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Seems like there is red hair on everyone lately. Not sure if you are ready to take the plunge? Let Janine Jarman show you how to try out a red color before taking a complete Joan from Mad Men plunge:
Want to test drive red color without a long term commitment? Ask your stylist for a Sebastian Professional cellophane treatment. These ammonia-free colorizing gloss treatments last for 6-10 washes and are a great way to ease into a new hue. For the brunette bombshells out there, try a Sebastian Texture Tandem treatment and a brown cellophane to keep your locks healthy and vibrant. This silkening, re-texturizing treatment will amp up your brown while smoothing and sealing your locks.
This week we are happy to have Janine Jarman, owner of Hairroin Salon, as a guest contributor. Today she tells us how to get an undone beehive look:
Wanna get the fun undone beehive at home? I suggest getting a micro crimper to help achieve this look. This tiny crimp iron makes the crimping virtually undetectable and super effective when done at the roots for volume.
1. Prep wet hair with Sebastian Volupt Spray and Texturizer to help build grip, texture and volume.
2. Micro crimp hair at the roots, then pull apart and brush out. Part from ear to ear and leave out.
3. Gather hair in a light French twist and secure with bobby pins.
4. Back comb the front ear-to-ear section. Drop out the fringe and some bits on the side. Secure to the top of the French twist.
5. Finish with Sebastian Re-Shaper hairspray.
I miss the late 1990’s. It was a good time stylewise to be young and have long, curly hair. This Fall a modern twist on ’90’s wild curls are back in style, and our newest contributor, Janine Jarman, is going to tell us how to get this look. Janine is owner of Hairroin Salon in LA and Sebastian Professional’s West Coast spokesperson and one of only five members of their national Sebastian Design team. You may know her from Bravo’s Shear Genius.
Take it away Janine!
“Retro” is the buzzword this fall, and 90s-era inspired natural curls are one of the hottest hair trends around! But fear not, this look has been updated with a modern twist. Instead of the crispy curls of the 90s, today’s mane is soft, shiny and touchable, thanks to the more advanced hair products and styling tools available today. And with so many creative ways to wear curls, there’s no need to get locked into the long and layered look from the past. Curly girls are going short with funky asymmetrical cuts and cropped sides, or rocking middle and deep side parts with high sheen and sleek finish, as seen on the Balenciaga runway. Even the 60s are totally relevant this season, given the amazing disheveled beehives gracing the Jean Paul Gaultier runway shows.
To show off your fabulous new curls, why not also try this season’s “It” color and go red! Red is everywhere right now! Starlets such as Amy Adams and Emma Stone are making their way down red carpets in various shades of this versatile color. When picking a red tone, make sure it goes with your skin tone. A great trick for this is to look for the color flecks in your eyes. If you have warm-colored eyes or warm flecks, go with warm reds (orange and yellow-based). If you have cool-toned eyes or flecks, go with cooler reds (blue and violet-based).
Brunette bombshells are also making a big splash thanks to the lovely Middleton sisters from across the pond. If you have warm-toned eyes, choose gold and red-based browns. If you have cool-toned eyes, then you’d look best with a shade that has violet, ash or neutral undertones.
Here are a few tips and tricks for trying out three head-turning looks!
Glamour Girl Curls
Make sure you get your curly locks cut by a curl specialist. Curly hair is quite different from straight texture and it takes a curly hair pro to do it right the first time. If you’re in the LA area, Irene, Sarah and Luis are Hairroin Salon’s go-to stylists for curls. Once you have the cut, you can easily style at home.
1. Apply Sebastian Whipped Crème and Taming Elixir evenly through wet hair from roots to ends.
2. Twirl square-inch sections of hair in and scrunch to create curl clumps.
3. Use a hair dryer diffuser to blow dry. A diffuser is an attachment that fits on the end of your dryer and helps to create curl and body. You can get one at your local beauty supply store. Try not to touch your hair as you blow dry, just tilt your head and let the curl clumps gather in the diffuser until dry. Switch sides and then do the back.
4. Once hair is dry and cool, spray on a bit of Sebastian Halo Mist and gently pull curls apart. You can also shake it out with your hands laced in at the roots. Finish with Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity hair spray for a lightweight, supple hold.
Great advice, Janine! We’ll be posting her advice on how to style an undone beehive and testing out red tones during the week!
As we begin our “Low Blow Dry July“, it’s worth assessing the general starting condition of your hair. After all, one of the main reasons to lay off heat tools for awhile is to give your hair a rest and get it in fantastic shape. One of the things a lot of us will find is that we are probably due for a trim (or more).
Now, if you regularly keep up with trims, it will be business as usual. But if you are sporadic with trims (which can happen if you are trying to grow your hair out), you may have more to cut off than you’d like.
Here’s the thing – split ends won’t disappear on their own. Ends that are thinner than the rest of your mane won’t either. There are some fantastic products to revive hair, but sometimes your ends are just beyond repair and need to go. If it’s several inches, you may not want to do it. While it might seem like a small matter to part with a few inches, it does indeed become an emotional issue – hair is such a part of self-image. Last summer about three inches of my longest layer needed to come off, and when I did it all at once, it just didn’t feel like my look for a few weeks, despite my hair being long enough that three inches less doesn’t really make a difference.
If that describes you, and you have the knack for trimming your hair yourself, try this: trim off an inch. Wait a couple of days. Then trim about half of what still needs to come off. Wait a couple of days. As you notice your hair looking better, bouncier, flippier and flirtier, and all around healthier, getting rid of the last bit will be a snap. This sort of “week-long trim” takes away the shock factor of cutting it all at once.