ends, process five minutes, rinse, shampoo, condition and style.

Tip: “Limit the number of balayage pieces—it only takes a few to accent the haircut,” says George. “That means there should be a few lighter tips on the layers, with a few accents on the part and around the face.”

Minka Kelly’s Chocolate Hazelnut Ombré & Jessicas Biel’s Chocolate Latte Ombré

Arguably, actress Jessica Biel put the brunette ombre look on the map, and the rich chocolate goodness has been spotted on several celebs this season. A her Meche Salon in Beverly Hills, Tracey tends to the color of many of Hollywood’s highest profile celebrities, including Biel and Kelly. Here are her strategies for the two brunette bombshells.

Minka’s Color Formulas

“Minka is a natural blonde so I have to darken her roots,” says Tracey.
Base: Redken Chromatics equal parts 5N + 6Aa + 10-volume developer
Balayage Highlights: Lightener + 40-volume developer
Gloss: Redken Shades EQ 07C +6G

Jessica’s Color Formulas

Base: Redken Shades EQ Cream 1 tube 5WN + 1/4 tube 6BC + activator
Balayage Highlights: Lightener + 40-volume developer
Gloss: Redken Shades EQ 076 + 08C +09AA

Tracey’s How-To

Sectioning
1. Create a vertical parting that extends from the top of the left ear to the high point of the head on each side.
2. Create a diagonal forward parting that extends from the high point of the head to the temple on each side.
3. Create a vertical parting from the high point of the head that extends along the center back. Create a diagonal parting that extends from two inches above the ear to the center back parting on each side.

Application

  1. Starting in front of the left ear, place a 1/4-inch diagonal back slice onto a foil. Apply the highlight formula to the midshaft and carry it out to the ends. Without adding more product, blur the highlight formula towards the regrowth area to softly blend. Apply the base formula and gently blur it into the midshafts. Cover with foil. Continue to release 1/4-inch slices and repeat the application method. Complete the section and repeat on the opposite side.
  2. From the top left section, place a 1/4-inch diagonal forward slice onto a foil. Using the same application methods, apply both formulas. Continue to drop down sections and overdirect the sections back. Repeat on the opposite side.
  3. Starting in the back left nape, place a 1/4-inch diagonal back slice on foil. Use the same application method and complete the section. Repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Complete the top crown sections with the same application methods and formulas, overdirecting to opposite diagonal sections. Process to desired level, shampoo, apply the gloss formula roots to ends and process for five minutes. Shampoo, condition and style.

Balayage for Men

balayage in BoulderWhile dip-dye and ombré-style colouring techniques may still be hugely popular amongst your female clients, it’s possible that the concept of balayage for men may not have crossed your mind. Until, that is, Jared Leto started out on his winning spree during this year’s award season.

The actor well and truly stole the show in 2014 – and not just for his career-defining appearance in Dallas Buyers Club. Stepping out on the red carpet at ceremonies including the Oscars and Golden Globes, as well as on the cover of Vanity Fair, it was Jared’s hair that had us all talking. How does he get those waves looking so natural? How does he it get so shiny? Does he ever have a bad-hair day?

We may never know the secrets of Jared’s hair – other than that Chase Kusero is the man behind it – but what we do know is that it has brought the concept of balayage for men firmly into the salon.

Men’s colour is potentially big business and with today’s more image-conscious men happy to embrace salon services beyond the usual short back and sides, there’s never been a better time to talk to your clients about the bringing a little colour into their lives.

Balayage expert and international colour director for Neville Salons, Jack Howard, says:

Sporting his surfer-guy ombré hair during awards season, Jared Leto showed that the whole freehand highlight movement shows no sign of slowing down. While certainly very LA, his look is also extremely on trend and what’s so great about it is that it requires very little upkeep.

Within a salon, men’s freehand services are a quick and effective option – either balayaging the ends on longer hair to give a sun-kissed look (and what guy doesn’t want to look like he’s been on vacation for a month?) or if we’re looking at quiffs and longer hair through the top, we can paint on some balayage highlights through the front giving us a much less obvious regrowth and a softer feel than with foils.

