Your skin isn’t the only part of you feeling the season’s impact of heat, chlorinated pools and excessive sun. Now’s the time to show your hair some summer lovin’ and prevent those strands from getting crispy, dry and broken.
Katie, a native to Tucson, has been around the harsh summers and understands what your locks need to thrive. Katie’s passion is the beauty industry and loves making people feel good about themselves, both inside and out.
To keep your hair in tip top shape, protection is the rule. Step one is to use a thermal styling product which will give your hair a shield to guard it from those damaging outdoor elements.
And, wear a hat. Not only will it protect your hair from the direct rays of the sun, it will shade your face (protecting your delicate skin) and help keep you cool.
If you’re planning a day at the beach, lake or poolside, look for hair styling products that will protect your hair – and hair color and highlights – from chemicals, chlorine and seawater.
Featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story,” Katie says the summer damage prevention hair care routines include regular trims to keep the ends healthy and resistant to splitting or breaking. Include a monthly deep conditioning treatment to prevent, protect and repair summer’s rough conduct.
Katie’s favorite summer hair care products are created by Davines because of their ingredients that will treat those dry ends. The line also carries a conditioning treatment and a sun oil to protect the hair sun and chlorine.
In addition, her professional training with Eufora showed the positive impact of their clay mask as ideal for a summertime deep conditioning treatment. Eufora offers their soothing care line for straight and curly hair. The “smooth-n” line gives hair a nice smooth, sleek, straight look and the “curl-n” line would be great to let hair style naturally. Shower, use some of the curl activator or mousse and then hair air dry.
At Salon Nouveau, Katie specializes in thick curly, hair and has a ton of experience with color and color correction. When asked what the trends this summer are, she is seeing requests for a low-maintenance look with highlights or bailage (painting) around the face to give hair a natural, sun-kissed look.
Highlights are always important for all hairstyles and ombré is still a highly requested look. Katie’s also seeing a return to more subtle color choices, not so much of a bright
blonde, but something that looks like it’s been sun-kissed. She is offering that same effect with reds, as well.