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Juice up your summer color with a glaze

Summer color is better with a glaze. Fun in the sun can take a toll on your hair color. Highlights can turn brassy or too gold and hair can lose it’s shine due to sun or water exposure. A simple fix to tone those locks and put some shine back into the hair is get a glaze. A lot of people are not familiar with the term glaze. Essentially a glaze is a conditioning, sheer, semi-permanent color. Our color experts at Studio 229 use Redken Shades EQ for this. –A tried and true hair color and a favorite of our stylists.

Since it is sheer it is a great way to add some color without covering up the dimension from highlights or even to blend gray! Adding a glaze over gray will blend it, rather than fully cover it. Turning your grays into soft and shiny “highlights”. You can add rich copper tones to add warmth or cool tones to reduce brassiness. The choice is yours. The color will gradually fade out over the course of several months (generally about three) without leaving a line at the roots like permanent color will. Since the color is “deposit only” meaning it doesn’t lighten hair, it is ammonia free and non-damaging to the hair.

Anne Hathaway has a gorgeous honey glaze over her highlights

So indulge your locks in a glossy hair color and spruce up your summer do. Stop by for a free consultation and we will show you swatches to suit your eye color, skin tone and enhance your hair color!
Stay cool Seattle!

Get summer ready hair

Summer hair is all about easy, natural sun kissed beauty. Embrace your inner goddess and let your hair down. This summer is all about, loose beachy waves, lots of texture and slightly bleached out ends. We at Studio 229 love these easy, breezy looks and thought we’d share some simple hairstyling techniques and products with you so you can achieve these looks.

subtle ombre color on super blonde hair

This hair color and style above are perfectly modern and soft for this summer. Her already blonde hair is lightened to a soft warm gold just at the bottom giving it a worn, sun bleached look. This is a variation of the balayage hair color that we all know and love. Just ask your stylist for balayage highlights, meaning the highlights are done only at the bottom and usually teased in between the natural hair color and lightened hair color to give it a graduated look with no harsh lines.To style a few curls with a curling iron or wand followed with a texturizing sea salt spray will loosen the curls and keep it natural looking.

We are in love with sea salt spray and for summer it is perfect for giving that easy beach texture and reviving soft waves. This sea salt spray by Label m. is our absolute favorite. It’s not sticky but gives great, ragged texture and smells faintly of ocean water and spearmint. It also protects against UV rays. It retails for 23.90 here at the salon.

an easy style with a little texture at the ends

If you have straight hair you can also spray a little sea salt spray just to give the ends texture.

add as much texture as you like

A little backcombing and even more sea salt spray will give you this ragged look that is so uber in this summer. So boho! So chic!

some braids and texture for that goddess look

Another great style for summer are braids. This above braiding is done by grabbing small pieces of hair along the hairline while braiding, to keep the braid close to the crown of the head. The braids can be sloppy, remember it’s all about texture. Finish with sea salt spray and hit the beach!

Happy Summer from the staff at Studio 229!

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