In the States, balayage has been a service for men and women for a long time. Jared has just upped the game by going a little stronger with the contrast and that’s just all down to taste levels. Men love this service because of its speed and also because they not sat there with a load of foils in, just a few hand-painted pieces.”

4 Ways to Warm Up Your Blonde Hair for Fall

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

It’s FINALLY fall! I know we all love pulling out our sweaters and boots and drinking our pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks again. We change up our wardrobes to warmer clothes, but don’t forget about your blonde hair. Odds are, it needs to be warmed up too!

Our hair has been neglected during a summer full of swimming pools and ponytails, and the color has probably faded a bit due to sun exposure. So how can you freshen and warm up your blonde hair for fall? Here are a few tips…

How Low Can You Go?

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I love adding lowlights to my blonde clients to get some dimension back into their hair for the winter months. This goes especially for highlighted blondes as their hair tends to look solid on the ends like an all over color after being in the sun too much. Keep close to your natural color, just add some warm tones into the mix. I would recommend Balayage or panel lowlights to keep your color from looking streaky or chunky. I know the thought of lowlights may scare some of you blondies, but this is actually a way to still look sun kissed with just a subtle, warmer change for the cool seasons ahead.

Go For The Gloss

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For the ladies rocking an all over blonde color, try a toner or gloss. After time, hair color always fades, especially in the summer time. Talk to your stylist about using a toner or gloss with your next color appointment. This will deposit a sheer color all over your hair and add lots of shine. Ask to look at the color swatches and tones with your stylist. Depending on what color you are aiming for, there are so many pretty blonde hues that are perfect for fall. I love Dialight. Dialight is a demi-permanent color line from Loreal Professional that is low in ammonia. You will love the shine it gives dry, summer-worn hair. Adding a gold tone or wheat/beige tone can add enough color to look different with out being too drastic.

Double Up

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If you are a double processed blonde, try lowlights, a gloss, or both! Adding lowlights and a toner/gloss is a great way to still stay blonde but feel and look different for the fall and winter months. Many double processed blondes are paler in the fall because they are not in the sun as much. By adding warmth back into your hair color, it actually warms up your skin tone too! Additionally, when you are ready to be all blonde again for spring and summer, it won’t be difficult to transition back at all.

Embrace Ombre

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Ombre is still one of the hottest color trends for all hair hues. Who would have ever thought having lighter ends and darker roots would be a TREND, let alone for this long! So why not rock it out and have some fun while low maintenance color is in style? It’s that easy. Not sure where to start? I typically stain the roots of my clients with their natural color or a shade darker, then add a toner/gloss on the ends. Adding a warmer tone to your old highlights can definitely look different and keep you low maintenance through the fall and winter months.

With any of these situations, I would definitely suggest to look at pictures, find what you like and bring it to your stylist. This way both of you are on the same page when it comes to your new look. Seasons change, so why not change your hair color too? Happy coloring blondies!

Hair Extension Myths

Contact Lisa for a free Hair Extension consultation in Boulder or Denver!

I get asked questions daily by my clients about hair extensions. I want to squash all the myths!

The biggest question my clients have is, “Does it ruin my hair?” My answer is NO, as long as the client takes care of her hair, sees me regularly and uses the correct products to help the longevity of the hair extensions. My best advice is to keep the extensions brushed and sleep in low ponytail or braid at night. It’s that simple!

“Do hair extensions need to be 20 inches long?” NO. Another misconception is that all hair extensions have to be 20 inches long. I have a lot of clients who just need or want hair extensions because their hair is thinning and they need volume. Or if one particular part of the hair is thinner than the rest, we can just add a few in certain spots. I do a lot of thickening and volumizing on extensions 14 inches or shorter.

“Can I swim with my hair extensions?” YES, depending on which type of hair extension you decide to go with, there are products to help you after shampooing.

