maintenance & more

What is a balayage?

Balayage means "to sweep" in French; and is technically a hairstylist painting color onto your hair in a natural way that highlights certain areas. I like that the grow out for a balayage looks more natural & not as harsh.


I ask my hairstylist for a clean cut all the way around - almost like a long bob, to my collarbone. She then goes through & adds smooth, subtle layers for a little bit of texture when I curl it.

How often do you get your hair colored?

I get my hair colored about every 3 to 4 months, which is a little longer than most people would probably wait. Since I have "dirty blonde" hair I don't mind a little growout and find that it does not bother me when I see a little grow out between appointments. This saves me a little money because I am not getting touchups & color every month or two. I also think a balayage grows out a little softer than foil which can tend to create a more solid line of grow out.

WHat is your favorite shampoo & conditioner?

For daily use I love Redken Extreme shampoo & conditioner. I love how it strengthens my hair and kelps keep it soft, bright, and clean.

How often do you use purple shampoo?

I like to use purple shampoo once or twice a week. Since it does tend to dry out my hair, I try & use it sparingly. Make sure you supplement it with a great conditioner or leave-in conditioner!

what is your natural hair color?

My natural hair color is a dirty blonde; if you see my roots that is my exact color. My hairstylist does not need to dye the base color of my hair, she just uses color on what I already have.

How do you get loose waves instead of tight curls with short hair?

For my everyday subtle curl look, I use a straightener to create soft waves! I also brush them out, and add some texture spray & hairspray for volume/texture.

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