https://www.johnfrancisbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/29.jpg 185 200 access access2016-06-24 12:50:162018-10-31 08:42:11COLOR SERIES: Ombré + Balayage (Jessica Biel + Lauren Conrad)
https://www.johnfrancisbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/32.jpg 185 200 access access2016-06-10 15:03:522018-10-31 08:43:12COLOR SERIES: Ash Blonde- Mollie King, Cara Delevingne, Tyra Banks
Ash blonde hair has been seen on celebrities and supermodels across the globe recently. Some of our favorite celebrities, such as Cara Delevingne, Tyra Banks, and Mollie King, have rocked this look for years. The color has that natural pretty vibe to it, and we are going to show you exactly how to choose the perfect shade of ash blonde that will work for you.
Light Ash Blonde: Mollie King
The lightest ash blonde will often have tones of white, and if it is super light, it may even reflect tones of green or blue (very subtle-don’t worry!). Ladies with pale skin tones as well as ladies with rosy undertones to their skin will totally rock this look. If your hair naturally carries warm tones of blonde or red then going light ash blonde can be a process, but it can definitely be done. Keeping up with the proper care for your hair is what is going to keep you looking like a gorgeous ice queen. Be sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that will add shine to your hair, as well as toning with a purple shampoo. Our girl Mollie King pulls off light ash blonde like a star.
Medium Ash Blonde: Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne had the ultimate “model off-duty” look. Her gorgeous, natural looking hair color is a huge part of what makes her look come off so effortless. Medium ash blonde hair works on most skin tones, and because it still has some warm undertones in it, it can be a great option for people who have natural, brunette hair. Taking care of your medium ash blonde hair is super important, like any hair color, to the longevity of your color. Keeping your hair hydrated and silky smooth with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, along with a weekly tone of purple shampoo, will keep your hair from looking dull.
Dark Ash Blonde: Tyra Banks
Even ladies whose hair is naturally very dark brown or black can rock a shade in the ash blonde family. Our girl Tyra Banks has pulled off a variety of hair colors, but dark, ash blonde is definitely our favorite look on her. With the perfect balance of warm undertones, and her beautiful dark skin tone, this supermodel looks gorgeous even when she is off-duty. This color is a great option for ladies with dark hair who want to lighten up their look for the summer time. It is warm, summery, and a gorgeous option. Much like medium ash blonde, keeping your hair hydrated in order to not look dull is very important with this color.
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https://www.johnfrancisbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/37.jpg 185 200 access access2016-06-06 10:00:052018-10-31 08:43:56The Lowdown on Keratin Treatments
Keratin treatments are a major topic of conversation in the hair world at the moment, and we want to give you all the details. Summer is fast approaching and people are wanting to transform their look and battle frizz, so many are turning to smoothing treatments such as keratin.
So, we are coming to you today with the low-down on the best alternatives to keratin treatments, how long they will last, and most important — are keratin treatments actually damaging to your hair? Let’s dive in to this hot topic and find out.
Let’s face it…we all want smooth, beautiful hair at some point in our lives. Keratin treatments are definitely the most popular an well-know route for achieving this look, but there are actually quite a few alternatives that can give you the same result with less chemicals. Whether you are looking for an in-home treatments or you want to head to a salon, there are options for you. If you want your favorite hair stylist to give you a treatment, brands like Pravana and Uberliss have smoothing systems that are made with little to no harmful chemicals and mostly natural ingredients. If you want to give your self an at-home treatment, give Aveda’s smoothing system a try. The brand is known for being gentle and natural.
How Long Does it Really Last?
We know you want to get the most longevity out of your treatment, and finding answers to your questions might be hard to get. So, here is the truth. Traditional, salon Keratin treatments can last up to two and a half months. Limiting the use of heat styling and products containing oils and harsh chemicals can definitely keep your hair looking healthier and smoother, but when your hair’s natural texture starts to grow back, you will need to head back to the salon for another keratin treatment.
Are Keratin Treatments Damaging to Your Hair?
The big question we all have is…Will a keratin treatment damage my hair? This is honestly different for every person, but the short answer is YES. The reason it is different for every person is because it really depends on the condition of the person’s hair going into the treatment. A keratin treatment contains harsh chemicals, so whether your hair is super healthy or very brittle, going into the treatment, your hair will become some sort of damaged. If you use lots of heat styling on your hair after getting a keratin treatment, your hair will definitely become more brittle and can become very weak over time. Repeated keratin treatments can even cause your hair to start to break off, which is what Jennifer Anniston claimed as the reason for her chopping her hair into a long bob. All of that said, it is up to you and your best judgement about the health of your hair.
What do you think about keratin treatments? We want to hear your thoughts. Tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and tweet us @jfrancisbeauty.
https://www.johnfrancisbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/33.jpg 185 200 access access2016-06-01 10:54:492018-10-31 08:44:15COLOR SERIES: Platinum Blonde- Gwen Stafani