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How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro

Yes, you can do this.

How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro

Even if you're not switching up your hair color as often as Kylie, heading to the salon every month or so can get pricey. Still, at home hair dye can be intimidating—to say the least. (We're already envisioning our own beauty horror story.) To calm our fears of screwing everything up, we consulted hair expert and editorial stylist Pepper Pastor to share her tips on successfully dyeing your hair at home. Getting salon-grade color and saving money? We're so in.

1. How to: Choose a Dye

Don't be overwhelmed by endless drugstore hair color aisles. "Save yourself a lot of time and money by first ruling out what won't work for you," advises Pastor. Manage your expectations and focus on color swatches, not hair models, when selecting a shade. Other tips to keep in mind: Permanent dyes are best for covering grays, but sheer glosses are ideal for brightening your shade or adding a new tint—blondes can go strawberry blonde with a red gloss; brunettes can warm up with a blonde gloss.

2. How to: Know When You Need a Pro

If you're changing your color more than two to three shades, trying lowlights, adding highlights to red or brunette hair, or have extremely damaged strands then, trust us, leave it to the pros and book that appointment.

3. How to: Divide Hair Properly

"Properly sectioning off your hair before dye application is crucial for getting allover coverage," says Pastor. Divide hair into four even quadrants and secure the sections with large alligator clips. If you have bangs or really thick hair, create a separate section at the front to ensure color is saturated in this crucial spot. Before applying dye, smooth lavender oil on the ends of your hair to mask the scent of the hair dye later.

4. How to: Apply the Dye

"Using a mixing bowl and brush instead of prepackaged wands and bottles gives you more control when applying color," explains Pastor. Focus on one quadrant of hair at a time and paint the front and back of small sections of hair. Pay extra attention to the hair around the face, and don't dye your ends when doing touch-ups—you always want your roots a little darker than your tips. When covering grays, wear a shower cap as you wait for the dye to set. The heat from your head will naturally expedite color processing.

5. How to: Avoid Patches

"Damaged hair grabs the color and creates uneven patches," warns Pastor. When possible, stick to gentler, demi-permanent formulas. Pamper processed strands with a weekly hydrating hair mask, and shampoo as little as possible. "The thicker your hair is, the more you can skip washings—dry shampoo is your color's best friend," adds Pastor.

6. How to: Manage Mistakes

To fade a color that's too dark or too bright, create a paste with one part shampoo, one part powder bleach from a highlighting kit. Comb it through wet hair and rinse out when you start to see the color changing.


Aging Hair Color Mistakes & How To Fix Them

Hair color is one of the most effective anti-aging tools we have—except when it isn’t.

Take your dye job too far (or inky, or frosty) and you can add years to your appearance. Three top colorists weigh in on what to avoid.

Aging Hair Color Mistakes & How To Fix Them


"STRAYING TOO FAR FROM YOUR NATURAL SHADE
The hair color you have is the one you’re meant to have: It complements your skin tone and doesn’t look artificial. When coloring your hair, you should aim to enhance and enrich your natural color and subtlyconceal grays—not do a total 180. “Color within reason. If you’re a dark brunette, don’t stray too far from rich tones. If you’re a warm blonde, keep to the golden hues that add depth. If you introduce a completely new color, your natural shade will fight it until it oxidizes and turns brassy orange. And that will make you look like an old woman overnight,” says Louis Licari, a colorist and owner of hair salons in New York City and Beverly Hills.
Colorist Negin Zand of Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood says another thing that can make hair color look stark and fake is a dark hairline. “The fine hair there grabs onto the color and tends to get dark faster. I always use a color that’s two shades lighter than the one I’m using for the back of the head at the hairline, from ear to ear. That keeps it from looking obviously dyed, and it’s much more natural and youthful,” she says.
-Stephanie Saltzman, with additional reporting by Liana Schaffner"

Watch me dye my hair PINK + TRIM and repair damaged hair



Watch me dye my hair BRIGHT PINK! ;)

Products I used :)
-Mixing Bowl
-Brush Applicator
-Gloves
-Tin Foil
*Bleach : IT&LY easily blond 2020
*Developer : IT&LY oxily 2020 40 Vol
*Pink Dye : Manic Panic - Cotton Candy Pink
*Magenta Dye : Ion Color Brights- Magenta

11 Ways To Get #instahair Perfect Hair

Want to get gorgeous, shiny Instagram-ready locks? You can with these habits. 

