Here’s what we’re gonna do about your damaged summer hair
Based on the past few months a lot of us are probably on the track to starting fall with our skin and hair needing a bit (a lot) of TLC. One bad dye job, a self done haircut and a month of traveling have left me personally on the quest for a hair transformation.
Fall can be kind of like a clean slate and with fashion week and award season coming up, celebrities are feeling it too. Michael Duenas and Tommy Buckett, two of Garnier’s celebrity hairstylists weigh in on how to get your hair in back to school shape along while Nikki Lee, Garnier’s celebrity colorist, let us know what’s going down with celebrity hair color.
How can you fix (or disguise) summer sun damaged hair when going into fall?
Michael Duenas: Start with a good deep treatment, I recommend Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask. It repairs damage and brittleness to hair, which the sun can be a big factor in. Then follow up with a leave-in like Garnier Whole Blends Legendary Olive to help provide lost moisture and shine. The combination of these two products will leave your hair feeling, soft, manageable, and looking damage free!
Tommy Buckett: You can fix or disguise summer-ravaged hair by masking — use them religiously to smooth add shine to hair. One of my favorites is the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter which deep treats damaged hair. I also like to apply a bit of oil to the ends to make hair look shiny from root to tip, the Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum works great for this.
What are two haircuts that can give an instant fall transformation?
MD: A clean sleek bob with textured ends, and a long layered cut with textured ends. I recommend using a razor to get the perfect look to your ends. It will keep your hair looking light an airy, but still leave weight in the ends to keep it manageable.
TB: A blunt bob or bangs.
What’s one product that lazy girls (like me) can use literally every day?
MD: Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry. It will give you the perfect texture, shine and softness, with hold, all day without having to do a thing. Apply it to damp hair, and let your hair air dry!
TB: It’s the perfect cream to put in wet or dry hair that provides light hold and will control frizz and flyaways.
For short hair, what’s an easy style to transform it for fall?
MD: Soft shiny waves. Summer looks are all about beachy looking waves, a dull finish with lots of texture. Give your hair immense shine and very subtle waves this will leap you right into fall.
TB: For short hair, I would say pixie cuts are great in bold colors. Such an easy way to transform hair and make a statement.
And for longer hair, what’s an easy style to transform it as well?
MD: Give yourself a half up, half down look! Pull the top and part of the sides back, and create a cute, tousled bun in the back. This gives you a done up look, but still very playful!
TB: For long hair, I would say shaggy layers will give life to hair, giving it a more styled appearance. Layers also pair well with shaggy fringed bangs.
When you have a day where you’re going to the gym, then to school, then out after, what’s a hairstyle that can bring you through the day?
MD: A tousled bun. Bring your hair back to to a mid level bun, between your crown and nape, and leave it tousled. Bring some pieces down around your face, to keep it tousled, but still clean. That way after a workout everything looks intentional. For the rest of the day, you look perfectly disheveled and intentional.
TB: All day hair can be styled with a quick spritz of Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Dry Shampoo and then tied into a ponytail or chingnon.
What’s an easy step by step way to give yourself a blowout without going to the salon?
MD: Wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner, I recommend products from the Garnier Fructis Whole Blends Line. Apply Garnier Fructis Smooth Blow Dry to towel tried hair and comb through. Rough dry your hair using your blowdryer, to eliminate 90% of the water in your hair. Pull up on your roots with your fingers to gain volume, until the root area is almost completely dry. Separate your hair into sections, a minimum of 6 sections, and use a round brush to blow dry. Once the section on your brush is dry, let it sit, wrapped around your brush to cool down, and lock in the wave. Once cool, remove the brush and move on to the next section. finish the look with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray.
What do you consider to be one of the most iconic celebrity haircuts?
MD: Farrah Fawcett’s feathered look. This haircut started a revolution in women’s hairdressing. Layers around the face became huge, and polished was a thing of the past.
TB: Most iconic celebrity cuts… “the Rachel”!
Do you anticipate any old color trends coming back into style this fall or is there anything fresh on the horizon for hair color?
Nikki Lee: Color trends always come and go. Keep an eye out for rich tones this fall. Similar to the rich #CinnamonChocolate color I did on Sarah Hyland recently. A great at home option for that color is Garnier Nutrisse Very Berry.
If you’re like me and you end up with an unfortunate dye job from the summer, what’s a style that can transform it for fall?
NL: Try adding an oil to your hair to hydrate it and put it back in a low bun. I love the Whole Blends Illuminating Oil with Moroccan Argan & Camellia Oils Extracts. You’ll be chic while treating your hair.
What do you consider to be one of the most iconic celebrity hair styles?
NL: For any red carpet event I always love a classic Hollywood wave. It’s stunning and timeless!
What celebrity hair color do you most commonly try to emulate for clients?
NL: Most of my clients request Emma Roberts or Hilary Duff’s blonde. Being that they’re both my clients I’m able to achieve this easily.