Best Way to Care For Blonde Hair

Hello beautiful! Thanks for visiting the blog today. I’m Alexis, a hairstylist at Pomme Salon & Spa. I wanted to share some very important information you NEED to know about blonde hair care, and TWO of the most important tips & tricks to keep your hair lusciously beautiful. Ahem ( and healthy ). Let’s get started!

THE NUMBER ONE TIP for keeping your blonde bright and healthy is having the RIGHT Shampoo. Honestly this is important for any kind of hair. Many shampoos contain sulfates. They are damaging to your hair because it contains salt molecules that rough up the cuticle of your hair. This makes hair tangled, seem dry or crunchy, and it  allows all of your toner to slip out of your hair causing your blonde to yellow. Picture dry brittle looking hay like hair.  Using sulfates is like washing your hair with sandpaper. No Thanks!

  NUMBER TWO the cold rinse is KING or queen as the case may be- Doing a cold rinse at the end of your shower sounds scary. Think of it like this… when you wash your face with cold water it closes your pores locking in natural oils and locking out dirt right? The same concept applies for your hair. It closes the cuticle locking in the conditioner, and your color. It also smooths each strand for a more shiny, frizz free finish.

SIDEBAR BABES… cause we need ta talk.

Are you thinking about going blonde?

There are some things to consider before you decide to go blonde. Salon Maintenance can be a big deal. To maintain a certain level of blonde you may have to visit the salon frequently not just for your retouch, but also for treatments to maintain the  integrity of your hair. Being super blonde is expensive to your hair health. Deep conditioning treatments or getting it cut more often will be vital.

You might need to say NO to heat styling. Avoiding heat as much as possible is important for many reasons. The main reason being when you  pre lighten hair it becomes more fragile. Heat is going to make it worse if not immediately than over time. I suggest you minimize your heat styling, get a really good heat protectant, and do more conditioning treatments both in the salon and at home.

Take texture into account.  When you pre-lighten your hair, the texture changes because you are altering the side bonds. This can be obvious in many different ways depending on your hair texture to begin with. For instance if you have super curly hair and you decide to lighten it, the curl pattern can be diffused or slightly loosened. If you have more flat, straight hair lightening the hair can give you more body and volume because it roughs the cuticle. Sometimes your new texture can seem like damage even if it is still relatively healthy. 

Thanks for reading. You can always find me in person for a free consultation at Pomme Salon & Spa in Dripping Springs Texas. We also offer this service virtually. Here I can give you custom advice on the best way to go blonde and what would look good with your hair texture, skin tone, and face shape. Book me online at www.pommespa.com

Love Always 

Alexis

5 Autumn Ideas for your hair

Happy Fall sweet clients and friends. With a new season comes change. In other places you watch the leaves change color and slip gracefully to their crunchy grave on the ground, but here in Texas we bust out boots and sweaters on Monday, and slip into a tank top on Tuesday. We wonder if we will sweat through our Halloween Costumes or have to ruin them with a sweater. Long story short the one thing you can bet on is things are changing. People like to change their hair, their clothes, their flavors…. Queue Pumpkin Spice Season. Here are some Autumn ideas for fun little changes you may want to make. Spoiler alert all of these ideas are GOOD FOR YOU!

