If you are like me, the end of summer always evokes a little bit of emotion. Growing up in Wisconsin you could physically feel a change coming. I still have memories of early mornings in August where there would be a cool breeze in the air. A sure sign that fall is coming. The days of vacation, laying by the pool, and exploring in the summer heat were coming to an end. Fast forward fifteen years I still feel a change around this time of year. Although in Texas, the cool air in the mornings is replaced with a little more traffic on my commute down South First with all the children headed back to school. If you, like me, get a little resistant to letting go of summer try to do what I do. Embrace the change of seasons and treat yourself in preparation of a new beginning, a new season. One of the things that made going into fall easier was the back to school ritual of getting a haircut, organizing supplies and picking out my outfit. We may have graduated and moved on from organizing our school supplies, but who says we can't still have those end of season rituals.
I have composed my top end of summer hair tips. Each of these recommendations will make you feel revived after a busy summer, and recharged for one of my favorite seasons, Fall.
Revive Your Ends
So there are different options when choosing to revive your ends. The first choice is come into the salon and get a haircut. You can change your look completely, maybe take four or five inches off or come in for just a reshaping of the layers and length you already have. Either or, it is good to cut off those split ends that have been caused by a long summer of being in and out of the pool and maybe a little neglect. If its not time for a haircut another choice is to use a moisturizing masque through the midlenghtns and ends of your hair. I recommend Urban Moisture by Shu Uemura. It is a hair masque for dry hair that adds intense nourishment and hydration to parched strands. The lightweight formula enters the hair fiber to soften and smooth while protecting against future dryness. The hair masque leaves dry hair tamed, detangled, and shiny with a healthy glow.
Change your Hue
If you have been out in the sun all summer chances are your hair has gotten lighter, dull and dry. This can make you feel a little washed out. My recommendation is to come into the salon and get a gloss. There are a varieties of options depending on your hair color and what the look is that we are trying to achieve. L'oreal Professionel has a line called Dia Light which is great product to change the hue of your hair, to add shine and dimension. Little to no commitment since this is a topical product and will slowly fade out of your hair. If your looking to look a little more bold you can come in get temporary #COLORFULHAIR by L'oreal Professionel. There are eight bright and intermixable shades that are a direct dye. Meaning results will vary by your current hair color but there are thousands of beautiful and personal results. Colors range from soft Pink Sorbet to Hypnotic Magenta. This color varies on each person and stays in your hair anywhere from 2-20 washes. Come into Ron King Salon to see me for more information or check the link below!
Balayage is the gift that keeps on giving. It is a highlighting technique that leaves you looking natural and sun kissed. Perfect for those who have been inside all summer, rolling their eyes at everyone else posting about their vacation on Instagram. One of the benefits of balayage is there is not a harsh grow out line, meaning you can go longer in between your appointments. If you come get balayage now your hair will still be doing great going into the Holidays. This is one of my favorite techniques because it can be super customized to your haircut, lifestyle, and personality!