6 Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Next Haircut Or Hair Color From A Celebrity Hairstylist
Ready to switch up your look with a new hairstyle?
Before you hit the salon for a new haircut and a change in hair color, consider these tips from celebrity hairstylist Ian McCabe of Washington D.C.’s Ian McCabe Studio. Here, the hairstylist and his team (who are behind the locks of such celebs as Claire Danes, Mandy Moore, and Molly Simms!) give us all the insider hair secrets we need in order to ensure our new haircut and or hair color is everything we want it to be – and that it lasts as long as possible.
Bring in a picture of the style, cut, or color you want. What seems like a caramel color to you, may not be the same caramel color to your artist
Forget Jessica Alba or Scarlett Johansson. If your picture happens to be of a gorgeous A-List celebrity, take a Sharpie and color away their face so you can truly evaluate the hairstyle instead of being influenced by a celebrity’s flawless skin or impeccable style.
Do your homework. Through word-of-mouth, find an artist that is willing to take risks but is not afraid to tell you “no” when a style won’t flatter your face. And before making a drastic change, ask for the artist’s honest feedback as to whether your request is practical for your hair and if your features would work with the look you want.
Be prepared for the maintenance required from your new look. Before embarking on a dramatic change in hair cut or color, be sure ask your hairstylist exactly what maintenance will be required so you can determine if you have the time and finances to properly maintain it. Lusting for highlights? Instead of traditional foil highlights, consider Balayage hair painting, which grows in more naturally and allows you to wait longer before appointments.
Use the right products. If you color your hair, use products specially designed for color-treated hair. You wouldn’t put a dry clean only shirt in the washing machine, so why would you use a regular shampoo on color-treated hair? Additionally, use a deep conditioning treatment like ORIBE Masque for Beautiful Color or Davines Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner every 1-2 weeks.
Skip shampoo. The less you wash your hair, the healthier your hair will be and the longer your color will last. Every other day is more than enough.