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Sun's out - FUNS's out! When it comes to hair and makeup, summer is the perfect time to try a new look. We caught up with the pros from Gene Juarez Salons and Spas to get the 4-1-1 on the freshest styles of the season. (Courtesy Gene Juarez)<p></p>
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3 Sunshine Inspired Hair Trends for Summer

Sun's out - FUN'S out! When it comes to hair and makeup, summer is the perfect time to try a new look.

We caught up with the pros from Gene Juarez Salons and Spas to get the 4-1-1 on the freshest styles of the season.

"The hottest trends for hair for summer really are about dimension, and some warmth," explained Kim Lundin, a Creative Director at Gene Juarez.

Sun kissed locks and pretty pops of color are perfect for those long days at the beach or barbecue.

"People always tend to go a little bit lighter in the summertime," Lundin continued, "it’s nice to have some brighter pops of color in your hair to make you feel like the sun is out."

Lundin and her team were inspired by the daily journey of the sun and the gorgeous colors it creates.

"We really talk a lot about the tones and the warmth in a sunrise and a sunset and how they can apply to hair color," she noted.

3 Top Hair Trends from Gene Juarez Salons and Spas

Golden Sunrise Blonde: This blonde hair trend features lots of depth and dimension, with more warm tones than the icy-cool, ash and grey-toned highlights we have been seeing in the past couple of seasons. This look requires slightly less maintenance than cooler, lighter blonde highlights, although ideally, anyone with highlights should visit their colorist every 10-12 weeks to maintain their color. A client should ask for balayage highlights and a warm, dimensional blonde to achieve this look.

Sunset Ombré: This is balayage highlights on a brunette base, that start further down the hair strand, creating an ombré effect. Around the face, the highlight will start at the scalp to frame and brighten the face. The maintenance for this look would include color every 10 weeks, and the client should ask for neutral-colored ombré highlights with bright, face-framing highlights. Staying with neutral tones (like a mushroom-tone) looks great on brunettes and tends to keep the hair from appearing brassy.

Warm Apricot Red: Red tones, ranging from strawberry to copper, are huge for summer. A natural-toned red base with apricot-colored highlights creates this soft look. This look, however, requires a bit more maintenance than highlights, due to the base color. The highlights need to be done about every 10 weeks and the base color needs to be done between 4 and 6 weeks depending on how quickly a client’s hair grows. The client should ask for a warm red base with apricot or sherbet-toned highlights.

Makeup Artist Monet Adams, also from Gene Juarez Salons and Spas, enhanced the looks with colorful makeup hues. It all begins with the right canvas.

"You can achieve that by mixing an illuminator or a moisturizer into your foundation," said Adams. The idea is to keep the skin looking fresh, but not too 'made up.'

Next, the finishing touches.

"Then adding a pop of color either on the eyes or the lips," said Adams. Examples included a light blue wash (on the lids) or a bright lip in orange or pink.

Whether you're a blonde, brunette or redhead - there is a sensational summer look for you!



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