Our hair and skin change throughout our lives. Some of these changes, like graying, are more obvious while others, like a loss of density, are subtler. If you think back to your childhood, or even teenage years, you may notice that your hair is curlier, the color has changed, or it’s gotten thicker or thinner. Want to learn what changes are likely in your hair’s future? Click the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
In the battle against gray there are many players. Permanent, demi, and semi are the most common solutions, though some people prefer “natural” dyes like henna. Until recently those were all the options, but now one company offers a different solution. Hairprint claims to “restore innate color to the hair,” in other words the product supposedly reads your hair and replaces your natural pigment to perfectly duplicate your natural hair color. If this sounds too good to be true…that’s because it is. Scientifically there’s simply no way that a product can sense the natural color of a person’s hair. So what does this product actually do, and is it worth trying? Click the notes for my take. –– Laura Martin
Billing their brand as ‘Hair Couture” Balmain, the fancy French fashion house that’s enjoying a revival, has branched into hair care. Suitably, they’ve released a fall/winter hairstyle trend book. One of the book’s best looks is this side ponytail with dip-dyed ends. The color on the ends looks like concrete silver into gun mental grey and contrasts nicely with the darker side-parted hair running across the top. Long hair, a touch of color, and some easy styling will give you a similar look. Learn how to create it in the notes.
Bleached and distressed denim originated in the punk movement, but by the nineties, everyone seemed to have stone-washed jeans. The look is created by literally washing heavy material with pumice or other stones to soften the fabric and fade the hue. The method creates a mottled effect that is mostly very pale but with small bits of deeper color along the seams and flecked through the near-white fabric. Translating this look to hair gives an icy blonde base with dishwater roots and a fine smatter of lowlights. Get the formulas and application tips in the style notes. –Laura Martin