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Making your Haircolorist your BFF

You’re putting your head in their hands; confiding skeletons you might even keep from your BFF; trusting them to give you the best hair ever. Couldn’t hurt to follow a few rules that will bond you and your hair pro forever. Celeb colorist, Denis De Souza, gets totally honest here…

1) Stop coloring at home. Just stop. Doesn’t matter how nice and easy it looks, the risk of wrecking your color and damaging strands with over-the-counter color is huge—especially if you’re going for highlights. Just bite the bullet and make an appointment. You’ll save money in the long run.

2) Discuss hair health at the BEGINNING of the appointment. You might think a consultation is all about color and placement, but it’s also the time to share any concerns you have about your hair’s condition. Freaking out that your fried ends and breakage are out of control? Tip off your colorist so they can choose a product (like Joico’s new LumiShine line) that will not only repair your strands, but leave them in healthier, shinier condition after the color application.

3) Understand why your pro doesn’t want to retouch every strand. We know, we know. You love your blonde, your bleach, and your touch-ups. But give your hairdresser a break when they refuse to overlap your highlights. Bleach on top of bleach = breakage. And that ain’t pretty.

4) When your colorist wants you to use a product at home, use it. Trust us—this isn’t a sales pitch. There’s good reason for sending you home with, say, Joico’s Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Conditioner—they don’t want your gorg new blonde to go brassy or yellow.

5) Let your pro tone your hair. No, it doesn’t mean they got the color wrong and need to tweak it. It might just mean that your colorist wants to make sure the new caramel/honey/sandy strands in your highlighted brunette hair don’t turn brassy-orange. (And when they send you home with Joico’s Color Balance Blue Shampoo…use it. See #5 if you’re still skeptical.)

6) Trust their judgment. You may be dying for Taylor Swift’s new Met Gala platinum hair, but that doesn’t mean her exact shade of blonde works with your skin tone and eye color. If your colorist nixes your choice, believe that it’s for good reason and ask them for a compromise that won’t fry your hair or make you look like a total washout.

 

Show your colorist these hot hair color trends at your next salon visit.

10 MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS THAT WILL MAKE HER CRY
Tears of joi, that is. This brainiac list of pampering goodies and good gestures will make Mom’s special day one for the memory books…

Mani Pedi Mothers Day
1. Mani/pedi-for-two so you have actual girl-time together. The color of the season? 70’s beige… a thoroughly opaque, nude-pink that puts every other natural shade to shame.

Lilac Bush Mothers Day
2. A lilac shrub. Plant it for her this year and she’ll have a bouquet of blooms every May for years to come.

Brunch Mothers Day
3. Brunch—at home. Restaurant meals are great, but nothing beats the love of a home-cooked meal. Brown-sugar bacon, fresh berries, and this caramel-French-toast casserole will do the trick.

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4. The hottest chick-flick. You pay… she picks the film (and the candy).

5. A new ‘do. For that next night-on-the-town, treat Mom to an edgy hair makeover in seconds by giving her a hit of InstaTint; the bold pops of color shampoo right out, so even gun-shy gals can rock a hot coif for the night.

6. Custom iPhone case.  Preferably, with a photo of you and the family, so she has big love at her fingertips 24/7.

7. The Girl On The Train. This thrilling read, by author Paula Hawkins, will have her counting the minutes ‘til the film’s October 2016 release. (Cast includes—wait for it- Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux).

8. Really good jewelry that you can afford. Like Kate Spade’s adorable, fruit-and-flowery Out Of Office pendants, rings, and earrings.

9. A basket of the best hair products around. A selection of K-PAK Color Infuse Shampoo and Conditioner, Tint Shot Root Concealer, Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray, and Hair Shake Finishing Texturizing Spray will get her glam in no time.

Maid Service Mothers Day
10. Maid-service-for-a-day. Imagine the thrill of a housecleaning team that makes Mom’s place sparkle from top to bottom.

Bonus: Show mom these tips for lightening her color up at every age. 