My biggest advice to my followers is ALWAYS make sure your stylist is certified in hair extensions and has experience before you invest your money with them. I also recommend to ask to see the stylist portfolio and check out reviews online.

Here is a photo of a client I recently added Ultratress Hair Extensions in her hair just for volume. She just had a baby and she missed the volume in her hair. We added a few rows for thickness. Looks just like her own hair!

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Lisa Amato – Featured, Independent Hair Artist in Boulder and Denver

Check it out! I’m the featured Hair Artist at latest-hairstyles.com!

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Lisa Amato – Independent Hair Artist in Boulder and Denver

My talent is creating hair that looks sun kissed. I specialize in natural looking hair color and Balayage. I use each of my clients as a new canvas of art. My philosophy is “Less is More!” I want to teach my clients a new way to look at their hair and how they view hair color. I love what I do and enjoy making people feel beautiful. My hair tip? Keep it simple!

This Week You Should Try… Ombre Hair

Jack Howard, who trained me in my first Balayage class, is mentioned here.
Be sure to check out my hair coloring services in Boulder and Denver. -Lisa

by: Sara McCorquodale at My Daily

It all started when I saw Lily Aldridge in the latest issue of Tatler. My first thought was, “Gosh, those Victoria Secret models can even wear baskets and look hot”. My second was, “Her hair is beyond awesome”.

Because Aldridge’s colour looks properly natural – it’s a lovely deep brown at the roots but then has lighter highlights and tips. It’s like she spent all summer hanging out on the beach with Caleb Followill (swoon) and picked up some natural bleachyness at the same time. It’s sexy, relaxed and best of all doesn’t say “I spend two hours every four weeks with my hair in foils”.

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So I take myself to ombre, balayage and general colouring expert Jack Howard at Rossano Ferretti and tell him all this. “All the girls love Lily’s hair,” he says. “It’s the way ombre hair should be. Rather than that harsh line you get with dip-dye, it’s more natural and the colour should ideally be three shades lighter than your own. It’s a mixture between brown and blond – it’s brond – and what’s really going to be on trend this summer.”

Jack applies the colour freehand and never goes anywhere near root. The point of this is to enhance what I’ve got – to add a little bit of summer to my hair. And the nice thing about Rossano Ferretti is you sit at a table in a comfy chair while your hair is coloured. You can be working while their colourists are sorting your hair out – it’s all the joy of a new look without worrying about how many emails you’ll have when the process is finished.

Anyway, in truth I do no work at all because Jack and I are having all the chat instead, but it’s nice to have the option. And within two hours my hair is being blow-dried into soft curls. It’s natural looking colour except it has a little bit more precision and zing. I love it. Instead of friends asking if I’ve had my hair coloured, they tell me I look “really well”.

“Have a fabulous time at festivals this summer,” says Jack, “and then come back in September and we’ll decide where to take it next.” I promise I will and mean it. I’m already looking forward to my next session and getting even more ombre-d.

Winter Hair Blues PART 3: Tape in Hair Extensions

Tape in Extensions last for up for 8-12 weeks, depending on the how fast the clients hair grow and how well they have been cared for at home. This is a great way for the client to create volume or length. These are attached by a strip made from an adhesive used for wigs and hair pieces. Easy to remove and damage free. Looks very natural and you can move your hair without the tape being noticed.

BEFORE Hair Extensions
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Be sure to check out my Hair Extension Services in Denver.

Winter Hair Blues PART 1: Give your Hair a Kick with Balayage / Ombre

Here are 3 easy ways to change your hair when you’re in that winter funk.

Balayage, which means for “to sweep” in French, is a custom technique typically done with cotton and saran wrap. The unique benefit of Balayage is that the sections are painted on visually in triangular shapes that at are thinner toward the root and wider toward the mid-shaft and ends. This creates a sun-kissed effect because highlights look like the ‘sweep’ out of nowhere.

