FAVORITE FALL HAIR COLOR SHADES

The shift from golden Indian summer into the warm embrace of autumn is one of my favorite times of year.

The cozy sweaters come out, fireplaces begin to glow and I can bike without breaking a sweat (sort of).
But the best part is, everyone wants new hair color!

Here are my favorite formulas and techniques for this season:

Ultimate Chocolate

This is a rich, delicious brunette for the girl who wants a better-than-natural brown.
How do you make a brown not just brown?  Add more brown!
Mixing opposing tones creates a luxurious brunette that is never boring.


For Mazi, I used 1oz. AGEbeautiful Permanent 6N & 1/2oz. AGEbeautiful Permanent 5G & 1/2oz. AGEbeautiful Permanent 7A  / 2oz. 20 Volume.

 

Café Au Lait

A classic, sophisticated blonde is as timeless as throwing on a cashmere sweater, cuddled up with a cup of coffee.


Placing lowlights under back-combed slices of lightness creates a pop and makes the blonde appear even brighter.


I used AGEbeautiful Demi Permanent 6N in the back for a crisp brown that makes the blonde look even brighter and slowly added AGEbeautiful Demi Permanent Clear Shine as I got towards the top and front. This elegant yet lived-in technique is the perfect end of summer look.

 

Platinum Silver

A lot of people are adjusting their usual gray coverage routine with different ways of embracing your silver.
My Mom was quarantined in Costa Rica for most of this year leading to a very grown out gray.

  
While I have major renovation ideas up my sleeve, for this we just wanted to kill that yellow on her ends.
Painting AGEbeautiful Topcoat Toner in Silver Ash Blonde knocked out the yellow and turned let-it-go gray into polished silver.

 

Pumpkin Spice

What feels more fall-like than pumpkin spiced anything?
The secret to pumping up the heat in this look is to increase your developer and shade as you go down the hair shaft.


This vibrant formula is AGEbeautiful Permanent 8RC with 20 Volume on the roots, then add AGEbeautiful Permanent 9RC and 40 Volume for the mid-lengths and ends.

Having a complete palette of intermixable shades like AGEbeautiful allows you to be the creator of an infinite seasonal shade collection. I know you are going to have a blast playing with new formulas and I can’t wait to see your autumnal masterpieces. Check out our full range of AGEbeautiful shades and tag us in your looks, @ZotosProfessional #AGEbeautiful.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Scoop AGEbeautiful Hair Color Product review

As you grow older, you’ll notice that your hair starts to go through five stages of aging. It loses its volume, color, moisture, shine and gets wiry, making your hair harder to manage. This is why AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color should be your go-to product. It should be your go-to product as it fights all of the five signs of aging. What makes this product so special? AGEbeautiful formula contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein, and a uniquely patented conditioner that helps restore and replenish your hair to its natural beauty. Your hair will look and feel years younger! The formula will absorb quickly and efficiently, giving you a fresh and beautiful color. Say goodbye to those pesky grays! After applying the product, your hair will feel silky smooth and shine like never before. Follow these hashtags for updates! #CollectiveBias #MyAgeBeautiful Sally’s has a wide variety of products available, including several colors of AGEbeautiful hair color. Whether you’re looking to keep it safe or go bold, AGEbeatiful has got you covered. These gorgeous colors range from Dark Blue, Light Intense Red, Darkest Plum Brown, to Neutrals and Blondes. Take a look at their extensive line of colors here.
I love going to Sally’s because the employee’s go above and beyond for their customers. As a non-professional hair colorist, I felt completely comfortable after speaking to the one of their employees, Pat, who showed me everything that I needed.
Here is what you are going to need to achieve that gorgeous, younger looking hair:
  • Any AGEbeatiful hair color of your choice (you should go a shade lighter the first time you’re covering up gray hair)
  • Creme Developer (usually it’s 20 volume)
  • Latex gloves
  • A dye brush
  • A few old towels to cover up your clothing.
  • A mixing bowl
  • After color sealer

Just follow these easy steps and your hair will be looking shinier and healthier than ever!

