Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dirty and Thirty


6 Tips to Having Sexy, Beautiful Hair Color.
by dirtyandthirty
Everything we learned from Sherry Ratay at Gavert Atelier Salon In Los Angeles.
1. Don’t pluck grey hair. Instead get “hair mascara”. It is a Temporary Touchups for color treated Hair.  The mascara-like wand puts temporary color exactly where you want it.  It covers up roots or can create highlights.
2. Choose your shampoo and conditioner wisely.  Use shampoo and conditioner that supports color treated hair to maintain your color and keep your hair in the best condition for that everyday, beautiful look. You want to clean and conditions your hair, but the key is to protect it. Try Minardi Luxury Color Care System Products-
3. Don’t wash your hair everyday.  Shampoo dries out your hair and fades your color. If you need to freshen up try some dry shampoo.
4. Know what you want. Learn the different coloring styles so you can get the color style that pleases you.
Ombre – A dark to light fade of color is used in this technique. Instead of color that starts at the root, darker roots blend into a lightened color toward the end.
Balayage-  A hair coloring technique designed to create very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing noticable roots.
American Balayage – Same theory as Balayage except uses foils. This technique was designed by Beth Minardi.  This processs speeds up the processing time because the foil is metal and it conducts heat.
All over one step process – The color is all one tone. It can be permanent or semi-permanent with out any highlights.  Your entire color is the same.
Traditional highlights and lowlights –  Sections of your hair are coloured darker or lighter, leaving your base color alone.
Double process color – combining an all over color to change the base of your hair with highlights and/or lowlights.
5. Know what color tones compliment you.  Your skin tone and eye color should determine your hair tone. Think about what colors look better on you. Do you look better in ashy colors (cool tones)  or warm colors.
6. Use styling products. Chosing the right styling products for your hair is key to maintaining beautiful, sexy hair.  It helps control frizz and protect your hair from heat. Try Glisten Color Reflecting Drops.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Hair Files: Sherry Ratay at Gavert Atelier Salon

 So lately I've been really missing my hair extensions and fact of the matter is, when I'm not feeling good about my HAIR, I'm not feeling good about myself. It's sad but true.  So when my a PR friend reached out and let me know that the famed Sherry Ratay was in town from Florida (on behalf of Minardi) and, gasp, doing highlights at Gavert Atelier, I literally jumped up and an instant smile was on my face.  For anyone who doesn't know, Sherry is an award-winning color expert, known for her gorgeous reds and balayage (my fave!) highlights.
It's really embarassing that good hair- such a little (and somewhat shallow) thing- can make me happy but it DOES, so sorry for partying. And actually, this was the best timing ever because I had JUST booked an amazing video opportunity with PopSugar (more on that December 5th when it goes live!) and hi, I definitely can't go on-camera with BROWN ROOTS.  So then there's that.  If you're in Florida or LA (when she's in town), I highly suggest you book an appointment since I'm pretty much obsessed with my "baby blonde," as Sherry called it, highlights.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Colorist Sherry Ratay's Winter Hair Care Tips to Keep Your Color from Fading


  I'm a natural blonde, but I'm not quite as blonde as I would like to be, especially during the winter months. Ideally, I'd like to be "Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars" blonde, but I have to have a little help from the salon in order to get my hair Gwyneth-level blonde. So I visited celebrity hairstylist and renowned colorist Sherry Ratay at Salon Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills for a much-needed color boost.

Ratay freshened my highlights, taking me from honey blonde to baby blonde. The slight change in color made a huge difference, leaving my hair looking healthier, shinier, and of course, blonder. Ratay also gave me her top three tips for keeping my color from fading fast during the winter:

1. Visit the salon for a glaze to brighten your highlights.
2. On very windy and freezing days during the winter, wrap your hair in a cute headscarf before stepping outside.
3. Saturate your hair from mid-length to tips with Minardi Pre-Wash, $35, and wrap your hair with a warm towel. Wait 10 minutes, and then cleanse with Minardi Wash, $19.