Ombre, which means for “graduation of color” in French, is a fashion forward effect where the hair gradually fades from dark to light from roots to ends. Although this look can be very dramatic, it is considered a natural look because the new regrowth of hair tends to be darker then the ends since it has not had as much sun exposure as the older hair at the tips. This effect is often achieved by teasing the hair and then painting the hair below the tease, which makes for a blended color graduation as the un-painted hair brushed up into the tease later serves to breaks up to line of demarcation.

BEFORE Balayage / Ombre
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Be sure to check out my Balayage Services in Denver.

Mad About Mad Men: How to Get Betty and Sally’s Iconic Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

Hey Mad Men fans! Looking for that icy blonde look? We’ve got just the Mad Men style for you!

Betty Draper Francis, whom we all know as January Jones, is the blonde we’re referring to. As Don Draper’s ex wife, this Grace Kelly look-a-like’s style has evolved from movie star to politician. She might have beauty, but she is known to be a “frosty” mommy. Viewers love to hate the cold, selfish Betty, but we can’t help but love her Alfred Hitchcock-influenced, icy blonde style. Here’s how to capture her elegant, timeless look.

  1. Apply a thickening lotion to damp hair. Work the product into the ends and mid shaft of your hair first. Try Kevin Murphy Full Again. This weightless lotion will make your hair feel thick while providing natural movement and body.
  2. Use a medium size round brush to create volume at the base as you blow dry.
  3. Set hair with hot rollers, spray with hairspray and let cool.
  4. After the curls have cooled, take out the rollers and brush hair with a natural bristle brush to smooth the top and sides.
  5. Betty’s hair is typically worn with a soft flip on the ends, but this look is more of a half up half down hairstyle. To pin your sides back, you can use bobby pins or a barrette.
  6. Finish and lock in the style with Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray. This strong hold spray provides a firm, weightless and lasting hold.

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Sally Draper is the oldest child of Don and Betty Francis. She struggles with her parents’ divorce and tends to act out frustration. From refusing to eat her supper to calling Dad in the middle of the night and even cutting her own hair, Sally is a child who desperately wants to be an adult. This kid is not afraid to ask for what she wants and what she thinks she deserves. Those ladies in the “tween” ages want to look like Sally Draper. Here’s how to capture her “innocent” look.

  1. Start with Taming Spray by Paul Mitchell. This made especially for kids, ouch-free spray makes hair easier to comb through and detangle and even helps it to be more manageable. Spray the taming spray on damp hair and use a wide tooth comb to come through.
  2. Set dried hair with curlers and either sleep in them overnight, or set the hair the night before. This makes for an easier and quicker start in the morning for both kids and moms!
  3. Once you remove the curlers, gently brush through hair with a natural bristle brush like a Mason Pearson Brush.
  4. Brush the sides up into a small ponytail leaving the back down and smoothed under. Cover the elastic band with a bow or ribbon.
  5. Finish and set the style with your hairspray of choice.

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Can’t get enough of these Mad Men-inspired hairstyles? Learn how to channel your inner Roger and Joan here.

Mad About Mad Men: How to Get Roger and Joan’s Signature Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

Hey you Mad Men followers! Want to look like a sophisticated gentlemen with a ‘silver fox’ appeal? What about a strong woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it? Well here are the hair secrets to look like all of the aforementioned, and like you just walked off Madison Avenue. Check it out!

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Roger Sterling is THE silver fox on Mad Men. With his fitted suits and crisp collars, this partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency is notorious for being a womanizer. He is one of the most admired characters on the show, and so many want to duplicate his conservative style.

Roger’s hair is fairly low maintenance. The cut is short around the ears and tapered on the neck and sides. The top is kept significantly longer so that it can be parted and combed back. I would recommend MENSDEPT Microtech to get Roger’s signature look. It has a medium to firm hold with a natural finish while adding shine, texture and definition as well. Apply the product to damp hair, then part and comb hair back using a fine tooth comb.

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Formerly the Director of Agency Operations, Joan Harris is now a partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but we all know her as the redheaded bombshell of course! Joan isn’t above using her sexuality and bombshell looks to get what she wants. So if you’re craving the whole Marilyn Monroe look, Joan has got it! If you have short to medium length hair, this style is great for you.

