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  How to Keep Your Red Hair color "Salon-Fresh"  
Love red hair color but hate the way it fades? Here are some great tips for maintaining your ravishing red from the pros at Matrix

 

 

Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist George Papanikolas Picks his Oscar Hair Color Heroines 
The gowns were gorgeous, the jewels were dazzling. But Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist George Papanikolas only had eyes for the hair color on the 2014 Oscars red carpet. Here are his picks for the evening’s winners, plus formulas and tips to help salon professionals recreate the looks with Matrix hair color.

 

 

How to Get Red Carpet Hollywood Hairstyles & Color 
Did your invite to the Oscars get lost in the mail? That’s a shame, but look on the bright side—now you won’t have to drop a bundle on a fabulous gown! However, if you want red carpet-worthy hair for your next event, here are some Hollywood insider tips from the pros at Matrix!

 

 

  2014 Hairstyle & Hair Color Makeover Tips & Ideas 
New Year’s Eve came and went. But how are you keeping up with your new year resolutions? If one of your 2014 resolutions involved a hair makeover, you’re in luck! The pros at Matrix have some great suggestions for bringing your ‘do up to date! 


 

 

 

How To Get Perfect Blow-Out Hair At Home-Pro Tips!  
Your to-do list is jam-packed. Work, doctor’s appointment, friend’s birthday dinner, gym. Bottom line? There’s no time for a professional blow-out before tonight’s big event. That’s ok—not to worry! Here are five valuable tips from the professionals at Matrix for achieving blow-out bar perfection at home! 

 

 

 

Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas Picks the Prettiest Grammy Hair
Grammy style is always worth watching and this year, according to Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas, three hair looks hit all the right notes! 

 

 

 

  Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas Picks the Hottest Hair Trends of the Golden Globes 
The first major awards show of the season often sets the tone for beauty trends, and this year at the Golden Globes, several exciting hair trends emerged. According to Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas, three key looks are worth, well, a second look!

 

  14 Celebrity Tips From Hollywood Hairstylist George Papanikolas 
Want your hair to look as glamorous as a Hollywood star? You’ve come to the right place! Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas is the man behind the hair of dozens of trendy young stars—including Megan Fox and Khloe and Kim Kardashian. Kick off the year in style, with George’s 14 tips for fabulous celebrity hair in 2014! 
 

 

 

Color-Treated Hair and The Truth About Sulfates 
Your stylist is a genius. A squirt of this, a dollop of that, and--voilà! Your naturally mousy, ho-hum hair color is transformed into gorgeous, shiny, sunlit (or rich chestnut, or dazzling red) locks. And those greys? Gone, girl! Of course all of that color magic comes with a price So how do you make the most of that (worthwhile) hair color investment? Choose sulfate-free shampoos, say the hair color pros at Matrix, and your color will stay gorgeous longer. 

 

 

Winter’s 3 Hottest Hairstyles for Short, Medium and Long Hair 
The season has shifted, the holidays are here and you’re thinking seriously about doing something new with your hair. Awesome! After all, change is good! Here are the hottest trends in haircuts and hairstyles--for short hair, medium hair and long hair—handpicked just for you by the trend experts at Matrix

 

 

Hair Breakage: How It’s Caused and How To Stop It 
Oh snap! Hopefully that means you’ve just let fly with a wickedly witty comeback. Unfortunately it could also be the sound of your hair breaking off mid-strand. Are you noticing more and more hair in the tub or your brush and less on your head? Are your locks frayed, fragile and prone to breakage? Here’s what causes hair breakage and how to prevent it. 
 

 

 

How to Create the Katniss "Reaping Braid" and Other Hunger Game Twists 
This month, Katniss Everdeen is at it again—defying death and uniting the Districts with her pluck and strength in the second Hunger Games installment, Catching Fire. There will be chills. There will be tears. And you’d better believe…there will be braids! In anticipation of the “twists” to come, Matrix pros provide the how-tos for two braided ‘dos from the first film—Katniss’s “Reaping braid” and Glimmer’s unique pigtails.  

 

 

Mechanical Hair Damage: How to Repair It 
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But if it is broke—ie: dry, fuzzy, broken, dull, split and lifeless—your hair needs repair! Mechanical damage is caused by excess—excessive manipulation, excessive heat. In this case, you CAN have too much of a good thing! If your hair has become overworked, here’s how to repair the damage done. 

