If you are looking to just dip your toe in the halloween spirit pool, may I suggest some embellished cat and/or bear ears? They are an instant mood lifter, and are a simple way to ease into costume season. Put your hair in the highest ponytail, à la Ariana Grande, and simply slide the combs towards the crown of your head for an instant animal makeover, bonus points if you pair with leopard print!
Hey All, and Happy Friday! It’s been a couple of weeks since I colored my hair lighter, going from ombre to all over color, and I was so stoked with the results that I am thinking of going a shade blonder during my next at-home touch up. Since my hair grows at warp speed, it’s been amazing (and time and money saving) to find the perfect at-home color. In my last hair DIY post I used Vidal Sassoon Salonist in the color 7/0 Dark Neutral Blonde to lift my dark base, and keep the color from falling flat. Recently, I have been getting some questions on ISPYDIY Snapchat about how I get my loose waves, so thought I would share my steps! This style is perfect to show off all the rich tones in my lightened hair. I also love this look, because it’s so simple, and gives my hair some movement, revealing the dimension in my hair color thanks to Salonist. I always thought I could only achieve the highly sought after beachy waves at the salon, but here are two simple tips that helped me achieve the look:
#1: Invest in a great curling wand! I promise, the upfront cost will totally even out when you can decrease the number of blow-outs in your budget.
#2 Curl from the top! Leaving the bottom inch loose and then giving it a little tug after you release your curl will create the wave effect.
Now, I have my at-home color and at-home styling set! Now, I just have to master cooking…
Steps after the break!
I must admit, I love getting compliments on my hair color, because I get to tell people how I do DIY dye jobs, and it always starts up a fun conversation. A lot of ladies are afraid to take the at-home coloring plunge because of the due to dull/flat results that usually come along with DIY kits, but as someone who has been experimenting with hair dye since middle school, it’s so easy and can look as great as professionally colored hair (not to mention more cost efficient). A few months ago I transitioned back to ombre after a bout with red hair because it’s my go-to Summer hair style. I love it because it lightens up my dark hair, but is still so easy to maintain. Now that we are inching closer to sunny days, I wanted to lighten up the entire look (plus I needed to cover up a few obvious greys on my dark roots). I decided to try Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent At-Home Colour in Dark Neutral Blonde (7/0) so it would to lift my base and also tone down some of the orangey highlights. I was super impressed that the easy to follow, two-step process in one box was able to lighten in all the right places, while still keeping the dimension of my ombre style. The brush gave me a really precise application at the root, and the bowl was key to making sure I used the right amount of formula for each step. The dreaded orange areas were neutralized to a cooler shade of blonde, which I love! If you are looking to lighten up with at-home color, check out the steps and supplies after the break…
PHOTOS BY | Jenna Kutcher