A heavy chopped fringe with an undercut buzz.
Throwback to James Dean
Layered and texturised
We all know slathering on sunscreen before a beach run is a no-brainer – but what about sun protection for your hair? If you’re not wearing a hat, then yep, your strands need UV protection says Sydney trichologist David Salinger.”UV light does two bad things. It breaks some of the bonds in the hair which can weaken it, and lead to breakage. Secondly it oxidises the pigment in the hair making it lighter in colour”.
Start your damage control now by using UV technology haircare, these products work by absorbing the UV rays and preventing them from penetrating your precious strands.
As the weather warms up, our hair becomes more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. It’s all about maintaining strong follicles from the inside out, with a good shampoo and conditioner and also I suggest using a treatment two to three times a week for extra hydration to maintain healthy hair. Use the treatment after shampooing, there’s no need to condition as well, and blondes, listen up – your crowning glory needs even more shielding in the hotter months as honey shades become brassy as the colour fades. I recommend a hair toner, products specifically for coloured hair like violet based shampoo and conditioner which enhances lightened hair and stops yellowness. You can get a toner treatment in the salon which lasts up to 24 washes.
Before Sun Exposure
CARE Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner : A gentle cleansing shampoo formulated to adjust to all hair types and conditions.
NAK Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner : Specifically formulated with Active Violet colour pigments that are deposited on the hair shaft to neutralise unwanted yellow tones. Added proteins assist in repair and provide internal strength promoting healthy manageable hair.
During Sun Exposure
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil : A mist for damp or dry hair with natural UV protectors and nourishing coconut oil.
SachaJuan Hair in the Sun : Waterproof styling cream for a touch of hold as well as UV protection.
After Sun Exposure
Oro Therapy Mask : Enriched with micro active Gold and Sweet Cyperus Oil it detangles softens and nourishes hair making it silky, shiny and vigorous. Eliminates frizz.
L’Oreal Advanced Replenishing Formula : Enriched with Lipidum. Hair instantly feels more resistant soft and looks more shiny and repaired.
There’s something undeniably attractive about the distinguished look of a man with silvery locks. Grey hair was once linked to growing old, now it’s a sign of sophistication, maturity and confidence. Sure, the appearance of greying can indicate that you’re moving on in life, but more importantly it’s a sign of one’s wiseness and tenacity, it shows that you’ve been around to weather the worst and you’re now at the top of your game. Your next step? Owning it. Here are some ways to rock grey hairstyles.
1. Hair masks need heat. Apply one and leave it on in the bath. If you have really damaged hair, the longer you leave it on the better. Wrap cling wrap around it and sit in the sun – the heat helps activate it. Check the the treatment story – Top 4 Treatments
2. Go easy on the straighteners. People make the mistake rough drying their hair and then pull the straighteners through. The secret is to blow dry your hair (even if you’re curling it) as well as you possibly can first. Then pop your straightener on it. They’re there to aid you – not to be relied on.
3. Use a shine serum. The secret is to rub it into your hands, like hand cream, and almost get rid of it – then apply. Less is always more, you can always go back and reapply, but too much will appear greasy.
4. Special occasion? You need to cut it three weeks before the event and colour it two weeks before. Allow time to tweak or fix if necessary!
5. Colouring – A general guide. The lighter your complexion, the lighter your hair colour should be. The more olive your complexion, the darker your hair colour should be. The more ash your complexion, the more warmth your hair colour needs. The more warmth in your complexion, the more ash your hair needs to be.
6. When should you use your frizz fighting products? Always on damp hair, before blow drying. The ingredients absorb far better into the wet strands than when they are applied on dry hair.
7. Always use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair. If you cheat and use a fine-tooth comb or a brush, it can stretch, and even snap the hair strand.
8. The golden rule is, less is more. Never overload your hair with product, as it will only weigh down strands.
The problem : You’re trying to grow out your summer crop, but it looks thin and stringy rather than long and luscious.
The remedy : Cutting isn’t going to change the actual condition of your hair, regular snips will perk up the overall look and shape of your grown out style. Hairdressers unanimously agree on visiting the salon approximately every 6-8 weeks for medium to long hair, and every 4 weeks for shorter styles.
