Let’s face it – while a standard ponytail is quick, easy and convenient, it can also be a little boring.
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Before you do anything related to blond highlights we suggest getting some inspiration. Building up some inspirational images that you’re really drawn to for your blond highlights is a great way to well…get inspiration. Since there are countless ways to add blond highlights to your hair, getting out there and referencing some pictures will help you to really hone in on the blond highlight looks you like for yourself. While you may like certain types of blond highlights you may not necessarily want it for your own hair, building some inspiration using sites like Pinterest is a great way to learn the differences and create confidence in the look you want for your hair.
Take Extra Care of Your Hair
This one may seem odd but we suggest using your time leading up to getting highlights as an opportunity to take extra care of your hair. Hopefully you’re already in the habit of practice safe and healthy hair routines but since blond highlights do include chemically treating your hair you want to ensure that your hair is as healthy as possible before heading into the salon. Taking to applying deep conditioning treatments to your hair consistently is a great way to take your hair’s health to the next level.
Bring Pictures to a Consultation
Even if you have a hair stylist you’ve been going to for years, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go to them for your blond highlights. Blond highlights are just like any other hair treatment, you should be choosing the best professional for you and your desired outcome. Shop around and set up consultations with a variety of different colorists in your area to determine the best fit for you. We suggest bringing your inspirational images to the consultations to help you and the colorist have a good idea of the outcome that will happen after the initial appointment. Ask a lot of questions during the consultation, too. This isn’t a time to sit back and be shy! Remember that this is your hair and the more questions you ask and the more dialogue you have with the colorist the better you can both understand each other.
After you’ve selected the colorist you’re confident in and feel good about the look he/she can create based on your inspirational images next up is setting up the appointment!
InStyle Hairstyle Try-On
InStyle magazine obviously knows about beauty and hair, so we’re not all THAT surprised to find their hair app. The Instyle app is catered to helping you virtually try on different hair styles. If you’ve ever wondered what you would look like with a haircut or style but you’re afraid to take the plunge, this is the perfect way to see how you would like it on yourself. After uploading a picture of your face the app detects your face shape to give you some insight on that, along with recommendations on hairstyles that you may enjoy and flatter your face shape. They even include celebrity reference photos that you can try on so if there’s a celeb who’s hairstyle you’ve been obsessed over, you can try it on yourself to see if you like it before heading into the salon.
Hair Color Booth
The Instyle app provides you with the chance to gain inspiration and see how you look with different hairstyles, but what about colors? Bold, bright colors are everywhere these days and we don’t see the trend dying down anytime soon. If you’ve been eyeing those bright hair colors but you’ve been holding back because you’re not quite sure how they will look on you the Hair Color Booth app is the one for you. Similar to the InStyle app this one allows you to upload a picture of yourself and ‘try on’ different hair colors. The options are limitless with hair color, too. You can add different colors to different sections of your hair, play around with the vibrancy, and even mix different colors together. It’s a great way to see how the colors look with your complexion before making the big jump to the salon.
Do you see gorgeous hair styles on social media and feel like you could NEVER recreate that yourself? The Hair Tutorial app by IPHRACK INC. was designed to help you with that. The app is filled with an abundance of hair tutorial videos. In the app you’ll find video tutorials created by experts in the industry to walk you through step by step to creating a range of different hair styles in the comfort of your own home. It’s like having a hair tutor right on your phone!
Hair bows have come and gone with trends but this fall we can expect to see them added to hair styles in a way that feels new and exciting. Quite a few designers incorporated black hair bows into the looks for their runway shows and we’re all about it. Whether wearing your hair in a classic low ponytail, a half up style, or something different adding a black bow brings a fun twist to the look. We’ve all been rocking headbands for a while now, so black hair bows in different textures (satin and velvet were commonly used) adds a fun change to otherwise simplistic hair styles.
Another classic hair style for the fall is the structured ponytail. Ponytails are always a go to hair style, but the ponytails for this fall season aren’t just throwing your hair up as quickly as possible. Structured ponytails consist of ponytails with very defined parts added to them, slicked back styles, etc. The structured element of ponytails that are going to be trending this season creates a polished and edgy look that ponytails haven’t always been known for. It’s the perfect transition after we’ve spent quite a bit of time admiring and styling our hair in super sleek straight hair throughout the summer.
Fun with Braids
Ok, we’ve been talking about how trendy braids are for the past year but they’re maintaining their presense throughout the fall season. The difference is this fall braids are getting a bit of a change. The past year it’s been about more classic French and Dutch braids worn in pretty simple ways, but for the fall it’s all about finding ways to add braids to hair styles in completely different ways. Low ponytail braids are getting a transformation with different braiding techniques used to make the look feel completely different. Adding cornrow braids to hair styles is another fall favorite from designers. Needless to say, it’s time to perfect your braiding technique and experiment with different ways to add them to your favorite hair styles for the fall-you’ll thank us later!
Super sleek hair worn down or back into low/high ponytails was another big hair trend we spotted from designers for fall. Experimenting with creating hair that’s super straight is going to give you that edgy look for fall.