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Welcome to my wonderful world of all things hair.

Here is where I dump all my best tips, tricks, trends, and advice on how to make the most of your relationship with your hair and your hairstylist!

  • Writer's pictureRiane

Is it time to change your hair color?

Anyone else immediately feel the need to switch their hair up the moment the seasons change?

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and something in the back of your mind is telling you that it’s time to add some color to your hair… am I right? Well, if you’re ready to make a change but don’t know where to start, I’m here to help.

1. Find inspo pictures and save them.

I know, I know - that’s kind of common sense. But, inspiration photos are the #1 way clients communicate to me what they want.

When you are looking for inspiration in order to also be realistic about what you can achieve and how it will look on you, remember to look for these things.

-Do the pictures you have show someone with a similar skin tone as you?

-When you are looking to go lighter, note whether or not their natural color (or in the photo it might be more of their root color) is similar to yours, too. Why? Well, this can be a great indication of whether your own hair might be able to reach that same level of lightness or depth.

-Lastly, are they wearing a lot of makeup in the photo? In the case of going lighter with your hair, it’s important to pay attention to whether those inspo photos of yours showcase models in makeup, or in their natural state. Overly made up inspiration photos can warp expectations for the lightened hair, and cause us to think it’ll look a certain way on ourselves (guilty here!), when in reality the effect can be completely different without makeup.

2. You can add dimension to your hair in natural, subtle ways that allow for a bit of a pop.

A lot of times people automatically assume that adding dimension means they have to go blonde. Yes, if you don’t want to see red in your hair, you have to lift to a lighter color, but being strategic about how much and where you place the highlights helps give you that dimension, while keeping it looking natural and maybe-just-barely-more than sun-kissed!

3. A good haircut (and treatment) can completely compliment your existing color

Sometimes just adding a little bit of shape back into your haircut or moisture back into your thirsty locks can make a big difference. Don't believe me? Check out my video below to show you just how impactful a haircut can be!

See? I told you it’d be simple.

Whether you’re ready to take the leap and go lighter, or add some deep dimensional tones back into your hair, you deserve to treat yourself, in your own way.

If you’re ready to change up your look or snip those ends, I’m here to help! Based in San Jose, CA I specialize in easy to achieve, dimensional, lived-in hair. Click here to book an appointment!


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