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Either you have it…or you don’t. We’re talking super-thick, crowning-glory hair–the kind everyone envies. But if you DON’T have it, no prob–we’re going to help you fake it, so no one will be the wiser. Celebrity artist, Paul Norton’s in the thick of it with us…

1) AMP UP YOUR ROOTS

Tint Shot Root Concealer is a genius at hiding grow-out, but spray it on the scalp area for volume (in a shade darker than your own color) and watch the illusion of dense hair appear before your eyes.

2) ORDER A SHAKE

Flip your head upside down and spray Hair Shake Finishing Texturizing Spray into the roots and mid-shaft, then backcomb sections with your fingers, avoiding hair at the crown. Watch the volume expand big-time as you flip your hair back into position.

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3) GO FLAT-OUT STRAIGHT

A sleek, straight style—especially on fine hair—can look skimpy. So do this “hide and sleek:” Work in a generous amount of Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Creme, then blow out only the top layers using smoothing brush, letting the underneath layers dry wild and natural.

4) CHANGE PATTERNS

Alternating the direction of your curl pattern when you use your iron (front to back, back to front)—or even using two different-size barrels—creates the illusion of density by keeping things “airy.” Spray Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo afterwards in lieu of regular hairspray and they’ll stay extra bouncy and light.

5) TEXTURE IT UP

Apply Joico Curl Defining Contouring Foam Wax to the roots of damp hair, and Curl Control Anti Frizz Styler on the middle-to-ends of the hair. Use a diffuser to dry the roots first, then move on to the rest of the hair, tousling until dry. A couple of random curls with a large-barrel iron will add additional bend and oomph to your ‘do.

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6) BIGGIE-SIZE YOUR BRAIDS

Spray Hair Shake all over dry, “undone” hair, then create several simple braids throughout your head. Next, add another spritz of Hair Shake to each braid, and gently pull on the side of each one to loosen and bulk them up.

7) GO BIG OR GO HOME

Time for the traditional, big blowout. Cleanse with Body Luxe Shampoo, then use Body Luxe Conditioner on the ends only. To damp hair, apply Body Luxe Root Lift to roots, and Elixir to ends, then blow-dry hair upside down for maximum volume.  Once hair is 90 percent dry, flip back and concentrate on the crown: Taking a “Mohawk” section across the top, use a large, round brush or a few Velcro rollers and set the lift for at least ten minutes. (BIG tip here: Don’t fiddle with the hair at this stage…oils from your hands will weigh strands down and undo all your hard work.) Do a few head flips every few hours to keep the volume going strong.

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8) LAY IT ON THICK

General rule of thumb: Layers always add fullness—especially when they’re fun, messy, and intentionally undone. So go for the cut, then spritz Hair Shake onto roots and back-comb yourself silly, starting at the bottom and working your way up. (Handy tip: A smaller comb and the root, and larger one in the middle and bottom creates serious drama and bulk.)

 

Hair Shake is a great texturizer, watch other ways you can use it!

New York may have fashion week, but Southern California owns Coachella, the iconic—and always buzzed-about—annual music festival that sets the stage for hot bands and even hotter style. The celebration in all its vibrant glory is intentionally short-lived (Coachella is held over two consecutive weekends in April), which is why Joico’s very own InstaTint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray joined the crowd to much applause. Along with a pair of creative stylists from LA’s Harrion Salon, Joico’s team turned celeb heads into works of art, with bold braids, teasingly trendy streaks, and lots of playful stencil patterns.

There were some pretty solid reasons for all the InstaTint fanfare: Our temporary hues wash out in a single shampoo, which makes it perfect for commitment-phobes who want to live life on the edge…but only for a day or two. What’s more, you can spray it lavishly in the darkest brunette or most platinum blonde hair with equally outrageous results. Want proof? Check out the newsflash photos here…

 

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STEP UP TO THE BAR

Joico was tickled pick (and red, and green, and blue) to have our very own color bars at a host of cool parties: Galore + Missguided, Bisous, Amuse House, and Revolve. See who showed up to play with our shades….

