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Summer Favorites


1. Ion Beach Cooler Tote
Since I don’t have a pool myself, I spend my summer hopping from house to house, enjoying the hospitality of friends and family who are lucky enough to have one. Lest I become too much of a mooch, I always tote along my own drinks. This cooler will be getting a ton of use once it gets warm enough to swim. Bonus: it’s FREE with the purchase of 3 full size Ion Hair Care or 6 Ion Color Brilliance Hair Color or 1 full size Ion styling tool.

2. FingerPaints Inkblot Blue
Neon has been on trend for awhile now, and it’s not going away any time soon. FingerPaints has a limited edition of hot neon colors that will look so cool on your nails. Pro tip: Apply a base coat of white polish before using neon colors to make them really POP.

3. GVP Blue Wave Travel Flat Iron Limited Edition
Everyone wants to look flawless on summer trips, but who wants to take up valuable space in your suitcase with a bunch of appliances? Not me! I always pack a mini iron that can pull double duty by straightening and curling, so I have more room for the essentials a.k.a. lots of shoes.

4. L’Oreal Technique Liquid Chalk Temporary Intense Hair Makeup
Tis the season to be playful! These temporary colors are so fun and vibrant – even on dark hair. They last for a few washes, which makes them perfect to experiment with.

5. Femme Couture Get Corrected CC Cream
I can’t stand to feel like I’m wearing makeup when it’s hot, so I trade in my regular foundation for a tinted moisturizer once summer hits. This CC Cream makes my skin look natural, but enhanced.

6. Ion Summer Solutions
Sun, sand, chlorine and salt water…super fun but also super damaging for your hair. Be sure to step up the moisture to keep those tresses in shape, and use a shampoo that removes impurities while adding protection.

7. ICON Eyewear Ladies Fashion Sunglasses
Wayfarers are my thing. I have them in every color, and appreciate the fact that they never snag on my hair and pull out my ponytail like sunglasses with nose pads can. This turquoise shade looks amazing with a (hopefully faux) tan.

8. Caribbean Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Long gone are the days of not caring about skin protection. Now that I’m older and wiser, I ALWAYS bring high spf sunscreen wherever I go. Since I make sure to reapply throughout the day, I prefer a spray like this one by Caribbean Gold for easy application.

9. Heel to Toe Natural Lava Pumice Stone
Just say no to flip-flop feet. I keep a lava pumice stone in the shower, so it’s always handy for a quick scrub to keep my heels soft and exfoliated.






Secret Color Headband Hair Extensions™ – Inspired by Demi Lovato


Demi Lovato has partnered with leading brand Secret Color™ to create four Demi-inspired headband hair extensions. Secret Color Extensions™ blend effortlessly into your hair, and you can change them every day to reflect how you feel. The revolutionary headband is virtually invisible — it’s color without the commitment.

Here’s how to get the look:

Place both hands into the Secret Color™ Headband:

1. Slip the Secret Color™ Headband over your head with the extension at the back of your head and position band around the top of your head like a headband.

2. Pull the sides of your hair out in front of the hair band to blend in with your extension.

3. Take one final look and you’re ready to go!

4. If desired, style using a curling iron or flat iron. Styling tools should not exceed 320°F.

Note: Headband is a one size fits most design. If headband feels loose secure with bobby pins to keep the hair extension in place.

Spring Colors on Sale

Beautiful finds are blooming at Sally Beauty this month with our annual Spring Sale. I’m obsessed with all things bright and springy after a dark and dreary winter, so I’ve rounded up a few my favorite colorful deals below. Check them out!

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spring colors

Spring Flare Tote – Pick your poison – paisley, pink or orange – and tote your favorite poolside must-haves all season long.

Nail Polish  - Unexpected color combos are where it’s at right now. Try pairing a nude manicure with a neon accent nail for a fun pop of color. Navy and coral together always looks pretty and preppy, if that’s more your style.

Tanwise Tanning Products –  It’s finally warm enough that I can use my beloved Tanwise and tell friends, “Oh this tan? I worked in the yard all weekend.” They won’t suspect a thing.

Ion Color Brilliance Hair Color – Time to refresh those tresses! For spring, I just switched from Ion 4N to 5N, and I’m liking how it subtly updated my look. Change doesn’t have to be drastic to make a difference.

Clairol Shimmer Lights – A purple shampoo is a must for blondes who want to keep their color bright and pure, with no yellowing.

Claudia Stevens - Roots…not my favorite.  These touch-up products are so handy for covering grays between color jobs, and keep my hair looking fresh.

Beautique -  For less than $4 (Also B2G1 this month!) you can try out as many colors as you could possibly want. The eyebrow pencil is a personal favorite of mine with its awesome built-in brush.

L’Oreal Liquid Hair Chalk


Looking to experiment with contemporary hair color? L’Oreal Technique Liquid Chalk Temporary Intense Hair Makeup is perfect for people who want to have play with their look…but only for a little bit. :)

Available in five shades, Liquid Chalk is super vibrant (even on darker hair color), doesn’t require pre-lightening, and washes out in a few shampoos. It’s all of the fun with none of the commitment.

Here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Select the section you would like to color with the liquid chalk. We did three different sections with Pop Pink, Blue Hue and Very Violet for the look above.

Using a tint brush or your hands, apply the product until the hair is fully saturated. We definitely recommend using gloves for this step!

Step 2: Comb through the section to evenly distribute the color, and remove any tangles.

Step 3: Dry the section with a hair dryer. You may need to comb the section again if it’s still a little crunchy.

Step 4: Rock your colorful hair!

No Fuss Color Boost

You know those people who never have roots or dull hair color? I don’t either because they only exist on TV. :) Reality has pesky little things like budgets and busy schedules.

That’s why I love products that can help me stretch the time between color jobs, and help me hide my (getting grayer by the minute) roots.

Here are a few of my favorites:


1. Ion Color Brilliance Root Cover Refreshing Powder
This little beauty not only covers gray roots, it also works like a dry shampoo to refresh hair. Don’t you love products that pull double duty?!

2. Roux Color Refresh Mask
Use this mask in the shower between colorings, to add a boost of color and shine in only three minutes.

3. Roux Fanci-Full Styling Mousse
Temporary color + styling hold = amazingness! This mousse can be used to refresh dull color, or as a way to experiment with new shades without commitment.

4. TouchBack Temporary Hair Color Marker 
This is real hair color in the form of a marker. Pretty nifty, right? What’s great about TouchBack is that it dries quickly, and won’t flake or cause dullness like some other root products.

5. Quantum Riveting Reds
Red hair color is notoriously difficult to keep looking fresh. Using a daily color-depositing will help you fight the fade.

6. Ion Color Brilliance Demi Permanent in Clear
This deposits a beautiful clear coat to the hair to punch up the vibrancy of existing color, for that “just out of the salon” look.