In this post, we used the color 4R-Dark Red Brown in permanent liqui-creme. Always remember to do a patch test when dying your hair to make sure that you’re not allergic to the product.  Step 1: Put on a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. Step 2: Mix in the hair color with the developer (the ratio is 1:1 for permanent hair color/2 fluid ounces and 60 ml of color.)

Step 3: Apply the product to dry hair.
Step 4:Leave the dye in your hair for 30 minutes (45 minutes for 50 percent or more gray hair.)

Step 5: Rinse your hair thoroughly and apply shampoo and conditioner (we used after-color sealer). Step 6: Dry your hair and marvel at your new luscious locks!

Take a look at these Before/After shots to see Pamela’s new look!

The proof is in the photos. AgeBeautiful haircare products REALLY DO fight the five stages of aging hair. The dye leaves your hair feeling and looking far healthier. Plus, the color covers up gray hairs easily. What are you waiting for? Head to Sally Beauty now and dye your hair with AGEBeautiful hair products. Everyone will be asking you what professional salon you went to. It just looks that good!

Sarah Scoop is a lifestyle blog. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

The Nutritionist Reviews Confession: I Had Grey Hair in my 20’s

I have a secret that I’ve been keeping from you. You see, I have a decent amount of grey hairs that are easily hidden when my hair is worn down. That is why you will rarely see photos of me with my hair up because the grey hair will show. I have decided to ignore it for a few years and finally decided to give dying my hair a try. I have had some grey hair for most of my 20’s and of course, it was only getting worse.

Starting at about age 25, I noticed myself growing more and more grey hair. I had noticed a couple here and there a couple of years before, that could easily be pulled out, but since age 25, I noticed more. Since they were so easily hidden by wearing my hair down, I decided not to do anything about it for awhile. My beauty routine is so simple AKA lazy. I didn’t want to have to regularly dye my hair due to time constraints and liking my natural hair color.

I only dyed my hair a couple of times in the past. It was back when I was about 15 and 16 years old. I went a little darker once and a little more red the other time. Overall, I love my brunette hair and don’t want to change much about it.

I just turned 29 years old and a few of the grey hairs are growing on top now and are not 100% hidden when my hair is down so I decided to give dying my hair a try. Plus, a few people have commented on me having more grey hair which honestly did not bother me much and more of made me think that they were rude. Would you tell someone if you noticed that they gained 5 pounds? Of course not!

I am a busy mom that doesn’t often take much time for myself in terms of beauty. I prioritize my kids, my marriage, working on the blog and social media, taking care of my home and exercise. All of these things keep me very busy where I don’t have much extra time or desire to do beauty treatments.

I heard good things about the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color from Sally Beauty and decided to give that a try. As we age, our hair shows 5 signs of aging including lacking color, volume, manageability, moisture and shine. AGEbeautiful is the first haircolor that helps with all 5 signs of aging in your hair. It contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a conditioning technology to replenish your hair.

I picked up some AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color in 6G- light golden brown. I took my mom in the store with me and she helped me pick the color that was most similar to my current color as I didn’t want to change the color much. I was surprised to see that my hair would be considered “light” as my hair is pretty dark but I love how it turned out.

I chose the permanent liqui-creme which you purchase with a developer- the volume 20 was right for my hair. Both together were just under $10 which is affordable. I mixed them together in a bowl with a color brush, gloves and wore a shirt that I didn’t mind getting dirty. You apply the color with the brush and wash out 30 minutes later.

It did a great job of covering my grey hair and gave a gorgeous slightly darker color than I previously had. I do feel more confidence having the grey hair gone but I never minded it all that much before. I will see how long it takes for the grey hair to grow back and see if I want to continue to dye it. I hope that I can wait at least a couple of months before doing it again but we will see. I would recommend this product. I am happy with the results and it was affordable and easy to use.

Learn more about AGEbeautiful hair color.

