Archive for the ‘Color’ Category

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.

Metallic Hair : Trend

Purple Hair Stock Girl crop

Have you noticed the winter trend of taking last year’s pastel hair colors and amping them up with extreme shine to create a metal effect? We have and we’re on board with this cool color effect. Celebs have been rocking the trend and it’s all over the runways, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Shutterstock Swatches

To get this look, use Ion® Color Brilliance® Master Colorist Series Hair Color. Get your creative hair color juices flowing with these Sally Beauty permanent creme colors : Smoky Pink, Sable, Black Cherry and Midnight Blue Black.


To achieve any metallic hair color, you’ll need to start with a bleached base, creating a blank canvas for your shiny metal. If you go with the hot trend of metallic grey or favor a bright metallic blonde, Clairol Shimmer Lights Original Conditioning Shampoo is a great maintenance tool, canceling brassiness and adding immense shine.

Fulfill your metal head fantasy at

Pinterest Girls

Images : Pinterest (Mari Moon)

Try a New Polish : Week 4

It’s been so fun seeing the nail swatches from All Lacquered Up, for the New Year, New You #SallyBeautyChallenge. If you missed any of the 20 lovely shades, be sure to check our Pinterest board for a recap.

Without further adieu, here are the last 5 polishes in the series:

nails week 4

Day 16 – Orly Prince Charming

Day 17 – OPI Romantically Involved

Day 18 – FingerPaints What a Night

Day 19 – Orly Terracotta

Day 20 – OPI Cement the Deal


And that’s a wrap! Thank you for playing along with us during the #sallybeautychallenge.


Nail Studio by the Numbers


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No judgment here. We feel the same way.  

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Try a new Lipstick : Week 4

It’s the last week of the New Year, New You #SallyBeautyChallenge. I’ve had such a great time this month, experimenting with new shades and taking all of you along for the ride. Did you discover any new shades you just had to try?

Here’s how the last week went. Keep scrolling to see my favorite of the bunch!

lip week 4

Day 16 – Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Coral Punch

If I was in charge of naming lipsticks, and it’s probably a good thing I’m not, I would have named this Not Quite Ripe Tomato.  It’s an orange on its way to red, just like a tomato you pick right before its prime and leave to ripen on a window sill. Can you tell this winter weather has me longing for summer? Only 143 days! But who’s counting? (Me! Me! I’m counting!)

Day 17 – Sally Girl in First Crush

I think  Sally Girl is one of our best kept secrets. They’re tiny, inexpensive and the color is oh-so powerful. I have a ton of their connecting eyeshadows, and the lipsticks and glosses are perfect to slip in your clutch for a night out. Sally Girl is also a good way to experiment with different shades, since you’re not making a big investment. Can’t beat $0.99, and you won’t be disappointed with the grapey lushness of First Crush.

Day 18 – Real Colors Hydra Gloss in NYC YA

This lipstick manages to be glossy but super opaque, which can sometimes be a hard combination to find. I first tried Petal Pushers earlier in the month, and I continue to be impressed by the quality of the Real Colors Hydra Gloss Sticks. They’re just so pigmented and pretty! NYC YA is great update for the standard red lip, too.

Day 19 – Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Colour in Bellini Fizz

I tried to like this one, I really did. I’m loving wearing matte lips, but no amount of accessorizing (remember my rule about how the right accessories can make any lipstick look good!) made this shade work with my complexion. That said, if you are looking for a true matte lipstick with just a hint of color, this may be one of your new favorites.

Day 20 – Palladio Lip Lacquer in Belize Berry 

I saved the best for last! I’ve raved about these little lacquers all month so it’s no surprise that one of them ended up being my top pick.  Belize Berry has all the things I look for in a good lip product – gloss, staying power, coverage and a beautiful pink shade. Love it to pieces!