The problem : Indoor heating has left your hair dry and prone to breakage.
The remedy : Dehydrated and brittle strands are generally a result of both environmental (a drop in temperature outside) and physical factors (the overuse of colour and bleach, or heated styling), which weaken your hair cuticle causing split ends and snapping. To prepare your stands for the cold, care for them at home with the right cleansing regime : shampoo, conditioner and a weekly treatment.
The problem : The chill has left you feeling flat, but you don’t want your hair to look that way.
The remedy : To get the volume you want, its important to concur your strands while they’re wet. I suggest starting with a light weight volume building shampoo and conditioner. Fine hair tends to hold more moisture, so go easy on styling products. Steering clear of heavy serums (which rob your strands of body), and choosing light-hold mousses and mists instead. For weightless volume on the go, dry shampoo is essential for adding texture, grip and bulk to slippery fine hair.
The problem : Your winter woollens leave your wavy hair a static mess.
The remedy : The best way to control frizz is to use a hydrating shampoo, conditioner and weekly mask. This doesn’t mean you should drown them in rich conditioners and styling products – as these will weigh down your lengths. For the ultimate taming tool you can’t go past serums, which eliminate frizz, repel humidity and seals the hair’s cuticle to smooth waves for a glossy, frizz-free style. Try to avoid contact with coarse scarves, sweaters and coats which can contribute to fuzziness.
The 1990s inspired wet look is fast becoming one of the most up to the minute ways to wear your hair.
Not every hair texture and cut can pull it off – those with a fine to medium hair and a high fade or an undercut are in a prime position to nail the style.
Slicking your hair straight back without a part is a good look, but it can feel a little severe. A side part can soften things up a bit. Make sure the neck is clean shaven and be mindful if you have longer hair as it can appear mullet-y. This style works well on a fresh haircut.
Looking at how celebrities are wearing their hair during award season this year, (a lot of twisted and creative buns) which guarantees the style to stay that way throughout the night. I noticed how stunning the blonde tones were.
Rosamund Pikes finely weaved warm and ash blonde highlights adding dimension to the simple shoulder length bob – GORGEOUS!
Rosie Huntington Whiteleys rich gold balyage blending seamlessly from her light warm ash roots. Again two counteracted tones mixed together to create a soft light brown that compliments her skin tone beautifully.
Julianne Houghs twisted blonde bun ticked all the boxes. Rose gold alternating with sandy blonde on top of a dark blonde base. The twist not only enhanced the colour but it gave her height.
Saoirse Ronans light ash soft highlights blending into her golden ends.
Not a blonde but equally a stunning colour was :
Zendayas Mochal flashed highlights breaks up her rich and glossy chocolate base. The foils were woven thickly so that when her hair is being worn naturally wavy they create dimension amongst her curl.
These latest predictions are bold and fun. If you’re not game, I recommend introducing any of these tones in a subtle way. If you’re feeling for a change then these colours will certainly turn heads!
Espresso Violet Brown
Metallic Silvery Blonde
Pastel Colour Accents- e.g. pink, violet, blue, particular attractive in platinum blonde
Gold Chestnut Copper
You will never see grey hair models in magazines that’s because the companies that advertise in these publications don’t want you to.
I am often asked “can I grow out my hair colour and go grey?”
Yes you can only if you’re 100% white (grey). You see white hair mixed with your natural colour looks ageing but a full head of grey can look very chic. Because grey hair has no pigment and keratin it will frizz and look dry. You need a good shaped haircut (consider a short hair style when going grey), good products and effort to keep it looking styled or it will never work.
Grey hair needs toning otherwise it will start to stain from pollution, smoke, chlorine, etc. A deep violet pigmented shampoo and conditioner will neutralise these unwanted tones or a toner from your hairdresser can do the trick instantly.
My final advice to look fabulously grey is styling. If it is not smoothed out and lacks product it will fuzz. There are a few grey headed clients who I have come across that won’t need to remember all of the above as it naturally looks silvery, white and smooth.
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