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GRAPE CRUSH: 10 Easy Ways to Dial Up Fall Color

As summer begins to wind down and September takes over, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning both your wardrobe and your beauty look to fall.

While summer is often all about brights, autumn is the perfect time to embrace deeper, richer colors. Here at Sally Beauty, we’re taking our cues from Pantone’s color of the year, gorgeous Radiant Orchid, and integrating splashes of every imaginable shade of purple from our lips to our tips. Purple can be demure, bold or anywhere inbetween and, best of all, it’s universally flattering!

Here are 10 easy ways to incorporate purple into your seasonal beauty refresh:


MAKEUP = 10…9…8…

Purple Glitter eye liner, purple eye color pallette, wine lip color

  • Try experimenting with colored eye liner. Purple complements brown, blue or green eyes beautifully! We love Femme Couture’s Glitter Eye Pencil in Purple. Try a hint of color between lashes or a full on, runway-inspired cat eye.
  • With four shades of silky smooth shadows, the Palladio Eye Shadow Quad in Spellbound has purples perfect for day or night. Customized by a team of makeup artists, try each color solo or blend for a more artful smoky eye.


NAILS =  7…6…

 Purple OPI nail Color


HAIR = 5…4…3…2…1!

Purple Hair Color, Accessories and Tools

  • Celebrities from Katy Perry to Nicole Richie have gone wild for purple hair – it’s one of the biggest trends at the moment! But if a playful hint of color is more your speed, we’ve got you covered. Pick up a pack of DCNL Colored Bobby Pins  or  Sassy Colors Clip in Hair in Purple – both are low commitment, with no chemicals or ime-consuming visits to the salon required.
  • Purple hair is admittedly not for everyone – if you’re a classicist when it comes to your mane, pick up a bright new hair tool. The Spirit Mini Purple Flat Iron marries style and substance. It’s portable and perfect for travel with Tourmaline-infused Ceramic Plates which heat up quickly and won’t damage hair. We’re keeping this one tucked in our desks for end-of-day touch ups.


For more, follow our Fall 2014 Color Inspiration board on Pinterest!


Warm Colors For A Cool Fall…featuring : NEW! Clairol Pro Flare™

Ready for Fall hair?  We are.  Sally’s is now exclusively carrying a new line by Clairol which we are over the moon about.  And we’re not just saying that.  We tested it and the results were stunning.  Meet our newest line of hair color : Clairol Pro Flare™.

Clairol Pro Flare

A hair coloring line of one-step, vibrant-toned permanent crème hair colors using Omega Gloss Technology.  The results are gorgeous color, shine and oh-so-touchable hair.
Some features include :

 • 26 intermixable shades in 4 shade families
• High-precision dye molecules for the most vivid color
• Built-in conditioning agents to smooth the hair surface
• 100% Gray Coverage and Built-in gloss

But the proof is in the process!  Renee used Clairol Pro Flare™ to get her Fall ‘do up to snuff.  With stubborn grays and summer-worn hair,  this new product was put to the test.  Below, see how Renee took her hair from grey roots and tired color (left) to a freshened look (right).

before & after

Before and After with Clairol Pro Flare

steps 1 & 2

How to Dye Hair PT1

steps 3 & 4


How to Dye Hair PT2

steps 5 & 6

How to Dye Hair PT3

SUPPLIES : mixing bowl, coloring brush, cape, gloves.
Renee picked these items at Sally’s :
Ion mixing bowl, Ion brush, black reusable gloves, designer shampoo cape

SUPPLIES: 1 box of color, 1 bottle developer
Renee chose 4B Color and Level 20 Developer

• 20 volume : ideal for gray coverage + provides 1 to 2 levels of lightening
• 30 volume : vibrant results on dark hair + provides 3 to 4 levels of lightening

TIP : Put on gloves and cape before getting started

Use entire tube of color with an equal amount of developer, a 1 to 1 ratio.
Use your brush to mix them up completely.

Sectioning hair allows easier access to roots. You want the dye to sit on roots longer than the rest of hair. Paint roots section by section, using the sharp end of your brush to fold over strands revealing fresh roots until entire head of roots is covered with dye.

Leave on approximately 10 minutes.
(A strand test is recommended to determine best time for you)

Using your brush and gloved hands, completely cover all of your hair with dye.
Once complete, let sit for 20-35 more minutes.
Results will depend on your individual hair type, condition and strand test.

We recommend a small amount of conditioner, then style as usual…

Happy Clairol Pro Flare customer

Wow! This is truly a product you can use at home and get professional results.
Renee’s new color is stunning!

Get the Look: Provocative Plum


The moment I pack away my swimsuits for the upcoming cooler weather, I immediately start thinking about how I can update my look. My hair gets light in the summer from the sun and chlorine, and I like how my dark hair contrasts with my no longer sun-kissed skin.

This fall shades of purple are super hot, and I think I’ve found the winner in my search for new color in this Provocative Plum technique. It’s a fun way to update your look for the new season, and I like how it’s edgy but still subtle.

For this color process, you will use two different formulas – one to highlight and one to apply for all over color.

Here’s the breakdown:

Formula One: AGEbeautiful Crème Lightener  and AGEbeautiful 20 Volume Developer

Formula Two: 2 oz. AGEbeautiful 4V Dark Plum Brown Permanent Hair Color mixed with 2 oz. AGEbeautiful 10 Volume Developer

  1. Select 1/4″ or smaller pieces that you want to brighten and apply Formula One to the mid-lengths and ends
    to create highlights, covering each piece with foil. We recommend around the face, bangs, and top of the crown.
  2. Once the last piece is complete, allow it to process for 25 minutes.
  3. Rinse Formula One completely and towel dry your hair.
  4. Apply Formula Two to your entire head and process for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse, shampoo, and condition.