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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 63

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Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new hairstyles and colors. Get all the new ideas you need to breathe life into your client’s hair in this week’s trending hair colors!

Check out our favorites here!

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Blood Orange Hair Color Formula

Hair by Melissa Lunde of the The Change Hair Salon

Would you believe this hair color contains green pure pigments? Melissa found that adding a few drops of Oway Hmelt Green Harmony helps neutralize copper tones. A perfect solution for clients who like a true red!

11/2″ Regrowth + Faded Vivid Red

Color: 75g O&M CØR.color 66.46 Dark Red Intense Blonde with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator (1:1.5) + 3 full droppers of both Oway Hmelt Red Energy and Oway Hmelt Green Harmony

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Blueberry Crush Hair Color Formula

Hair by Janelle Parsons

This client wanted to change her black ombre hair so she got blue! Janelle started by doing a Full head of diagonal back foils and the rest is history.

Full Head Foils: O&M Pearl Blue Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Zone 1 around Foils (1:1): O&M CØR.color 2.11 Blue Black + O&M CØR.color 6.11 Intense Ash Dark Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Freehand Paint: O&M Pearl Blue Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Processing Time: 35mins

Dried + Applied: O&M CØR.color Charcoal Toner and O&M CØR.color 0.11 Ash Pure Color equal parts with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator to zone 1-2

Zone 2-3 Formula 1:  3/4 O&M CØR.color Ice Toner + 1/4 O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + a dot of O&M CØR.color 0.11 Ash Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Formula 2: Half O&M CØR.color Ice Toner + Half O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + a dot of O&M CØR.color 0.11 Ash Pure Color with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Processing Time: 40mins

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Apricot Punch Hair Color Formula

Hair by Maren McKenna

A sister of Rose Gold, this vintage apricot shade is a great hair color for clients who want to transition into Fall already. It has both the playful aspects of summer and the warmth of autumn – perfect combination, isn’t it?

Prelightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: 2 Droppers Oway Hmelt Divine Gold + Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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Peach Melba Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

If you’re looking for rose gold formula that’s not too pink, here’s a tip from Meredith: “A nice way to get rose gold without it looking too copper/red is to deposit gold first then pink.” This will allow you to adjust your formulation accordingly.

Balayage to a level 9 Melting to a 10

Deposit on Wet Hair at the Bowl: Oway Hcolor 10.33 Extra Light Deep Golden Blonde

Processing Time: 5-10 mins

Rinse + Deposit: O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner

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Sparkling Ice Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaehler Hope Reitz

These days, more and more people are opting for low-maintenance cuts and hair colors. Many grey clients, for example, want to embrace their natural hair. Kaehler’s grey blending technique is good to keep in mind for such clients.

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + 25vol

Toned Towel-dried Hair at Bowl: 20g O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner +10g O&M CØR.color Ice Toner + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Pink Lemonade Hair Color Formula

Hair by Stacey Blair of The Styling Rooms

Got clients who used to box-dye their hair? A great way to reintroduce them to professional hair color is to play with Oway’s Hmelt Pure Pigments.

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Color: 30 drops Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + 30mL Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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5 Hairstyle Trends That Are Ruling 2018

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Hairstyles, colors and cuts can change yearly, or even seasonally and oftentimes it can be difficult to keep up with what is in versus what is out. We know this can be stressful, but don’t worry we have you covered!

2018 has been all about the low-maintenance styles. Clients are opting for styles that don’t require monthly visits to the hair salon, or a morning hair routine that takes more than a few minutes. Here’s a list of some of our favorite hairstyles of 2018!

2018 Hairstyle Trends

Low-Maintenance Bangs

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These are not your middle school bangs. This trend involves longer strands of hair and a shaggy cut. The results are eyelash-grazing and light and fluffy. This is a great option for those looking to dip their toes into a hairstyle with bangs since it is so low-maintenance, not to mention it makes you look instantly stylish.

Pro Tip: Take a small amount of organic pomade and run it through your bangs. This will ensure they keep their feathery look.

The New Shag

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Like the bangs mentioned above, this year’s haircuts are all about longer layers and low-maintenance ends. Our favorite versions of this trend include the modern shag haircuts. These hairstyles look best on healthy hair, so make sure to invest in some nourishing hair care products.