The Nutritionist Reviews is a nutrition and lifestyle. You can follow her blog here.

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5 Eyeliners and a Gloss Refresh Your Hair While Helping It Fight The 5 Signs of Aging

 


I’ve always been pretty good about upkeeping my hair: I don’t wash it daily, I use good quality products to keep it as healthy as possible and I color it every 2-3 months to refresh the color with a hair dye that is not harsh. But as diligent as I have been with my hair, I didn’t realize that I might not be helping it age – yes, out hair ages a lot more than we might think!

As we age, our hair experiences 5 signs of aging: it loses volume, manageability, color, moisture and shine. Already many of us suffer with thinner hair, I know mine isn’t super voluminous to begin with and to think that I will lose even more as I age, is a little worrisome.

That’s why this time when it was time to refresh my hair color I decided to go a different route, and use a hair color that will help me replenish all those things our hair loses as it ages, Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color.

Help Hair Fight the 5 Signs of Aging When Coloring Your Hair

AGEbeautiful anti-aging haircolor is the first haircolor developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in your clients’ hair. AGEbeautiful contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the essential components that are lost with aging. The unique formula penetrates deeply and absorbs quickly to deliver beautiful, rich color. Hair feels instantly fuller, silkier and radiates with shine.

Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color can be found at Sally Beauty,

What you will need:

  • Go to your local Sally Beauty store and go to the AGEbeautiful color section and pick the shade that is right for you. I picked out shade 4RM DARK RED MAHOGANY BROWN.
  • Once you pick your shade, purchase your developer. 99% of the time 20 volume is the correct developer but I picked up the one that the Sally Beauty associate suggested would work best for my color.
  • Decide how you want to apply – in an applicator bottle or a bowl and brush and purchase those items. I am using the liquid-crème so I decided a bowl was the way to go. Don’t forget the brush and gloves!

How to:

  • Mix color and developer. Mixing ratio for most of the shades is 1 to 1; meaning for every ounce of color you need an ounce of developer. The color comes in a 2oz tube; the developer a 4oz tube so I will only be pouring 1/2 of the developer and the full tube of color.
  • Do a patch test to make sure you are not allergic.
  • Apply to dry hair with brush, make sure you apply gloves. After the mix is in the hair make sure to wipe off any color that might be on your skin, you will want to do this right away.
  • Leave hair color in hair for suggested amount of time: 30 minutes for me

After application, rinse hair well, shampoo and condition as usual. And with that, we have a fresh new hair color that has also helped fortify my hair against those signs of aging.

I really like this color, I just love that hint of red!

Again, for reference, it’s shade 4RM DARK RED MAHOGANY BROWN, and a perfect color to take me through the rest of the holiday season.

In the overall scheme of life I am still pretty young and might not yet have to worry about my hair aging, but I have always been super proactive about caring for my skin and hair. Since I color my hair every few months anyway, why not use a hair color that will help me prevent those signs of aging?

The 5 Eyeliners and a Gloss a is a lifestyle, motherhood and fashion blog. You can follow her blog here.

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The Pretty Plus 5 Self Care Tips – Thrive in Your 30s

I feel like my 29th year on earth has been one big intro to life in my 30’s. Somehow the universe has decided, “Hey, let’s throw every cliche at her, make it memorable, and make sure she is geared up for what 30 is about to bring. I have never been one to care about age- it truly is just a number to me, but recently I began to FEEL 30. And that is just overwhelming to me!

Some things life has thrown at me to boost me into 30 mode:

  • Having a baby
  • Dealing with PAYING for said baby (NICU costs a lot, guys.)
  • Becoming unbelievably emotional
  • Having aches and pains in my body from normal activities
  • Experiencing a “restructure” of friendships- both loss and gain!
  • Seeing more and more gray hair

The struggle is real over here, and as we get closer and closer to January and my 30th birthday, I am looking for more ways to take care of myself better. I don’t want to find ways to HIDE the aging, but more find ways to age more gracefully and peacefully. I want to share my 5 self care tips for thriving in your thirties, so I have partnered up with AGEbeautiful and Sally Beauty to share these fun tips!

