The show's 16th season was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I mean, this is the last year of my contract right now.”
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All over the world, people are practicing social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. For most, it's proving to be challenging in ways we didn't expect, including our beauty routines. Sure, removing our own gels and waxing at home isn't as timely or pressing as most of the issues facing the world at large, but it can help restore some dignity and a sense of routine to people who feel upended by the changes around them. If there's one beauty treatment that's especially intimidating, though, it's hair color."It's best to leave big color changes to the professionals," says Nikki Lee, Garnier Celebrity Hair Colorist. "You don't want to try new colors and techniques at home just because you're bored." While some salons have resumed offering services with restrictions, some people still feel safer sitting out close-contact services. That being said, successfully using toning gloss, root touch-up, or even a temporary color mask for Halloween is totally possible with the right tips and tools. "Before attempting to color your hair at home, it's important that you understand what color your hair is," Lee says. "Are you a medium, warm brown? Or maybe a light, cool blonde?" She recommends paying close attention to color guides on product websites and at-home boxes to match your natural color. Plan to grab two boxes if your hair is super thick or long and, regardless, always do a patch test on a small, bottom section of hair before doing the full job.Still nervous? For extra clarity around your color and formula choice, Lee suggests checking in with your hairdresser. "Call your colorist and talk to them honestly about what your goal is," Lee says. "This will help to avoid color correction later." Keep scrolling for more pro tips, plus the products that make it easy, ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. GlossGood For: Toning brassy hair, softening old highlights, and reviving faded colorWhat It Does: Think of at-home gloss like a topcoat for your hair. A clear gloss smooths hair and adds tons of shine, while a tinted gloss tones, brightens, or darkens existing color to make it look refreshed. For example, if your blonde highlights are looking more brassy than bright, applying a cool-toned tinted gloss will neutralize warm tones. On the other hand, if your dark hair is looking dull or red, a gloss can make it look richer. Gloss is also great for subtly darkening old, summer highlights, just pick a shade that matches your natural color. How To Use It: "Apply gloss in the shower and comb through for even distribution," says celebrity colorist Kari Hill, who works out of L.A.'s trendy MèCHE Salon. To prevent staining around your neck and hairline, Hill recommends applying petroleum jelly or lip balm to create a barrier. "If stains occur, use an eye makeup remover on a cotton round to gently remove."Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss This two-step system from hair pro Kristen Ess is super easy to mix up and apply at home, all in under 30 minutes. It comes in eight versatile shades, like Chocolate Cosmo (which warms up red or brown hair) or Smoky Topaz (which cools off brassy highlights). Kristin Ess Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss, $, available at TargetMadison Reed Color Reviving GlossMadison Reed's formula is just as convenient because there's no mixing necessary. Choose between the eight colors, which range from vibrant red to bright blonde to rich espresso, and apply in the shower to reveal a boost of color and shine. Madison Reed Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss, $, available at madison reedRita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine GlossCelebrity colorist Rita Hazan created a foam gloss that comes in five, no-frills shades to enhance your color in the time it takes to shower. According to Hazan, even Beyoncé uses the Breaking Brass shade when she wants a cooler blonde tone. Rita Hazan Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss, $, available at DermStoreDpHue Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning TreatmentConsider this DpHue formula the ultimate color reviver without all the guesswork. The gloss comes in 11 shades to tone platinum to dark red hair. Even better, the deep conditioning treatment hydrates your strands while perfecting your color — without adding an extra step to your routine.dpHUE dpHUE Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment, $, available at Ulta BeautyRoot Touch-Up Good For: Regrowth of any kindWhat It Does: Whether you want to disguise color regrowth or grays, Lee says that a root touch-up kit is your best bet. "If you can get your color match right, then the process should be fairly easy," she says. "The biggest mistake made with at-home hair coloring is choosing a shade you want to have rather than what you do have." How To Use It: Once you have your color choice locked down and your patch test is finished, Hill suggests starting at your hairline. "Once you've applied as far as you can see or reach, use a wide-tooth comb to loosely break up the line of demarcation."Now's the time to enlist a friend to do the back. When it comes to rinsing, you have two options. First, comb the color down, through your lengths, and let it sit for a few minutes before washing with lukewarm water for an all-over color refresh. Or, if you want to avoid the color covering your highlights, rinse quickly with very cold water to prevent the color from grabbing onto your lengths.DpHue Root Touch-up KitThis kit, which comes in five different shades, is ideal for covering grays. The straightforward applicator and ammonia-free formula makes it easy to mix, apply, and rinse.dpHUE Root Touch-up Kit, $, available at SephoraRevlon Root Erase Touch UpOne of the downsides of at-home hair color is the mess. Luckily, this root touch-up kit comes with an innovative pump that deposits