Let’s Talk About Hair Color & You!
By Christine Gonsalves
Hi folks, I hope this article finds you prosperous and in good health, but mostly in good health!
Now let’s see if we can make you even more gorgeous than you already are!
- Should you darken your hair color?
If you think you might look better with darker hair, try this trick.
Since hair when wet, is 2-3 shades darker than dry hair, wash your hair and while it’s wet, put on your regular daytime makeup.
If your complexion is brighter, then you probably would look better in darker hair.
- • Should I Get Blonde Highlights in My Brown Hair?
People usually associate highlights with blonde hair, but they work beautifully in brunette hair as well.
Weaving in lighter washes of color into dark hair can help add definition and dimension.
- • Take pictures to the Salon with you!
When getting your hair colored, it’s best to bring pictures along or at least show up a half hour early, so you can look at the salon’s hair magazines, for suggested ideas.
Just describing a color to your stylist won’t always work, because “Irish setter red”… may mean something different to her, than it does to you.
It would be a good idea, to bring in …2… pictures to the salon,
one that you love and one that you hate.
“This way the colorist is sure to see — not just hear — what you want.”
- Highlights Should be Multi-Dimensional !
The best hair color is multi-dimensional, never one-dimensional.
A great big wash of blonde can be boring, unless there are darker and lighter strands woven within.
For a good example of natural hair color, look at a child’s hair. You’ll see many different colors.
When getting your hair colored, ask your stylist to weave in up to 2 or3 different types of colors if you’re getting highlights.
Ask for both highlights and lowlights. If you are getting all-over color, consider a few highlights around your face.
- Bronde Hair is a Gorgeous Alternative for Brunettes !
If you have dirty blonde hair, you can perfect the “bronde” look — a mix between blonde and brunette.
You simply get highlights and lowlights, keeping your “dirty brown bits” but adding in lighter colors for variation.
- Got Fine Hair?… Get Thee to the Colorist !
If you have fine hair, adding any color will give your hair body because coloring causes your hair’s shafts to swell.
If you have a good blonde hair base, you’re best bet is to get highlights, not overall color because strips of color are much better than one-dimensional color.
Ask your stylist about lowlights. Lowlighting means darker strands are woven into the lighter ones creating more depth and drama.
- How to Find the Right Shade of Red !
When choosing a shade of red hair color, you’ll want to pick one that’s not only flattering to your complexion but also makes it glow from within.
To find if you can go red, you need to figure out if your skin has warm or cool undertones.
Hold a piece of paper up to your face, If your skin coloring appears to be pink, you’re a cool.
If it appears yellow or olive, you’re warm.
- How to Tell if You’d Make a Good Blonde !
The rule of thumb to follow when it comes to blonde hair is this one:
If you had blonde hair as a kid, you’ll likely look good with blonde hair as an adult.
You’ll also look good blonde if you have pink skin that burns easily, and blue or green eyes.
If your skin has yellow undertones, you may look jaundiced or washed out with hair that’s too light.
Even if you wouldn’t make a great blonde, you can try the ultra-trendy “bronde” hair color instead.
It’s just the perfect sun-kissed blonde for natural brunettes.
OOooops, as usual, 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 is not becoming to you, then maybe you should be coming to us” — where Classy meets Sassy! Chrissy ♡
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THEY HAVE EARNED DEGREES AND SPECIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN HAIR COLOR AND DESIGN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
CHRISSY ALSO REGULARLY TEACHES CLASSES TO ASPIRING MODELS AT ONE OF RHODE ISLAND’S TOP MODEL AGENCIES.
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