Spring is here which means we get to warm up to a new season with some fun new beauty trends!   Effortlessly chic hair appears to stay with us for a little while longer. .

Denver Spring Salon Guide
  1. “Barely there” ponytails were the perfect accessory to the Michael Kors Fashion show.  To achieve this effortless look, Spritz-dry clean hair with some Alter Ego Italy Ocean Mist and curl the hair with a curling wand (T3 Micro’s interchangeable wand is our favorite tool) using 1” sections.  Spritz again with Ocean Mist and rake comb your hair. Pull back into a low ponytail and secure with a clear no snag hair tie.
  1. “Barely Half Up” styles proved that the side swept bang is not in season.  To achieve this chic bohemian style, work a quarter size amount of Alter Ego Italy Hedged in 50% dry hair.  Work the product in your mid lengths and ends. Let the hair dry completely. Next, using your curling wand, take 1-inch sections and curl your hair.  After you curl your entire head of hair, brush your hair (We recommend any Y.S. Park Boar’s Hair paddle brush from Japan). Gently back comb your Crown Section for added volume and texture.  Take a 1-inch section on either side of your center part and gently connect and secure the 2 sections in the back of your head using a clear hair tie.
Denver Half-Upstyle

3.  Messy Twist is Springs take on the classic French twist.  To achieve this look day old hair is best. Spray Dry Shampoo on your roots such as Fluff’s Miss Fresh.   Taking 2-inch sections, and curl the hair using a 1.2” barrel iron. After you curl your hair, brush all of the curls.  Spray your entire head with a texture styling spray such as Fluff’s Sexsational Texture Spray. Using your hands, comb your hair back, as though you were going to put your hair in a mid-pony.  Follow through to the ends of your hair. Slowly start rolling your hair in the direction you want the twist. Roll your hair until you come to your head. Pin into place.

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Spring Color Trends

Trending this Spring in Color are easy going blondes, dark chestnut brunettes, and colors inspired by the birth of spring.  This Spring, consider letting those natural roots shine through in all of their glory! I believe hair should be healthy and changing your hair color as often as you change your clothes is in general a healthy hair no-no, although we have a little expert advice to help your hair look beautiful into the next season.

Alter Ego of Italy has finally made its way to the US after being a top color line for over 25 years in Europe and is ready to take the USA color industry by storm and will likely set a new standard.  This spring instead of doing a full color re-do, you might consider having your colorist use Alter Ego’s Passion Color Mask and dabble in some pastel. (available to stylists only… your stylist can load up on Alter Ego at Glam Concepts at www.glamconcepts.com if they haven’t found it already).  

This conditioning color treatment enhances color intensity and tone on natural, colored, and bleached hair.  The bonus feature of this color treatment is that it acts as a mask to your hair. The formula of the coloring cream is enriched with Inca Oil, which helps to leave the hair structure soft and easy to manage, eliminates frizz, gives softness and manageability, and exceptional restructuring and anti-age properties.  Your colorist can easily transform your winter hair to the spring trends of “Bronde”, Rich Brown, and Burnt Auburn while maintaining those God given trend setting roots. When you try Alter Ego color this spring, hashtag a photo of your fall locks at #alteregoitaly and #ifluff and let us know if you’re as obsessed as we are!