Pro Tip: No need to use heat styling tools on these haircuts. Simply dry, spritz some sea salt spray and done!

Long Bob

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This trend just doesn’t seem to be going away! Whether this is a style by choice, or you’re in between haircuts, a long bob is a maintenance free way to enjoy shorter hair. As opposed to the shag haircut, long bobs can be kept straight and sharp, so it just depends on what look you’re going for.

Pro Tip: Dress up the style of your long bob by styling it sleek and straight.

Natural Highlights

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Contrary to the platinum blonde locks Kim Kardashian wore early this year, most people are opting for a more natural look. This means babylights, highlights and balayage – as opposed to bleach all over. Not only do these methods of coloring provide more depth and dimension, but they also require less maintenance, the theme of 2018 hair trends.

Pro Tip: To prevent your highlights from fading or going brassy, incorporate a purple shampoo into your weekly hair care routine.

The Lioness

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Whether this is curly or wavy, clients are loving using their natural texture to their advantage. This is very different from years past where flat irons reigned supreme. 2018 has been focused on ‘not styled’ hairstyles which are a lot easier to achieve by playing with your hair’s natural texture.

Pro Tip: Prep the hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give the hair more shape and body. Try using a curl-enhancing potion as well to encourage the hair to embrace its natural texture and to provide some definition to your waves.

Would you add any other hairstyles to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author

Brandy Marshall is the owner and head stylist of one of the best salons in Bee Cave, TX. She is on a mission to ensure that everyone loves their hair – no matter the color, cut or texture.

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 62

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We know Summer is the slowest season of the year. Why not learn some new tricks and formulas with the help of our #HolisticHairTribe?

Check out this week’s popular hair colors below!

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Alexandrite Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kai Fujimoto

Have you tested our new Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath? Our new purple shampoo aids in creating beautiful mermaid hair, like this creation by Kai.

Pre-lightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Shadow Root (Right on the Roots): 10g Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster/Tone Corrector + 10g Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Blue Shadow Root on Mid-Roots: 20g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 20 drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple + 40 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm

Colormelt into 2 Formulas

Mids: 40g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 40 drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple + 20 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm

Ends: 40g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 10 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 10drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

Processing Time: 30mins

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Ametrine Rose Hair Color Formula

Hair by Leah Michael Taylor

Having a slow season? Add some pop of color to your summer when you try this gorgeous Ametrine Rose hair color by Leah!

Retouch: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer/40vol

Color: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Mystic Quartz Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Saccomano & Christen Papasso of Grow Organic Hair Salon

When two artists collaborate, a masterpiece is born. We’re living for this stunning quartz-inspired hair color created using our Oway Hmelt Pure Pigments.

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Glaze: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + Oway Hmelt Divine Gold + Oway Hmelt Blue Charm

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Carnelian Gem Hair Color Formula

Hair by Cara Robertson

Client box-died her hair? Here’s a wonderful solution from Cara: Balayage and tone using the formula below for that soft, natural finish.

Balayaged with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + 25vol

Toner: Oway Hcolor 90.11 Intense Ash Super Bleaching Blonde + Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer for 15mins at the shampoo bowl

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Citrine Hair Color Formula

Hair by Abigail Waldrum

Isn’t it amazing what a little balayage can do? Glaze with our new O&M CØR.color and you get shiny, healthy hair!

Balayage: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Glaze: O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Precious Pearl Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Many clients do not like seeing warmth in their hair color. If you encounter one, Meredith’s formula below might help you give the client the color she wants.

Lifted with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + a dot of Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black

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SPF for Hair? 4 Reasons Why Your Hair Needs Sun Protection, Too

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Do you ever wonder why your hair is more fragile during the summer? Even though our locks are comprised of keratinized, non-living cells, it is still prone to various issues caused by the harmful rays of the sun.

Hence why it is important that the hair and scalp are completely protected, and steps are taken to care for those delicate strands after exposure. Still not convinced? Below are major reasons your hair needs sunscreen, too.

Why Your Hair Needs Sun Protection

It fades hair color, fast.

Whether you have virgin hair or color-treated hair, you will notice that your hair slightly changes in shade during the summer. This is because the sun’s rays combine with the oxygen in the air, which causes the melanin in the hair to react and fade.

