Thursday, September 22, 2016

Why Red Hair Color Fades by Cheryl Farman, Salon Sanity Stylist

Why does "RED HAIR COLOR" fade so fast?

This is a question that comes up frequently in the Salon. I hope that this explanation will shed some light on the subject. All artificial color fades over time, reds fade more quickly than the rest of the color palette.

Ahhh, the anomaly of red hair color — we go for reds because of their richness and vibrancy, and yet, they are the colors to fade and dull the fastest. Sigh...

Why does this infuriating phenomenon happen? A scientific explanation does, in fact, exist. You see, red hair molecules are the smallest of the hair color molecules which makes it easiest for them to penetrate the hair cuticle (yeay!), but also the easiest to exit the hair cuticle (nooooo!). This explains the immediate luscious vibrancy we achieve when we color our hair red and the quick fading of said color.

Because reds fade fast, We like to do anything in our power to conserve it as long as possible. I add Redken Shades EQ Clear Gloss all over wet hair after I shampoo color out. I leave the gloss in for 10 minutes, rinse it out, then condition hair with Redken Color Extend conditioner. (Side note-I love Redken Shades EQ and use it for glossing and toning religiously. Their translucent formulas are perfect for adjusting your color to the perfect tone, and the lather their colors provide allow for full easy coverage.) The clear gloss not only adds shine, but also traps the color in the hair for a longer period of time. It’s not magic — your color will eventually fade, but it preserves it longer.
I also recommend that you don’t wash your hair daily. And when you do shampoo it, make sure you're using one of Redkens or Pureology's sulfate free formulas....The fewer washes, the fewer chances the water and minerals in it can remove your reds. Also, though it may be painful, washing your hair in cool/cold water will also help to maintain your color.

To keep your red looking like it did when you left the salon, you have to get your hair colored more often. Visiting the salon every 4-6 weeks, that’s just what has to happen in order to maintain your desired color. Even though the upkeep may be more, the beauty and exciting hues that reds provide are simply delicious. You are a vivacious woman, you delightful redhead, so keep that sexy confidence and vibrancy going!

   Another thing to consider is that the very bold, intense colors that are popular with some of our younger guests are only designed to stay in the hair for eight to ten shapooings. So, if you are looking for a more permanent color they are not a good option for you to choose.
   The bottom line is, you will never be able to keep your hair color from fading but it is my hope that by taking this advice it will slow the process down so that you can enjoy your color for a longer period of time.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Makeup and Nail trends by Cheryl Farman

Lips, Nails and Eyes!
9 Trending Makeup Colors for
FALL 2016

While it’s tough to say goodbye to summer weather, fall 2016's makeup trends are easy to get excited about. Rich, velvety shades of red, versatile violets, and dramatic black—all easier to love than your go-to pumpkin spice latte! From the tips of our fingers to the tops of our heads, here are some on-trend colors to wear this fall.

I haven’t been brave enough to wear this season’s dark lips yet. But when my friends do, I think it looks awesome! These three are popping up as the most popular lipstick colors for fall 2016:
1. NARS Scarlet Empress
2. MAC Cunning
3. MAC Violetta

Nothing feels sexier than nails that are neatly painted dark red, burgundy or purple. And, while I love both short and long nail-lengths, it helps that these beautiful, rich shades look especially great with a shorter manicure that’s easier to maintain. These three colors are especially hot this fall, and are an inexpensive way to keep up with the seasons sultrier looks:
1.  MAC Nail Lacquer Vintage Vamp
2. CHANEL Vendetta
3. OPI Regally Yours

If you’ve got brown, green, or hazel eyes—this season is your time to shine! Fall’s trendy dark eyeshadows have tints of red, bringing out the gold or emerald hue in your eyes. While I’m not brave enough to pair a burgundy eyeshadow with burgundy lips, it’s certainly a bold statement and fitting for the color changing season!
1. FIERCE MAGENTA Sinful Burgundy
2. SMASHBOX Cabernet
3. MAC Deep Damson

Now that you’re armed with a list of fall’s hottest hues and products, make like the leaves and change up your makeup! You’ll join the ranks of confident fashionistas in no time.

What are some of your favorite beauty products this fall? Thanks for reading and comment below!