As much as we enjoyed summer’s sweltering heat wave, there’s no question our coif suffered the consequences. (Faded, dry locks? No thanks.) Just as a new season marks the perfect time to breathe new life into your wardrobe, it’s also an ideal time to update your hair color. We tapped celebrity hairstylist Lorri Goddard to guide us toward the style best suited for every look. Plus, she doled out expert tips for maintaining and protecting color-treated tresses. Keep calm and dye on!
For Red Hair
"Revamp your brightness strategy. Red-headed beauties battle drabness after a sunny summer season. I always rely on a foilayage technique (combining highlights, hand-painted Balayage pieces and foils) to battle the blah of sun-parched strands. A few brighter ribbons of refreshed rouge really help warm up red tresses for a fall-friendly outcome."
For Brown Hair
"Brunette hair craves a drizzle of shine in the autumn months. Think rich, subtle glimmers of lighter brown lowlights that bring out the movement and natural shine of your locks."
For Blonde Hair
"For a smooth segue into fall, add a bit of deep caramel or winter-wheat strands strategically placed underneath your layers. A bit of shadowed depth is a great accent for faded blondes."
How To Nourish Color-Treated Hair
"If you like to concoct your own shine elixirs, reach for organic coconut oil or jojoba oil and sprinkle in a few drops of grapefruit essense. If premixed is your preference, Rene Furterer's Okara products are a must-try. Expect strong and lustrous locks almost instantly."
How To Preserve Your Color
"If you want your color to stay put, always use sulfate-free shampoo. DevaCurl is a favorite of mine as well as many of my clients. These formulas won't strip your strands so hair-color pigment endures."
Not Ready To Commit?
"In my opinion, demi-permanent hair color is so old school. If you're looking to switch up your look without the commitment of permanent color, I recommend adding a few barely there highlighted strands around your face. It's simple, chic and commitment-free."