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4 Tips on Maintaining Your Color!

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Got great color? Learn how to keep it!

by Sian Bitner Kearney:

The lifetime search for the perfect hair color is a battle that nearly every woman must fight. However, once you’ve slayed that bad color dragon and finally found a haircolor that you love, how do you keep it from fading down your drain and into your memories? We’ve got the top four tips to keep your haircolor fresh and fierce!

# 1 The Right Kind of Clean – Much like you adjust your skin products to match your skin type, certain colors also require specific shampoos and conditioners. To keep color bright between services, use a color enhancing shampoo for your specific shade. We like Alterna’s Hold Brunette Shampoo for dark hair and blondes can stay brass free for less with Clairol’s Shimmer Lights Shampoo. To keep your red gorgeous, try John Frieda’s Radiant Red Color Captivating Shampoo.

# 2 Take a Day Off – From shampooing that is. Instead of lathering up each morning, give your color and your hair a break and wash every other day. To keep things clean in between shampoos, use a dry shampoo like Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo.

#3 Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen – Think sunscreen is just for the face and body? Wrong!! Just like the sun’s rays can damage your skin they can also dry your hair and rapidly fade your color. To protect your color on those gorgeous, sunny days, try Redken’s Color Extend Solar Screen.

#4 Go Cold – Yes we know, on these cold fall/winter mornings all you can think about is jumping into a hot shower; however, drenching hair in hot water not only damages it but will also fade the color. While we would never suggest drenching yourself in ice cold water, adjusting the temperature to cool at least when rinsing your hair, could add a few weeks of color life to your hair.

Want to see what a new haircolor would look like? Go to our Try On Studio, and play with different celebrity hairstyles! www.themakeupblogger.com/tryonstudio

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The 13 Greatest Celebrity Hair Makeovers

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The 13 Greatest Celebrity Hair Makeovers

By Shelley Levitt for The Style Glossy

It’s easy to fall into a hair rut, especially for celebrities. After all, it’s scary to show up on the red carpet with a brand-new hairdo when you know thousands of tweets will be flying within seconds offering spare-no-feelings judgments on your look.

Still, it’s good to shake things up now and then, whether you’re an A-lister or the first lady. We asked hairstylists across the country to share the celebrity hair makeovers they’d like to see. Maybe their suggestions will inspire you to try a new look too!

Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge is very beautiful, but her look is a bit dull. Kate has beautiful eyes and a great face shape, so a multitude of styles will work for her. My absolute favorite look for Kate would be a sleek, chin-grazing bob with a wispy bang, like Katie Holmes wore years ago. This cut would give her a little edge, while still looking like royalty.
-- Brittany Brudzinski, stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago

Sofia Vergara
Did you know that Sofia is a natural blonde? I think she would look gorgeous adding some balayage ribbons of golden butterscotch. I love her hair long, but it would be nice to switch up the style a bit here and there with a top bun or a side braid twist.
-- Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego

Vanessa Hudgens
She rocks the fun and flirty hairstyles, but I’d love to give Vanessa a more refined look with a slicked-back ponytail. This hairstyle is simple, easy to do and adds sophistication at any age.  
-- Nicholas Penna, owner of Salon Capri in Boston

Taylor Swift
Taylor’s look hasn’t changed much over the years. She always looks very sweet, and I think it’s time for a slightly less innocent look. I would love to see Taylor with a wildly layered bob and bang, like Debbie (Blondie) Harry from the 1980’s.
-- Brittany Brudzinski, stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago

Megan Fox
Megan is so beautiful, but her long, extra dark hair is severe. I would love to see her hair more layered in a lighter cinnamon-brown color with soft light brown tones mixed in.
-- Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon in Collingswood, N.J.

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Paul Mitchel Super Skinny Serum

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Paul Mitchel Super Skinny

Being half Italian and half Scottish I have the weirdest combination hair ever!!  It’s red, crazy thick, and doesn’t know if it wants to be wavy or straight.  It’s big…Miss. America big!  I am always flat-ironing, blow drying, and putting all sorts of de-frizzing products in my hair to tame the beast.  

Well, thanks to Self’s “best of beauty” recommendation, I decided to give Paul Mitchel Super Skinny Serum a try and I am hooked.  It has cut my drying time in half, and even makes my hair calmer and less poofy when I air dry it.

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