What You Need:
1-inch barrel curling iron or hot rollers
Teasing comb
Bobby pins
Mason Pearson brush

How to Style:

  1. Start by using a volumizing product like Redken Thickening Lotion #6 at the roots for extra body, texture and shine. Apply it on damp hair, then blow dry using a medium round brush for volume.
  2. Use your curling iron to set barrel curls over your entire head. Pin the curls with clips and let them cool. Once curls are cooled, brush them out using the Mason Pearson brush (or boar bristle brush).
  3. Beginning at the nape of the head, back comb the hair to make a base, then gently smooth the top over.
  4. Start rolling and tucking the hair on the nape into a French twist. Secure the twist by adding bobby pins as needed.
  5. Smooth the front, leave out some fringe and then smooth the sides back.
  6. Set the style with hairspray like Quick Dry #18 Hairspray from Redken. It is a medium hold spray that is good molding and shaping hair and it easy to brush through.

Now hold your head (and your hair) high as you take a walk down 5th Avenue with your Mad Men-inspired hairstyle! Craving more Mad Men style? Learn how to get Pete and Peggy’s iconic hair looks here.

Mad About Mad Men: How to get Pete and Peggy’s Iconic Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

From yesterday’s style to today’s hipsters, Mad Men has got the retro chic look from hair to toe. Unless you’re living on another planet, AMC’s Mad Men is one of the most talked about shows on television. Even today’s fashions have rewound to capture that sleek, clean, vintage-inspired style. What do we love most? The hair of course!

Pete Campbell is one of the partners working in account management at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. His look is much younger and youthful than the rest of the male cast. From his prep school look with tailored blue suits (which largely vanish throughout the series), he blossoms into a younger Don Draper style. His hair is slightly different, sporting a much more sleek, wet look than the rest of the characters. Here’s how to get Pete’s signature hairstyle…

  1. Tell your barber or stylist to keep your hair tapered on the sides and nape, but longer on top.
  2. Keep the hair damp when styling. Using your product of choice, comb through the hair with a fine tooth comb. Comb back your sides and set your part on the right side.
  3. Create a slight wave in front, but not has high as the Don Draper wave.

I would suggest using American Crew Pomade to create this classic, slicked back look with extra control. You could also work Oribe Rock Hard Gel through wet hair for intense hold. Just be aware that it sets quickly and stays hard.

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Peggy Olson is a Brooklyn girl who was hip before her time. She is the modern day career driven girl! Peggy began as Don Draper’s secretary, then became the first woman copywriter at the firm since World War II. Peggy’s hair has evolved over the seasons along with her career. From a perky ponytail, to the modern flip (teased of course) and now to the sophisticated bouffant.

  1. To muse this perfect bouffant flip, begin with a volumzing spray gel or blow and set sculpting lotion. Apply the product to damp hair and work it in at the root area.
  2. Use a round brush to create volume at the roots as you blow dry, then set the hair with either a curling iron or hot rollers.
  3. Let the curls cool, then using your teasing comb, begin at the nape and work your way up to create the volume and base for your bouffant.
  4. Using a Mason Pearson brush, smooth and mold hair into a flip, then of course finish with hairspray and lots of it!

Try Unite Boosta Spray Volumizing for texture without feeling sticky or Unite Blow & Set Sculpting Lotion for perfect hair setting. Seal the style with Unite Max Control Spray for strong hold you can still brush through.

So don’t be a square, get out there and get your vintage on! Learn how to recreate Don and Megan Draper’s iconic hairstyles here.

Mad About Mad Men: How to Get Don and Megan Draper’s Signature Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

Whether you live in Brooklyn, New York or Boulder, Colorado, you see Mad Men-inspired fedora hats, pocket squares, Ray Ban sunglasses and skinny jeans everywhere. But what everyone is truly trying to recapture are the hairstyles. At any red carpet event you will see your favorite A-list celebrities sporting these clean sleek looks. We’ve created a series of Mad-Men inspired hair tutorials so all ladies and gents have the opportunity to re-create these chic styles at home.

