My first experience with a color depositing shampoo and conditioner was on a trip to Sydney a few years ago. One of my hosts had the kind of natural auburn hair that so many women—including myself—pay hundreds of dollars to achieve. She used color-enhancing products in the shower to keep the saltwater from lightening her pretty strands. I decided at that point to start using them to keep my own stylist-achieved burgundy hue from fading.
If you’re like us, you really enjoy trying new hairstyles. Whenever we need inspiration, we visit Stephanie Brinkerhoff’s creative and brilliant Utah-based blog, Hair and Makeup By Steph. Brinkerhoff is a hair genius and this week, she’s sharing all her best styling tips, from how to look like you were born with curls to creating perfect waves with your flat iron.
1. On freshly washed hair, towel dry, but DON’T brush it out. If your hair has no natural curl, brushing it will only make it more straight. Instead just shake it out or run your fingers through it.
2. Apply curl cream or mousse to the ends, scrunching it up as you apply. Some of my favorite products for this style are Unite Boing Cream and Pureology Silk Bodifier.
We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years — if it’s not broke, why fix it? — but that can be a little boring. But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week here via her feature Hairistocracy.
The holidays are upon us and that can mean only one thing: inboxes will soon be flooded with party invites! This season for all my upcoming festivities, I’m planning on slicking my hair back into short bobs and low up-dos for a clean, classic, elegant look that shows off my face. Whether you’re slicking back a pixie chop like Miss Emma Watson or pulling your long hair into a party pony, the slick-back works for every hair length.