Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Seasonal Changes

I am always excited when Autumn returns. As the following article points out, we need to consider color tones in our eyes to make our hair color and make-up compliment us---in other words, so we will be visually enhanced! We are less than a month away from The First Day of Fall, September 23rd.

Fall is quickly approaching and the September issues of the top style magazines are out, displaying all the new hair trend colors – are you ready to make the change?

Working at the Sapphire Salon & Destination Spa, I see a lot of hair color clients come in every six-to-eight weeks for their color retouch. I also see the same people come in for their new spring/summer or fall/winter trend color looks every season.

This fall/winter, hair color collections are featuring soft cool brown tones, very bright whites, neutral wheat blondes and, of course, natural golden redheads. Whichever color you decide to transform yourself with, it is very vital to update your makeup to go with it, as well as fit in with the latest seasonal trends.

If you are making that drastic change, be sure to set aside extra time  for a makeup lesson to help sort out and pick up new shades of eye colors, lip colors, and cheek colors to compliment your new look.

I know from experience that whenever I change my hair color, I am quite weary about the initial transformation and second guess the whole thing until I change up my blush or bronzer.
When going with a new hair color, always take into consideration your eye color (the one thing that never changes-BBL). Pick out different tones within your iris and go with them for your new color; that way you’re staying true to your natural chemistry and, no matter the level of drastic change, this new hue will still compliment you.

Take that same theory and apply it to your new makeup, taking the colors that are in your iris and using matching tones on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. If you have blue eyes or green eyes with no other golden tones in them, it’s obvious you can’t wear blue or green blush or lipstick. In cases like this, it’s best to look at a color wheel (always a good idea-BBL) and use something opposite these colors that will be complimentary to them.

For example, blue eyes look amazing with bronze, golden, or copper tones. Green goes great with red, purple, or gold tones. Keeping your look cohesive and monochromatic is the best way to go; it’s very natural, and no matter who you are or what you look like, it’s the most flattering. Besides, no one really ever compliments how amazing your red and black Mohawk haircut makes your eyes look and, if they do, do they mean it?

Tip: Dark Coca-Cola-colored lips are a must this fall, but to maintain a sense of beauty, keep the rest of your look light and airy.(Not a look everyone can wear-BBL)

Trick: Change up your existing natural hair color with vibrant-colored shampoos that will add or impart specific tones to liven up your hair. Aveda is one brand that carries such shampoos and conditioners for redheads, brunettes, black hair, golden blondes, and platinum blondes at

I am hoping cooler temperatures arrive with fall, how about you? Later on, we should all enjoy Leaf Peeping.

News flash: At Sephora, you can have your skin color-matched just like at Home Depot. By using a similar gadget, your color will be matched to the "perfect" make-up shade. It is so difficult to color match yourself that this new technology will be very helpful. In the past I have taken a mirror with me to the make-up counters and asked if they would pick my shade. The talented make-up artist would come up with the one she thought was perfect. My next step was to walk outside to look in my mirror to see if it looked right in daylight. It is almost impossible to match anything correctly while under artificial lights. I will see what Sephora's little gadget comes up with and let you know what I think in another post. 

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