 

5 SELF CARE TIPS- THRIVE IN YOUR 30’S

GET ORGANIZED

Life runs so much more smoothly if you have a plan. Whether you want to be like me and keep a detailed, running list of tasks, or if you want to take a more minimalist approach- that is your choice! Find something that works for you! If you want to become more organized, but don’t have a clue, you can always start with making a list of 3 tasks you want to complete for the day.

Here’s the key: STAY organized. Complete your tasks. Being organized works well with actually following through. You will have more time in your day, spend less time straining to think of all the things you should or could be doing, and crossing things off lists seriously releases endorphins and makes you want to remain productive as well.

LET GO

This one can be hard. It’s human nature to want to hold on to things- usually for longer than you should keep hold of them. If there are things in your house collecting dust, creating madness, not evoking joy, then let go of them!

You know what else this works well for? PEOPLE. It’s a little harder to cut those ties, but if there are people holding you back, creating madness, and that just don’t fit into your life anymore- let them go! It’s the most pure, helpful form of self care you can imagine. You’re in your 30’s now! Only keep what is most important in your life, including people.

SET & KEEP A BUDGET

I harp on having a solid budget all the time, but for good reason. My budget plan has helped my husband and me TREMENDOUSLY over the last year and a half. We have payed off over $20,000 in consumer debt (credit cards, medical bills, IRS ridiculousness, you name it!) We have a long way to go, but having a set budget and sticking to it gives us goals to work toward together and helps us to not have those “money arguments” a lot of couple fall into the trap of having.

You can check out my budget sheet here to get an idea of what you can do for your own family’s finances. (There is a free spreadsheet you can download!)

DEVELOP A HEALTHY ROUTINE

Healthy routines are so important, but can be rough to stick to. I think it’s because people usually bite off more than they can chew at first, so be sure to ease into routine! If you swap a healthy meal once per day for your take out, cut your portion size down, and start with 10-15 minutes of light exercise per day, you will be on your way to a healthier routine in no time!

If nothing else, be sure to get into the habit of drinking lots of water and adding in nutrient dense foods to your diet! Improving your habits one by one will lead to making healthier choices in the long run. You’ve got this! Do it for your own health, not for anyone else.

PAMPER YOURSELF

I’m not saying you need to head to the spa weekly or monthly (but if you can, that would be nice!) I am just saying to take 10 minutes and paint your nails, take 5 minutes and wear a face mask, or set an hour aside to cover those pesky gray hairs you’re really down and out about! I mean, just check out the gray coverage below with my before and after photos! It really can be uplifting to make just a little change to your appearance.

Generally, as we age, our hair shows 5 major signs of aging. You can experience loss of volume, manageability, color, moisture and shine. AGEbeautiful anti-aging haircolor is the first haircolor developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in your hair. After I use it, I REALLY do notice a significant difference in these areas, especially moisture and shine! You can check out my tutorial below to see how simple it is to use! (AKA Don’t be intimidated by it not coming in a box!)

STEP 1: Go to Sally Beauty to purchase your AGEbeautiful haircolor. If you don’t know which color matches you, the biggest tip is to go a shade lighter than you think your hair is. The people working there can always help match you as well. You’ll need to get either a bottle (for liquid) or a mixing bowl and brush (for liquid-creme, which is what I got.)

STEP 2: Mix with equal parts color and developer. The developer comes in 4 oz and the color is 2 oz. If you have long hair, buy 2 of the color tubes. Measure out the developer, then add in the color and mix it up!

STEP 3: Start with a patch test, then once you have determined your hair doesn’t react poorly, apply to your full head of hair evenly. You can apply conditioner or Vaseline around your hairline (on your skin) to create a barrier and prevent staining!

STEP 4: Follow directions on the bottle for how long your should leave on to develop your color, rinse, then style your hair as usual. You can then take time to admire that your hair is no longer showing signs of aging and is a rich, beautiful color!

