How To Refresh Your Color During The Holidays, According To An Expert

The Quickest Ways To Refresh Your Color During The Holidays

Jelani Addams Rosa
08 November 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

08 November 2018

The holiday season is officially here and between dressing up for Halloween, cooking for Thanksgiving, and buying gifts for Christmas, we’re sure that last thing you’re thinking about is your hair. Unfortunately, your precious strands don’t really care about a hectic schedule and if you don’t give them the proper love and attention, things can start to go awry. While your day-to-day hair care routine does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy, it’s hard to mask hair color that is in desperate need of a refresh.

Whether you have dark brown hair, highlights, or a vibrant hue, the first thing everyone will notice is that you’re desperately in need of a refresh. Lucky for you, there a few quick ways to refresh your color during the holidays when you just don’t have enough time for a full day at the salon.

If your strands are in desperate need of some holiday cheer, keep reading.


If You Have Time For The Salon

We know what you’re probably thinking: Didn’t I just tell you I don’t have time to go to the salon? You did and we heard you, but these salon services are a bit different. Instead of spending all day at the salon waiting for your colorist to mix, apply, and expertly tone your hair, these color services can be done in less than 30 minutes.


If You Want To Brighten: L'Oreal Professionnel Instant Highlights

If you’re hoping to get highlights just in time for your holiday card, we suggest making an appointment at a L’Oréal Professionnel-affiliated salon for their exclusive Instant Highlights color service. As the name implies, LP Instant Highlights are a quick service that can be achieved almost instantly.

To create the highlights, your colorist will apply a special cream and developer to your strands and then use aluminum foil and the Instant Highlights tool—which closely resembles a flat iron—to lock in your color. A whole head of highlights can be done in about 15 minutes, without wait time or rinsing. Once your highlights are done, you’re free to walk out of the salon!


If You Want To Try Color: L’Oreal Professionnel #ColorfulHair FLASH

If you were hoping to bring in the holiday cheer with a more vibrant hue, we suggest L’Oréal Professionnel’s #ColorfulHair FLASH. Much like Instant Highlights, this is a quick service that is available in L’Oréal Professionnel-affiliated salons and allows you to slay colorful hairstyles from bright green to deep magenta. L’Oréal Professionnel’s innovative formula has a gel-like texture that doesn’t transfer to skin or clothes and never gets flaky. Unlike the Instant Highlights, #ColorfulHair FLASH is a temporary color that will wash out after one shampoo. #ColorfulHair FLASH is an excellent option for anyone looking for a show-stopping holiday party hairstyle.


If You’re Making It Work At Home

Okay, you’re busy, and you can’t make it to the salon. We get it. However, that doesn’t mean your hair color has to suffer from seasonal depression. If you want to switch up your hair before the new year but absolutely can’t make it out of your house, we suggest Shu Uemura’s Tokyo Vibes Hair Makeup.

The Tokyo Vibes Hair Makeup is literally makeup—for your strands. Choose from a variety of colors including gold, green, and pink and simply apply it to your strands with your fingers or a hair color brush. The color won’t damage your strands and washes out after just one shampoo—making it a great option for anyone who’s afraid of commitment.

Rest assured knowing that if nothing else goes right this holiday season—at least you’ll have killer hair color!

Looking for more quick and easy hair color tips from a professional? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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