dry brittle locks, green tinges, split ends - it must be summer.
Mick Luppino, 2003 Australian Hairdresser of the Year offers some
advice on how to ensure your hair enjoys a summer of fun and frolicking
(at the beach and in your own backyard) without frying to a crisp.
A great haircut
and a splash of colour are two simple steps towards summer hair
summer's looks ooze self-assured femininity - if you can't handle
the heat, stay out of the salon! "I know straightening is huge
at the moment, but this summer we're making waves - open loose
curls on all lengths of hair," says Mick Luppino, Australian Hairdresser
of the Year for 2003.
still popular but the latest look is an edgy, disconnected fringe
that's quite solid with extra length around the sides.
styles should be versatile with enough length to wear pulled back
off the face, add extra height and volume or simply slicked back
with a stylish accessory. The cut should be adaptable to your
wardrobe and lifestyle. We all want hair that travels from the
beach, to the office, to the evening with minimum fuss and maximum
are so last season. This summer we're creating solid blonde colours
with the same kind of tonal variations produced by sunlight."
· We all know the summer sun will naturally lighten your hair.
By the ends of summer a natural blonde will have three levels
of colours, darker at the roots, lighter through the mid lengths
and really blonde on the ends.
we're using AVEDA 97% naturally derived permanent colours to recreate
this sun-kissed tonal variation in the salon (and saving our clients
from sun baking to create the perfect blonde.) Maintenance Tips:
· Hair grows faster in summer, so be religious with your trims.
Book a maintenance check every six to eight weeks.
in a summer splash, wet your hair with tap water. Hair is like
a sponge, there is only so much water it can absorb. The wetter
your hair before you swim, the less salt water and chlorine it
will absorb. Rinsing your hair in Club soda after swimming will
help eliminate salt and chlorine buildup.
much of a fashion statement but swimming caps are really a must
for water babes.
f you start
to resemble a Kermit the frog, try soaking your hair in tomato
juice for about twenty minutes. The red will neutralise the green
tinges. Remember to rinse out then shampoo and condition as normal.
Sunscreen for your hair:
a must if you plan on spending some serious time in the sun.
two types of sun protection filters that stop UVA and UVB damage
filters sit on the hair's surface and reflect the sun's rays.
Ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are
also contained in sunscreen, repel both UVA and UVB rays.
filters absorb the sun's rays like a sponge and prevent them
from penetrating and attacking the hair shaft. They can be
mixed into any base (eg. leave in conditioners and styling
products) making them cosmetically acceptable to use on hair.
oil (available from health food stores) is a good example of a
chemical filter. In addition to providing your hair with essential
fatty acids whilst locking in the moisture, Safflower oil sits
on the hair's surface and absorbs ultraviolet light like a sponge.
· If you get caught out, you can use a sunscreen for your skin,
on your hair. It may not be the best solution, but it could save
your hair from unwanted sun damage. Be sure to use a deep-cleansing
treatment when you get home.
about the Detox:
styling products, salt, minerals and chlorine, can leave your
hair looking dull and lank. For a really deep cleanse, Mick suggests
adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo. This will remove
any product residue and leave your hair feeling squeaky-clean.
not to over use shine products to control frizzies. They often
contain silicone which can coat your hair after just a few applications.
For a more
natural alternative, rinse hair with diluted vinegar for an extra
boost of shine.
locks, mix half an avocado, 1tsp of mayonnaise and an egg
in a blender. Apply to dry hair and leave for 20 minutes then
shampoo, condition and style as usual. To sweeten the scent, add
2tbsp jojoba or sandalwood oil.
shine, combine 340mls of beer with a quarter of a cup of cider
vinegar. Massage through your hair after shampooing and before
provided by Mick Luppino, 2003 Australian Hairdresser of the Year
information: Luppino's, 197 Hamilton Rd, Fairfield West, Tel:
(02) 9727 9326