Seasonal change from winter to spring requires an update to clients’ haircare routines. Here, stylist and salon owner Nathan Cheli shares his salon-tested tips for taking the best possible care of clients’ hair as the days grow warmer.
1 ) The sun often dries out the hair and fades or lightens haircolor. To protect strands from the punishing rays, use Macadamia Natural Oil’s Healing Oil Spray, which acts as a natural UV protectant and keeps them shiny and nourished.
2) To ensure the hair has the proper moisture balance during the season change, clients need to think about how often they condition their locks. For instance, if they frequently condition their hair in the winter months, then recommend they condition less often in the spring and also that they use a lighter conditioner like Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse.
3) Warmer temperatures can lead to split ends and dry, frizzy hair. To protect the hair from excess heat, use a cooler setting on your blow-dryer and a cool shot blast at the end of the blow-drying services to seal the cuticle. I also like to work a bit of Macadamia Nut Oil Healing Oil Treatment into the hair to reduce drying time while increasing shine and manageability without weighing it down.
4) For clients who are considering a hue change this spring, consider adding pops of color into brown, red or blonde hair. For brunettes, add subtle blonde highlights around the face or heighten the drama with purple or red panels. For redheads, try adding a few dimensions of brown or gold, or go wild and add chunks of brighter red. Finally, for blondes, add depth and dimension with warmer shades of light brown or golden lowlights, or go drastic with pastel pieces for fun. I like to add one pump of of Macadamia Nut Oil Healing Oil Treatment to the formula to enhance color penetration as well as moisturize, strengthen and protect strands.
5) Clients in search of a change may want to consider short haircuts this spring since chopping off long tresses is one of the latest and hottest celebrity trends. Anne Hathaway, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba and Keira Knightley are among the beauties that have opted for a low-maintenance, sophisticated look. To keep shorter styles looking their best, use products that add a bit of texture without weighing down the hair. One of my favorites is Macadamia Nut Oil Nourishing Leave-In Cream, which imparts a silky softness while providing natural UV protection.-- Lisa Bruckenstein for Nathan Cheli