11 Habits For Perfect Hair

Perfect hair starts with great haircare.

These are 11 habits you need to start cultivating NOW in order to get Instagram-worthy hair (we’ve all seen the #instahair tags and we’ve all at least ONCE wanted gorgeous, flowy, princess-like hair).

From multivitamins to throwing out your comb, everyone with gorgeous hair swears by these tips!

1. Use Shampoo For The Hair You WANT, Not The Hair You HAVE
We can guarantee Gisele’s hair, we just can’t guarantee that you’ll look like her.
image via Glamour Magazine

For the longest time I kept on using shampoo for dry hair and, guess what? My hair never got any better. So, instead of using shampoo for the hair I had, I started using shampoo for the hair I wanted. I switched over to shampoo for fine hair and since then, my locks have never been tamer, shinier and, dare I say, healthier.

2. Now That You Have Your Shampoo, Use it SPARINGLY
With perfect hair like that, you KNOW he’s not washing it everyday.
image via Daily Mail

The more you wash your hair, the more you strip it of its natural oils. It’s the same principle as over-washing your face. Some oil is good and keeps your hair from splitting and drying out. So, instead of washing your locks every day, try doing it 2-3x/week. You can still wash your body, just protect that hair!

3. Invest In A Hair Mask
eSalon wasn’t kidding when they said this mask is nourishing. Boy, does it NOURISH.
image via eSalon

Hair masks aren’t a luxury, they’re a MUST. Hair masks and conditioners aren’t the same; masks are highly-concentrated and not only moisturize the hair, but provide deep hydration and nourishment to your strands. The result? Ridiculously baby-soft hair. The hair mask I’m in love with right now is eSalon’s Deeply Invested Nourishing Hair Mask. After the first use, this mask tamed my flyaways, provided some serious sheen and nourished my strands like no other.

4. Go The Extra Step – Put Leave-In Conditioner In Your Hair
Give your hair some love with a leave-in conditioner.

What your hair looks like when it dries all depends on how you treated it when it was wet. Not only do I do weekly hair masks, I ALWAYS put leave-in conditioner after I towel-dry my hair. It’s not an unnecessary step, leave-in is essential to taming your hair and treating split ends. I recommend using eSalon’s Perfect Ending Leave-In Conditioner.

5. Switch Up Your Products
When your hair stops working, show it who’s boss and kick it to the curb.

The worst has been confirmed, beauties! Shampoo does “stop working” after a while. So if you notice your hair becoming greasier or losing volume, it’s time to switch up the shampoo and conditioner you’re using.

6. Cut It More Often
Trim your ends regularly for healthy, shiny hair.

For those looking to grow their hair out, this can seem counter-intuitive, but trust me when I say that the more you trim your ends, especially if they’ve split and frayed, the faster your hair will grow.

7. Protect Your Hair From Heat
Prep your hair before styling with a heat protectant spray.
image via Style Bistro

Blow-drying, straightening and curling our hair with styling tools has become commonplace, and while there’s nothing wrong with doing it, it’s imperative that you protect your hair with a thermal mist or serum. Thermal serums provide a barrier that protects your strands from the damaging effects of heat. If you style your hair with a heating tool on a daily basis, protect your hair first!

8. Color Your Hair Sparingly
Hair dyes are full of chemicals! Love your hair and you’ll love yourself.

Unfortunately, hair dyes are formulated with chemicals that only dry out and damage your hair. This is especially the case with bleach (but I didn’t have to tell you that, did I?) So, if you can, avoid coloring your hair often, if at all. Your natural hair color is beautiful as it is!

9. Let Your Hair Air Dry
Don’t dry your hair with a blow dryer unless you have to! Treat it as gently as possible.

If you already style your hair with a heating tool, let it air dry first. This will minimize the number of times you use a straightener/blowdryer/etc. and will keep your hair healthy and shiny.

