Hair Tips: Is It Time to Shake Up Your Hairstyle?

Self-tanner? Check. Cute new bikini? Yup. Bedazzled flip flops. Absolutely. Summer’s here and you’re all set, except maybe for your client's hair style. Is your client ready to shake things up and do something a bit different with her hair this season? Here are three quick and easy ideas from the Matrix hairstyle and haircolor design teams.

Go Out With a Bang. Nearly anyone can wear bangs. In fact, choosing the right fringe is the best way to enhance any facial shape. Is your face on the round or full side? A side-sweeping fringe will create flattering definition. Do you see a square jawline when you look in the mirror? Balance the shape with a timeless, blunt fringe. Bangs can also mask a long forehead or pull focus to your gorgeous eyes. Keep them under control with a spritz of Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk before blow-drying.

Try a Lob. Hollywood’s in love with the informal, disheveled new crop—celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough have recently done away with their long locks in favor of the trendy long bob or “lob.” To ensure the look is more slinky than soccer mom, the ends should be choppy and the texture should be piece-y and undone. Scrunch Matrix Design Pulse Get Action Spray Wax into dry locks for the perfect matte finish.

Peek-A-Boo Pastel. Who can resist pale, pearly pastel hues like mint or robin’s egg blue? Add a few peek-a-boo strands of your client's favorite pastel to her hair style. If your client is blonde, it’s easy to tip the ends or accent a few layers in a dusty lilac or powdery pink. If your client's hue is darker, strands will have to be lightened before applying the final pastel hair color.

Tip: Matrix V-Light De-Dusted Lightener does the heavy lifting without damaging hair.

[Image courtesy of Matrix]

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