I’m excited to be teaming up with Sally Beauty today to share my Summer Beauty Secrets!
Sally Beauty is my go-to for at home hair color and highlights. My summer hair color routine is a little different from the rest of the year, and I want to share with you how I keep my blonde from getting brassy and fading.
For a base shade, you want to choose a shade that is ash or neutral toned so you don’t get reddish tones. Steer clear of golden shades, which will be warmer and turn brassy quickly in the sun. I like the AGE Beautiful Liqui-Creme haircolor formula. I’m currently using the shade 8N for a base color, and I do balayage with the Wella Color Charm Powder Lightener bleach.
The first step in preventing brassiness is to tone your hair. You can use a toning shampoo, or use a demi permanent neutral light blonde shade to tone your blonde highlights. Now that you have a fabulous color, you need to protect it from the sun and pool. I’m always outside in the sun, and in the pool with my kids, but by using specific products I can prevent my hair from turning brassy or green toned from the chlorine.
I have been alternating between the Ion Swimmer’s line and the Summer line which protects color treated hair from the sun. The Ion Swimmer’s Leave-In Conditioner spray is great to use before going in the pool or in the sun, as well as after you wash your hair.
While we are on the topic of shopping at Sally Beauty, I can’t go in there without stopping to look at the nail polish. It’s such eye candy, and I can’t resist bright summer shades! I’m someone who loves to polish their nails, and in cooler weather I change my polish almost every night. In summer, I need a polish that is more long wearing, so I do a Gelish manicure every 5-7 days. It holds up so well to even the hardest wear and tear.
My newest favorite shade is Tag, You’re It from the Gelish MINI Summer 2016 Street Beat Collection. It’s a gorgeous fuchsia pink with blue micro shimmer. Shades like this scream summer to me! Don’t forget to pick up the Beauty Secrets Acetone from Sally Beauty. It’s by far my favorite polish remover formula.
I’d love to hear what your favorites from Sally Beauty are. Let me know in the comments!