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According to Clairol, 75 percent of American women color their hair. Whether concealing grays enhancing natural color with highlights or making a radical change at home or in the salon, it takes a bit of maintenance to keep color looking bright and vibrant. If you want to help your color last longer, take a gander at the products below, and don’t miss a few must-know color-extending tips…
The basics: Joico Color Infuse Shampoo and Conditioner ($15.99-$17.99)
These color-depositing duos keep brown, copper and red color bold and bright between salon appointments thanks to a unique technology that helps dyes stick to your strands through multiple washes. They also feature antioxidants t
‘Tis the season for looking your best, and no-one knows this better than Frank Friscioni, the Co-Director of Color at the Oscar Blandi Salon in Manhattan. He sees more people for color, highlights or other touch ups between November 1 and January 1 than almost any other time of the year.
Friscioni chatted up Beauty in the Bag about what’s hot in hair coloring in 2015, and what’s not. (In a word, Balayage is in, and pastel colors are out, or should be)
Here’s what he had to say:
What is your signature procedure?
My goal is to make people look their best, no matter what technique I have to use– be it balayage, ombre, foils, single process or gloss. I pul
George Papanikolas knows hair and he knows coloring. He knows what is going to look natural, frame your face and make your eyes stand out. He also knows what’s not going to work and will ultimately damage your mane.
It’s a gift, and one that has made Papanikolas among the most sought after colorists in Hollywood, Manhattan and Dubai. Using the French, freehand technique called Balayage, he creates natural-looking, sun-kissed color for all-comers. He divides his time between Los Angeles, at the Andy Lecompte Salon; New York City, at the Rita Hazan Salon; and Dubai at the Belle Femme Salon. Papanikolas is also the celebrity stylist for Matrix.
He was in New York City for a fashio
When I go on Facebook or bump into old friends I haven’t seen in forever a huge majority of former dirty blondes, redheads, mousy browns and even rich brunettes are now striking blondes. It’s not difficult to see why so many women take the plunge. Most look fabulous!
I say most because though there’s a right shade of blonde for almost everyone, some women will find it a challenge to find the right shade. If your skin tone is cool and you have blue or green eyes or if you were blonde, strawberry or light brown as a child, chances are you’ll look naturally gorgeous with blonde hair. If however you had dark hair as a child, have a warm complexion or brown eyes you should consult with a col