Its been a long winter and we can’t wait for spring to arrive! While you may not be able to dress for warmer temps yet, you can get ready for the season by springing ahead with your hair color. Here are some great ways to brighten up your 'do with color inspired by some of our favorite celebrities:
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is now a rocking bombshell blonde 'do! The blonde trend is in full swing. We asked Schwarzkopf Professional and BLONDME Global Ambassador Kim Vō, to share why he thinks she made the change. “For celebrities, blonde is the number one hair color because it stands for unparalleled glamour,” he said. “I have always had a blonde love affair."
Catering to the trend, BLONDME professional color services created the Iconic Blonde Collection, which features the four hottest iconic blonde looks: Prime Blonde, Blonde Make-Over, Pastel Blonde and Blondré. Once you go blonde make sure you are using the right products developed for the individual needs of all blonde hair types. That starts with the right shampoo. Try BLONDME’s Keratin Restore Blonde Shampoo in All Blondes, $20 available at Sleekhair.com, to help smooth and condition while restoring vibrancy.
2. Victoria Justice
Think shiny happy & healthy when it comes to your hair! Dark haired beauties like Victoria Justice don't have to go blonde to get a color boost. With John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, $12.99, you can experience the expert effects of a salon gloss at home.
“I always recommend glosses to my clients between coloring," John Frieda International Creative Consultant, Harry Josh, said. "It gives hair that fresh, just-colored look without the damage." Colour Refreshing Gloss is available in seven colour-prescriptive shades — warm and cool blonde, brunette, red, and black tones.
3. Demi Lovato
Not quite as daring as color chameleon Demi Lovato? Then be bold and beautiful with colored extensions. For a quick flash of color without the commitment, check out HairArt Remi Clip-In Extensions, $22.50, (available in salons and online at hairartproducts.com) in green, red, pink, dark fuchsia, burgundy and blue. These bursts of color can instantly spice-up a style, whether subtle or strong. Clip into hair before styling a chignon, a braided up-do, or accenting a long and flowing style on top, on the sides or underneath.
4. Camilla Belle
Camilla Belle recently opted for a blonde edgy look. We asked Christo, Global Artistic Director of Curlisto products and Christo Fifth Avenue Salon, how to go from dark to light. “The look is bright and multidimensional is the goal," Christo said. "The best way to achieve this subtle ombre is to balayage hair from mid shaft to ends with heavy highlights and leave old color 2 inches from the scalp.”
Color-treated hair needs extra protection when being styled. Look for products that will protect your color from fading like ColorProof Evolved Color Care HardCore Epic Hold Color Protect Hairspray, $17 available at ColorProof.com. More than just a hairspray, HardCore utilizes a micro-silicone technology to illuminate hair with brilliant sheen without adding any weight. In addition, HardCore contains ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System, for both color and heat protection.
5. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez shows us the meaning of head-to-toe glam every time we see her. If you want to create highlights like hers at home, try L’Oréal Paris’ Superior Preference Glam Lights, $12.99. This new and easy-to-use color application system is designed to provide natural, seductive highlights. Simply comb the product through hair with the Expert Highlights Brush to achieve a modern, blended, highlighted effect. The natural, highlighted look is low maintenance and allows for subtle-looking regrowth and easy reapplication.
“My clients tend to think that just because they’re getting ombre, they don’t have to re-touch their color as much, which is a common misconception," said L’Oreal Paris ambassador Marcos Carrasquillo. "To save down on salon costs, I recommend using L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference Glam Lights as it does the job of giving you extra luminous shine and it’s very simple and easy to use from home.”
6. Chrissy Teigen
Dramatic color change without damaging your hair is the holy grail of hair color. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen recently went darker for a photo shoot, only to go lighter just days later. "We continue to see Hollywood trends defy the common misconception that highlights are just for blondes," Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham said. "In reality, highlights are flattering on all clients whether they are a platinum blonde or a dark brunette."
For light-and dark-haired chicas alike, lightening trends continue to manifest themselves in all of today’s top haircolor trends. Whether you're a medium brunette looking for rich caramel highlights, a dark blonde in search of a golden-blonde ombre or a light blonde looking to enhance pale blonde tones, you can help keep you color longer with Redken’s Blonde Idol haircare system in custom tones for cool and warm blondes.
7. Mindy Kaling
Actress Mindy Kaling recently dipped her toe into blonde waters with an ombre look. “Maintaining color is all about keeping it maintained and healthy. Moisture is essential," said Ric Pipino, VP of Global Creative for Alterna Haircare. "We know that bleach is bad for your hair, so trimming the ends regularly to maintain style and split ends is important to keep hair looking healthy. Conditioning is key. Using a highly moisturizing shampoo during daily washing plus a leave-in treatment to lock in moisture can help, too. I’d even suggest using a moisturizing mask or overnight treatment on a weekly basis.”
After a drying coloring process, try Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner, $32, available at AlternaHairCare.com and Sephora.com. The formula is built with a trio of Anti-Aging Complex, seasilk and Color-Hold complex that enrich hair with omega fatty acids and antioxidants to rebalance moisture levels and provide protection from UV rays.