Here’s the thing about all these self care items: do only what you want and do it at your leisure. Don’t feel pressure to do things just because they are suggested. It can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it- just make sure you prioritize yourself! If you choose to start with covering those pesky grays, or just switching up your color, head over to Sally Beauty Supply and grab some AGEbeautiful! You’ll love it!

Let me know your biggest self care hack in the comments!

The Pretty Plus a is a lifestyle blog. You can follow her blog here.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyAgeBeautiful #CollectiveBias

CharlotteBellaFab How to Keep Your Hair Looking Fabulous All The Time with AGEbeautiful

Today we are talking about hair! Yes, one of my most requested topics. I love everything related to hair care. Since I was a little girl, I remember I used to buy temporary hair color. When I was 10 years old I also thought I would be a hairdresser because I was always intrigued by the different techniques and tools that a hairstylist used. Even though I’m not a hairdresser I still have that love for hair, so that’s mostly why I talk about hair care all the time.

You guys know that I’ve been doing my own hair for years and enjoy the process of changing hairstyles, etc. But lately, I’ve been more focused on how to make it look voluminous, shiny, and healthy. Why? To make it grow! My dream is to have super long dark hair (Hair commercial type of hair lol). That’s why I’ve been taking care of my hair for the last 2 years as if it’s my baby. The process has been trial and error and to be honest I’ve found that the more complicated expensive practices and products aren’t always the most effective. On the other hand, the easiest different things I practice from time to time have helped me maximize my hair to achieve beautiful hair every day.

Today I’m sharing with you things that I do to keep my hair looking beautiful every day. These are simple realistic practices that maximize the look and feel of my hair. Hope these are helpful to you too. Let the list begin!

 

1. Use a Silk pillow case!

I’ve talk about this before and will continue to recommend it because it’s fantastic for your skin and hair. Silk pillow cases cause less hair breakage and prevents dry skin/hair because it allows your skin and hair to retain moisture.

 

2. Sleep with a High Bun!

I used to sleep with my hair down and would end up having tangles. When you do a high bun you sleep more comfortable and avoid tangles. Also when I have straight hair and sleep in a high bun I wake up with the most beautiful effortless hair waves! This is simple but effective, try it and let me know!

 

3. Use the Right Hair Color For You!

Your hair color will play a huge role when it comes to the look and feel of your hair. When you stay closer to the natural color of your hair you maximize the look of your hair. I realized that after having blue, pink, red, violet and blonde hair. I’m naturally a brunette and that’s why I like to have brown or black hair not only because my hair looks healthier also because it’s more favorable with my complexion. I love using this Zotos Professional AGEbeautifulLiqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black because has great coverage and makes my hair fuller and thicker. The color is the perfect shade because it blends naturally with my hair.

 

At Home Hair Color – Step by Step

Note:It’s Important to do a patch test before you use the product.

First, I put on my gloves, a little bit of cream to prevent stains in my face and also wear a shirt that I don’t use anymore just in case some of the dye gets on me. In a bowl, I add the Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Liqui-Creme Hair color in 1N Jet Black with the 20 volume developer, and then I mix everything with a brush.


Note:I used 2 boxes of hair color because I have a lot of hair. I only use 1 developer 4 oz. bottle. I recommend you read the instructions to see what works better for your hair.

I apply the hair color from the roots and make sure everything is covered. Then I wait for 30 – 45 minutes, after that I rinse the color and apply shampoo and conditioner. I love the product because it makes my hair super shiny and silky.


The Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Hair Color contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein and a patented conditioning technology to replenish hair with the components that are lost with aging and it works amazing, leaving my hair super soft and manageable. It’s quality hair color that you can use at home. With time, our hair loses color, volume, manageability, moisture and gloss and this hair color helps to bring those to life maximizing the look of our hair. That’s why I recommend it! I like how easy it is to use, and how accessible it is, I bought mine at Sally Beauty.


Click Hereto check The Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Hair products!

