I’m getting a jump on summer by adding sun kissed highlights to my hair. Even though summer doesn’t officially start for a couple more weeks, I wanted to walk into June 21 like I owned it. And, June 21 falls on a Wednesday (hump day) so it needed some badassery anyway.
And for all you die hard sun worshippers, don’t hold your breath for the natural method. The only way anyone is getting sun-kissed hair is by getting it from a bottle. I have never seen this much rain for such a long period of time.
Even if the sun ever decides to come out, I can usually be found with a huge hat on AND under an umbrella. I stopped tanning a long time ago when I really began to appreciate how damaging it is to my skin. To get a summer glow, I turned to self-tanning creams a few years ago and I totally recommend Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer. They make one for the face and one for the body. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave a trace of orange, but it does take several hours for the color to develop. If you want instant bronze, I like Clinique’s Bronzing Gel.
My New Sun Kissed Hair
My new hair is courtesy of hair color specialist, Erin Coyle. The back story of how Erin and I met is a perfect example of how social media connects strangers. Erin followed me on Instagram and made a comment about one of my posts which triggered me to review her IG feed. The moment I saw the photos of her clients, I knew I wanted her to do my hair.
Erin Coyle is a Balayage, highlights and color specialist located in Milford, CT. If you have an Instagram account, you can see examples of her work by searching erincoylehair. Erin knew exactly where to paint my hair and how much to add to make it natural looking – I love how it turned out.
IMPORTANT TIP! It’s really important to keep processed hair hydrated. Be sure to use a good conditioner. I like Silk 18 Conditioner by Maple Holistics.
| hydrate color treated hair with Silk 18 Conditioner |
| this photo was taken by Erin outside the studio where she works |
To my CT readers, if you are interested in making an appointment to get sun-kissed hair that looks completely natural, Erin can be reached at 203-804-7032 (texting works best). She’s absolutely lovely and I can personally vouch for the results.
Thank you to Erin, I love my hair!