10. Change Your Part, Change Your Style
Variety is the spice of life and your hair is no exception!
image via Style Noted

If you part your hair in the same place, the part can widen! A similar principle happens with your ponytail. To avoid breakage, hair loss and widening, switch up where you part your hair and the height of your ponytail.

11. Eat Healthy & Take Multivitamins
Beautiful hair starts with great health – treat yourself right and eat healthy.

This is the most important habit to cultivate for gorgeous hair. In order to have naturally beautiful hair (and skin) it is important you eat lots of organic produce, grains and unprocessed food. Stay away from refined sugars, white flour and caffeine (if you can’t quit caffeine cold turkey, at least limit your intake). Find out what the top vitamins for gorgeous, long hair are here.



Want to know what the best foods are for healthy, beautiful hair?

DIY Acrylic Nails ♡ Easy & At Home!



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DIY Acrylic Nails: Skip the Salon and Do-It-Yourself

Salon taking up too much of your time and costing you too much money?  Try DIY acrylic nails with our handy step-by-step tutorial!
     Most women have a beauty weakness. Some ladies need to get their hair done every weeks, some have mounds of shoes, etc. My weakness is nails. I LOVE going to the salon and getting a brand new shiny set of acrylics or gels. However, it was costing me about $50 a week or more depending on what “extras” I wanted that week… What a woman will do for guilty pleasure! Unfortunately, with hubby and I’s tight budget, this guilty pleasure had to be reigned in.

     Anyways, I decided to make an effort and learn how to do DIY acrylic nails. After all, I am super crafty and can pull off nice nail art when I really put my mind to it. I will warn you — doing your own acrylics IS tricky. Make sure not to rush the process. It may take you a few times to get the hang of it. But if you can push through the learning process, I guarantee you it’s worth it. My beauty weakness has turned into an awesome new DIY skillset. I’ve become pro at doing DIY acrylic nails for me and all my friends!

     So read on for a step-by-step tutorial and please let me know how it goes:

     DIY Acrylic Nails | Nail Art Tutorial

Things you’ll need:

cuticle remover
nail pusher
polishing block/buffer
nail tip
nail glue
clipper
nail file
nail dehydrator
acid free primer
acrylic liquid
acrylic powder
little glass jar
synthetic brush
paper towel
top coat
cuticle balm
Let’s get started!


Step 1. Clean and Buff.
     Before doing your own acrylic nails, never forget to clean your nails thoroughly and buff afterwards.

Step 2. Nail Tip.
     Choose a nail tip that fits your nail and your style preference. Here we are using a classic french tip.

Step 3. Glue the nail tip.
     Apply nail glue on the tips of your nails and stick on the nail tip. (Note:the glue dries quickly so you have to act fast!)

Step 4. Cut and File.
     Using a clipper to cut the nail tip to the desired length.

     File the edges and buff it once again after filing.

Step 5. Nail Dehydrator
     Apply a nail dehydrator to remove excess oil on your nails. This will make it easier for your nail to bond to the acrylic.

Step 6. Acid Free Primer
     Once you apply the nail dehydrator, follow it with an acid primer. This will make the acrylic nails last longer.

Step 7. Acrylic Nail Preparation
     Prepare the acrylic liquid, acrylic powder, little jar or container, synthetic brush and a paper towel.

Step 8. Acrylic Nail Application
     Dip your brush into the acrylic liquid then into the acrylic powder.

     Apply the mixture into your nail and slowly apply it until you cover the whole nail. For bigger, stronger nails, apply another coat. Continue to do this procedure with all the nails.

     Let your nail dry for 2-5 minutes. Buff once dried and file.

Step 9. Finishing.
     Apply a hardening topcoat for a shiner finish. Finally, apply cuticle balm to keep your nail nice, soft and healthy.


10 Awesome Silver Hair Colors Ideas

Looking for some hair color inspiration for your new hairstyle? Take a look at these silver hair ideas which are taking the fashion world by storm.

Looking for some hair color inspiration for your new hairstyle? Take a look at these silver hair ideas which are taking the fashion world by storm.
Check out these breathtaking ideas for silver hair!

