From the daily archives: "Thursday, July 24, 2014"


Summer makes us want to leave the city steam in favor of our Caribbean dream. When we’re vacationing in the sun, our skin takes priority. But hair needs some love too, especially if you’ve spent hundreds of dollars and multiple salon visits on a glamorous hue. You don’t want to lose that multi-dimensional tone on a two-week jaunt. That’s why it’s important to take care while swimming in oceans and pools; chlorine and salt are the biggest threats to your dynamic ‘do. For tips on waterproofing your hair, click notes.

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Despite the deluge of hair products and tools designed and marketed to give us the smooth and shiny locks of shampoo commercial models, according to a L’Oreal survey, 80% of women would rather strut their stuff with a wave or a curl. Yet almost all of us have some kind of textural movement in our strands; few and far between are the stick straight. So to enjoy waves and curls, the trick is to get enhance what you’ve got. Learn how below.

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This blonde takes after its namesake ingredient: decadent, creamy, and sophisticated. It’s bright, but not not quite platinum, with a flattering neutral hue that works on almost any skin tone. Subtly dimensional and incredibly shiny this delicious shade is sure to become a favorite. Read on for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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