Beyond bored of the same old, dull hair color? Shake it up this season with a bold new look that will surely turn heads! For some vibrant color inspiration, Lisa Lobosco, Creative Director at DePasquale, The Spa, tells all on the hottest looks for spring. Read on for all the deets!
BettyConfidential: Spring hair is all about bold color, so what are some of the hottest trends that you’ve seen for the upcoming season?
Lisa Lobosco: The hottest hair color trend for the spring/summer season is the ombre effect with colors such as pink, purple and blue. Ombre used to be a natural loo; now, it’s morphed into more of a statement by transitioning into brighter colors.
BC: How do you find that jaw-dropping seasonal color that’s perfect for you?
LL: To get that perfect seasonal hair color, you should always start by keeping your underlying skin tone in mind. Warmer skin tones should use honey and gold tones during the spring and summer, and deeper shades such as reds and auburns in the fall and winter. Cooler skin tones should use ashy blondes during the warmer months, and switch to cooler undertones like burgundy to add depth in the fall and winter seasons.
BC: What are some products that you recommend to help maintain vibrant, freshly dyed color?
LL: To maintain salon color, shampoos and conditioners should be color safe and free of sulfates and parabens. I love ECRU New York’s Sea Clean shampoo ($19, ecrunewyork.com) and the Protective Silk conditioner ($21, ecrunewyork.com). It’s important to remember that the healthier hair is, the slower the color will fade. Serums and oils should be used to keep the hair’s cuticle layer flat and smooth, which maintains the color. Use stylers, like the ECRU Sunlight styling spray ($22.95, ecrunewyork.com), which include UV inhibitors.
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BC: There’s always a first time for everything, so what should hair color virgins know before dying their hair?
LL: The main thing that clients should consider before dying their hair is the cost and upkeep associated with the coloring process, and how often they will have to expect to touch up the color. For coloring newbies, the coloring process time varies depending on the procedure, and can last anywhere from one to multiple hours.
BC: During the summertime, how can clients protect their freshly colored locks against the elements?
LL: Ladies can keep their color salon-perfect at home with a few tricks: Use proper color safe products, shampoo only when necessary, limit sunlight exposure, and keep out of chlorine and saltwater.
DePasquale, The Spa, seen above, is located at 51 Gibraltar Drive in Morris Plains, New Jersey. For more information, visit the spa website at www.depasqualethespa.com.
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