 

4. Washing your hair: Less is more!

I used to wash my hair 5-6 days per week and since I stopped, my hair not only looks healthier, but it also grew faster! I like to use dry shampoo to extend the hair and I also wear a lot of hats and hair accessories to avoid washing my hair often. Believe me it works.

 

5. Plan your hairstyles!

To have beautiful hair every day I try to plan my hairstyles for the week. If I’m staying at home Saturday and Sunday I won’t style it. I style my hair Sunday night to have pretty fresh hair Monday and Tuesday. Then for Wednesday and Thursday, I use Dry shampoo and for Friday I wear a beret or do a braided hairstyle. It’s a simple way to look presentable and have pretty hair every day of the week without having to wash it.

 

6. Styling it! (Avoid flat irons)

I don’t use a flat iron (I do use curling irons) and that has made a huge difference in the growth of my hair. I’m not saying that all the hair flat irons are bad, but my experience hasn’t been the best. I used one flat iron for years that damaged my hair so much that I had to cut my hair. Since that, I avoid flat irons and only use them when is really necessary (literally 1-2 times per year).

 

7. Cut it only when it is needed!

I only cut my hair 2 times per year. I know that may sound extreme but I just don’t see the necessity of cutting it every month! I pay attention to the look and feel of my hair and that’s when I cut it. That’s why my hair grows so fast!

Xo, Char

 

Charlottebellafab a is an entertainment and lifestyle blog based out of Rhode Island. You can follow her blog here.

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Mama Bear Bliss At-Home Hair Makeover with AGEbeautiful

Since high school, I’ve suffered from terribly damaged, thin, brittle, dehydrated, and dull hair.

In the past, I’ve settled for boxed hair dye that only accelerated the damage already done. My hair felt like straw and it quite literally looked like all the life was sucked out of it. I was desperate. I thought keeping my hair a lighter color would cover up the years worth of damage, but the bleach only made it worse. This was my hair just three days ago. Still dry, brittle, and breaking.

I recently had a conversation with my mom telling her I needed to accept that I would never have healthy hair again. It may seem like a silly thing to be upset about, but it has been one of my biggest insecurities since the ripe age of fifteen.

 

I’ve always loved getting my hair done. Having new hair makes me feel like a whole new person. I feel more confident, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Unfortunately, it often required expensive, prolonged salon visits and an unhappy wallet. However, it doesn’t have to be expensive, difficult, nor time-consuming. You can get a hair makeover in the comfort of your own home (and get your healthy locks back again)!

At-Home Hair Makeover with AGEbeautiful

During this busy season of motherhood, I’ve found that easy and convenient trumps difficult and time-consuming. As a mama, I know how difficult it can be to step away from your kids to spend a few hours at a salon. I recently found Zotos Professional AGEbeautfiulAnti-Aging hair color at Sally Beautyand absolutely LOVE the end result!

Replenishing my hair has been one of my biggest goals for years. Not only does our hair experience 5 signs of aging as time passes, but it also needs essential components that are lost with aging. I’m no expert, but with my efforts in constantly experimenting with my hair, I’ve figured out a color system that truly restores my hair. I’m not kidding – every strand feels softer and healthier. My hair feels instantly fuller, silkier, and radiates with shine – something I never thought was possible!

Throughout the years, our hair loses volume, manageability, moisture, shine and the major one – color. This is why finding a hair coloring system to replenish these essential aging signs is so important to me. I want to care for myself, my mind, my body, and my hair, in the best way possible.

WHY USE ZOTOS PROFESSIONAL AGEBEAUTIUL?

AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color is the first hair color developed to fight all 5 signs of aging in our hair. If you haven’t experienced these signs yet, there are ways you can avoid them altogether.

I can’t get over how healthy my hair looks immediately after coloring it!

This system is a powerful, yet gentle patented conditioning technology that contains melanin, keratin peptide, silk protein to bring life back to your hair. It contains essential components that our hair loses with aging, and quite frankly needsto keep our hair healthy and thriving.

