“FALL”-ING Out of Summer

Is your Summer Hair bringing you down this Fall?

Photo by: Kyle Weber

As the seasons shift, it can really affect the way you feel about the way you look. When you wake up on a chilly morning and have to spend extra time trying to dig out that sweater you packed away last April, it is easy to get upset and discouraged. Then you head to the mirror and find that you have to pile on extra bronzer in order to retain that summer glow that is quickly fading as the days get shorter. And your hair … all of the sudden it seems unattractive and impossible to deal with.

Sizzor Shak understands that new season slump. We suggest that you take your solution from Mother Nature – when she begins to change her style, so should you!

Summer’s style differs greatly from Autumn’s, and you are probably discovering that your summer tresses are no longer as lovely as they were when you were poolside. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the transition along with our good friend and guide, Ms. Nature!

  • Get those ends trimmed! The sun, the pool, the highlights – these are the things that make summer fantastic! Your hair suffers, though, so getting an inch or two taken off the ends will revive it and give it a healthy bounce.
  • Dive in Deep … Deep Condition, that is! Make an appointment to have your stylist give you a professional treatment. At Sizzor Shak, we use a four step conditioning process that will smooth and seal your hair, giving it the healthy nourishment that it needs.
  • Don’t be afraid of the dark! Those blonde streaks that you loved all summer long are starting to fade, so why not try something new? Low lights are a great option, especially if you like to keep the dimension that highlights and lowlights offer. Another great option to consider is all over color. Just chose a shade that is slightly darker than your natural color, and you’ll find yourself loving the shiny, rich color. And get your eyebrows tinted to really frame your face.
  • OR pick a whole new color! Reds are really on trend this year and you can give Mother Nature some competition with some Fall Colors of your own! Be bold, be dynamic … there are so many amazing colors out there and you can really wow yourself, your friends, and all your natural surroundings!

Photo by: Kyle Weber

How To Add Dimension To Your Hair

Dear Sizzor Shak Staff,

I love my hair! I know, most people complain about it being too straight, too curly, too short, etc. But my hair is really silky and shiny and it’s a nice, light brown color. So all in all, I am really happy with my hair.

But … I’m kind of getting bored with it. I want to do something different and I’m toying with the idea of getting highlights, but I’m really nervous. I like how shiny my hair is and I don’t want it to get dried out and damaged looking. Can you tell me more about the process so that I’m not so worried?

Sharon Shinyhair

Dear Sharon,

I love that you love your hair! Every person has beauty, and I think it is a shame that so many people concentrate on what they don’t like about themselves. If those people would take the time and think on it, they would find that there are a lot of things that they really do like about themselves. And that is such a healthier and happier way to live!

Okay, enough with the psycho-babble … let’s talk highlights!

Highlights are a great way to subtly or dramatically enhance your look. When you meet with your stylist, she will provide you with hair swatches so that the two of you can pick out the shade that will look best with your natural color. Staying within two to four shades of your own hair color is ideal for a subtle tweak or for a more dramatic look, we also have an array of fantasy colors available.

Highlights are a lovely way to frame your face and add interest to your hair’s style. You can also add dimension by adding lights through the crown and back of your hair. The beauty of highlights is that you and your stylist can determine together how much or little you want, the placement, the intensity – you have so many options!

I know you’re worried about damage, so let me reassure you. The nature of highlights means that only a selected number of strands on your head will be changed, which means the majority of your hair will be untouched. Also, your stylist will be able to determine the lowest level of color lifter needed in order tobring about the desired results. I would NOT recommend using a box color, due to the fact that there is no way to tailor the formula for your particular hair type. For home jobs gone wild, a visit to the salon for color correction is much more expensive than the original highlighting. And when you are ready for touch ups, your stylist can highlight just the out growth, which saves the ends of your hair from being processed over and over.

Highlighting is definitely the way to go and adding highlights is a great way to introduce yourself to hair color. I am sure that as much as you love your hair now, you will adore it after your highlights!

The Shak Staff