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Beauty Jobs – Trend Alert: Technicolor Hair

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Forget the days of traditional hair colours, technicolour hair is here to stay. In the past year, pastel hair shades have received a lot of love from fashionistas and influencers, but it’s a look that will work for every girl who loves to play with her look. If colouring your hair on your own makes you nervous, go to a professional and talk to a stylist about temporary and washable options that you can play with for the first time, but if you are ready to try it at home here are some cool brands that will help you explore this colourful world.

Arctic Fox
Favourite of Youtubers like Tasha Leelyn and Hailie Barber, Arctic fox is an American brand that is cruelty-free and vegan. It’s easy to use, won’t damage your hair and is semi-permanent, meaning it will last for a while will completely fade after a month or two. The brand has an amazing cause behind it, it’s a dye for a cause, as the brand donates proceeds to help animal protection institutions.

Clairol Color Crave
This is the easiest semipermanent colour to use of them all. The tube comes with an applicator, so it won’t stain your hands and comes out after one wash. It’s perfect for newbies that want to experiment with colours without any drastic change.

L’Oreal Colorista
L’Oreal was one of the first drugstore brands to bring colourful hues from the salon and to your home.
This baby is semi-permanent, comes out within a couple of washes and very user-friendly so you give yourself some fun highlights or try colouring your entire head. The product works better for light coloured hair such as blonde and gray, but if you have highlights in your hair that will also take the pastel hues.


Lime Crime Unicorn Hair
This brand was known for dominating the makeup game and it has recently transitioned into the hair game. Lime Crime has semi-permanent, easy to apply colours that are perfect for the brand fanatics. It claims to fade gracefully and it’s also vegan, so if you’re looking for something durable, this is your pick. Pro tip: To keep the colour vibrant for longer, wash your hair with a baby shampoo and rinse with cold water. 

Splat Hair Chalk
If you want to play without compromising your original hair colour, hair chalk is for you. All you need to is rub the chalk against your hair and you’ll be left with playful colour that will wash out immediately.


Have you tried any fun hair colours? Let us know in the comments below!


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Product info:
Arctic Fox, $8, available at Arctic Fox
Clairol Crave, $9.97, available at Walmart
L’Oreal Colorista, $12.96, available at Walmart
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair, $20, available at The Bay
Splat Hair Chalk, $9.57, available at Amazon


By: Junia Goncalves, Toronto, @travelcultureblog

Toronto Beauty Jobs – Q&A with Vidal Sassoon Creative and Colour Directors

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

At Beauty Nine to Five, we love getting the latest scoop from the best in the industry. Lorraine McAndrew, Creative Director and John Beeson, Colour Director, of Yorkville’s hot spot salon, Vidal Sassoon, chatted with us on the hottest hair trends for summer. From how to beat frizz to deciding to make a major hair chop, John and Lorraine filled us in on how to keep our hair looking great all summer long.

Beauty Nine to Five: What are the best ways to beat frizz during summer?

Lorraine McAndrew: If you have the time, let hair dry naturally or for as long as possible before using the hair dryer. The heat from styling tools can strip hair of moisture and add to frizz.

For curly or wavy hair, try a leave-in cream like Kérastase Crème Oléo-Curl to fight humidity and give curls shine. For straight or fine hair, use a lightweight leave-in conditioner spray to avoid strands from looking greasy and to keep hair moisturized without weighing it down.

Getting hair trimmed regularly will prevent the hair from splitting or breaking on its own.

BNTF: What are the top summer hair trends?

LM: Bobs have always been in fashion and it’s a great look for summer. It’s a classic shape with many variations that work on just about all women. They’re also very easy to maintain which I know is important for many women.

Short cropped hair like Michelle Williams’ short pixie cut is a favourite of mine too. It’s so modern, fresh and easy-to-wear. I think we’ll be seeing a lot more short hair for summer.

BNTF: What are the trends in hair colour for summer?

John Beeson: We’re beginning to see less bold colours and moving towards soft shades of browns and blondes, like warm caramel browns and honey blondes. The red tones are more of a copper tone than a blood red.

Starting with an overall base colour, the colour is applied in staggered sections giving a natural suggestion of colour. This eliminates hard lines and helps to emphasize the shape of the cut. It’s subliminal, blended, and natural.

BNTF: How can we protect our hair from becoming dry and brittle while out in the sun?

LM: The best way is to moisturize the hair with a leave-in treatment. Sassoon Salon offers three great treatment options that are tailored to the client’s individual hair needs. This is a great way to start the summer with protected, moisturized, healthy hair.

Other ways to keep hair moisturized: Avoid overusing styling tools, such as flat irons, and to leave conditioner in a little longer than usual after shampooing.

BNTF: What are the key products that we should be using all summer long?

LM: Sebastian Potion 9 and Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oléo-Complexe are two great leave-in treatment products that are applied to towel-dried hair before it is blow dried or left to dry naturally.

Potion 9 is a conditioning and styling hybrid gel-like cream which adds shine to all hair types and decreases frizz. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oléo-Complexe is a light-weight oil treatment that conditions hair and acts as both a heat protectant and finishing gloss to tame frizz. Hair is protected and moisturized and also helps to decrease frizz. Both are light enough so they don’t weigh hair down or cause it to look greasy.

BNTF: Many celebrities have been making major hair transformations, like going from long to short and cropped, what should you think about when making a major hair decision like this?

LM: Believe it or not, all women can pull off a short hairstyle. Body shape and hair texture are minor factors when it comes to making the cut – the key is to be ready to make the change and to have the confidence to wear it proudly.

Going from long to short is like having a new wardrobe: existing clothes feel new and different and women tend to add more accessories like earrings or necklaces to accentuate the new, bold style.

The best thing about hair is that is grows back! If someone regrets their decision, we can help them figure out the best way to help them grow it out in a stylish way.

BNTF: How can we keep our colour looking vibrant while exposing it to the harsh effects of the sun and chlorine?

JB: The number one tip is to protect the hair from sun and chlorine exposure when you can. If you plan to be out in the sun or pool for a long period of time, wear a hat or bathing cap. If a hat or bathing cap is not your thing, the Kérastase Soleil line has great leave-in conditioners and products that are designed to give the hair a protective barrier from the sun’s harsh effects. Use gentle shampoos specifically for colour-treated hair to protect your hair and your investment.
Most indoor and outdoor swimming facilities have showers so another great tip after swimming is to immediately rinse hair with cool, clean water. This will help to remove the chlorine before it causes damage.

By: Melanie Kerr, Managing Editor, Toronto

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