Have Fun With Your Hair With Rita Hazan POP Color

POP Color Temporary Color Spray

Be bold this spring with your hair — add a splash of color!Celebrity hair colorist and creator of the latest hair color trend, Rita Hazan has just launched this season’s must-have hair product. Rita’s new POP Color Temporary Color Spray ($18 USD) is a collection of Pink, Purple and Blue spray-on hair color inspired by a nationwide trend that Rita originally debuted on her client, Katy Perry.

POP Color allows you to temporarily customize and experiment with color by adding vibrant highlights, streaks, tips, and all-over color without using tints, bleaches or peroxide. Combining Rita’s signature color formulas with her proprietary aerosol spray technology, POP Color is as fun to apply as it is to wear.

What I think:  This is fun, vibrant color that is so easy to use.  Plus it works on all hair colors, from my daughter’s strawberry blonde locks to my dark brown ones.  If you want all over hair color, you will probably need two cans to saturate medium length hair.  We used them for tips and streaks and used about a can per head.   This would be great for everyday if you want a fun, creative look, or for holidays and parties!

Available for at the Rita Hazan Salon, www.RitaHazan.comwww.sephora.com and in Sephora stores nationwide

Have fun!

Color Your Hair Safely With Surya Brasil Henna Cream

Surya Brasil Henna Cream ($11.99 USD) is renowned as the #1 selling semi-permanent hair coloring system in Brazil.  It comes in 15 exciting shades that will last up to seven to ten washes!

Henna Cream is touted as the safest way to color your hair and can be used on chemically treated and color treated hair. Packed with essential oils, this Henna Cream will keep your hair structure intact as it locks in moisture and leaves your hair smelling deliciously fresh!

What I think:  The first thing I noticed when I colored my hair was the scent.  It is light and herbal, but not chemical smelling AT ALL.  Seriously.  I also liked how easy it was to use.  There was no combining products — this is just one liquid that you apply with gloves that are included.  It took a little bit to get used to because it dripped a bit, but once you rub it in, it stays put.  The product also includes a plastic hair cap to use while you are waiting for the color to work.  Nice!

My results were pretty good.  The color is great.  I use dark brown which matched my natural color.  It covered well, but a few of my grays are still showing.  But, for a natural hair color, it works very well.

Availability: Whole Foods Market nationwide.  Enjoy!

Join Me in The John Frieda At Home Hair Colour Challenge!

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

Hi All! I’m looking for five readers who want to join me in trying John Frieda’s hair colour. I will send you a box of hair color in the shade of your choice, and all I need is before and after photos to include on my blog.  Here are the details:

Recently John Frieda® launched their first-ever permanent hair colour –Precision Foam ($12.99 USD). Easy to apply, the non-aerosol foam formula spreads evenly through hair, saturating every strand completely—even the back of the head, roots and hairline. The 20-shade palette collection was developed in conjunction with the John Frieda® Creative Colour Director, and sought-after U.K. colourist, Nicola Clarke, who is responsible for some of the most iconic hair colours in Hollywood. With an array of options for blondes, brunettes and redheads, the collection brings a salon shade spectrum home.No mess, no drips,no stains—just gorgeous hair from every angle. The revolutionary colour even provides 100% grey coverage and vibrant shine with long-lasting results, offering salon precision at home.

HOW TO USE:Squeeze the center of the bottle to dispense foam into a gloved hand and apply directly to hair. Simply massage foam into hair with fingertips to thoroughly cover each strand from root to tip. The foam easily coats even the most hard-to-reach areas, including the back of the head. Let stand for 20 minutes (30 minute for grey coverage) and rinse with lukewarm water until water runs clear. Apply conditioner and leave in for 2-5 minutes before rinsing.

I can only accept readers from the United States and Canada.

Are you interested in trying it? If so, leave a comment or email me at lorena.emerson@gmail.com telling me if you want to color your hair to cover greys or change your color (I want a selection for the review).  Also let me know what shade you would like to try.  If I choose you, I would need you to color your hair within a week of receiving the product and I would like before and after photos that show your transformation that I can use on my blog. I would also like your thoughts on the process.   

Find your perfect (or super fun) shade at:  http://www.johnfrieda.com/en-US/homecolour/shade-selector/ 

So let me know if you wat to join me in this challenge!

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam

I usually cover my grays at home. Of course it is much less expensive than going to a salon, but these days new formulas make it fairly easy, too!

This year, Clairol Nice ‘n Easy is making this even easier for women who color at-home with a new formula.  Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam ($8.00 USD) offers women a breakthrough usage experience, alleviating many of the application burdens associated with at-home hair color while maintaining the same dimensional color result they know and love from Nice ‘n Easy.   This new, easy-to-apply hair color formula begins as a liquid, then applies as a foam. And it puts dimensional hair color right at your fingertips

Like traditional colorants, the tint and developer come separately in liquid form, but they mix and combine easily in the custom-designed foamer bottle. To produce the foam, simply shake the mixture with the cap on. Then using the foamer top, squeeze the foam into your gloved hand. The unique foamer bottle helps ensure control and consistency of the foam throughout the coloring process. When you squeeze it from the bottle, it stays in your gloved hand without dripping. Then simply use your fingertips to work it into your hair for ultimate precision.

Color Blend Foam gives you six times more product volume versus a traditional liquid or crème colorant, offering effortless and complete coverage. With Color Blend Foam, it’s easy to cover every strand over your entire head. Once it is applied to your hair, your hair’s natural oils collapse the foam. The resulting liquid is drawn through the hairs, allowing the color to penetrate hair quickly and evenly from root to tip. Color Blend Foam will not begin to collapse until it’s applied to your hair.

I really liked using this formula. Once I combined the tint and developer, I shook it up, then squeezed the bottle and the foam appeared I then applied it first to my scalp and then all over with my gloved hands. It was very fast and easy. I then wiped the excess away from my hairline and temples and it stayed in place for the 25 minutes it took to develop. After I rinsed it out and dried my hair, I was left with a rich color that entirely covered my grays!

You can purchase this fab hair color at a drugstore or mass market retailer near you. Enjoy!  

U Color by Umberto Beverly Hills

Yes, I am very cheap. Ever since I moved to Kansas City from Portland, OR (and left my friend and hair stylist), I have been coloring my own hair. I realized fast that without my half-off friend discount, salon color and highlights are very expensive. So I am always looking for an effective way to color my grays.

Umberto Beverly Hills U Color Italian Demi Color ($12.00) is the all-in-one color, developer and equalizer in a sachet packet system ready-to-apply directly to hair. Available in 12 hair color shades.
Kit includes:

  • 2 Sachet Packets, each with Color, Developer and Equalizer
  • Latex Gloves
  • Mini Detail Brush
  • Illustrated InstructionsThis hair color is so easy to use. Fold the packet so that color is sandwiched between the developer and equalizer. SNIP (cut along the dotted line), SQUEEZE (directly onto dry hair), SMOOSH (as if you were shampooing)! Distribute evenly through hair, process for 25 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, and condition as usual. You can also use the traditional bottle or bowl methods.
  • What I think: The shades seem to come out a bit darker than what’s in the package. I tried the Light Chestnut Brown which matched my dark brown hair well and my teenage daughter colored her strawberry blond hair Light Copper Gold and it turned out a bright Auburn. It is a very pretty color that is even all over.
    I think that this is a great bargain for the quality. Try it, your hair will look gorgeous!