This phenomenon gives a highlight effect to untreated hair, while color-treated hair will notice some fading. To prevent this from happening, apply a sun protective product that contains ingredients that act as UV filters, like Biodynamic Green Anise.

Exposure to UV rays makes the hair brittle and prone to damage.

More than color fading, the summer also brings free-radical producing elements that attack the hair and cause oxidative stress.

Elements like saltwater, chlorine and environmental aggressors weaken the hair’s structure, causing brittle strands. Going out without sun protection can be a kiss of death, especially for those with already compromised hair.

It dehydrates the hair.

Extreme temperatures can suck the moisture out of the hair. But what many people are not aware of is that elements like saltwater, chlorine and hair products can build up on the hair and scalp, which worsens the situation.

Unless washed off, these elements can suffocate the hair and disrupt its natural pH, leading to dry, dehydrated hair. Using an after-sun shampoo and conditioner filled with antioxidants and vitamin C after a day in the sun will effectively remove all the buildup in the hair and restore it to its former health.

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The scalp is composed of living cells that need to be protected.

Much like our skin, the scalp is comprised of living cells that are prone to oxidative stress. Even though the scalp is basically covered with hair, without ample protection, UV rays can target those living cells causing sun burn or worse, skin cancer.

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Wearing a hat is great for filtering the ultra-violet radiation, but adding an extra layer of protection is never a bad thing. If possible, style the hair in a way that doesn’t expose the scalp. But if you’re in the mood for a new hairstyle, make sure to spray some sun protection like Oway’s Sun Protective Elixir to any exposed parting.

In the summer, damage is an all-too-common problem. Apart from wearing sun protective accessories, there are also many non-toxic hair care products that will help shield the hair and scalp from harmful UV rays.

Check out our Sun Protective Hair Products from Oway below!

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6 Ideas to Beat Your Salon’s Summer Slowdown

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They don’t call it the summer blues for nothing.

More no shows, less appointments. This time of year can be frustrating at salons. However, with the right promotions and plans in place, you could make this season your most productive, yet!

Here are 6 Ideas to Beat the Salon Summer Slowdown!

1.   Change your service menu by adding summer solutions.

Just like a restaurant changes their menu according to season, salons should, too.

Think about the beauty woes of summer and how you – the professional – can offer a solution to unruly frizz and increased dryness and damage caused by over exposure to environmental aggressors, such as UV rays, heat, pool minerals, etc.

Take a look at some of the most common summer hair stresses below (plus, some holistic-minded remedies)!

Problem: Frizz & Dryness

Solution: Non-Toxic Keratin Smoothing Treatment

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Problem: Color Fading & UV Damage

Solution: Oway Sunway – A Professional Collection of Sun Protective Products

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2.   Attend a class.

Summer marks the calm before the holiday storm — now’s the time to attend classes and brush up on any skills before the busiest time of year.

Pro Tip: If traveling for education, take a few extra days to explore the area and use the entire trip as a tax write-off! Check out some upcoming Education classes we have going on around the country below:

 

Mobile, AL

Seattle, WA

Sacramento, CA

Atlanta, GA

New York City, NY

Sunday, July 29th

Monday, August 6th*

Sunday, August 12th

Monday, August 13th*

Monday, August 20th*

 

Minneapolis, MN

Seattle, WA

Atlanta, GA

New York City, NY

Sunday, July 22nd

Sunday, August 5th*

Sunday, August 12th

Sunday, August 19th*

*Indicates 2-day class pass available (SAVE 50%)!

3.   Improve your business skills.

We’re over half way through 2018, are you meeting all of the salon business goals you set for yourself? If not, that’s okay – summer is a great time to re-visti some of your goals.

Take this extra time to do a full audit of your salon’s operations. Is your salon website up to date? Are you keeping up with your social media? How long has it been since you’ve raised your prices?

We have tons of free salon business education waiting for you!

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4.   Follow up early.

With many clients going on holiday this season, many of them would forget to show up for an appointment. The best way to prevent no-shows and habitual tardiness is to remind them days in advance.

A cancellation window is great, but anything can happen in 48 or 24 hours. Send them text alerts one to two weeks early and the day before to allow you and your client to make appropriate changes to the schedule, or let you know they can’t make it. For a more personal touch, ask your receptionist to follow up on appointments days ahead by phone to get a verbal confirmation from the client. This way, you would also know straightaway if the client is planning to cancel or not.

