All You Need to Know About Your Perfect Summer Hair

Summer is almost here and your hair has been hiding under your beanies, your ski helmets, your baseball caps and your bike helmets. In the winter, your hair tends to get dry, unruly, and a little more difficult to maintain. Here are four things you can do to get your hair back to healthy, vibrant, beautiful locks!

  1. Protect your hair and scalp from sun damage this summer and all year round with Coola, SPF 30 Hair mist. Coola is good for all hair types including color treated hair. Spritz it on before sun exposure for the best results. You can apply it directly to your hair and scalp when dry or wet.
  2. Don’t over wash your hair. In general, we recommend washing with shampoo twice a week. The rest of the week, simply rinse and condition. The best shampoos to use on your hair for twice a week shampooing include: Oloplex and Loreal Serie Expert. You can also find both in our salon.
  3. malibu shampoo for swimmersIf you are a swimmer, you will need to clarify once a week with Malibu Swimmer’s Shampoo. Clarifying your hair, will strip the chlorine and impurities out of your cuticle and restore your hair back to its original color. If you are not a swimmer, you should clarify your hair once a month with Malibu Hard Water Wellness
  4. Did you know that wind is very bad for your hair? It strips all its natural ceramides out. A ceramide is a type of lipid and a natural component of your hair. They are found in the cuticles of your hair which is the outermost layer that provides strength and protects your hair shaft. Ceramides promote moisture retention and elasticity of your hair, and aid in strengthening your hair. All that being said, make sure to protect your hair from excess wind when boating, riding in your convertibles, biking, rafting, water skiing and more, by wearing hats or caps.

Be sure to stop into our salon or call Michele at Vail Hair Colorist at (970) 376-3010 if you have any questions, need help restoring your hair or would like to purchase any of these products mentioned above. We would love to help.


2019 Top 6 Trending Color Strategies

Smudging: This trend started a few years ago but has been quickly gaining in popularity. After the hair is highlighted and washed out, Michele would apply a glaze to just the newly highlighted regrowth area, to “smudge” or blur with a darker color. While she’s perfected the technique for blondes, “smudging” can be done on any color, as long as you’re going lighter.


Building up Color with Hair Extensions: For people that want a no-commitment color change, Michele tapes in human hair in any color you desire. It typically lasts 8 weeks and we can re-use the hair every 8 weeks up to three times. In addition to color, it can build up your length and/or fullness.




Color Melting: While highlighting using foils, Michele will melt in a few different colors on the same strand of hair for a multi-tonal natural effect. The process takes the same amount of time as a standard highlight and can help with the hair appearing more natural for a longer period of time, thus, allowing you to wait more time between appointments.



Balayage & Ombre: Balayage, which means ‘to sweep’ in French, has less noticeable and much softer regrowth lines than traditional highlights. .It can be applied to any already processed or natural hair color. The color placement is very soft and subtle, using a freehand technique versus foil. Michele, creates peaks and valleys of natural looking highlights in your hair with Balayage. Ombre has a very similar subtle look applied just to the lower section of the hair with the transition from the lighter ends will be shorter and graduated in tone. With Ombre, Michele will place the lightener horizontally, with full saturation of the section of hair. She then blends upward to diffuse the line. Both Balayage and Ombre results in a very low maintenance routine.



White-Blonde Highlights: These are popular if you want to look like you just got off the beach. The process uses traditional foiling and gives your hair more body than a traditional highlight. Michele can help you look more sun-kissed with this trending technique.






Pony Lights & Baby Lights: Pony lights are the new Ombre trend hitting the nation. These Ombre strands frame your face, bringing a halo-like effect around your face, brightening both the face and neck. Baby Lights are very thin, delicate, highlights using a very fine color technique to mimic that which is achieved if your hair is naturally lightened by the sun. To create this look, Michele focuses on the following three areas: your hairline, your hair’s natural parting, and the ends of your hair.