The year is coming to an end – for some it was a great year and for others not so much. Our first reaction to making changes for the New Year is usually a rash beauty decision – going from brunette to blonde in one breath or chopping bangs in the next. Celeb stylist and colorist, Meredith Morris, says to pause and count to 10 before making any hairstyling decisions . . . because sometimes those decisions are blunders that can last all year long.
As an expert stylist and colorist at Joseph Martin Hair & Beauty on Canon Drive, Morris’ specialty is multi-dimensional hair color utilizing techniques with foils, balayage, smudging, and ombré to create beautiful and natural looking, stand-out color.
“Just because you need a winter pick-me-up, doesn’t mean you should start the New Year with extreme colors,” says Morris. “Avoiding color mistakes can be done through a gradual approach – tell your colorist that you want more tone-on-tone hues. The result will be beachy, but less lemon juice and sun and more like you’ve spent the month in Hawaii.”
Morris, known for her entertainment credentials including MTV Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards, uses the ombré technique to refresh your color. She blends together the same shade color in different tones for a more natural look. “I use L’Oreal INOA ammonia-free haircolor – it is super gentle and less damaging when lightening up the ends,” adds Morris.
1) Don’t start the New Year with regret!
2) Don’t be extreme with your color – tell your colorist to use a gradual approach with your shade.
3) Freshen up your look.
4) Make changes over time – lighten or darken hair in stages; see what trends the Awards season brings.
5) Take care of your locks – invest in a monthly treatment regimen. Morris suggests Kerastase Fusio-Dose, made-to-measure power shots of highly concentrated ingredients that are “prescribed” based on what your hair is craving.