As seasons change, it’s normal to become fatigued with your go-to style. As you scroll your feed, you might feel as though you want a drastic change, however, the smallest change can make the biggest impact. Before you decide to dye your hair or cut bangs, take a peek as some of the top subtle style upgrades, because sometimes less can be more!
Opt for a Shadow Root or Base Bump
Adding a shadow root is the process by which your stylist can add a slightly darker “smudge” at your roots to create a natural grow-out effect with a slight amount of contrast. Alternatively, a base bump can be applied during the highlighting process to lift the base shade lighter to create an all over lightened effect. The benefit of each of these is the softening impact it has on your finished look. This can be done all over or simply at the front hairline for a quick and easy upgrade.
Play With Texture
To maximize natural texture, air-drying is your best friend this season. Plus, it drastically cuts down on styling time! Testing out products drying and finishing techniques will be key to creating a polished look. As a rule of thumb, finding a product that cuts down on frizz while adding definition as you dry and then adding a texturizing styler and tousling with your fingers once dry is the easiest way to accentuate your style.
Product Picks: Wella Professionals Nutricurls Curlixir Balm Defining Balm for Curls and Wella Professionals EIMI Volume Sugar Lift
Change Up Your Part
This one sounds like a no-brainer, but how many times have you changed your part? Whether creating a braided look, a sleek blowout or drying-naturally, playing with your part can instantly change your look. Not to mention, by changing your part it adds lift and gives off the appearance of more volume. If you normally part your hair only one way, you might want to add a styling product with a bit of control to ensure your part stays in place.
Wella Professionals EIMI Flowing Form and Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Firm
Product Picks: Wella Professionals EIMI Flowing Form and Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Firm
Ask For A Gloss
Glossing treatments are a quick and easy way to add shine and a wash of color. If you’re in between shades or can’t commit to a complete highlight retouch at the moment, opt for a gloss instead! Typically glossing treatments can change the tone or darken your shade, but will not lighten. If you want to add more rose tones to your highlights or hide your grown-out balayage this service is quick and easy and can be coupled with a blowout for a finished feel.