Our 10 All-Time Favorite Hair Care Tips From The Pros
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Our 10 All-Time Favorite Hair Care Tips From The Pros

17 April 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

As beauty editors, we have access to some of the best and most well-known hair care pros in the business. From Tracey Cunningham to Jason Backe, pros share their best hair care tips about everything from cuts and color to styling and hair care.

Asking us to choose our favorite hair care tip is like asking a mother to choose her favorite child—impossible! Instead, we’ve decided to share our 32 favorite hair care tips of all time.

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect haircut or are deciding which color service is right for you, these tips have got you covered.


Cut Hair Wet And Dry

I highly recommend cutting hair both wet and dry every time. I love trimming hair and shaping when they just sit in the chair and the hair is styled or air dried as they wear it every day...After I shampoo and treat it, I cut the hair again wet, then I check everything for balance and further details after their blowout. Clients appreciate it and you truly can customize an ideal haircut.

Pepper Pastor

Layers Are Universally Flattering

They hide flaws and give options to every hairstyle.

Danielle Keasling

How To Tell If Your Face Is Round

A face is considered round if the width all the way around is fairly even and full.

Lauren Sill

When In Doubt, Grow Your Hair Long

Long hair can work for all textures, styles and personalities which makes it an indisputable staple in women’s haircuts...They’re always being redone and modernized, so there’s always something new to try.

Kristjún Holt

The Lob Is The Ultimate Haircut

[The lob] enables women to cut off their length without losing their femininity.

Matt Fugate


How To Achieve Flawless Balayage

A soft touch, visual placement, and a customized approach all come together for the perfect balayage execution.

Min Kim

When To Get Lowlights

Ask the stylist what colors go well with your skin tone and eye color...Lowlights are perfect for anyone whose color is starting to look flat and monotone.

Laura Gibson

Coloring Your Hair Is An Investment

I have clients that I see every month to maintain their blonde just as they like...Think of your hair color as a long-term investment and not something you’ll do once and forget about.

Tracey Cunningham

Pick The Metallic Shade Perfect For You

When in doubt, look to jewelry. If silver looks best on your skin, stay cool, but if gold is better, try warmer versions.

Min Kim

The Perfect Low Maintenance Color Upgrade

If you want to simply maintain your current color, focus the highlights in a specific area—like around your face—or are trying highlights for the first time, then a partial application may be the best choice for you.

Shannon VanFleet

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