Pro Tip: Having a cancellation fee in place is an effective way to reduce no-shows. Emphasize this detail during your conversation and watch them think twice about not showing up 😊

5.   Join or organize a Green Event.

What better way to beat the summer slump than dedicating your time to a good cause? Organize green events like the newest fitness craze “plogging” with your fellow holistic hair stylists and salons within your local community. Plogging is an environmental workout event that began in Sweden wherein people would go out for a run with a trash bag and plastic gloves, picking up litter along the way.

Doing this event will not only help you and your colleagues stay fit, but it will also help reduce garbage in your area. Plus, you and your salon might also get extra brownie points for being an eco-friendly business. It’s win-win situation for you, your business and the planet.

6.   Run a FREE Summer Haircut Contest.

Are your social media pages facing a slump in engagement as well? Doing an online campaign will not only increase your social media engagement but will also help increase awareness of your brand and business.

Giveaways and contests like FREE haircuts or treatments as prizes always draw a crowd. For example, you can ask your audience to like and share the contest on Facebook or Instagram, and choose a winner at the end of the promo period.

Everyone loves getting a new look during the summer, so you’ll never know how many of your contest participants will become a lifelong client. 🙂

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 61

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Blondes may be the un-official queen of the season, but there’s another hair color that’s slowly taking over our newsfeeds. Whether you’re team blonde or team redhead, you know you can trust our #HolisticHairTribe to deliver stunningly fabulous hair colors using our ammonia-free lines, Oway and Original & Mineral!

See our favorite hair colors this week!

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Dahlia Fever Hair Color Formula

Hair by Maren McKenna

How about some fiery red for summer? It’s Maren’s first time to try our new Oway Hmelt Pure Pigments and we’re already loving her work.

Base: 1oz Oway Hcolor 7.34 Golden Copper Blonde + ½ oz Oway Hcolor 8.4 Coppery Light Blonde + 1 inch ribbon of Oway Hcolor 0.3 Golden Booster + 25vol

Prelightened Ends: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Rinsed and Applied Hmelt Randomly Throughout:

Formula 1: 3 Droppers Oway Hmelt Divine Gold with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Formula 2: 3 Droppers Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple + 1 Dropper Oway Hmelt Playful Rose  + ½ Dropper Oway Hmelt Blue Charm with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Formula 3: 2 Droppers Oway Hmelt Sunny Orange + Oway Hmelt Red Energy with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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Pansy Copper Hair Color Formula

Hair by Megan Rae Bailey

It seems copper is a summer favorite this year. Because of its rich, vibrant hue, copper is the perfect transition color from Summer to Fall. Keep it interesting by following Megan’s formula below!

Natural Level 6/7 with New Growth and Faded Copper Gold Ends

New Growth + Some Mids: 20g Oway Hcolor 6.66 Deep Red Dark Blonde + 10g Oway Hcolor 4.4 Coppery Brown + 10g Oway Hcolor 7.34 Golden Copper Blonde with 40g Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer + 20g Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Processed for 20 mins

Wet Ends with Water and Melted Root Color for 15 mins

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Sola Hair Color Formula

Hair by Belinda Mills

Got a client with grown out highlights? Doing an ombre is a great way to try out a new look without cutting the hair.

Natural Level 7

Mids: O&M CØR.color 12.0 Super Natural Blonde + O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Roots: O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Ends: O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear and O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Willow Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lisa Liptak of Nurture Green Salon & Spa

Despite red, copper hues dominating the season this year, bombshell blondes will never go out style. If it looks as gorgeous as this, why would it be?

Natural Level 7

Previous Color: O&M Mineral.CCT 10/0 Lightest Blonde  + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator with O&M Mineral.CCT 0/19 Ash Matte Tone Booster

New Color: Half and Half O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10.1 Lightest Ash Blonde with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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Sienna Rose Hair Color Formula

Hair by Angela Owens

Another trend that seems to be growing stronger season after season is Dusty Pink. To create this with O&M CØR.color, all you have to do is combine our Pale Pink and Silver Toners!

