September 2019

Buy Nexxus Aloe Rid Gentle Clarifying Shampoo, $12.99

Buy Nexxus Aloe Rid Gentle Clarifying Shampoo, $12.99

  • Get out the green and restore your hair to its natural shine
  • This product has been around forever but does the job best!

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Buy Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Shampoo, $4.07

Buy Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Shampoo, $4.07

  • Great and affordable
  • This shampoo leaves you with silky soft and smooth hair

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Summer Hair Color Tips and Tricks at Home

Not everyone can have an entourage of colorists and hairstylists that follow you wherever you go.  Don’t you wish you could?

To help you pick the colour that’s right for you, colourist to the stars, Johnathan Gale gives his recommendations and how-to tips to creating salon quality colour at home.

· For Blondes – Johnathan suggests lightening up the ends. This will remove all the winter tarnish without making colour brassy in the sun. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Light Golden Blonde)

HOW-TO TIP:
It’s best to apply the colour with the patented brush to ends of hair and let sit longer or shorter depending on how intense you want your colour. You should have the angled tip brush facing outward and work 2-3 inches from tip of hair.

· For Reds – Red is the hottest colour of the season and Johnathan recommends creating red low lights for a multi-dimensional Red. Low lights have great longevity to keep hair colour fresh and vivid all summer long. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Auburn)

HOW-TO TIP:
To create low lights begin with segments at ear level working from ear to ear. Work your way up the head dividing hair into one-inch segments for thick or course hair and half-inch segments for thin hair. You should decrease amount of colour to a bare minimum as you reach the crown of head.

· For Brunettes – Run a few bold highlights through drab hair just as a halo around the face frame to brighten up your look this summer. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Medium Brown)

HOW-TO TIP:
To add a tint of red to a honey shade try mixing Light Brown with Auburn.

Buy Now, LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Light Golden Blonde, $30

Buy Now, LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Auburn, $30

Buy Now,  LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Medium Brown, $30

Buy Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System

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Buy Aveda Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System, $72, at aveda.com

  • Comes with protective hair veil, hair and body cleanser, after-sun hair masque (each product also sold separately)
  • 16-hour UV protection from harsh rays, salt and chlorine
  • Minimizes color fading, damage, & dryness while cleansing and restoring hair’s moisture

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Top Beauty Picks for Head-to-Toe Sun Protection

WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner: WEN You Can Say More is More

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How many times have you read a magazine article about hair care saying to use a dime sized amount of shampoo and that less is more? With WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner, the motto is exactly the opposite: more is more (they recommend using 16 to 24 pumps!). It’s a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner all in one. As someone who’s had dry hair and dead ends over the years from various straightening techniques, WEN’s unique conditioner has improved my hair after only a few uses! Not only does WEN come in different sweet, yet subtle scented flavors, it saves time by eliminating shampoo from your daily shower routine. If you’re looking to have smoother, more manageable hair while shortening your shower time, I recommend WEN Cleaning Conditioner for fast and lasting results. –Ariel Gononsky

Buy WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner 16 oz, $36.75, at amazon.com