Tons of celebs from Jennifer Lopez to Jessica Simpson have lightened up for summer and now celebrity colorist Rita Hazan is spilling how you can get the perfect celeb-inspired hair color for you!
Rita Hazan, who counts Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Jennifer Simpson and Mariah Carey as clients, told People magazine her top tips for getting your perfect shade this summer.
“A consultation is the most important part of the process,” she advises. “I find that when clients describe what they want, they don’t say what they mean! I have to listen, pay attention to their body language and go with their personality. Like, with Jessica Simpson, I feed off her energy. I know if she’s in the mood to be ‘Jessica blonde,’ which is what I call her baby blonde with some golden pieces in it, or make a change.”
She also admits that what looks great on Queen Bey may not look the same on you.
“Use celebrities as inspiration, but do something that’s right for your lifestyle,” Rita says. “With Beyoncé, the placement of her highlights is very important to me, so I do homework. I go to her concerts and I watch how her hair moves in the wind! But it’s important that your hair color be customized to you. Look for images of women who has the same skin tone and eye color as you so that you’re confident the color will work.”
Once you get your perfect color, you need to take care of it! “Even J.Lo has gotten into the habit of doing treatments,” she says.
“The number one question people were asking me was, ‘What could we use in between appointments to maintain my color?’ I suggest using shampoos and conditioners that have been created specifically for color-treated hair. They should be hydrating, sulfate-free and have UV protection. I’ve always given my clients homework, which is to condition their hair overnight twice a week either with a mask or an oil.”
Color also takes time and money, so make sure you’re ready for the commitment!
“I see every one of my clients once a month, if not more. Beyoncé likes to change it up constantly! But if you’re not onstage like her, you can go a bit longer between touch-ups. Try a root concealer to cover grays, so you can go weeks without coloring your hair. But the truth is, your color is going to fade. That’s why I created a gloss that you can use two to four times a week before conditioning to help with vibrancy. You should have beautiful hair all the time.”
HollywoodLifers, do you color your hair based on celeb trends?