A celebrity colorist to some of the world’s most famous faces has revealed that most people wash their hair wrong – and offered her top tips on looking after your locks.
Rita Hazan, from New York, is a hair stylist to the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Madonna and says incorporating glossing into your hair care routine is a must – as it boosts shine and improves color longevity, as well as promoting healthy scalp and hair growth.
Beyoncé, who is known to use the gloss in blonde from Rita’s hair range, debuted her new hair on Instagram on Thursday – which is set to be summer’s hottest hair trend.
‘Face framing is adding light pieces around your hairline by doing so you immediately brighten your face and add character,’ explains Rita.
‘If you have dark hair it’s a great way to add some blondish color to your hair without destroying your texture. Beyoncé loves a face frame. The moment you see her it’s like boom beauty and power. ‘
Rita Hazan, from New York, is celebrity stylist to the likes of Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Madonna. Beyoncé, who is known to use the gloss in blonde from Rita’s hair range, debuted her newest hair look on Instagram on Thursday (above)
Another of the famous faces Rita has worked with is Katy Perry. Pictured at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles on 4 March, 2019
And if you want to get the exact color as Beyoncé, Rita recommends asking for ‘Honey or Baby Blonde.’
‘I’ve worked with Beyoncé for many years, creating lots of different looks,’ says the celebrity hair stylist. ‘She loves being a blonde and we have mixed up her look with everything from baby blonde to golden blonde.’
Glossing is very important
No matter what you do, your hair color will fade and get dull naturally from environmental and mechanical (blow-dry, curling iron, flat iron) damage.
Using a gloss will prevent hair color from losing its luster and will keep your hair healthy, shiny, and vibrant at all times.
I shampoo, gloss, and condition every time I wash my hair. Sometimes if I work out every day, I will wash every day, and I do not feel bad about it because my products are gentle and hydrating.
Beyoncé has hair homework while she’s touring
‘Contrary to what you may think, it is important to wash color-treated hair. So shampoo, gloss, and my weekly remedy conditioning system to keep it shiny and the color vibrant.
Rita Hazan (pictured) says incorporating glossing into your hair care routine is a must as it boosts shine and improves color longevity
I encourage her to take lots of the Treatments on tour with her, as her hair is styled with lots of heat and needs some major TLC.’
Using products that are specific for color-treated hair is a must
‘Shampoo is extremely important. What you do in the shower will either help you or make your hair harder to style. Products for color-treated hair have specific ingredients to keep your hair healthy and hydrated.
Using too much dry shampoo can dull your hair and clog your pores, leading to thinning hair. Be sure to wash it at least one to two times a week.
It’s very important to protect your hair from heat and sun. Always use products that have UVA and heat protection such as my Lock+Block spray.’
Do not over-color your hair
‘Especially if you have grey hair. Coloring every three weeks can make your color too dark and dull. In-between salon visits, you can use my Root Concealer, which not only covers greys, but will give you an extra week or two in between your next touch-up.
Madonna – one of Rita’s clients – pictured at the Moschino [TV] H&M London Launch Party hosted by Jeremy Scott at Annabels on November 6, 2018 in London
When choosing a color, look at women that are close in age to yourself with a similar skin tone and ethnicity. This will give you a better visual of what the same color will look like on yourself and what is realistic.’
Following trends are a big mistake
‘I say incorporate a trend into your look. For example, if leopard is “in”, you wouldn’t wear it head to toe. You would get a bag or shoes etc and it’s the same with hair color.
If lighter is trendy, just add a few lighter highlights to your look that will brighten it up without washing you out.’
Don’t get stuck in a rut
‘Just because this color looked good on you 10 years ago doesn’t mean it still does. Skin tone changes and you must change your hair color and makeup as well.’
Be realistic about your hair
‘If you only color it two to three times a year, don’t go for a high maintenance color. Do something that will look good growing out. A vegetable dye will wash out and not grow out, meaning you won’t get a distinct line. It will fade out slowly.’
The celebrity stylist has also worked her magic on Jessica Simpson’s hair. Pictured, the singer performs at the 99.9 Kiss Country 24th Annual Chili Cook Off at CB Smith Park on January 25, 2009 in Pembroke Pines, Florida