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THE BELLES OF THE BALL

Actresses Camille Belle and Bella Thorne waltzed into to the Revolve party and soon showed off splashes of InstaTint Pink—cleverly jazzing up their Boho brunette braids and waves.

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IT WOULDN’T BE A PARTY WITHOUT KYLIE…

Especially when she shows off her true colors at Coachella, which included peachy keen locks one day, and rainbow braids the next. Needless to say, this style star went home with a bag of InstaTint swag…so don’t be surprised if you see her sporting Mermaid Blue or Fiery Coral strands one day soon.

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MORE ‘DOS WITH INSTATINT HUES…

·      Peyton List’s Pink braid, thanks to celebrity stylist, Castillo.

·      Sexy brunette Shay Mitchell’s Mermaid Blue strands.

·      Victoria’s Secret model, Romee Striid in Fiery Coral. (The gal actually pulled out her bun so she could be sprayed with InstaTint. Gotta love it.)

 

For more images of InstaTint at Coachella, visit our Facebook album.

Yes, the Kardashians were there, and so was Emily Ratajkowski, but the real star of the rockin’ Alice+Olivia by Stacey Bendet runway show this week was Joico InstaTint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray. Making its appearance in front of the ready-for-Coachella crowd, the bold pops of color generated exactly the kind of hot style buzz that fashion fiends and festival lovers are known for.

With an iconic Grateful Dead theme as the backdrop, Joico celebrity hairstylist, Paul Norton, created three whimsical looks that garnered plenty of praise from the crowd…and now he’s giving you an encore peek. Get ready to rock these “hue-‘dos” and blow away your own audience…

Rock the Knot Alice and Olivia

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ROCK THE KNOT

This ‘do cleverly weaves an undone knot with colorful braids—no hair accessory needed.

·      Part dry hair to the side or slightly off-center, then apply Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray.

·      Using a curling iron, add loose tousles and waves, working in two-inch sections of the hair.

·      Now, switch to a beveled-edge flat iron, and create bends by alternating the direction of the waves from piece to piece.

·      Next, spritz the entire head with Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray and comb through with fingers to loosen the texture.

·      Take a two-inch section of hair just above the ear and hold it out from the head, spraying with your favorite shade of InstaTint Temporary Color Shimmer Spray. Be sure to take several passes on both the top and bottom of the section, then blow it dry for several seconds and watch the color come to life.

·      Run a wide-tooth comb through strands to disperse and soften the color.

·      Braid the section loosely, and instead of finishing with an elastic, simply back-comb the ends (with a fine-tooth comb) to keep the braid from unraveling.

·      Repeat these steps on the opposite side of the head.

·      Now, take each braid and cross them—headband-style—over the crown of the hair, anchoring each one on the side with a few bobby pins.

·      Gather loose tendrils at each side and loosely pull them back over the braid, connecting them in back with an elastic. (Rather than pulling hair all the way through the elastic, ponytail-style, go only halfway to create a knot.) Take excess hair and wrap it around to conceal the elastic.

·      Finish by spraying with Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray.

Pony Jam Alice and Olivia

PONY JAM

Take messy tresses, a couple of braids, and two chill ponytails to create the ultimate Boho coif.

·      Part hair in the center and spray Ironclad from mid-shaft to ends.

·      Use a large-barrel curling iron to create gentle, oversize waves throughout.

·      Spray with Hair Shake and comb through with fingers to loosen and tousle.

·      Create two low ponytails on each side of the head and secure with elastics.

·      Pull out a one-inch section from each pony and spray with InstaTint in Fiery Coral.

·      Once color is dry, comb through and gather up two additional small sections of hair to make a simple braid that will lie in front of the ponytail. Back-comb ends to hold the braid in place.

·      Now, take another small section from each side and spray with Instatint; use it to wrap and conceal the elastic at the top of each ponytail.

·      Finish the bottoms of the ponys with an additional application of Hair Shake for extra texture and body.