When looking for a change-up in my hair color, I new I wanted to go darker. This unique formula absorbs quickly and penetrates its components deeply to deliver beautiful, rich color.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO COLORING YOUR HAIR AT-HOME

Sally Beauty has professional, permanent liquid or liquid creme hair color. They carry a variety of colors, from blonde to dark brunette, to fun colors like red, blue, and purple tones. Find a Sally Beauty retailer near you and ask an associate to help you find the color you are looking for.

AGEbeautiful can be used by applying with a bowl and brush or applicator bottle. The liquid can ONLY be applied with the applicator bottle; the liquid-crème can be applied with either the bottle and/or bowl and brush (because it is thicker). It’s a personal preference.

I used the liquid crème in 4N and really love the color! The 4N is a dark brown color. I do have to say, the color turns out darker than anticipated. The tips of my hair (as seen above) were fairly blonde and the color turned out a very dark brown. I absolutely love it, but I suggest keeping this in mind when figuring out which color you want for your hair.

I found in the past that using the liquid was just too runny for me, so this liquid crème is a great consistency. It applies smooth, easy, and gives incredible coverage!

You’ll want to purchase a liquid/liquid crème color (I used color 4N) and a developer. 99% of the time, 20 volume is the correct developer. Make sure to grab a bowl, mixing brush, applicator bottle, and don’t forget gloves! You do not want to be mixing and applying hair color without gloves, it will leave residue on your skin that can be difficult to remove. If desired, you can also pick up a leave-in conditioner that’s color-safe for washing afterwards.

STEP 1:

Prepare your station. You’ll want to put on an old t-shirt, invest in a cape, or place a towel around your shoulders and clip the ends together to ensure no hair color gets on your clothes. Next, set your bowl and brush (or applicator bottle) on the counter. Clip 3/4 of your hair up and slip your gloves on. Apply conditioner or Vasoline to your forehead and tops of your ears to prevent color staining.

STEP 2:

Mix the hair color and developer together. Measure the developer first, then add the color. Mixing ratio for most shades is 1 to 1. This means for every ounce of color, you’ll need an ounce of developer. AGEbeautiful color comes in a 2 ounce tube and the developer is a 4 ounce tube. If you have long and/or thick hair, consider purchasing two tubes of the hair color. Again, don’t forget your gloves!

STEP 3:

Consider doing a patch test before coloring to ensure you are not allergic. Pour 2 ounces of the developer into applicator bottle or bowl (approximately ½ of the developer provided). Pour the entire 2 ounce tube of color into the same applicator bottle or bowl as you did the developer. Mix well.

Part your hair into sections. Apply color entirely to each section until you’ve completed your whole head. I used a clip and just pulled out a new section when I was finished with the previous one. Then, I just re-clipped the remaining hair back up until I needed to color a new section.

STEP 4:

Once you have colored every section, let the hair color sit for 30 minutes for a regular application. Another option is letting it sit for 45 minutes for 50% or more gray hair. This ensures optimal coverage.

AGEbeautiful Color does not need to be shampooed out after processing. Simply rinse, towel dry, then apply conditioner.

That’s it! You’re done! 

I could not be happier with my hair after using AGEbeautiful. I’ve colored my hair more times than I can count and I can honestly say there is life in my hair again! It’s silky smooth, a beautiful color, and feels healthier than it’s ever been.

I will be recommending this to all of my family and friends! Thank you Zotos Professional and Sally Beauty for equally making me feel like a brand new woman!

If you have any questions about my at-home hair makeover, please reach out to me via the comment section or on social media. I am more than happy giving you tips from my experience so you can achieve the same silky smooth hair!

Mama Bear Bliss a is an entertainment and lifestyle blog based out of Wisconsin. You can follow her blog here.

This is Getting Intense!

I love intensity.

Recently at the salon I had a client who I gave subtle, natural highlights to a few years ago and she just let it all grow out naturally.

She was back and wanted the complete other end of the spectrum or as she put it “Make the color loud, bold and traffic stopping!”

