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The Quickest Ways To Refresh Your Color During The Holidays

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The holiday season is officially here and between buying gifts for Christmas, baking, and decorating, we’re sure that last thing you’re thinking about is your hair. Unfortunately, your precious strands don’t really care about a hectic schedule and if you don’t give them the proper love and attention, things can start to go awry. While your day-to-day hair care routine does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy, it’s hard to mask hair color that is in desperate need of a refresh.

Lucky for you, there are a few quick ways to refresh your hue when you just don’t have enough time for a full day at the salon. We tapped Casondra Rolph, Redken artist, for tips on how to refresh your hair color during the holidays. If your strands are in desperate need of some holiday cheer, keep reading.

If You Want A Color Refresh In 20 Minutes: Redken Shades EQ Gloss

Whether you want to give your strands the ultimate pre-holiday shine, color-correct, or quickly tone your current hue, Rolph recommends heading to the salon for a hair gloss.

“My go-to service for a quick refresh during the holiday season is Redken Shades EQ Gloss. It takes 20 minutes and is great for clients who want to keep their hair color natural, but add a touch of color, shine, and condition,” Rolph says.

This low-commitment hair color service provides hair with high-shine and a subtle wash of color that lasts from four to six weeks.

If You Want To Brighten Your Color In A Flash: Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside

If you’re hoping to brighten your blonde just in time for your holiday card, we suggest making an appointment with a Redken-affiliated salon and asking your colorist about Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside. Unlike traditional bleach, this all-in-one lightener formula gives you up to eight levels of lift, all with a bonder built-in—which can help to improve your strands elasticity, smoothness, and shine without any additional time in the chair.

If You Want To Get Festive With Your Holiday Hue: L'Oréal Professionnel Professional #ColorfulHair Flash Pro Hair Makeup

If you were hoping to bring in the holiday cheer with a more vibrant hue, we suggest L’Oréal Professionnel’s #ColorfulHair FLASH. Much like Instant Highlights, this is a quick service that is available in L’Oréal Professionnel-affiliated salons and allows you to slay colorful hairstyles from bright green to deep magenta. L’Oréal Professionnel’s innovative formula has a gel-like texture that doesn’t transfer to skin or clothes and never gets flaky.

Unlike the Instant Highlights, #ColorfulHair FLASH is a temporary color that will wash out after one shampoo. #ColorfulHair FLASH is an excellent option for anyone looking for a show-stopping holiday party hairstyle.

L'Oréal Professionnel Instant Root Fix Hair Touch Up Professional Root Concealer

If You’re Making It Work At Home: L'Oréal Professionnel Instant Root Fix Hair Touch Up Professional Root Concealer

The holidays can be a hectic time—and if your roots are starting to peek through, the last thing you probably want to worry about is going to the salon. With all the holiday parties and events coming your way this month, however, you’ll want to ensure your hue looks it’s best. If you don’t have time for your regular touch-up appointment, try a root concealer like L'Oréal Professionnel Instant Root Fix Hair Touch Up Professional Root Concealer.

This temporary root concealer spray instantly covers grays, gives natural results, and instant coverage that lasts one shampoo. Your colorist can help you figure out which of the seven shades work best for you.

Rest assured knowing that if nothing else goes right this holiday season—at least you’ll have killer hair color!

Looking for more expert color care tips? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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