a mixture of formula and developer directly on your roots. Revlon Revlon Root Erase Hair Color and Root Touch Up, $, available at TargetClairol Nice 'N Easy Root Touch-UpThis cult-favorite kit has more than 20,000 reviews on Target.com. It comes in 27 shades that are easy to mix and apply for long-lasting results. Clairol Clairol Nice 'N Easy Root Touch-Up, $, available at Ulta BeautyTemporary Color MaskColor masks make it easy to temporarily test out new hues without permanently compromising your natural shade. With color masks, pigment won't penetrate your strands; instead, Lee explains, it'll give you a boost of color between appointments. In many color masks, you'll also find conditioning ingredients to nourish your hair while you tint it. On dark hair, a color mask will give your strands a light wash of pigment. On pre-lightened hair, a color mask has a better chance of appearing more bold.Moroccanoil Color Depositing MaskThis one by Moroccanoil is half-mask, half-temporary color. Leave it on your hair for five to seven minutes, depending on how rich you want the pigment to show up.Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask, $, available at SephoraJoico Color Intensity Color ButterIf you're already blonde and want to switch things up temporarily for Halloween, try this color butter by Joico. It's functional and fun and will soften color-treated hair while depositing a pop of fun color like navy blue, red, or pink.Joico Joico Hair Color Intensity Purple Color Butter, $, available at WalmartOvertone Chocolate Brown Coloring ConditionerA scoop of this color-depositing mask will add chocolate-brown tones to your hair that'll rinse off in a few washes. The color payoff is intense, so we don't recommend going into this one without gloves (and bathtub cleaner) on hand. Overtone Chocolate Brown Coloring Conditioner, $, available at OvertoneSplat One Wash Temporary Dye While most temporary hair dyes rinse out after a few shampoos, this one from Splat disappears within one rinse. The vegan formula temporarily coats your hair in vibrant colors like Frankenstein green or mango orange, but doesn't penetrate the shaft, making it easy to wash out right after your upcoming Halloween zoom party.Splat 1 Wash Temporary Dye (Eclectic Green), $, available at SplatPermanent Hair ColorGood For: Single-tone, all-over colorWhat It Does: All-over color is strong enough to cover hair, from root to tip, in one application. However, it's very important to note that going darker is way more foolproof than going lighter, so save your blonde ambitions for your colorist or you'll risk uneven, orange-toned results. How To Use It: When applying color all over, Hill recommends dividing your hair into quarters and working with small sections for even coverage. Believe it or not, it's very easy to miss an entire section, so now is when you really will need a friend. "I would start with the two quarters at the front of your head," Hill notes. "Work your way towards the back, so that color can evenly absorb." At the end of the day, getting every last strand saturated is key, so double check your work before processing. Color & Co. Custom Hair ColorPicking your shade is one of the hardest parts, so why not try a custom color service? Fill out Color & Co.'s quiz about your hair history, length, and goals, and its team of experts will create a custom color and ship it to your doorstep.Color & Co. Color & Co Custom Hair Color, $, available at Color & Co.eSalon Custom Hair Color SetThis option from eSalon is similar. Expect a quiz with tons of color examples that the team uses to design and ship your perfect hair color. e salon Custom Hair Color Set, $, available at e salonGarnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color CremeThis cult-classic formula from Garnier comes in 19 neutral and vivid shades that deliver a potent hit of color. Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Color Creme, $, available at WalgreensRevlon Colorsilk Beautiful Permanent Hair ColorYou can also reach for this drugstore-favorite box, which includes an ammonia-free formula, that provides, even color distribution. Best part? It'll only set you back less than five bucks.Revlon Revlon Colorsilk Beautiful Permanent Hair Color, $, available at TargetHighlight KitsWhat It Does: So your colorist' calendar might be blocked off until further notice, but you can still try some hand-painted highlights at home. However, Lee warns that this technique should only be approached if you're already familiar with hair color. "If you're at home and you're just bored, stay away from the bleach," she says. "If you understand color and pay close attention to the side of the box (which will let you know if the level of hair is ok for the product), sure, you can paint a few highlights in your hair."Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color CrèmeInside this Garnier box you'll find all the essentials, from the developer, a balayage brush, and a nourishing conditioner to keep your hair soft and hydrated.Garnier Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Nourishing Hair Color Crème, $, available at TargetL'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach HighlightsThis kit contains all the necessary formulas to lift your hair color a few levels. It also includes a three-pronged brush to help guide your color application, if the idea of precisely free-hand painting stresses you out.L'Oreal Paris L'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Highlights, $, available at TargetMadison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting KitThis Madison Reed set up may look intense, but it's packed with everything you need to highlight your hair in two main steps: lightening and toning. In it, you'll find a lightening activator and cream, along with a toning glaze, so you aren't left with dry, yellow highlights. Madison Reed Madison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit, $, available at UltaLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
The braids, bobs, and barrettes that reigned supreme.
