By Christine Gonsalves
Hi folks, I hope this article finds you prosperous and in good health, but mostly in good health!
Now let’s get down to the business of making you even more beautiful than you already are!
Everybody has been asking me what the new color trends will be for the winter season.
We are going to continue to see a lot of natural shades with beautiful tone-on-tone variations, shades like Butternut, Honey Dip, Gingerale, Cream Soda, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Bean, raspberry Truffle etc.
The variation we’ll see will be a bit bolder in the size of the ribbons or highlights but the tones will be subtle for a sophisticated, chic, variation that exudes richness and sexiness without being hard or distracting.
Now let’s talk about working with your colorist, to make sure you get the very best hair color for your particular face shape, face tone, and a hundred other things that an expert hair colorist should take into consideration before touching your hair.
One of the worst things you can do, is sit in the chair and say “Do whatever you want-you’re the expert”.
You must remember that beauty is individual and what I love you might hate.
Keeping that in mind, I can make some suggestions for a great consultation.
When you show up for your appointment, be as prepared as possible.
I I love it when people bring in pictures of themselves with color they had that they loved and color they less than loved, or bring in tears from magazines showing the direction you want to go.
Also be able to articulate what you like about the color you have now and what you don’t like about the color you have now – that way I can perfect or change as needed.
Basically, the more you can tell me (or your colorist) what you want or don’t want the better your end result will be.
“Hair” (I couldn’t resist), are a few more general tips, that may help you to choose the hair color that is just perfect for you.
Fiery red, bombshell blonde, or classic brunette — which suits you best? Here are some pro tips for choosing your perfect hue!
Is Blonde Right for You?
If at least two of the following apply to you, it may be time to look on the bright side:
You were blonde(ish) as a child. “If your hair was fair when you were small, especially by summer’s end, you probably have the right skin tone to pull off blonde as an adult
You can afford regular maintenance. Being blonde is not cheap, “Think of blonde hair as the ultimate accessory — the one you never take off! You must keep it in excellent shape with regular touch-ups and proper products.”
You’re okay being a man magnet. “It’s no coincidence that blonde is the most popular hair color in Los Angeles — where it’s all about getting noticed.
Makeup tips for blondes:
Peach tones are universally flattering to blondes.
If you opt for red lips, keep them sheer and limit the hue to evenings.
Opt for brown mascara rather than black; it contrasts less with your hair color.
Is Red Right for You?
If at least two of the following apply to you, it may be right to go ruby:
Your skin is on the pink side. There is a “right” red out there for most women, but women with cool or pinkish skin pull it off best. Conversely, women with golden or olive skin have a tougher time finding one that’s flattering.
You’re no wallflower. Red is a head-turning hue, and you have to be self-assured enough to accept the stares, “Remember, red hair is like a sequined dress — it walks into the room before you do.”
Your hair is in fairly good condition. If your strands are very dry or damaged, they will have a hard time holding on to small, red color molecules (which seep out of even the healthiest hair fairly quickly).
Your mane has a better chance of becoming radiant red if it is well cared-for you should deep-condition weekly, get regular trims and don’t heat-style every day).
Makeup tips for redheads:
Avoid dark, smoky eyes. They compete with your attention-grabbing tresses.
Do think pink. Pink lip color and blush look gorgeous on redheads, despite outdated advice to the contrary.
Don’t match your brows and hair; it can look bizarre.
Is Brown Right for You?
If at least two of the following apply to you, you are probably best brunette:
You’re mousy brown now. Your natural color lacks the vibrancy of richer browns and virtually begs to be deepened.
You want a low-maintenance regimen. Unless you are naturally very blonde, the upkeep for brown hair is fairly easy.
Your hair is damaged and dull. Dark hair color reflects light best, hides breakage, and minimizes the flaws of abused tresses.
How to be the best brunette:
- Match your brown to your haircut. To maximize the impact of your chocolaty color, go deeper and monotone if your hair is nearly all one length. If it’s shorter or very layered, make the ends slightly lighter, and weave in high- and lowlights to emphasize the texture of the cut.
- Go to the extreme. The most striking brunettes today are very dark or quite light, if your hair color is medium in tone, you blend — in a bad way.
Makeup tips for brunettes:
Pile on the mascara and make it black. You need dark fringe to balance your dark strands.
Play with jewel tones on your eyes. Brunettes can get away with dramatic eyes.
If your dark hair makes your complexion appear too pasty, shimmery bronzer is your ticket.
OOooops, I’m almost out of room, so I hope you stay healthy and prosperous, but mostly healthy, and I’ll see you next month, and remember,
If your hair, eye-brows etc. are not becoming to you, then maybe you should be coming to us!