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The Hair Color Trend I’m Seriously On Board With


When it comes to natural-looking hair color trends, first there was Ombre and then Sombre (subtle Ombre) and now it’s all about babylights. Babylights (as seen most recently on model Karlie Kloss) are very finely painted highlights that result in a stunning and super natural-looking finish. If you, like me, are someone who has always wanted to have the color you did as a child, babylights are just the ticket. What’s also great about them is that you’ll need to color your hair less often to get the best results, according to L’Oréal Paris Consulting Celebrity Colorist Kari HillContinue reading

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The Hair Color of My Dreams

pastel pink hair color

Sorry to say that BEOC has been on a bit of a hiatus. Our lives became more hectic when Carrie welcomed a third child into the world and when my family decided to pick up and move. And while we hate to admit that life has gotten in the way of our passion — beauty, and talking about it endlessly — it simply has. We will be back in action again soon, we promise, but until then, here’s a quick photo of the hair color I dream of — pastel pink. If I weren’t lacking in the cool department, the mother of a two-year-old and working in an office full time, I’d so try this. It’s soft, pretty and edgy at the same time. Love.

Would you try a pastel hair color? If so, would you go pick or try another hue?


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Reader Rave: J.F. Lazartigue Colour Reflecting Hair Conditioner

j.f. lazartigue colour reflecting hair conditionerIf you’re a redhead or thinking about going red, today’s Reader Rave is totally up your alley. The product: J.F. Lazartigue Colour Reflecting Hair Conditioner in Copper, $26.

Why: “This Revived my red hair after one use, and lasted at least a week. It contains no peroxide and no ammonia. It stretches out the life of your color so flawlessly that people asked if I had gotten my hair done.” — Breean

Do you have a product worth raving about? Tell us about it by commenting below!

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Do You Need A Shower Filter? I Did.

aquasana-shower-filterGrowing up as a blonde in Southern California, I was always dealing with my hair turning green from chlorine when I filled my days swimming. But this winter in New York I started to see that familiar pea soup hue return, and with no pool in sight. It wasn’t pretty.

My colorist, Summer Parham, Redken artist at Cutler Salon in New York, noticed too — aside from the green tone, a chemical reaction started to make my highlighting foils puff up like little pillows on my head. Scary! Parham had seen this before and instantly knew that a mineral from my shower water was absorbing into my hair and causing a chemical reaction. Since I live in a 100-year-old apartment building, it was probably coming from the pipes, but Parham explained that this is common with minerals in well water too. Whether it was chlorine, copper, iron or magnesium — all potential culprits in changing hair color either green or orange — the solution was the same. I needed a filter on my shower.

I chose an Aquasana Shower Filter, $55 and it was a cinch to install. And it worked! My color lasted longer than in has in months and I feel better about drinking the water as I shower too (come on, you do it too, right?!). Parham also suggested, as another option, to use a chelating shampoo like Pureology Purifying Shampoo, $25  one a week to remove minerals that can build up in your hair.

Has your hair ever mysteriously turned green?

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