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Top 6 Summer Hair Color Trends

by Trash Talk with Anna Craig on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Summer has just begun and we are already sizzling with hot hair styles this year. We are all so busy traveling, working, going here, there and everywhere, but we still need to look good. Here are some hair color trends to look out for during the hot summer days.

Balayage

Sometimes called “he art of hair painting,” balayage is highlighting without foils and it gives you more of a sun-kissed, natural look. You can go longer between appointments and you do not get the streaky effect that comes with using foils. This technique is great for curly hair; it brings out the definition of each curl. If you are looking for a more dramatic and light look, this technique is not for you.

Ombre

First of all, what is the ombre? This color style consists of dark roots and gradually lightened ends with the Balayage (hair painting) technique, giving a very sun-kissed look. This style can also be done very drastically for a more dramatic result. The ombre is great for any hair length or texture and it is very easy to maintain because you can go longer in between appointments. This look started with more of a caramel or blonde tip but now clients are requested different colored ends like reds and punk colors, which brings us to the next look.

Dip Dye

The dip dye is a variation of the ombre. It consists of the dark root and the lightened ends, but the ends are also colored in a “punk” color. Try to achieve the watercolor affect for a subtler look or, if you’re just experimenting, the chalking affect for a temporary approach. This has quickly become all the rage with celebrities.

Punk Colors

Everywhere you look now women are showing up with fun colors in their hair; it has definitely gone mainstream. Pinks, blues, purples, greens…you name it, we will wear it! Put a little or a lot in your hair, make it subtle or make it pop. The school districts do not usually allow the kids to wear it during the school year, so kids are coming into the salon like crazy to get it done for the summer.

Copper

Reds have definitely been big this year; our salon even ran out of copper one week because the demand was so high. Go bold and do a bright copper all over or keep it simple and add a few copper streaks to your highlights. Whatever you choose, the copper color is sure to brighten up your look and style. My favorite look is allover chocolate brown with a copper highlight. The look pops and is still natural with a hint of brightness.

Baywatch Blonde

There is a huge request right now for the Pamela Anderson Bleach Blonde look. This bold and bright look requires a little more maintenance; you should be in the salon about every four weeks to keep it perfect. The root needs to be bleached to perfection to make sure there is no brassiness left in the hair and you need to use a purple shampoo to maintain the perfect level of violet. This look is for that client who can never get their highlight heavy enough or just wants that perfect pale blonde.

Easy Curly Hairstyles for Summer

by Alicia Ward on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

We’ve checked in with veteran hairstylist Anna Craig to get the best curly hairstyles to welcome the summer. The big trend for summer 2011 is natural and loose—great for curlies! Summer curly hairstyles can look very glamorous and beautiful with little to no effort. Summer is the season of sitting poolside, lying on the beach and being outside more that usual—thus, you and your clients need some easy styles to rock this summer.

First, tell your clients to use shampoos, conditioners and hair styling products that contain sunscreens and nourishing agents to help protect their hair from the summer elements. Even better: offer these products at your salon!

Craig, a DevaCurl specialist, has more than nine years of experience and gives us the lowdown on the latest trends and how to achieve these effortless looks. Here is Craig’s list of some of the newest curly hair styles for the hottest months of the year.

messy hair

Keep it messy!

In fact, the messier the better. You want it to look natural and effortless. The look should be unkempt—loose pieces and curls and waves. Keep it very natural— help your client show off her beautiful curls, kinks and waves!

Side everything!

Help your clients rock their curls to the side. This summer, side ponies and side buns are in. These looks are very easy to achieve, plus they keep our curls off their necks—perfect for those hot summer months.

How to give your client the look:

1: Style her hair as usual. Make sure to apply lots of frizz control products to make this look last.

2: Pull her curls to the side—right behind their ear.

3: Smooth down her curls with your hand and loosely pull them into a ponytail. Don’t pull the hair tightly from the root. Instead, leave it slack and keep it loose.

4: When the ponytail looks right to you, pinch it tightly in place with one hand and then work the elastic band on your wrist over the curls, and secure it tightly so that the ponytail doesn’t flop.

We recommend you use a clear rubber band or one that matches your client’s hair color. Another alternative to a rubber band is the Goody Simple Styles Pony Pouf Hair Styling Clip. This is an easy way to get the messy bun look.

5: Optional: Pull some front and side pieces out to give the look a more glamorous appeal.

Braid

Braids!

Messy-braid those curls for a quick and easy summer look. The messy side-braid is an effortless, boho chic look for this summer.

How to give your client the look:

1: Spritz in some curl-enhancing spray and scrunch her hair to enhance her curls and reduce the frizz

2: Gather hair to one side and part in three sections

3: Braid hair loosely and secure it at the bottom

4: For a messy effect, pull out some strands and apply a texturizing product, like wax or pomade

5: Spray on a finishing hair spray and scrunch up hair again for extra volume

scarf

Silk-wrapped strands

Scarves are the perfect accessory for summer and a great way to protect your hair from the summer heat, which can dry hair out and cause frizz!. Slipping a colorful scarf around your curls is an easy way to glam up simple curly hairstyles this summer.

1: Fold a bright scarf several times until it’s about 3 inches wide. Twist the ends. Check out these beautiful Shimmer & Bliss scarves.

2: Push your client’s curls, kinks and waves back with your hands, then place the scarf 2 to 2.5 inches behind her hairline. Make sure the ends are an even length.

Tip: To prevent the scarf from slipping, tie it twice at your nape underneath your hair. First, knot it horizontally, then do it again, but this time pull each side of the scarf vertically. This will keep the knot tight and also make the ends lay down evenly.

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