By Lauren Quick | 07/01/2014 10:06:00 AM – Via ModernSalon.com
Maintaining healthy hair can be difficult in the summer. Between sun, salt and chlorine, your clients’ hair can take a major hit.
Advise him or her to change hair care habits with the season (hello, retail opportunity!) with help from Sam Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa and Redken education artistic director.
5 TIPS TO HEALTHY SUMMER HAIR
Oils can be hair’s best friend in the summer. Get one that’s light, like Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, to deliver restorative and protective properties. Good for second- or third-day hair and adding shine.
“Take advantage of the braid parade,” Villa says. The trendy style is great for a day by the pool or at the beach, and in the evening just unbraid for beachy waves and curls.
Avoid high heat with tools in the summer–hair is already fragile during these hot months. “Stick to medium and color-treated temperatures,” Villa says. “And slow down to speed up. Slow down the pass with the iron so heat is directed to the sections of hair that need to be altered; it prevents unnecessary wear on hair and styles it much faster.”
Make sure your client doesn’t leave the salon without an anti-humidity, frizz-proof hairspray. Villa recommends Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile hairspray; it’s formulated with vitamins C and E to protect hair and prevent color fading, and it provides 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.
Blondes especially tend to need help in this department. Pump up shine with a gloss (a la Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist). It has vitamin B5 and camelina oil to boost hair’s natural shine and control frizz for an ultra-polished look.
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Do you have a teen/young adult teen client who likes to experiment with various hair colors within short periods of time? What should colorists recommend to those clients to help maintain/repair their hair’s integrity? Today’s read comes to you via Schwarzkopf Professional‘s Color Ambassador Rick Wellman –
“For any fun-loving color chameleon, I recommend using easy application extension wefts when possible, such as invisi-tabs… they easily accept any shade, especially when you desire fun, vivid colors,” says Rick Wellman, Schwarzkopf Professional Color Ambassador. “I can relate as I was one of those kids in the ‘80s…we only had food coloring and Manic Panic and were without the high-tech hair repair treatments available today.
“Recommend that your clients use a sulfate-free shampoo, which protects hair against color fading and adds shine. Follow with BC Repair Rescue Conditioner to seal the hair’s surface and ensure its integrity. I also suggest exploring color flip flopping with the stronger underneath hair and avoiding the top layer, as it can already be sensitive and exposed to the elements. ‘Peek-a-boo’ color can be more fun, sophisticated and less overwhelming.
“You can also gently highlight strands with Schwarzkopf Essensity Lightening Cream and Powder prior to depositing with IGORA Viviance for extra light reflection. The combo is perfect for experimental clients, as it allows for vivid tones to latch on, slowly move and lighten easily with minimal wear and tear on the hair and zero ammonia. I also love OSiS Dust It because it helps preserve pigment for this type of client. Always keep in mind that hair color is not a tube of lipstick that wipes off at night.
“Have fun with your clients while also guiding them to make wise hair color decisions and make an agreement to treat your work and their hue(s) with extra T.L.C. These colorful individuals can also be the most eye catching topic of conversation at parties, so make sure they have lots of your business cards!”
For more information about Schwarzkopf Professional products, visit www.schwarzkopf.com.
– Via Modernsalon.com