10 Silver Hair Colors For The Daring Gal
     Silver hair (or Granny hair) has stolen a TON of hearts this year. Not only is it edgy and stylish, but it also takes a ton of courage to rock. Celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Pink and Kylie Jenner all joined the silver hair club this year, and they looked SO gorgeous that it makes us want to try out this trend.

     If you’re looking for a bold look this New Year, here are some silver hair ideas to really make a statement.

1. Purple Streaks
     One reason you should try this look is because it gives you an excuse to color your hair again. Silver surprisingly works great with black roots. Add a bit of purple to create a crazy beautiful illusion to your style.
via samantha

2. Bold Silver
     Calling all ladies who love black, we have some great news for you! A bright, bold silver pairs perfectly with all things black – black makeup, black nails, etc. with enough glam to not look too gothic.
via hairismyobsession

3. Dark Grey on Short Hair
     If you want to go more subtle, a deep grey hair color still looks great, and it will have men lining up at your doorstep.
via latesthair

4. Ombre Silver Hair
     Ombre isn’t all about brunettes or blondes. Style up your hair with silver ombre hues!
via howtoboho

5. Full Hair Dye
     A full head of silver hair looks stunning as well! Look at those streaks of blue and purple!
via ninjacosmico

6. Dove Dip-Dye
     Don’t want to let go of all your dark roots? Simple, a silver dip dye does the trick.
via PopSugar

7. Black Highlights on Silver Hair
     If you want to be more creative, bleach your hair all the way through and add black highlights!
via buzznet

8. Icy Silver Hair
     This icy hair color embodies the pure beauty of having silver hair.
via thetruthwecanthandle



9. Silver Hair and Tan Skin
     Anyone can pull off silver hair, even those with extremely tan skin. Darker skin allows the silver glow to really pop.
via Buzzfeed

10. Lavender Hair
     Do you have gold or yellow tones to your hair? Cover it with lavender for a more lively and fun look!
     

Magenta, Violet & Turquoise Hair Dye Tutorial



Pink, violet and turquoise hair dye tutorial to create a cool multi tone effect.

Where to buy hair dye: http://goo.gl/vikjHH
Magenta Dye: http://goo.gl/ZfmPWh
Violet Dye : http://goo.gl/qdHmbG
UV Turquoise Dye : http://goo.gl/BubV0V
Purple Haze Dye: http://goo.gl/0erN83

~ Pastel Rainbow Hair Dye TUTORIAL ~



MATERIALS/PRODUCTS:
- clips
- gloves
- bowls (1 for each colour)
- tint brush
- old towel
- old t-shirt
- hair dye
- cheap WHITE conditioner
- Popsicle sticks

DYES MENTIONED:
Pink dye = Bubblegum Pink by N'Rage (not my favourite...)
Purple dyes = Mostly Purple Haze and a couple drops of Ultra Violet by Manic Panic to make it slightly more cool-toned
Mint dyes = Mostly Atomic Turquoise and a couple drops of Green Envy by Manic Panic to make it more mint

Opal Hair Tutorial



We purposely left her roots dark to keep it low maintainance
Her hair was previously bleached in the "multi-toned violet" video
(The blonde you see in the beginning was after the violet faded)

Rose Gold Hair Color



Rose Gold Hair Color fo Mykie using Guy Tang Favorite Kenra Metallics 10BrM and 8BrM in Demi. Do you like it? Comment below

Formula:
Guy Tang Favorites Bronze Metallics 8BrM and 10BrM Demi with 9 vol developer and 1 inch of Kenra 5VR and Olaplex No.2 with a dot of Magenta

Hair Extensions: http://www.bellamihair.com Ash Blonde

Ronze Haircolor Tutorial



Heard about the hot, new look that’s upstaging auburn and taking the red carpet by storm?
It’s dubbed “Ronze”…the glorious color you get when you mingle a classic redhead with the richest bronze-y brunette around; and Hollywood colorist, Denis De Souza’s bringing the breakthrough formula to you in a demo that’s going to fill up your books this season.
Using Joico’s brand-new, foolproof LumiShine line, this celebrity superstar takes you step by step through the how-to’s in just minutes.

