Larger-than-life sunnies, boho-style dresses, festivals and cool beverages: Warm weather season is upon us, and we here at Beauty Coach are thrilled, because summer is life. But as the barometer rises and the blossoms bloom, we know that there are preparations to be made – and this is particularly true when it comes to giving our strands a makeover.
And not just any makeover. A peachy makeover. Because whether on your plate or delicately adorning your tresses, getting peachy is the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming solstice.
We’re beyond excited to see cool tones give way to warm, complexion-flattering pastels – because almost anyone can rock the look, with ease.
“For a long time, people were loving ashy tones,” says Riawna. “And warmer tones are more flattering, which is part of the reason that people are gravitating towards them. For the most part, peach is complimentary, and that’s what makes the color such a popular warm-tone option. You’ll see many different variations of peach – and that’s perfect! Because the variance allows you to customize this versatile color to your client’s skin,” confirms Riawna.
Here, we offer some tips for achieving the juicy hue, plus pro-style tricks for keeping the color from washing down the drain.
How-to: Get peachy
Whether you start out brunette or blonde, you can achieve a peach-toned hue – but depending on what level you walk in as – the process for getting there will be different.
“For someone who’s brunette,” explains Riawna, “you’d begin by pre-lightening the hair to a pale yellow.”
Though this process can be time consuming, it’s absolutely worth every minute.
“Alternatively,” she adds, “if you’re a natural blonde (of course this depends on how light you are) the process may require little to no pre-lightening.”
Once the hair has been pre-lightened, Riawna likes to customize her peach hue. She recommends the following go-to formula as a jumping off point, which she recently applied to client Paris Jackson’s locks, in a look she dubbed #PeachyParis:
Joico Color Intensity Semi Permanent
2/3 Peach and 1/3 Rose
Keep it up
But keeping your hue vibrant can be tricky – particularly in the warm weather months when strands are exposed to the elements. Salt, sun, and environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on color – and quick. So, it’s important that you’re committed to an at-home hair care routine, and regular salon touchups.
“Being that peach is a pastel, it will gradually fade out of the hair,” warns Riawna. “You may find yourself going back to the salon within a few weeks to have it reapplied, depending on how often you shampoo, and what your daily activities are like.”
But there are definitely ways that you can preserve the color. Here’s how:
Tip 1: For at-home hair care, we recommend starting with an ultra-gentle shampoo and conditioner. We like Joico Color Endure Shampoo and Joico Color Endure Conditioner, which deliver superior color-preservation and protection from UV rays.
Tip 2: Though it’s important to protect your hue from color-sapping warm weather conditions, it’s also important to protect against damage incurred due to heat styling – because excessive heat styling can cause color to fade fast. We like Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray 01, which delivers protection from heat up to 450 degrees, and leaves strands shiny, smooth and frizz-free.
Tip 3: Beauty experts will tell you: Never leave home without your sunscreen. And while this youth-protecting secret will help to preserve the vitality of your skin, it can also help to extend the life of your color. Reach for Joico JoiFix Firm Finishing Spray 08, which shields strands from oxidizing UV rays, plus helps to keep your look locked in place, all day long – no matter the weather. Winning!
So, if you’re looking for inspiration and the perfect, flattering hue: Think Peach. But remember – this looks requires a certain amount of time and TLC.
“Do your research,” recommends Riawna. “Show your stylist photos. It will help to avoid miscommunication!”
And be prepared to refresh this hue, to keep it looking juicy, all summer long.
Beauty Coach Team