Prelightened to Pale Yellow

Toner: 40g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 4g O&M CØR.color Silver Toner with Double O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Processing Time: 20 mins

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Chocolate Cosmos Hair Color Formula

Hair by Maureen Fox-Meyer of The Change Salon

Give your solid redheads a makeover this season by transforming their hair color into charming chocolate red. Maureen shares her formula below,

Root melt: Oway Hcolor 4.05 CL Milk Chocolate with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Mids to Ends: Oway Hcolor 8.66 Deep Red Light Blonde with Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer with a few drops of Oway Hmelt Blue Charm

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6 Essential Summer Hair Care Tips

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Extreme heat and humidity are the hair’s top enemy.

Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or a cross-country trip this summer, it’s important to keep your hair healthy and protected. Because you’ll never know who and what you’ll run into while on holiday.

We rounded up the six summer hair care tips every outdoor lover needs to know.

Summer Hair Care Tip #1: Use Products with UV Protection

Use summer hair care products with natural UV protection.

If there’s anything worse than using products with unnecessary chemicals, it’s using them in tandem with the summer sun. The summer heat tends to leave the pores of the skin and scalp open, allowing for further absorption of ingredients in hair products – so make sure your hair and body are absorbing the good stuff!

Biodynamic Green Anise is an all-natural UV protectant that’s great for preventing color fading and dryness. The Green Anise also acts as a filter, which help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals.

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We suggest changing to a shampoo and conditioner with added UV protection from Biodynamic Green Anise, as well as spraying a Sun Protective Elixir that you can take with you on the go.

In addition to using sun protection products, there are other summer hair care tips that you can practice without products (read on).

Summer Hair Care Tip #2: Wear a hat or hair scarf

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Another great summer hair care tip is to opt for a hat, hair scarf, or both. Not only do hats and head scarves provide further UV protection, they also help the hair retain moisture – a big-time summer hair care issue.

Healthy hair starts at the scalp.

Wearing a hat or head scarf also provides the scalp with further UV protection that may be hard to obtain just through summer hair care products. Since the scalp regulates sebum (your hair’s natural oils), it is very important to ensure your scalp is adequately protected.

A damaged scalp can leave hair inadequately nourished for months to come!

Hair scarves also act as damage control for the hair. They keep the hair in place during visits to the beach, where wind from the sea can result in terrible tangles (that you’ll no doubt vigorously brush out on the way to your next summer activity, resulting in further damage and breakage).

Let’s not neglect to mention there are various ways to wear hair scarfs and hats, so you should never run out of ways to protect the hair and scalp, all while rockin’ a fabulous summer style.

Summer Hair Care Tip #3: Wear hair in braids and gentle up-dos

The summer heat and humidity calls for gentle up-dos and stylish braids. We know everyone is loving the top-knot bun style and sock buns, but putting hair up high and tight can cause incredible damage during the summer months, when hair tends to get frizzy and dry.

Try out a Half Crown Braid – they are one of the hottest summer hair trends!

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Messy braids and gentle up-dos will keep the hair from further UV exposure and add another layer of protection for the scalp. Don’t worry about them being perfect – the laid back nature of these summer hairstyles will embrace the natural elements of summer and look fabulous!

Summer Hair Care Tip #4: Wash hair right after exposure

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Whether it be after a nice dip in the pool or a long day at the beach, it’s a good idea to wash your hair right after exposure. This will eliminate further UV damage, and wash away any impurities that could stay on the hair. However, when we say wash the hair, we don’t necessarily mean use shampoo.

It’s more than acceptable to cut back on shampooing your hair on a daily basis when the warm weather comes your way. In fact, we recommend it!

Cutting back on shampoo will actually allow your scalp’s oil production to re-balance itself, which is extra important for moisture during summertime weather.

After a trip to the beach, try rinsing the hair in the shower first, followed by giving yourself a scalp message. A nice 30-second scalp massage will exfoliate old cells, increase scalp circulation to promote hair growth, and help remove any product build-up.

Then, try gently working your hair’s natural oils from the scalp down to the mid-shaft and ends. Medium to long hair lengths should also try just applying conditioner to the mid-shaft and ends.

If you do decide to shampoo your hair, Oway’s Sebum Balance Hair Bath is the perfect shampoo for keeping the scalp’s natural balance, thanks to the botanical blend of Biodynamic Sage, Organic Euphrasia Extract, and Ethical Teak + Mahogany Wood. It’s also available in travel size so you can take it whenever, wherever.

