STYLIST ADVICE
Is It Time To Shake Up Your Hairstyle

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.

  1. Go Out With a Bang. Nearly anyone can wear bangs. In fact, choosing the right fringe is the best way to enhance any facial shape. Is your face on the round or full side? A side-sweeping fringe will create flattering definition. Do you see a square jawline when you look in the mirror? Balance the shape with a timeless, blunt fringe. Bangs can also mask a long forehead or pull focus to your gorgeous eyes. Keep them under control with a spritz of Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk before blow-drying.
  2. Try a Lob. Hollywood’s in love with the informal, disheveled new crop—celebs like Jennifer Lawrence and Julianne Hough have recently done away with their long locks in favor of the trendy long bob or “lob.” To ensure the look is more slinky than soccer mom, the ends should be choppy and the texture should be piece-y and undone. Scrunch Matrix Design Pulse Get Action Spray Wax into dry locks for the perfect matte finish.
  3. Peek-A-Boo Pastel. Who can resist pale, pearly pastel hues like mint or robin’s egg blue? Consider asking your hairstylist to add a few peek-a-boo strands of your favorite pastel to your hair style. If you’re blonde, it’s easy to tip the ends or accent a few layers in a dusty lilac or powdery pink. If your hue is darker, strands will have to be lightened before applying the final pastel hair color.

Tip: A professional lightener like Matrix V-Light De-Dusted Lightener does the heavy lifting without damaging hair.

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