Whether you’re an edgy platinum blonde, a rich shade of chocolate brown, or a fiery redhead, proper color and maintenance is a must leading up to your wedding day!
As a professional hairstylist with vast coloring experience, I always recommend getting your hair color or any chemical process done by a professional. You should go visit your colorist for application one to two weeks before your wedding day. If you’re a single-process brunette or a redhead, you should have it done the same week. The fresher the color, the better it will photograph. If you have highlights or low lights it should be done up to two weeks prior. You want to give the highlights time to settle and soften. To ensure that you maintain that just from the salon richness, make sure you indulge in at-home color care! You should use a professional color safe shampoo and conditioner.
I recommend these Kérastase products (kerastase-usa.com):
Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche shampoo and Bain Chroma Riche System Aqua-Ionic Masque for Brunettes and Redheads
Kérastase Bain Force Architecte shampoo and Ciment Anti-Usure conditioner for Blondes
Here are two pro tips to help with maintenance:
1. Avoid excessive heat styling and an extended amount of sun exposure.
This is very important because both sun and heat can be damaging to your hair and contribute to early fading.
2. Wash hair less frequently.
Refresh on your off days by flipping hair over and spraying dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.
Follow these tips to keep your hair lustrous and full of life!
Sonia Castleberry-www.soniacastleberry.com, www.bridesbysoniacastleberry.com
Sonia Castleberry is the Senior Beauty Editor for World Bride Magazine. She’s a licensed third generation hairstylist that’s well recognized throughout the television, film, and fashion industries. Her passion for hair and all things beauty began at an early age growing up in her family’s hair salon. Her work has appeared in several publications both nationally and internationally. Her industry knowledge and work ethic has garnered her opportunities to contribute to major broadcasting networks, brands as well as feature films. She is the owner of Brides by Sonia Castleberry, a luxury on location bridal agency that brings the salon to you on your wedding day, and Wink Eye Cotoure, a mobile lash and brow bar. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her son. Sonia currently resides in New York City.