How-To | Bronde Hair Color with iluvsarahii



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10 Trending Hair Colors For Spring 2016

Still trying to find that perfect hairstyle? The one that defines you, adds edge to your look and is super simple to take care of? As we all know, the perfect hairstyle starts with the perfect color so let’s see what Spring 2016’s trending hair colors are.
10 Trending Hair Colors For Spring 2016
     2016 is the year to let your hair down and we mean that literally. With the trending hair colors for 2016, it won’t be hard to stay away from the hair elastics and headbands. All the trending colors are so beautiful, they’ll make you want to book your appointment to the hairstylist ASAP.

     If you’re someone who welcomes the bold and beautiful this year, then you’re in for a real treat. Here are the trending hair colors for 2016:

1. Ronze
 
Looking to enhance your naturally red hair? Go ronze! IMAGE VIA Cosmopolitan

Ronze is the perfect color hair mixture designed for redheads. It’s described as a combination of copper red and bronze brown, so if you’re a natural redhead and are looking to add some depth and vibrancy to your hair color, this is the trend for you. With that said, it’s always best to talk to your stylist when coming up with a tone that will complement your skin.

2.  Dip-Dye
 
Looks like the dip-dyed trend is here to stay!

The dip-dye hair trend doesn’t seem to be getting old, does it? Well, it’s all good because we really love this hair trend! There’s just something so fun and cute about dip-dyed hair. Not only does it look pretty, it gives you the freedom to not totally commit! All it takes are a few inches and strands.

3. Babylights
I love the way babylights look! They’re the perfect color for spring. IMAGE VIA Original Hairstyles

Move over highlights because babylights are taking over! Yes baby, this year, we’d suggest that you get babylights instead because the effect is more multi-dimensional compared to traditional highlights. Plus, since it uses a different technique (no foils, just meche or plastic wrap), the effect lasts longer too.

4. Rainbow
Think rainbow hair is over? Think again!

Really, we can’t get enough of rainbow-colored hair. Whether it’s pink, lilac, blue, green or pastels, your hair will be trending until next year (or maybe even the year after that). I love the rainbow hair trend; every girl should express themselves with color!

5. Bronde
Go for a subtle change this year with a bronde look. IMAGE VIA Pretty Hairstyles

If Ronze is for redheads, then Bronde is for the blondes and light brunettes of the world! Bronde is a mixture of brown and blonde, making it perfect for blondes looking to go darker or brunettes looking to kick it up a notch.

6. Platinum Blonde
Nothing says fun like a platinum blonde ‘do.

On the other hand, if you’re a blonde who wants to make your hair lighter, you can always go for the platinum blonde look. This is such a fun hair color to wear if you’re a natural blonde.

7. Blue Tint
Looking to make this year a bit edgier and daring? Go with a dark blue tint.

The blue hair tint is the edgiest color trend of the year. If you love your jet black hair but want to add some oomph without making significant changes, the blue tint is the one for ya!

8. Gray
Gray is the official cool girl hair color.

If I were to pick a favorite from these hair trends, it would be a tough call between rainbow and gray hair. I am so in love with gray hair. I think it’s pretty, elegant and edgy all at the same time. And let me tell you a secret, I also like it because my gray hairs will become unnoticeable too (don’t judge me, it’s hereditary!).

9.  Opal
If you don’t want to take the plunge with rainbow hair, get an opal color.

The opal hair trend is quite similar to the rainbow hairstyle except with this one a pearlescent color is added to the mix. It’s such a beautiful look!

10.  Balayage Highlights
Balayage highlights are a classic look. IMAGE VIA Fashion Gone Rogue

     Balayage highlights have been around for a while and it’s safe to say that many love them. What’s to love about balayage? For one, the colors are hand-painted, which means that your stylist has more control when applying the color. Second, the effect appears to be softer hair and, last but not least, there’s less noticeable regrowth lines meaning you won’t have to get your roots touched up! All in all, the balayage is still a winner!

     It looks like these colors have a little bit of something for everyone. From blondes, brunettes to redheads, there’s an ideal hair color for everyone to wear this year. Which one is your favorite?

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