 

 

Environmental Damage: How To Have Gorgeous Hair in the Winter 
Every season brings pros and cons for your hair. When temperatures soar, for example, your strands are subject to abuse from saltwater, chlorine and searing sun. Come winter, it’s all about icy winds, frigid temps and dry conditions. Here are tips from the pros at Matrix for coping with environmental damage during this wintry season.

 

 

The Causes of Fragile Hair and How To Make It Stronger 
You’re a strong, smart and confident person—so what’s going on with your hair? Those weak, fragile strands that tend to break off at the roots and split at the ends certainly don’t reflect the real you.

Find The Best Bangs For Your Face Shape
It's not rocket science, but the big bang theory goes like this: if the shape of your fringe suits the shape of your face, you'll look cuter, younger, and yes, even thinner! So before you ask your hairstylist to chop, chop, let Matrix Artistic Director Ammon Carver help you pick the best bang for your buck!  

 

 

 

Back-To-School Hairstyles: Cute, Quick 'Dos For 2013
A new school year often means a new hairstyle—one that will boost your confidence and make a great first impression! Of course time is never on your side on school days—that alarm goes off way too early! So whether your hair is long or short, here are quick, easy hairstyle ideas from Matrix to get you to class on time…and on trend!



New Season, New Haircut, New Color - Haircare & Hair Color Tips
The Calendar starts the new year in January, but ever since you were a kid heading off to meet your new classmates and teachers, it's September that feels like a new beginning. And what's the best way to welcome new beginnings? With a new haircut and hair color of course!

 

How To Transition Your Beach Waves Into Fall - Haircare Tips
The temperature’s dropping, the snack stands are boarded up and the lifeguards are moving on. And hair-wise, those casual, tousled beach waves that looked so cute in June are definitely starting to look a little rough. No worries, say the pros at Matrix. Here’s how to turn the tide and ride those waves right into fall.

 

Summer's Hottest Hair Accessories - Hairstyling Tips
In one memorable episode of Sex and The City, Carrie Bradshaw fired the fatal shot to the poor little scrunchie, expressing her horror upon spotting a woman wearing the much-maligned hair accessory in public. Right now, however, a handful of chic hair accessories, paired with some of the season’s hottest hairstyles, would earn Carrie’s stamp of fashionista approval.
 

 

Updo Tips For Summer Nights - Hairstyling Tips
Seriously—is anything sexier than a casual updo when you’re wearing a flirty summer dress? It exposes your tanned neck and great cheekbones—not to mention the fact that it’s cool and comfortable on a steamy night! Whether you opt for a bun, a dressy ponytail or a chic chignon, here are some tips from Matrix for the perfect summer updo!  

 

How To Keep & Prevent Your Hair Color From Fading - Hair Color Tips
Your beautiful hair color (thanks to your talented hairstylist) has changed your life and you’ve happily slashed non-essentials from your budget in order to cover your regular highlights or retouches. So naturally you want to make the most of your investment and fight the fade. Here are three of their tips for making your hair color last and last.
 
 

 

POP Goes Your Hair Color - Hair Color Tips
Blondes are beautiful, brunettes are sexy and redheads sizzle. But nowadays there’s no need to limit your options to traditional hues when it comes to your hair color. How about exploring unconventional palettes, like blues and greens inspired by the sea or the crimsons and corals of an island sunset? 

 

How To Win The Fight Against Frizz - Haircare Tips
In summer, the humidity rises and frizzy hair happens. How can you shield your pretty hairstyles from this style-wrecking phenomenon? The first step is to understand the root cause.

 

Five Ways To Keep Your Hair Color Beautiful This Summer - Hair Color Tips
You’re tanned, you’re toned--you always look your best in the sunny summertime!  Shouldn’t your hair color look just as perfect as your gorgeous self?  Here are five ways to ensure shiny, healthy hair hues from now until Labor Day, courtesy of Matrix Certified Color Master Jamie Sitsler Peckham.
 

 

2 Cool Braid Hairstyles For Summer - Hair care & Hairstyles   

This summer there are lots of fun new ways to spin your hairstyle. Braids and twists are big news and there are dozens of ways to wear them. Here are three top choices from the style experts at Matrix, so go ahead--get twisted, sister! 