My kind of girl!

Lucky for us AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color has just released three brand new shades to their Intense Lift Series!

  • Lightest Red
  • Light Red-Violet
  • Medium Mahogany Red

These low-ammonia shades are infused with anti-breakage Arginine, will give you up to 4 levels of lift with pigment-packed deposit and are designed for even the darkest virgin hair. Staying true to the formula that has made the AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color line such a success, these new shades all contain scalp nourishing Vitamin E and, of course, fight—say it with me now… all five signs of aging hair!

 

For this client craving the ultimate attention grabbing color I combined two of these new Intense Lift Shades.  I free hand painted the Lightest Red at her root and melted into the Lightest Red-Violet for her mid-lengths and ends of her hair.

The beauty of these new shades lays in their wearability. They work well on both warm and cool complexions, have long lasting vibrancy and deliver spotlight stealing color…

All in one easy step!

Ready to go bold?  AGEbeautiful anti-aging hair color is available at Sally Beauty Supply stores.

SUMMER BLONDE ☀

There’s nothing like a summer synergy.

Whether it’s landing the best table at the restaurant just in time for al fresco sunset, having your bike ride lead you to an outdoor showing of your favorite movie or even getting that well deserved siesta right before the kids get back from camp.

There is something about that summer magic when everything just seems to be lining up.

The salon synergy this season has been spectacular.

We are now utilizing some of the most innovative techniques and are armed with groundbreaking products that are nothing short of extraordinary. All coming together as we prepare for the influx of clients wanting to be lightened, brightened and their own version of beachy blonde.

This season I have been having a lot of fun with two techniques that are super easy to work into your regime and can be customized to your unique clientele.

Deborah came to us on a recent shoot with warm blonde hair that was an excellent base color for some bits of beachy brightening.  She exemplifies one of my favorite methods for summer highlights…

First up mix some AGEbeautiful Crème Lightener with 40 Volume into a whipped cream like consistency in a bowl.

Now here’s the move that I love after a day in the sun…

Stand back and look at the hair.  Decide where would the sun naturally place those brighter pieces.  If you look closely you may see where the sun has already begun some of the work for you.

Grab that piece in about a one inch section.   Section away the remaining hair.  Back comb some hair towards the rootline for even more diffusion.  Now apply to the mid lengths of the hair and saturate the ends.  Paint upwards towards the roots in a V-shape, tapering off of the saturation towards the base.

Repeat throughout the head.

Process to the desired color. (For Deborah we lifted to palest yellow).

Rinse, shampoo and condition with 180PRO Moisture Shampoo and conditioner.

Make sure to give the hair a moisture and strengthening treatment like 180PRO Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator Treatment…

Because what’s the point of having the perfect blonde if it’s broken on the ground?

AGEbeautiful TopCoat Toners have debuted to acclaim, especially with the every growing popularity of free-hand balayage that needs powerful brass banishing.

In the salon I’ve had a lot of fun incorporating these toners into my daily routine.

One of my most popular techniques this season is for that dark blonde highlight that wants a bright, sophisticated result with zero brass.

First up is to prelighten the hair.

I have been doing a melange of both free-hand painting with precision foiling.  (I love placing a few pivotal foil pieces and then going in between and adding those sexy, diffused balayage bits in between)

Process to a pale yellow, rinse, shampoo and lightly condition the ends of the hair.

Apply TopCoat Toner in SilverAsh with 20 Volume at the root area and smudge down to about two to three inches down the hair shaft.

Then apply TopCoat Toner in Beige Blone with 20 Volume to the remaining mid-lengths and ends of the hair.

Process for 20 minutes.

Rinse, shampoo and condition.

The SilverAsh will give you a controlled slightly deeper root area as you melt into a softer, brighter blonde on the ends of the hair.  All with zero brass.

Now that you’re in the know of some of this summer’s best ways to blonde… what are you waiting for?  Get out there and brighten someone’s day in the way only you can!

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