The Don Draper ‘Do

Where do we start? At the top of course! For you Don Draper wannabes, here’s how to get your Sterling Cooper Advertising hair.

1. First make sure you have a GOOD haircut. Have the back and sides tapered and slightly longer on top.

2. To style, make sure your hair is still damp. Using a fine tooth comb and your product of choice, start by creating a side part with your natural part and sleek it back. You can also use your comb to create a wave in the front.

Done! Now you look like you work on Madison Avenue with the rest of the Sterling Cooper Crew. Now for the products to try in order to achieve Don’s look. Oribe Original Pomade is ideal for those with extreme control issues who need to shine the brightest while Murdock’s Matt Putty will give you that slicked back, vintage look without the oily texture.

The Megan Draper Pony

Now for you sexy kittens who want that vintage Grace Kelly look, check out Megan Draper’s sultry style. Whether you’re an aspiring actress or just want to hang in your local speakeasy, here’s a quick way to style your hair and look camera ready.

Megan Draper is no stranger to her classic bob. Fake hair was popular even in the 60’s. This would be one quick way of styling if your hair is too short to pull up. Get a “Fall”, a 3/4 hair piece or a clip-on pony that matches your own color, and in seconds you have the illusion of longer hair. Check out Vogue Wigs if that is the route you want to go.

For those with medium length or longer hair…

1. First, blow dry your hair with a volumizing hair product to give it some texture. You either a root lifter or volume spray.

2. Use a round brush to work some volume in your hair at the end of your blow dry.

3. At this point, you have a couple of different options for hot tools. Hot rollers in the hair work great or using a curling iron to make big barrel curls to set the hair is fine too.

4. Once curls are cooled off, brush the hair using a boar bristle brush.

5. Brush your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic.

6. To set the whole look, spray with hairspray and sleek the sides. A 60’s style wouldn’t be complete without HAIRSPRAY!

Try Kerastase Mousse Volumactive for flexible hold, insane volume and blow dry protection. Finish the style with Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode for hold, workability and exceptional memory. It also holds up to heat and repeated brushing.

Love vintage hairstyles? Learn how to create a romantic scarf rolled updo here.

7 No-Fail Ways to Prevent Your Summer Hair Color From Fading

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

It’s that time of year where clients start to stress and ask me about keeping their summer hair color from fading. Chlorine, sun and salt water can all fade your colored or highlighted hair. We all want to protect our investment! Here are some helpful and easy-to-follow tips to keep your color safe:

  1. Wait 24 to 48 hrs before shampooing after a color service and try not to wash your hair every day following that initial wash. If you tend to get greasy at the roots, try using a hair powder.
  2. Use a professional grade, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. These products are going to have the least harsh chemicals in them so they do not strip out your color. Additionally, try a color enhancing shampoo to brighten your color in between salon visits.
  3. Try rinsing with cooler water. The heat from extremely hot water can fade your color, especially if your color is a particularly vibrant shade.
  4. If you are going to be in the sun, wear a hat or bandana. This is especially important if you’re going to be in the sun for a long period of time. The direct rays from the sun will indeed fade your color and possibly change the tone.
  5. When swimming in chlorine or salt water, leave a little conditioner or detangler with UV protectors in your hair. This will help prevent the chlorine or salt water from absorbing into your hair.
  6. Be careful of using clarifying shampoos. They are great for washing your hair after swimming, but they WILL strip out your color. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week tops, not as an everyday shampoo.
  7. Professional product lines now have heat protectors with UV sunscreens. Take advantage of these products and make the investment! These types of products will also help protect from thermal heat from blow dryers and irons. You use sunscreen on your face and body, why not your hair?

If you are keeping up with all the tips and your color still fades, tell your stylist. He or she can recommend a clear gloss to put on after your color that will seal and lock in your new hair color, plus you get extra shine. So get out there and enjoy yourself this summer season, but be sure and protect your beauty investment with these tips!