Need Help Keeping Your Hair Color?

Do you spend a good deal of money and time getting the perfect hair color?  Color can dramatically change your look and overall appearance within one application.  It is a great way to lift an “in the rut” look.  The problem comes in managing that color.  Washing and rinsing with the incorrect shampoo can leave your stunning color not so stunning.  Here is our guide to keeping that color at it its peak.

Top Pick for Color Protecting Shampoo
Davines Nounou Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

Top Pick for Color Protecting Conditioner
ABBA Pure Color Protect Conditioner Creme Masque

Best All Natural Color Protect Remedy

1) Take a ripe avocado, yes the fruit, and crush up.  Massage into your hair and scalp and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes.  Your will be soft and silky and you will praise the color retention! 
2) Do you have a brown to dark brown hair?  Try this coffee inspired deep conditioning system.  Mix ground coffee or espresso beans with your conditioner.  Apply to hair and leave in for 20 – 25 minutes.  Rinse out.

Celebrity HairStylist: David Stanko

david stanko celebrity hair stylist and coloristA few weeks ago I met an incredible colorist and stylist that I have to rave about, David Stanko.  He is cool, hip, suave, and overall a complete charmer!   David Stanko’s first salon job was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 18, cleaning hairbrushes and mixing color. Way humble beginnings for this celebrity colorist.  Recently, Stanko spearheaded the testing and technical execution of Redken’s haircolor and lightener brands. Today, as Haircolor Consultant for Redken 5th Avenue NYC and a working salon colorist in New York City, David has the unique opportunity to exercise his wide range of gifts and that he does. 

I walked into the Angelo David Salon in New York City, steps from Grand Central Station.  David greeted me in the hallway with complete charm overload.  I had a divine cup of coffee and I was on my way to highlight heaven.  He performed three incredible treatments on my hair; sparse highlights near the bangs just to lighten up my very dark brown hair, Redken’s Shades EQ clear gloss (which I will elaborate more in another post) to create a lustrous shine, and Redken’s Real Control treatment to soften the hair (see more on Redken Real Control). 

Can I just say wow!  Within in seconds David analyzed my hair, asked me a few lifestyle questions, and devised a highlight course of action.  I can’t say enough about him!  The results were incredible.  The lustrous shine and dazzling sparkle was amazing.  Clearly he knows what he is doing. David’s haircolor work has been styled by such talents as Serge Normant, Oribe and Orlando Pita. He has also been featured in the pages of top fashion publications, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, In-Style, Latina and Elle, not to mention nearly every North American trade magazine American Salon, Modern Salon, Launchpad, Estetica and Hair Color & Design Magazine.

In the NYC area and want to make an appointment?  Call and make an appointment at the Angelo David Salon at 212-813-6620.

Frederic Fekkai, Salon Color Launch

frederikfekkaiGuess what ladies our bff FF (that is Frederic Fekkai for the women that are not in the know) will be launching a new line of hair color called Salon Color.  Salon Color will retail of approximately $30 and will offer 20 natural hair color shades.  Salon Color will be sold in a kit which will be comprised of pre- and post-conditioneing treatments, cream colorant, and a fragrance blend including citrus, pomelo, cherry, blossom, and blonde wood.  A very interesting combination!  It will be sold in select stores across the country.  You all must be wondering if it is any good?  Don’t worry as soon as I get my hands on it I will review it for you!

Hair Color, Oops!

Color Oops hair color problemsBad color job? Don’t worry you are not alone. Women have continued to explore the options of hair coloring, including permanents, semi-permanents, henna, etc. What happens when that new fabulous auburn hair color when applied turns out to be metallic red? No need to sit and sulk for 4-6 weeks as the color slowly fades away, Color Oops is there to the rescue. Color Oops when applied actually restores your hair to its natural color! What a product! It uses a special ingredient called hydrosulfite which rapidly reduces the dye molecule in the hair color. This process safely removes the coloring from your hair without the need for bleach, ammonia, or peroxide.

Want to learn more about restoring hair to its natural glory see Good Housekeeping’s video tips on hair coloring.