Grateful Braid Alice and Olivia

GRATEFUL BRAID

How a touch of color can turn a simple side braid into something stage-worthy.

·      Part hair to the center or deeply to the side—your choice.

·      Using a large-barrel curling iron in the middle of the hair only, create bends away from the face.

·      Spray the entire head with Hair Shake and finger-comb for piecey texture.

·      Choose the side you want the braid to rest on and pull hair over (low on the nape for a soft look), then secure with several bobby pins tucked discreetly behind one ear.

·      Once hair is fastened, begin to separate into three sections, spraying one of them thoroughly with your favorite shade of InstaTint. Blow-dry fully, and soften the color with a wide-tooth comb.

·      Begin creating a loose braid, leaving out a bit of hair at the end for a more unfinished style. Secure with either a hair tie or some serious back-combing—whichever will best hold strands in place.

·      Apply more Hair Shake to the braid, gently pulling the sides out in a wiggling motion to add additional texture.

·      Finish with Flip Turn for the ultimate hold.

 

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When Free Spirit, the iconic boho-chic fashion line, tapped Hairroin Salon to help create their latest Look Book, the creative team of Janine Jarman and Sarah Merrie swooped in to work their magic eight different ways. Even better? They in turn tapped a virtual rainbow of Joico InstaTint Temporary Color Shimmer Sprays to make those looks jump right off the page. See the style…get the how-tos…and put yourself on the front line of fashion right here:

Mermaid Braid InstaTint

MADE WITH A BRAID

Not one, not two, but a variety of THREE braids join forces…

1)    Spray layers of InstaTint Orchid and Sapphire Blue throughout long hair.

2)    Begin creating a loose traditional braid at the front of the hairline going to one side of the head.

3)    Create a section braid down the middle of the head.

4)    Use nape hair to create a fishtail braid.

5)    Pin the ends of each braid into the other, wrapping around the head like a crown.

6)    Twist and pin the remaining hair into braids of your choice…pulling them apart for a looser, more natural finish.

Radical Rainbow InstaTint

RADICAL RAINBOW

A splashy spectrum is at the heart of this chic-but-simple ‘do.

1)    Make a center point at the crown of the head and divide the hair into eight sections, like a pinwheel.

2)    Spray each section with alternating colors of InstaTint (your choice), blow- drying the hair with a brush to soften the finish.

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3)    Parting hair deeply to one side, take the larger section and French-braid loosely, working your way back to behind the opposite ear. Secure with a small elastic.

4)    Wrap the loose hair around the barrel of a curling iron to create gentle waves.

Head Trip InstaTint

HEAD TRIP

With closely woven braids, this colorful look comes full circle…

1)    Spray hair with a variety of your favorite InstaTint colors.

2)    Starting behind one ear, French-braid the hair in a circular pattern around the head, making sure to follow the hairline. (Only add hair from the inside.)

3)    Tuck the tail under and secure with a bobby pin.

4)    Using your fingers, expand the braid wherever you want a touch of extra fullness.

Knotty and Nice InstaTint

KNOTTY AND NICE

The most casual updo sets the stage for your colorful creation…

1)    Take a triangular parting from the top of the head (going to the corners of each side of the forehead). Clip out of the way for now.

2)    Divide the rest of the hair into three vertical ponytails at the back of the head, starting high and working your way down.

3)    Twist and secure the tails to the base with bobby pins, creating a carefree “disheveled” vibe.

4)    Now, twist the top front section into a roll to one side, pinning the tail into  the back section.

5)    Spray InstaTint accents wherever you want a pop of color.

Cool at the Crown InstaTint

COOL AT THE CROWN

Tightly woven braids become the backdrop for spots of strategic color…

1)    Section the entire crown, leaving out hair at each side of the head.

2)    Split the top section into three parts, the middle one being the largest.

3)    Create a three-strand braid in the middle section, crossing strands under to make a popped ridge and going all the way to the back of the crown. Secure with a small elastic. (Be sure to hold braids tightly to the scalp while you are braiding, so you avoid elevation.)