  1. Everybody wants to change their hair color when the seasons change. That is a given, but with all the heaters coming on we suck every bit of moisture out of the air. Couple that with the summer damage we have done, and you hair is probably fried. I would like to suggest that it is the PERFECT time of year for Hair Treatments. Put that moisture back in there baby.
  2. Change up the product girl! It is time to bust out your hair oils, smoothing products and thicker conditioners. If you get oily hair, have fine hair or a lot of damage I would like to introduce my new favorite line of products… Hairstory is a whole new way of shampooing. One product to rule them all. No more Shampoo and then Conditioner. I can only share my experience. The non suds nature was odd for me at first but once my hair dried I could not stop touching it. I knew this product was amazing, and the shampoo brush is the perfect perk. Dare I say my split ends are better… Yes I do. It is a pro product so you will need a link to buy. I will share mine here for you to take a look. xoxo     Hairstory Link 
  3. Everybody wants to go darker for the fall but when I think fall I immediately see Pumpkin Spice, Caramel, Cinnamon, fallen leaves, Hot Chocolate… I think warmth. Ask your Hairstylist if you have the skin tone to go in a copper, red or golden direction instead of just plain dark. You can always do this in a semi permanent which will allow for easy change if you want to go back after the seasons change.  golden20181229_142056 cropped-fb_img_1489564670343.jpg
  4. I know it seems typical to grow your hair out to keep you warm during the winter, but consider going in the opposite direction. A textured bob paired with a beautiful scarf and some chunky earrings is a very trendy way to spend your fall season.
  5. This suggestion is only hair related in the sense that I own a small local Hair Salon in Dripping Springs, but I am going to throw it out there anyways. As Christmas approaches SHOP LOCAL! Your small local businesses need your support more than the typical chains do. Gift cards, stocking stuffers, packages, products and so much more unique, and interesting finds await you in that sweet local shop you may not have noticed before. You can expect to find a local business guide for Christmas shopping in my next article.

Until then. Thank you for reading all about the 5 Autumn Ideas I had for your hair. As always I am available for all of your questions, comments, and ideas for future articles. I hope you are having a wonderful Fall Season so far.

Peace. Love. Pomme

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Why I chose ORANGE lipstick (and what you should choose)

Hey there ORANGE lipstick here. Just checking in with all my bright and shining glory. Ever thought about slipping a little bit of this magic right on those perfect lips? No. Oh. That’s really sad. Lets talk about that…

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Orange Lipstick

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to your lips. Most people choose to shy away from colors that are very bright or obvious. I am going to shine a light on your choices by breaking it down for you technically because there is a science to your color choices.

Introducing the color wheel. A basic color wheel consists of your primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. All other colors come from mixing these three OG’s. When you start to put these colors together you can see that you get your purples greens and oranges. The colors on either side of any specific color are called complimentary colors. This means that they look good together.

The next thing to know is that there are different tones. They can really be categorized into 3 areas. There are cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones. The key to finding your PERFECT LIP COLOR is to figure out what your skin’s under tone is. I have a pink undertone in my skin. This is why I flush easily and have some skin sensitivities. This is common in people with fair skin.

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Color Wheel

The next tidbit is that anything on the yellow, orange and red side are warm tones. Pink is actually red and white which means there is a warmth to that tone as well. Since pink is basically red that means I actually have a warm undertone despite how fair-skinned I am.

Are you totally bored yet? Hang in there because I promise you will really appreciate this when you find your signature color. So if you look at the color on either side of red which we have established is my skin’s undertone you can see that the complimentary colors are purple and orange. So you have seen me in Orange lipstick. Let’s test the theory with a little photo of my lips decked out in purple. The key here is to select a purple on the warm side. Anything to blue will actually be cool which is the opposite of my skins warm undertone. Blue is fun and I rock it on occasion but I admit it does not look as good as the purple and orange lipsticks I use.

Screenshot_20180522-205732Surprise! Doesn’t it look good. I know you had your doubts. I’m not mad. Now that you know you can determine what your skin’s undertone is you can try out all the lips shades you never thought you could wear! For example if you have that olive skin it is actually a green undertone. Try a golden lipstick shade or you will be surprised to find that a blue or teal lip color might look good on you! I know it’s daring but you can try it out at home on  a Sunday when nobody is watching.

Ultimately determining your undertone is key to finding your complimentary colors. If you don’t know how to start all you have to do is book a consultation with your stylist. They can help you discover all kinds of fun things about your look. This same concept is transferable to your hair and clothes to. You can book your consultation on our website at http://www.pommespa.com with any of our amazing stylists. Until then Peace. Love. Pomme.

xoxo

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