"Age-appropriate" hair colors are obsolete.
Confession: I used to dread wash days because they only seemed to bring me a headache. I braid my hair often, so it can be pretty sensitive and hard to detangle once I undo the braids. I would spend hours just combing through the knots and crying out in pain. Since meeting a hairstylist this summer who's familiar with my hair type and taken the time to educate me, I now know that the right products make everything a breeze. In a not-so-surprising turn of events, I've come to cherish the ritual of washing my hair. From the prewash treatment that softens it to the deep condition that nurtures it, I've learned about the products needed in each step and the purpose they serve. No matter where you are in your natural journey, I bet you'll find something from this list that will nourish your scalp and make you look forward to wash days, too. I'm finally sharing my secrets, so get ready to take notes. Related: 4 Ways to Keep Your Curly Hair Extra Healthy in the Winter
Including an old-school accessory.
These are the hair straighteners that'll create sleek looks in a flash, without excessive damage, long waits, or pesky snags.From Harper's BAZAAR
No flyaways were found.Originally Appeared on Glamour
Experts say it's not every six weeks.
Short hair is trending right now.
Dyeing hair platinum blonde is one of the most drastic changes a person can make to their look — here are 33 celebrities who took the plunge.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 08: Yalitza Aparicio attends the black carpet of the GQ Men of the Year 2020 at Sofitel Mexico City on October 8, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images) Whether it’s a fresh set of bangs to mark a new period in your life or urging Americans to vote in the upcoming election with a strong visual statement à la Lizzo, a hair transformation can stand for a lot more than a simple beauty change. That’s precisely the idea behind Yalitza Aparicio Martínez‘s latest transformation. The Roma star took to Instagram recently to show off her surprising new haircut: her signature hip-length strands cut to fall right above her elbows. Throughout her career, one of the actress’s most distinguishable features has been her extra-long, straight hair. But Aparicio Martínez was motivated to chop it all off to donate it to a meaningful cause in partnership with Head & Shoulders Latin America and Mexican retail company Soriana. According to the star, this moment was six years in the making as she grew and cared for her hair — and now she’s excited to donate her lengths to cancer patients. “For me, the most important thing is to know that with my family @headandshouldersla, I can send confidence and strength to those fighting cancer today. Today, I fulfill a dream, and I invite you to join in so that with your hair, you can stand with a woman who is going through this battle,” she captioned the image in Spanish. In a second post, the Aparicio Martínez also urged those who are looking to cut their hair to also consider donating, and offered helpful instructions to partake in the campaign. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Yalitza Aparicio Martínez (@yalitzaapariciomtz) on Oct 5, 2020 at 5:12pm PDT The new look, which was achieved with the help of hairstylist Erick Moreno, also has cultural significance: A person’s long hair represents a strong cultural identity within Indigenous communities, as well as the expectations of length within Latinx cultures. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to parents of indigenous origin, Aparicio Martínez has broken barriers in Hollywood as the first indigenous woman to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards and the first to grace the cover of Vogue Mexico— all doing so with her identifiable long tresses. But Aparicio Martínez confidently parted ways with several inches of her hair, fully aware of its various complex meanings. “I know that hair is very important to us as women and above all, with these Mexican roots that we have, because it’s part of our story,” she says in the campaign video. “I’ve chosen to donate my hair not only because not only has it been a dream of mine for year, but it’s more of an opportunity I have to support someone.” In the year that is 2020, the actress’ kindness and generosity definitely serves as a beacon of light. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
These dreamy rings have us looking forward to fresh, new looks in the year ahead.From Harper's BAZAAR
Especially for women with textured hair, there have probably been days of frustration, joy, a bit of surprise and, ultimately, understanding that your hair is uniquely yours.
It took me a decade to get to a good place with my curls. Here’s what I’ve learned.
And it's, well, fire.
According to four celebrity hairstylists.
Top-notch curls are born on wash day.Originally Appeared on Glamour