Another popular look this Spring/Summer 2012 is colored streaks in the hair add an edge to the perfect flowing waves or straight hair. Blondes and light hair look trendy with streaks of peach, pastel purples and light pink while the dark hair was contrasted with vibrant strands of orange, turquoise and violet. The streaks of color can be achieved without even dying your hair. Some colorful extensions can be added to create this low maintenance high fashion trend. They can be easily worn with beach waves straight hair or many different lengths and styles of hair.
Here are some tips to get you and your hair ready for this spring/summer:
• Try to walk into the salon with your everyday "look," so your colorist can get a feel for what you're comfortable with.
• Knowing the difference between terms like demi-permanent and permanent color can help you and your colorist communicate more efficiently. Not everyone needs a permanent color. A gloss can keep your color looking fresh and allow for a lower maintenance look.
• Your colorist is there to work with you to achieve beautiful color. The more you can explain what you want, the better the collaboration will be.
• If you are going in for "corrective color" – to correct color results you are unhappy with from a prior coloring experience – be prepared for a longer visit, as your colorist may need to remove old color and then recolor your hair.
• Bring your inspiration: Photographs and examples of haircolor you love will help you and your colorist explore your color options – and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say, "honey blonde" or "scarlet red."
• Know your history: Be prepared to tell your colorist about any prior color services, whether it was highlights last year or a color gloss last month.
• Trust your colorist: Listen to your colorist's expert opinion. During your color consultation, he or she will consider your desired result, then evaluate your hair's condition and look at your skin tone and coloring in order to create your custom color formulation.
• Ask questions: If you hear a color term you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask your colorist for an explanation. Remember to inquire about maintenance – how often you'll need to return to the salon for touchups, and how to best maintain your color at home between visits with Redken hair care products.
Looking forward to seeing you in for your summer makeover!!!- Krista