Mother-Daughter Makeover Extra Tips
Brad's TipsAdvice for Moms
- Whether you've been coloring your hair for years or are brand new to it all, always be clear on your goals before hitting the haircolor aisle. Do you want to color grays? Make a dramatic change? Or simply make your haircolor a little more vibrant? This simple step will ensure that you select the right color product for you.
- If you only have a few grays, you may want to blend them away instead of uniformly coloring your entire head. A demi-permanent product, like Natural Instincts, deposits less color than a permanent dye, so your grays will look like highlights.
- A few highlights sprinkled around your face and underneath your hair will liven up flat, dull hair color.
- As you mature, consider going back to the color your hair was when you were 2 years old. This is always a good place to start and you can go lighter or darker from there. Make this transition with permanent haircolor, such as like Nice 'n Easy. It will give you natural-looking color and the blondest blonds, reddest reds, and brownest browns.
- Gray hair can look beautiful, but keep in mind that it will always age you five to 10 years. For extra-resistant gray strands, try Nice 'n Easy Gray Solution.
- When your teenager mentions that she wants to color her hair, allow her to do so but on your terms. For instance, if she wants dramatic highlights, offer to bring her to the salon for her birthday or a holiday. Or help her pick a shade that's close to her natural color that you can do at home. This can be a great bonding experience, too!
- An easy way to brighten naturally blond hair that has gotten darker is to add a few highlights with an at-home kit, like Herbal Essences Highlights. It has an easy-to-use comb that allows for fine or bold highlights.
- If your teen has colored her hair with Kool-Aid or Manic Panic, don't try to fix it yourself. (You'll only turn this mistake into a full-blown disaster!) Instead, call 1-800-CLAIROL for a simple, at-home remedy or take her to the nearest salon.
- Reminding your teen that she's pretty will help lessen her desire to copy a celebrity's look. Offer to tweak her haircolor just a shade or two with a demi-permanent product like Natural Instincts; it washes out in just 28 days.
- Haircolor is an accessory but unlike a purse or a necklace, your teen can't take it off at the end of the day. Convey that haircolor should look fun and elegant and this can even include a rock-star look if it's done right!
Brad Johns is the Global Color Director for Clairol and Red Door Spa Color Director. For more on Brad Johns, go to Clairol.com.
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