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Summer is right around the corner. As the temperatures begin to rise, people start looking for anything to keep them cool. You might install an air conditioner into your window, swap your comforter out for sheets, and give up your daily hot coffee for one of the iced variety.
While we would never claim a hair color can keep you cool, the latest caffeine-inspired hue is bound to make you look cool all summer long. If you’re looking for the perfect brunette summer shade, look no further than iced caramel latte hair color.
Just like the beverage (which beautifully blends espresso and steamed milk), iced latte hair is a stunning combination of deep browns and cool ash, with just a hint of gold. If you’re a natural brunette, your stylist will use a balayage technique to hand paint lightener on to the surface of your hair and create a multi-dimensional look.
If you’re not a natural brunette, your colorist will begin by coloring your hair a deep espresso base before hand painting hair lightener on the surface of your hair. It’s important to note that bleach will always damage hair, but a salon professional can help you restore the look of beautiful strands.
Like most balayage color services, iced caramel latte is a fairly low maintenance hue. However, just because it’s low maintenance doesn’t mean you won’t have to make a few tweaks to your hair care routine.
To ensure your new hue stays flawless as long as possible, swap your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated to protect your color. We recommend Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner.
If you’re a natural brunette, you should be able to stretch the time between touch-up appointments to several weeks or even months. Because the color is applied with a balayage technique, you have the added benefit of your grown-out roots blending seamlessly into your color. While you may be able to stretch the time between color touch-ups, you should still maintain your hair cutting schedule to ensure your hair looks and feel healthy.
If your hair is nowhere near iced caramel latte naturally, you won’t have the luxury of waiting months between your salon appointments. Plan to head back to the salon every six to eight weeks for a touch-up to keep your color looking in tip-top shape.
Because your colorist will need to use bleach to achieve your final look, you’ll want to add a deep conditioning treatment to your weekly routine to help your strands look and feel as healthy as possible. We recommend Redken’s Color Extend Rich Recovery Mask.
Iced latte hair will look absolutely delicious however you decide to style it. However, we think it looks particularly striking on long locks. Having long hair will give your colorist plenty of space to paint on the dazzling shades of gold, blonde, caramel, and brown.
Whatever you decide, we want to see your iced summer color. Use the hashtag #hairdotcom to tag us in your posts.
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