4)    Now repeat on the other two outside sections, securing each with a small elastic.

5)    Tie all three braided ends together in continuous chain knots until there is no more length. Secure to the top of the head with bobby pins.

6)    Gently wrap-curl the rest of the hair for natural waves.

7)    Spray ends of hair with InstaTint Fiery Coral. Then, using a color bowl and small brush, hand paint braids on top of the head with additional color.

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THE “GWENNIE”

The end result: Girl-next-door goes boho…

1)    Create a middle part and make two sections going diagonally up to the crown on each side.

2)    Now begin creating a three-strand French braid on each side, holding hair tightly to the scalp and securing ends with a small elastic.

3)    Fan out the ends of the hair for added texture.

4)    Using InstaTint Pink, spray ends and braids; lay in bits of Fiery Coral for added dimension.

Hunny Bun InstaTint

HUNNY BUNS

These cheeky topknots throw some shade on uptight updos…

1)    Spray the roots with InstaTint Orchid, as well as on any lowlight sections of the hair.

2)    Layer random pieces with shades of Pink and Fiery Coral.

3)    Creating a middle part, section each side into pigtails. Secure with an elastic, but don’t pull ends all the way through so you have two loops on either side of the top of the head.

4)    Secure the loops to the base with a bobby pin or two, leaving the look a bit messy for an undone style.

Dread Head InstaTint

DREAD AHEAD

Twists and turns make piece with color…

1)    Begin by spraying InstaTint Orchid at the roots, then add a layer of Pink on top.

2)    Starting at the hairline, pull small sections (vary the sizes between 1 and 3 inches) away from the face and begin to back-comb/twist/back-comb/twist until all hair is pulled back. .

3)    Spray with Flip Turn Finishing Spray and flat-iron each dread.

4)    Layer additional InstaTint shades—Sapphire Blue, Mermaid Blue, Pink, and Fiery Coral—on random pieces throughout the head.

5)    Pull front sections back and knot at the crown of the head, pinning into place with a bobby pin.

 

 

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InstaTint: Your All-Access Pass to Color

InstaTint is here, and with it, a whole eight looks of festival-inspired looks you can create with help from Joico Celebrity Hairstylist, Paul Norton.

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STEP 1: Use Joico Curl Defining Contouring Foam Wax to tousle dry or defuse hair upside down until fully dry.

STEP 2: Create a side part and use a 1-inch curling iron to curl entire head alternating directions on each curl.

STEP 3: Create braid sections and spray a stripe or two of InstaTint Fiery Coral and InstaTint Pink down each section.

STEP 4: Begin to braid a face framing braid on each side of the head until they meet in the middle.

STEP 5: Combine the two braids together with an elastic.

 

INSTATINT groupie girl

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STEP 1: Begin on dry hair and flip head over. Use Joico Crème Wax Texture and Shine pomade and a paddle brush to help you gather the hair into a high ponytail directly on top of the head, securing it with an elastic.

STEP 2: Take a section of hair about an inch-wide and separate it from the ponytail.

STEP 3: Spray the entire separated piece with your InstaTint color of choice (Pink was used in this image), and wrap it around the elastic that is holding the ponytail.

STEP 4: Tilt head to the side to help you spray just the 2-inches of the bottom of the ponytail. (Tip: The ends must be sprayed while the hair is in the ponytail so that you get that strong definitive line).

 

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I’m with the band

STEP 1: Use Joico Heat Set Blowout Crème on damp hair and tousle dry fully.

STEP 2: Part in the middle, spray Ironclad on each section, and use a 1 ¼-inch curling iron to create waves in the hair. (TIP: Alternate direction of curling iron for each section.)

STEP 3: Once curled, use InstaTint Orchid and InstaTint Mermaid Blue; beginning at the bottom, work your way up.

STEP 4: Spray on sections vertically from roots to ends alternating both InstaTint colors. Let dry completely.

STEP 5: Use a wide-toothed comb to break up the waves and help the look blend.

