Colorist-In-A Compact, baby powder, eyeshadow, a zigzag part, even magic markers. Over the years, women have resorted to extreme measures to hide their roots between color appointments. While visible roots can be the height of cool, for most, that little snarky inch of contrast–no matter what your color–is the difference between confidence and …well, a hat. Salvation has arrived in a product so simple and easy to use you will wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself: Color Wow Root Cover Up by Gail Frederici, a range of of four pressed powders that dust on to seamlessly camouflage root regrowth. Free of waxes and dyes, the powder washes out with shampoo–but will last through a swim. Available at ulta.com.
With so many wonderful and effective hair care products on the market, you and your colorist should have a differentiated dialogue: Why is a product good? How it is made? and what are it’s benefits?
Ready or not, for better or worse, Amazon has set its sights firmly on the beauty category and the implications for the industry are staggering. With 188 million active customers, Amazon is planning on ending the year 2013 with a much different customer experience in their beauty department and, if Amazon stays true to their core values, it’ll be worth it.
As the Color Doctor, I am driven by newness, innovation and an influx of exclusive and upscale brands. Whether it be in hair color, hair extensions or smoothing treatments: the future is here! This season short hair looks fresh and funky. Rounded corners are tousled for a sporty effect. As for long hair, wear it up: origami structure and coiled rolls fashion a “chic” effect.