Want to know how to get expensive-looking hair color for cheap? Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, author of How to Look Expensive provides these tips on how to do it! Looking good doesn’t have to cost a million bucks!
BE A HAIR SPY.
Investigate women’s hair on the bus, in yoga class, or at the office. See a color you like? Ask who did it. Or walk into a chic salon you came across and check out the hair color on the employees. Ask who did it. It’s usually another employee. This can be a great way to discover up-and-coming colorists whose prices have yet to skyrocket. Chances are, they have apprenticed with the star colorist in their salon and will give you a great color at half the cost!
ASK YOUR STYLIST TO DO A FINER HIGHLIGHT AT THE ROOT, GETTING THICKER AND CHUNKIER DOWN THE LENGTH.
This process will avoid a severe root line and making it okay to grow out a little without having to spend the extra cash on the constant up-keep.
Once you’ve got the color you love, how do you keep it? Try these tips to stay looking gorg:
KEEP IT DIRTY.
Not REALLY dirty, of course, but avoid washing it every day. The less often you wash, the less your color will fade. Use dry shampoo to sop up greasy roots between shampoos. Personally, I like Suave Keratin infused dry shampoo.
USE HIGH TECH ANTI-COLOR FADERS.
It’s not a marketing hype. Products designed to maintain the color in color-treated hair can help prevent fading, keep color true, and put back needed hydration.
INVEST IN A WATER FILTER FOR YOUR SHOWERHEAD.
This filter will remove water minerals like chlorine from the water, which can fade or distort your color (turning it green or brassy). You can pick one up for only about $20!
By following these suggestions, you can be sure to have beautiful head-turning hair color all season long without over breaking the bank. So go ahead girl, be gorgeous!