 

InstaTint wanderlust

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STEP 1: Use Joico Heat Set Blowout Crème on damp hair and tousle dry fully.

STEP 2: Part in the middle and use a 1 ¼-inch curling iron to create waves in the hair by alternating directions in between sections.

STEP 3: Take 2-inch sections near the front of the face at the temple and create twists away from the face.

STEP 4: After you create each twist, spray InstaTint Pink over the twist just before securing it to the back of the head with a bobby pin.

STEP 5: Continue this twisting pattern across the head all the way to the opposite temple.

STEP 6: Spray InstaTint Fiery Coral about 2-3 inches over the ends.

 

InstaTint Color Palooza

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STEP 1: Use Joico Heat Set Blowout Crème on damp hair and tousle dry fully.

STEP 2: Use InstaTint Orchid and InstaTint Mermaid Blue; beginning at the bottom, work your way up alternating between the two InstaTint colors.

STEP 3: Take four 3-inch sections at the base of the neck and twist each section until they begin to coil up in a knot-like fashion and fasten with bobby pins.

STEP 3: On the last section, twist the hair in the opposite direction and lay the last section over the knots you had created using hair pins

STEP 4: Finish with Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Spray to keep in place.

 

InstaTint Wild Child

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STEP 1: Use Joico Heat Set Blowout Crème to blow hair dry with a flat brush until fully dry.

STEP 2: Part hair in the middle, then spray Joico Ironclad in hair sections when flat ironing straight. Use flat iron from root to ends.

STEP 3: Take a towel to lay on the hair to create a strong, diagonal line.

STEP 4: Angle another towel to cover the part to keep it from being sprayed.

STEP 5: Use InstaTint Sapphire Blue at the root area.

STEP 6: Use InstaTint Pink on the next diagonal section.

STEP 7: Use InstaTint Sapphire Blue again at the following diagonal section.

STEP 8: Skip several inches to allow the natural hair to be a part of the pattern, spraying the ends with InstaTint Pink.

 

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STEP 1: Based off the look “Wild Child” look- use a paddle brush and thoroughly brush through the hair from roots to ends.

 

InstaTint Front Row Chick

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STEP 1: Begin on dry hair and flip head over. Use Joico Crème Wax Texture and Shine pomade and a paddle brush to help you gather the hair into a high ponytail directly on top of the head, securing it with an elastic.

STEP 2: Take the ponytail and separate into 2 pieces and twist each one in opposite directions and confine each with an elastic.

STEP 3: Spray one part of the twist with InstaTint Mermaid Blue and the other with InstaTint Orchid.

STEP 4: Twist the 2 separate twists together until they begin to buckle into a top knot formation. Secure the knots to the scalp with 2 bobby pins.

STEP 5: Secure the edges around the top knot with hair pins and finish with Joico Flip Turn Volumizing Spray.

If you haven’t seen the trend of mermaid-colored hair in magazines, on TV, and even on the street recently, then you have likely a) been vacationing on a remote desert island or b) living under a very nice rock. These fun-and-feisty shades are sizzling-hot right now…and no longer reserved exclusively for gutsy, fashion-forward people. According to Internet sensation, Larisa Love, one of the most imaginative stylists on the hair scene, mermaid colors have hit the mainstream big time. “When I started seeing the look not only on stylists and celebrities, but also on the everyday client, I knew something had changed. People started being “brave” and curious enough to play outside their color comfort zone.”

Pulling off bold hair requires some finesse—and a few wise rules. And who better to download them than Larisa herself. Catch the color wave right here…

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Is the look high-maintenance?

Depends. A person with minimal time for salon visits and upkeep should probably steer clear pastel or metallic tones, as they tend to fade faster than more intense shades, like the Fiery Coral, Black Pearl, Mermaid Blue, and Light Purple in Joico’s Color Intensity Mermaid Collection. You can also extend the longevity of the color by using Color Endure Shampoo and Conditioner.  (My favorite tip: squirting a bit of Color Intensity into my shampoo bottle so hair color lasts even longer. Your hairstylist can do this for you as well.)

