Color

How to Preserve Your Hair Color Longer

A fresh color treatment can boost your confidence and add to your look’s wow factor. Not only do you walk out of the salon with the perfect shade, you also have that glossy, healthy finish that everyone craves. Unfortunately, as the days fade away, so does your hair color. However, there are a few things that you can do to protect your hair color from fading, saving it until your next appointment. Here are five tips...

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Sun-Kissed Hair: Two Ways to Naturally Achieve Summer-Ready Highlights

Break out your shorts and Ray Bans, because summer is here. What better way to celebrate summer but with an all over summer glow? Especially sun streaked locks. But, not all of us have the time or money to spend to get that summer ready look. Luckily, you can achieve summer highlights with a few quick and easy, all-natural methods with ingredients you probably already have at home. The Lemon Method You’ll need: Water Small...

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Hair Color Trends for Spring 2016

It’s a new season and there are some fabulous and fun hair color trends on the scene. The common new approach is multitoned in every tone that creates fun dimension and a sense of volume for every hair color. Try one of these on for a refreshing new start to spring. Cuivre Red: An exciting, shimmery copper shade has increased intensity and lots of shine. Autumn Red: This warm red tone provides yet another red option for...

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SOS! Pinup to the Rescue: Saving You from Hair Disasters

There are just some things that should require the warning label “Do Not Try This at Home”. At home hair treatments are some of the common rescue missions that our competent staff find themselves called to remedy. Basic deep condition treatments or even simple, light bang trimming can be fine for you to manage on your own. However, the following treatments all too often have gone wrong and our voice of experience encourages you to...

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Hair Color: Maintain Your Mane, Prolong your Paint

So, you have just walked out of Pinup with a daring new style and you sprung for the best of the best and have achieved that to-die-for-color.  You think you now get to sit back and look ravishing for the next 6 weeks until you need a root touch up?  Think again, babe!

Your job has just begun.  You have 6 weeks of homework to keep your color fresh and your tresses healthy.  Here is your list to help in your hair color protectant studies:

Summer Highlights or Lowlights for a New Look

Break out of your boring winter rut this spring and summer with some fresh, new highlights to add spring to your step and hotness to your look. There is plenty of information online about adding highlights yourself, along with the sad, scary-looking heads of hair walking around out there who have “attempted this at home”! Word to the wise, don’t attempt highlighting your own hair. Not even WE do that ourselves, and we’re professionals!

Your personal stylist at Pinup not only knows you and your hair’s specific nuances and needs, but she is expertly trained in the appropriate products to use or avoid your highlights coming out too dark, too brassy or too flat.

All About Balayage

Today we are going to highlight (pun completely intended) for you the currently trending hair coloring technique called Balayage. Many hot celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Mila Kunis, Jessica Biel, and Drew Barrymore are seen out and about with this great look that creates the impression of natural sun-kissed highlights.

Balayage means “to sweep” in French and was originally developed in Paris in the ‘70s known as “Balayage a Coton” due to the strips of cotton used to separate the colored hair apart from the untouched strands.  It was considered a very innovative technique when at that time the industry standard for highlighting was using a frosting cap. (Nooooo, not the cap again!). However, the 80’s saw foiling as the new highlighting practice, so Balayage didn’t really take off until the 90’s in the U.S. when made popular by early trend setting celebrities.