Summer Hair Care Tip #5: Eliminate Mean Green Pool Hair

Everyday exposure to chlorinated swimming pools can be very damaging to your hair. Although it can happen to anyone, men and women with shades of natural or colored blonde are prone to chlorine damage and discoloration.

Here’s our little secret summer hair care tip: Add moisture to your hair prior to jumping in the pool!

Think of your hair like a sponge, ready to soak up any water in its path.

If you put a dry sponge into the pool, it’ll absorb more of the chemicals than a wet sponge, that has already been saturated in water.

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With that being said, wet the hair and/or put in a leave-in conditioner prior to going to the pool. If you do not have a leave-in conditioner, you can use a regular conditioner, as well.

If you’re a frequent swimmer or have very blonde hair, we suggest going even further with your summer hair care.

Invest in a non-toxic purple shampoo. Try purple shampoos from Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath and Original & Mineral Conquer Blonde, these are professional-grade products that will cleanse the hair of impurities and eliminate brassy tones.

Summer Hair Care Tip #6: Deep Conditioning Treatments

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Summer hair ailments like dryness and split-ends can be helped with the inclusion of deep conditioning treatments in your summer hair regimen.

Before establishing your hair regimen and choosing the “best” summer hair care products, you must first determine your hair type and texture.

To choose a hair product without knowing your hair type is like buying a pair of shoes without knowing your shoe size – it can be very damaging.

To help determine your hair texture and what it lacks in the summer, ask your hair stylist to do conduct a Wet Stretch Test. This test will allow them to make the proper summer hair care recommendations for your hair type.

Making the right hair care choices can enhance your beauty inside and out. These summer hair care tips will allow you to feel and look confident through the harsh summer months with healthy, shiny hair.

Check out our summer hair care recommendations below!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 60

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It’s officially summer! And that means you’ll be seeing a lot of blondes and balayaged hair in the coming weeks. So, grab your pens and formula books and make sure to take note of these formulas.

Check out our favorites this week!

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Cookie Dough Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Brighten up your brunettes for summer. Take cue from Meredith on how she transformed her client.

Base + Pull through Tone: 5g Oway Hcolor 4.1 Ash Brown + 10g Oway Hcolor 5.17 Light Frosted Brown  + 2g Oway Hcolor 90.11 Intense Ash Super Bleaching Blonde + 1g Oway Hcolor 0.9 Green Booster

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: O&M CØR.color 8.81 Light Pearl Ash Blonde

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Snow Cone Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kai Fujimoto

Have you tried our new Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath? You can incorporate this non-toxic purple shampoo in your service like what Kai did!

Pre-lightened to Level 10: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Wash (10mins): Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath

Roots: 40g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 80 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 40 drops Oway Hmelt Green Harmony

Mid-ends: 80g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 10drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 30drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

Processing Time: 20mins

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Silver Frosting Hair Color Formula

Hair by Anna Lundeberg

Take your blondes to the next level by going platinum. This modern hair trend won’t be gone anytime soon.

Lighten to Level 10: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster/Tone Corrector with 4.5vol (Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment)

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Hazelnut Torte Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaehler Hope Reitz of The Change Organic Salon

Sunkissed hair never looked this good. The subtle gradation from the base to the ends was amazingly executed by Kaehler.

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer & Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner at Bowl: 20g Oway Hcolor 90.11 Intense Ash Super Bleaching Blonde + 10g Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde + 3g 0.1 with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Chocolate Souffle Hair Color Formula

Hair by Melissa Paetzel

We love it when our #HolisticHairTribe use both our O&M and Oway lines. Melissa layered some highlights after coloring the hair with CØR.color.

Color: O&M CØR.color 4.66 Intense Dark Violet Brown

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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Berry Sorbet Hair Color Formula

Hair by Belinda Mills

A sorbet-inspired hair color for summer? This lady is ready to slay the season.

Pre-lightened with Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Toner: 30g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 15g O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + 5g O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color and O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator

Processing Time: 10 mins

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Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Treatment? What’s the Difference?

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It’s summer once again, and if you’re like many of us – the increasing heat and humidity sends our hair into frizz overdrive. One common solution to this hair dilemma is a Brazilian Blowout. But after being a subject of controversy a few years ago for its formaldehyde content, Brazilian Blowouts have become such a tricky territory for BOTH clients and hair stylists. Luckily, there’s an alternative called Keratin Treatments.

How Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment Works

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Curious how Brazilian Blowouts and Keratin Treatments work? Both treatments are designed to alter the composition of the hair using chemicals through the following procedure:

  1. The hair is cleansed and clarified to remove impurities and buildup that would prevent the treatment from penetrating the hair.
  2. Both use Keratin, which wraps itself around the hair to strengthen it.
  3. Heat is applied onto the hair to seal the cuticle and cure the hair.

Differences Between Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment

While both treatments help remove frizz and bring out the hair’s natural shine, Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Treatment still vary in many aspects:

1.      The Ingredients

For years, Brazilian Blowout has been under scrutiny for using formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients like methylene glycol in its formula. As we many of us know, the Food & Drug Administration has previously issued warning letters to Brazilian Blowout for using these cancer-causing ingredients and mislabeling products.

While many Keratin Treatments still use formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, many brands have found the healthier alternatives. Brands like Smooth Rituals use Hydrolyzed Collagen, L-Cysteine, and a blend of Amino Acids, Keratin, and Jojoba Oil in place of formaldehyde and methylene glycol to smoothe the cuticle and tame frizz.

2.      The Application

While both treatments are done on slightly damp hair and take about 5 minutes to process (with a few Keratin Treatments requiring hair to be 100% dry and 30 minutes processing time), the major difference between them is that with Brazilian Blowout, the stylist would rinse out the product and the process is done as soon as you leave the salon. In contrast, Keratin Treatments are left on the hair for 3-4 days to allow the hair to cure.

That said, clients looking for formaldehyde-free alternatives will find Keratin Treatments a much safer choice.

3.      The Fumes

Because Brazilian Blowouts contain formaldehyde, it releases potentially toxic fumes when heated. On the other hand, Keratin Treatments like Smooth Rituals, when used appropriately, do not create harsh fumes.

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4.      The Result

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Apart from the processing time, Brazilian Blowouts are normally used for straightening treatments. Due to its chemical composition and the demand for cleaner hair products, brands refocused their attention on calming frizz instead of straightening the hair. Thus, formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatments were born. But like Brazilian Blowouts, Keratin Treatments can last 2-3 months with proper after-care.

With summer about to kick in, it’s the perfect time to remind your frizz-prone clients to book a Keratin Treatment.

Check out our Smooth Rituals Summer Kit below!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 59

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Summer is upon us. This week though, our #HolisticHairTribe community is celebrating the last days of Spring with this Spring Harvest-inspired hair colors.

Check out our favorites below!

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Cherry Chocolate Hair Color Formula

Hair by Treo Organic Salon

Coppery Rose Gold hair colors are making a comeback, and honestly – we’re here for it. Keep it multi-dimensional to make it more interesting using the formula below.

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Color: 40g Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 5g Oway Hcolor 7.6 Red Blonde + a dab of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Pickled Beet Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Client’s hair looking a little lackluster? Add some spice to her hair this summer with this gorgeous Pickled Beet hair color from Meredith.

Balayage with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster + a baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster and baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster

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Vintage Rosette Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

This stunning Dusty Rose is just too pretty, we had to feature another work by Meredith this week! This trend is not going away yet so make sure to take note of the formula below!

Balayage with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hcolor 90.11 Intense Ash Super Bleaching Blonde (equal parts) + Oway Hcolor 6.62 Irisee Red Dark Blonde (an inch or two) + a baby pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.7 Purple Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Country Rose Hair Color Formula

Hair by Victoria Taylor

Summer is the perfect time to dip into fresh, daring hair colors. How about trying out this beautiful Country Rose hair color?

Lifted to Level 9/10 with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hmelt Playful Rose + Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple

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Cotton Pink Hair Color Formula

Hair by Elena Pisanelli

Not ready for the pink hair commitment? Mix our Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple Mask and 11.17 and you get this pretty pastel pink!

Prelightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Hmelt Mask Mysterious Purple

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Blooming Daisy Hair Color Formula

Hair by Cecilia Gustafsson

Don’t like warmth in your blondes? Our Original & Mineral COR.color line is preferred by holistic hair stylists who love cool blondes.

Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner + O&M CØR.color 0.66 Violet Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 12.1 Super Blond Ash

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