 

 

5 Sizzling Summer Hairstyle Trends - Hair care & Hairstyle
Ready for a summer hairstyle refresh? The Team Matrix trendspotters offer these hot weather updates 

 

How To Make A Hairstyle Last - Haircare
When you’re having a good hair day, you never want it to end. Here are some tips from the pros at Matrix to make your hairstyle last and last! 

 

5 Signs That It's Time To Call A Stylist - Stylist Advice
Need a beauty boost? Put yourself in the hands of a great hairstylist! In just an hour or two you'll be completely transformed. Here's five signs that you know it's time to see a pro.

   

Tresses In Distress - Biolage Advanced Haircare   

Sun, chlorine, thermal tools, chemical abuse. Ouch and ouch. Is your hair sending out an S.O.S. this summer? Breathe easy! The hair health pros at Matrix are coming to the rescue!

 

Is It Time To Shake Up Your Hairstyle - Hairstyling Products

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

 

Get Glossy with Matrix's Gloss Sync - Hair color

Are you in the market for a new shiney ‘do, but don’t want to damage your hair with your normal coloring treatment? We’ve got just the thing for you! Ask your colorist about Gloss Sync.

 

 

Summer Blonde Hair Color Forecast - Hair color
If your foil highlight hair color routine is making you feel as dull as a plain baked potato, now is the time to rev up your blonde. The fair-haired forecast for this summer, according to Matrix hair color pros, is chic, bright and sophisticated with occasional touches of creamy flair. Explore their 5 top trends, then huddle with your stylist to discuss the best way to transform your blonde hair color from basic to bombshell!

 

Great Expectations: Hair Tips For Moms To Be - Hair care Tips
Congratulations! The test was positive and baby will be here before you know it. In the meantime, why not baby your hair before those midnight feedings begin? Here are great hairstyle, hair color and hair care tips from the pros at Matrix--for now and for nine months from now!

 

5 Pro Tips for Getting the Prom Hair Style of Your Dreams - Hair care & Hair Color
You may not live in Hollywood, but prom night is truly your red carpet moment.  Your dress, your shoes, your make-up, your hair style—everything must be perfect. The prom hair style team from Matrix offers these tips for your best prom ‘do!

 

Wedding Hairstyles For Your Special Day - Hair care & Hair color
Listen up, wedding belles! You've got the ring, you've chosen your dress and the florist, the caterer is booked. Now what about you? Specifically - what about your wedding hairstyle? Which bridal hairstyle will reflect the real you on your big day? Updo, long hairstyle, short hair style, curvy hair style, - if you're stumped you're in luck because here comes the guide! The Matrix bridal team has selected a beautiful wedding hairstyle just for you!

 

Tough Breaks: A Pro's Guide To Hair Repair - Hair care Tips
Broken hearted over your broken hair?  Strands that snap off close to the scalp or split at the ends can turn any hairstyle into a not-so-good hair day!  Fortunately, if you suffer from tough breaks, your hair salon just might have a solution.  Excessive hair breakage is due to a number of reasons – I have clients who come in often with this problem, unsure at to what caused it.

 

Take A Powder - Hair care
Ahhh. Long days, lots of sunshine, warm breezes. Summer is sweet. It’s also sticky—just ask your hairstyle! Is it possible to avoid a warm weather hairstyle meltdown? Absolutely, say the pros from Matrix. Here are two of their best “dry” ideas.

 

Get That Gatsby Glamour - Hair care & Hair styling
With Daisy and Jay reprising their classic love story in the latest film version of The Great Gatsby, flapper-era chic is all the rage. Want to add some Gatsby-style glamour to your hair style? Here are some tips…and all that jazz!

 

Pretty In Punk - Haircare & Hair color
Quirky, irreverent and in your face, Punks commandeered music, art and fashion, and its influences are still with us today. The most recent example? The “Punk Couture”-themed New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala, where A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lopez turned out in Punk/glam gowns and hair styles. Want to get on board with this new fierce-meets-chic attitude? 

 

Are You Better Off Red? - Red Hair color
Everybody should experience a red moment at some point in their lives. After all, redheads command the limelight—they’re perceived as feisty, fiery and sexy! And the good news is there’s a red hair color shade for nearly everyone.