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Zac Posen- NYFW 2009 Backstage
The warm summer weather calls for light airy wardrobe and golden make up. Don’t forget to re-fresh your hairstyle, as well.  Here are some easy tips to make sure you leave the salon happy.

Timing is everything.

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to take a moment to relax before getting into the chair. Book the last appointment of the day if you’re hoping for a longer scalp massage or plan to make some major changes. This way you won’t feel rushed and you’ll be freshly styled for a fabulous night on the town.

Two heads are better than one.

Be open to your stylist’s suggestions on how to make little changes to the cut/style you may be requesting. Some cuts look better on certain face shapes and a few small changes can make it a look all yours by highlighting your best featured.

Colour, colour, colour, colour, colour chameleon.

Going from a rich chestnut brown to a golden platinum blonde isn’t a simple as it sounds. Sure it’s the difference between brunette and blond, but getting there can take A LOT of peroxide and toner: First to strip the colour from your hair and then to deposit your desired shade. Not to mention the common side effects: dry or brittle hair.

Also, keep in mind that going from blonde to a vibrant red or rich dark brunette may take more than one trip to the salon, as your hair has been striped and there’s nothing for the dye molecules to cling to.

Investing isn’t just done on the stock exchange.

Invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner for coloured or highlighted hair. You put out a bunch of cash to get gorgeous colour and its up to you to maintain it until the next visit. You can find salon quality brands like A. G., Redken and Tigi for reasonable prices at stores like Walmart, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Chatters.

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

Bring clippings of celebrities or models with a look or colour you like or would like to have. It can be hard to describe the exact shade you’re hoping to achieve without a visual. Some stars change their looks so frequently that it may be hard for your stylist to know that you’re thinking Nicole Ritchie, circa 2009 blonde, not 2009 brunette.

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