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Alas, summer is almost over. But, not to worry, it always leaves something for us to remember it by! Maybe it’s a tan, a vacation souvenir, beach photos… or even damaged, dry hair.Rescue me! It’s sad but true. Those long days in the sun, chlorinated swimming pools, or repeated trips to the salon for “sun-kissed” highlights often lead to hair woes. Is your hair damaged or dry? If so, take action with these tips from eSalon Color Director Estelle Baumhauer! Damaged Hair vs. Dry Hair Damaged hair often occurs if

Sometimes it seems like hairstylists have their own secret language to discuss hair situations. What do words like “cuticle” and “demi-permanent” even mean? Hair color expert Estelle Baumhauer, Color Director at eSalon.com, an online company that provides personalized, custom blended home hair color, shares a quick user-guide to salon speak: Brassy: when hair with warm undertones is chemically lightened and begins to fade, the color may turn a brass-colored tone. Cool: a tonal value for blonde, brunette, and red shades. “Cool” colors have blue or violet undertones. Some cool hair colors

As the summer sun shines brightly, humidity lurks in its shadows, threatening to turn your sleek hairstyle into an unruly mess! It’s almost enough to keep anyone indoors until fall… Step out of the shadows and into the light! Pro stylists share how to beat humidity at its own game. Moisturize and Protect Keep your hair moisturized so it won’t soak up excess moisture from the damp air. Deep conditioner, leave in conditioner, and coconut oil help counteract the effects of humidity, leaving your hair healthy and hydrated. Before styling,

No matter how often we color our hair, no one can stop it from growing back! If you see gray roots coming in too fast, try one of these handy tricks to disguise them as long as possible: Don’t pluck: You may feel tempted to pluck those few gray outliers, but resist! Plucking can damage the hair follicle and can possibly lead to bald patches. Braids or waves: French braids or braids along your hairline (like Jada Pinkett Smith’s!) can tuck away grays and conceal the appearance of regrowth. In general,

Like taxes and dentist visits, gray hair is something that no one can escape. But do you know why your hair has decided to abandon the color of your youth in favor of this pale, pallid hue? It may not be the reason you think. Read on for the truth about those pesky grays. Why does hair turn gray? Your hair gets color from the follicle it grows out of on your scalp. But when the cells responsible for producing the pigment stop working, the hair grows out gray or

Who hasn’t noticed big brands touting “ammonia-free” hair color, claiming it’s safer and healthier than color containing ammonia. But is this all truth or just hype? What does “ammonia-free” mean? Big companies may claim to have “ammonia-free” color, but most simply substitute the ammonia with equally harsh chemicals. They’re “silent” ingredients that act the same way as ammonia, but don’t have the standard ammonia smell. What companies don’t disclose is that these substitutes can often be worse. One common substitute is ethanolamine (also called monoethanolamine, or MEA). MEA is already used in many

As we age, our skin, hair, and features change with us – so our beauty routine needs to change as well. Is yours working against you and adding years to your appearance? Here’s how to avoid the biggest mistakes and maintain a youthful look: Give your makeup a makeover Because our skin becomes thinner and dryer, it’s a good idea to update our makeup choices. Primer can be your best friend – it evens out wrinkles so they’re less visible. Top it off with a lightweight foundation that won’t cake

Fashion Week has wrapped up, but let’s talk about our favorite part – the hair! Forget about the high fashion hairstyles you could only dream of doing – this year it was all about trends that are 100% wearable and easy to do yourself. 1. Braids A fresh take on an old classic! It’s not too tricky to style your milkmaid braid like the ones at the Rebecca Minkoff runway. Just braid hair in two pigtails, then wrap each over the top and secure with bobby pins. Runway fashion meets

Steps: 1. Brush out your hair so it’s smooth, then divide it into two equal sections. 2. Take an outer strip from one side and cross it to the inner part of the opposite side. 3. Now take an outer strip from the second side and cross it over the the inner part of the first side. 4. Continue crossing outer strips to the opposite side until you reach the end, then secure with an elastic. 5. Voila – You’ve created a fishtail braid! Love this model’s hair color? She’s rocking Light Brown Auburn from online

Steps: Pull hair to one side and secure it into a low side ponytail. Divide the tail into three sections. If you have shorter hair, apply product or hairspray for more hold. Twist one section like a rope. Wrap the section around the base and secure with pins. Twist the other sections, then layer and pin them over the base one at a time. You may need plenty of bobby pins to keep flyaway strands in place. Give it a spritz of hairspray, then start turning heads! Before you start: Give

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