Once you decide to take the plunge, how do you know which mermaid shades are best for you?

Always take your cue from skin tone: If you have a fair complexion, stick with warm tones (pink, red, peach, yellow, or orange). Olive and darker complexions should opt for cool colors (blue, purple, and green). If you’re unsure, hold paint swatches up to your face and see what feels naturally flattering.

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Mermaid shades are typically associated with summer. Can you tweak them so they work all year long?

Absolutely. Enjoy these shades in the fall and winter months by choosing less vibrant hues, or wearing those vibrant hues in darker colors, like deep plum or deep red.

If I’m still unsure about going “all in,” is there a way for me to try the trend and still keep it subtle?

You can dip a toe in by trying Balayage (a delicate, highlighting technique using hand-painted strands), and weaving a mermaid shade into some of those highlights for a pop of color. Or consider a subtle “color melt” (similar to Ombré), using mermaid shades on the ends only. Another understated idea: Choose an extremely pastel mermaid shade that adds just a touch of color, visible only in natural lighting or direct sunlight.

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Do mermaid shades work better on blondes or brunettes?

Either. But the results are different: On blondes, the vivid shades will appear noticeably vibrant and bright; brunettes will find them less extreme looking.

Does hair texture play a role in how the look will turn out?

Both super-curly hair and poker-straight hair work well with mermaid shades, but in either case, hair must be in excellent condition to get maximum results. If strands are dry or damaged, color won’t lock into the cuticle properly, causing quick fading. Keep placement in mind, too: Try multiple colors in curly hair because the waves will naturally separate the strands, putting each shade in the spotlight; on straight hair, color tends to blend.

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Does mermaid hair require different maintenance than the usual color-care guidelines?

Because the colors are vivid and playful, grow-out won’t be as natural looking as, say, a brunette with caramel highlights–so the name of the game is protect the fade. Ideally, wash hair no more than twice a week, with lukewarm-to-cold water to lock in color and add shine. Choose a shampoo—like Color Endure—designed especially to protect your investment; and head to the salon every four-to-six weeks or so for a quick touch-up.

 

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TAKE FIVE!

Because that’s all you need to pull off the sexy-yet-simple ‘dos we’re bringing you today. Five minutes. Not kidding.

We think 2016 should be all about effortless, elegant, relaxed hair that pulls your whole look together without endless grooming sessions in front of the bathroom mirror…quick maneuvers that are trendy yet time saving…looks that allow you to dash out the door and spend time doing more important things without sacrificing an ounce of style. Hollywood stylist, Paul Norton, agrees; and he’s brought us four hot looks—and the stress-free step-by-steps–so you can recreate them on your own. Set the timer…your five minutes starts NOW.

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THE CLASSIC TOP KNOT

·      Gather hair into a high pony on top of your head, adding a dab of Flex Control Pliable Paste to keep things neat. Secure with an elastic.

·      Flip hair upside down and twist the ponytail (like a candy cane), then secure the end with another elastic.

·      Wrap the twisted tail into a ball shape on the top of the head, winding an elastic around the base and anchoring with a few bobby pins.

·      Finish with Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray for extra hold and shine.

Half bun J Lo 5 Minute Hairstyles

THE HALF-AND-HALF

·      Separate the crown section, clipping the back part away while you work on the top.

·      Gather crown hair into a high pony using Flex Control Pliable Paste for hold; secure with an elastic.

·      As with the Classic Top Knot, flip hair upside down and twist the ponytail (like a candy cane), then secure the end with another elastic.

·      Wrap the twisted tail into a ball shape on the top of the head, winding an elastic around the base and anchoring with a few bobby pins.

·      Unclip the bottom section. Create a gentle wave by wrapping all the hair around a large-barrel curling iron for a few seconds. Immediately brush through to loosen, and finish with Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray.

