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5 Ways to Maintain Hair Color

Tues, 29 Dec.

At MyCuts, we know that you invest a lot of time and money into changing up your look. With so much time and money invested into your hair, it’s important that you know how to best maintain your hair color over time. Regardless of whether you’re looking to go lighter or darker in your hair color, keeping your color fresh can take some work. That being said, MyCuts has the hair tips that you need to keep your hair color fresh for longer. Today, we’ll be discussing 5 ways to maintain hair color so that you can stay looking fresh and stylish as time goes on! Let’s get started!

1. Work to Protect Your Investment

The first thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your hair color is the fact that you spend a lot of time and money on getting your hair colored. For this reason, you need to make sure that it doesn’t go to waste. By taking a little extra time to be especially gentle when brushing and styling your hair, you can make all the difference! Work to protect your investment by being gentle!

2. Remember That Water Can Be Your Enemy

Another thing that you really need to keep in mind if you want to maintain your hair color for longer is that water is the enemy. In fact, water is the number one thing that causes hair color to fade over time. This is due to the fact that water has a higher pH than your hair: water’s pH is roughly around 7 and your hair is anywhere between 4.5 to 5.5. Anything that is higher in pH than 5.5 will cause the cuticle to open.

Even though water is fairly neutral at a pH of 7, it still opens up the hair cuticle every time your hair is wet and this allows the color to wash away. For this reason, one of the best things you can do to maintain your hair color over time is to simply wash less. If at all possible, limit the amount of time that your hair is in the water as well.

3. Hats Are Your Friends

Another thing that causes hair color to fade over time is exposure to the sun. When you’re outside, you can offset these effects by wearing a hat. Hats are your friends when it comes to maintaining hair color! Another tip that you should really consider involves limiting the amount of time that you spend in the tanning bed, as well. Not only are tanning beds negatively impactful in terms of your skin health, but they can also cause your hair color to fade. Limit exposure to the sun and to damaging heat!

4. Add Some More Color!

When in doubt, adding more hair color is one of the best ways to maintain your look. There are color depositing conditioners on the market today that you can use to manage your color at home. You can also tone your hair at home using purple shampoos. If you have noticed that your hair color is starting to fade, it’s time to add more color to maintain the look you desire!

5. Choose Color Safe Hair Products

Finally, one of the most important things you can do when working to maintain your hair color involves the use of color safe hair products. Choosing a shampoo and conditioner that is rated for color protection, for example, is always going to help. At the same time, you should avoid sulfate shampoos like the plague as these will remove more color than hair products that are sulfate-free.

Trips to the Hair Salon Made Easy With MyCuts!

Now that you know some of the best ways to maintain your hair color over time, it should be noted that when you’re in need of a touch-up, the best thing to do is schedule an appointment with your hairstylist. That being said, booking with your hairstylist isn’t always easy: schedules get booked up and remembering when your appointment is once booked can be a hassle. MyCuts is here to help!

With software like MyCuts, the entire hair salon experience is easier for hair salons and their customers alike! With MyCuts, your local hair salon can offer you a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device!

MyCuts is also great for hair stylists as it simplifies the process of managing their list of clients. With helpful features like client management, appointment reminders, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been easier. Want to see what MyCuts can offer you? Check out our demo!

Top 5 Biggest Hair Trends for 2021

Tues, 23 Nov.

Each new season there are new hair trends, and this can make predicting the styles, colors, and cuts that will be in fashion in the year ahead a challenge. In the previous year, some of the biggest hair trends have included fashionable looks such as the E-girl hairstyle and the peekaboo hair that has offered a whole new way to experiment with bright and vibrant color. In terms of cuts, shorter bobs have been all the rage. Further, in the wake of COVID-19, low-maintenance hair colors have been on everyone’s list thanks to the uncertainty of salon visits. But what does 2021 look like in regards to the biggest hair trends and how can you keep up to date with the changing times?

Today, MyCuts will be talking about the top 5 biggest hair trends that we expect to see in the coming year. These hair trends are what we think will be popular in the year ahead thanks to the expert insight of hair professionals. When you see what is likely to be in style next year, it is likely you’ll be all the more excited to make your next hair salon appointment. Let’s get started!

Holiday Hair

The first hair trend of 2021 that you should know about is holiday hair. While bronde and balayage have been popular in recent years, 2021 is likely to see a shift towards caramel color that celebrity stylists are calling “holiday hair”. Rather than using one single shade, celebrity stylists believe that highlighting techniques will start to shift towards emulating the natural lightness of the hair in order to create a look that one would normally have from travelling the world. Looking for a new hair color that will be all the rage in 2021? Read up on holiday hair! It’s sure to be in fashion next year (and possibly beyond)!

Bigger and Bolder Accessories

If you’re a fan of styling your hair with eye-catching accessories, you’ll be happy to know that bigger and bolder hair accessories are going to be in style next year! While some may have believed that the use of hair accessories would be on their way out as of next year, nothing could be further from the truth. According to celebrity stylist Travis Balcke, “There is always a time and place for accessories and the reason we are sending more accessories recently is because the options are getting better and better.” Looking to stock up on fun, flirty hair accessories in the near future? You’ll be considered a trendsetter in 2021!

The Shag is Here to Stay

In terms of haircuts, the shag style is going to be seriously popular in 2021. The reason that many professional stylists believe that the shag haircut is likely to reign supreme in 2021 is due to its versatility. You can do just about anything with a shag haircut whether it be softening them out or going almost mullet-like as has recently become a popular look sported by pop singer Miley Cyrus. The shag haircut may be a blast from the past, but history tends to repeat itself and we’re confident that this particular hairstyle will be on many people’s minds in 2021.

Beach-Textured Blonde

Do beach waves ever really go out of style? Certainly not any time soon. According to many professional stylists, the beach-textured blonde look is going to be amped up in 2021. Stylists believe that 2021 will be the year of the worn-in texture in color that beach blondes are so well known for. Looking to see if blondes really do have more fun next year? You are likely to be in good company!

Low-Maintenance Looks

One hair trend that we expect to see continued in 2021 is the love for low-maintenance looks. While 2020 may have made low-maintenance looks a staple by sheer necessity, we believe these styles will be fully embraced next year. Shorter cuts and natural colors will be key in 2021 and this will likely be due to the fact that we still expect trips to the hair salon to be less of a common occurrence in 2021, at least for the first half of the year. But who doesn’t like having to worry less about how they style and color their hair? We know we do!

Hair Salon Appointments Made Easy With the MyCuts App

Now that you know the biggest hair trends to expect in 2021, it is likely that you’re excited to book your next appointment at the hair salon. With the MyCuts app, booking an appointment at your local salon has never been easier. With software like MyCuts, the entire hair salon experience is easier for hair salons and their customers alike! With MyCuts, your local hair salon can offer you a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device!

MyCuts is also a lifesaver for hair salon owners as it greatly simplifies the process of managing their client list. With great features such as appointment reminders, client management, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been a smoother process. If you want to make any of these 5 hair trends for 2021 your go-to look, it’s time to use MyCuts to book an appointment with your local salon today. Want to see the MyCuts app in action? Check out our demo!