At-Home Hair Color Tips From Johnathan Gale
Johnathan Gale is undeniably the go-to colorist to the stars. He’s worked with everyone from Lady Gaga (he did the infamous Vanity Fair white hair cover – click here for a recap) to Charlize Theron, so we trust him when it comes to color tips.
Well, Johnathan is dishing on some major tricks and tips for salon quality color AT HOME, from a box! That’s right, you don’t have to pay top dollars for celeb hues (although I’m still going to trust my colorist with my locks, thank you very much).
However, if you’re far braver than I, here are some great ways to get the summer trends at home:
For Blondes – Johnathan suggests lightening up the ends. This will remove all the winter tarnish without making colour brassy in the sun. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Light Golden Blonde)
It’s best to apply the colour with the patented brush to ends of hair and let sit longer or shorter depending on how intense you want your colour. You should have the angled tip brush facing outward and work 2-3 inches from tip of hair.
For Reds – Red is the hottest colour of the season and Johnathan recommends creating red low lights for a multi-dimensional Red. Low lights have great longevity to keep hair colour fresh and vivid all summer long. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Auburn)
To create low lights begin with segments at ear level working from ear to ear. Work your way up the head dividing hair into one-inch segments for thick or course hair and half-inch segments for thin hair. You should decrease amount of colour to a bare minimum as you reach the crown of head.
For Brunettes – Run a few bold highlights through drab hair just as a halo around the face frame to brighten up your look this summer. (Suggested colour: LUXEBLEND Crème Hair Colour in Medium Brown)
Achieving a desired shade for highlights can be fun because Couture Colour allows you to mix the 9 shades to create extra colours perfect for that bold pop around the face by using our angled brush. To add a tint of red to a honey shade try mixing Light Brown with Auburn.
*Couture Colour is ammonia free