Simple Front braid 5 min hairstyles

THE SWEET-AND-SIMPLE FRONT BRAID

·      Apply a dollop of JoiWhip to damp hair and tousle with a blowdryer until fully dry.

·      Using a beveled flat iron, gently bend the middle of the hair in different directions, leaving ends naturally wavy (or straightening if you like).

·      Spray entire head with Hair Shake and scrunch with fingers for extra texture and dimension.

·      Separate a two-to-three-inch section in the front and braid away from the face (traditional or mermaid—your choice); then secure the end with a small elastic, pulling the braid back off the face and anchoring with several discreet bobby pins.

·      Finish with Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray for hold and shine.

High Ponytail 5 Min Hairstyles

THE HIGH, MESSY PONY

·      Work a bit of Power Gel into damp hair for extra hold, then tousle dry.

·      Create a few beachy waves using a medium-barrel curling iron.

·      Next, spray the entire head with Hair Shake for texture, lightly back-combing hair randomly (but evenly) at the root for extra volume.

·      Gather hair up into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic. Split the pony with both hands and give it a gentle tug to tighten the base.

·      Finish with a generous spritz of Power Spray to hold the look in place.

 

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Winter Hair Rescue

You put snow tires on the car; pull out the leather boots, and add a rich moisturizer to your skincare regimen. Meanwhile, your hair’s going, “Hello? Forget something?”

Winter brings with it a special set of coif challenges, but we’re tackling every single one of them here…with targeted, carefully chosen products that combat any harsh hit the weather might dole out. The forecast? Just gorgeous…

HAT HEADED

The Problem: Arctic temperatures mean it’s time to cover up. But we don’t think you need to be stuck with flat (as in: unflat-tering) hair in the process of trying to fend off frostbite.

The Fix: Please go ahead and grab that hat. But before you do so, bump up the volume with Joico Hair Shake, an extraordinary liquid-to-powder texturizer that injects velvety dimension in a single shot. Once you remove your hat, just finger-scrunch hair a few times and watch you ‘do come right back to life.

STATIC QUO

The Problem: You turn up the heat and end up not looking so cool, as those bone-dry rooms sap the moisture right out of your hair, causing an electrifyingly unattractive condition known as the flyaways.

The Fix: One long, tall drink of K-PAK Intense Hydrator, and those standing-room only strands take their seat. Add a spritz of Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray and you’ve sealed the deal for good.

DRY SPELL

The Problem: The very same indoor conditions that cause static electricity are also responsible for leaving your hair so parched and prone to split ends that ordinary conditioners don’t stand a chance. Add overzealous blowdrying (since letting hair air-dry in freezing winter isn’t always an option) and you’ve doubled the dryness.

The Fix: First things first…a good trim every six weeks will keep those splits at bay. Then add a dab of our brilliant K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum, a serum that seals and protects strands from those fraying ends.

FRIZZ FEST

The Problem: You’ve taken the time to blow out your hair all sleek and shiny…and one step outside in the wet, sloppy snow and your ‘do has seemingly tripled in volume. Not in a good way.

The Fix: Spritz our fine-mist aerosol Humidity Blocker onto hair before you leave the house and you can kiss that frizz goodbye. An undetectable protective barrier provides a buffer around each strand of hair, safeguarding it from the kinking effects of winter moisture.

DULLSVILLE

The Problem: You’ve kept up with color appointments; but all of a sudden, your blonde highlights are looking sort of meh…and those dimensional brunettes have dimmed. That’s because dry air/dry hair does a number on color by sucking the moisture out of strands so your ‘do appears to be stripped of shine…dull…dreary.

The Fix: Lock in both pigment and gloss with products designed to preserve that just-out-of-the-chair look…the perfect way to combat dull winter locks between appointments. Joico’s Color Balance Blue Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated specifically for brunettes, keeping fading (and brassiness) at bay for up to eight weeks by bonding to hair fibers like a new best friend; Color Balance Purple works similarly for blondes and grays…bringing a burst of brilliance and depth with a single cleanse-and-condition treatment.