When Mandy volunteered, she had been coloring and relaxing her own hair for several years to save time and money. At the same time, she skimped on the deep conditioners and frequent trims needed to keep chemically treated hair healthy, so her hair was weak and brittle. My mom has Alzheimers, my dad has suffered two strokes, and Ive been busy raising my daughter, who just turned three, says Mandy. So honestly, Im really good at taking care of everybody except me. As an entrepreneur who is getting ready to take her business to the next level, though, she was eager to update her look. Right now, Im constantly going to meetings and networking, she says. I want something thats going to be manageable, but also sassy and new. The secrets to her 7YY look:
- More Color in Her Hair: Mandys skin and hair were all one tone, so Kyle White, a colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon, warmed her up and covered stray grays with a rich chestnut brown first. Then, after checking her hairs health, he added a few toffee highlights around her head, where light naturally hits.
- More Color on Her Face: Mandy never wore makeup before, but a little blush emphasized her beautiful bone structure, which makes her look younger, says Laura Mercier makeup artist Sue Pike.
Mandys Reaction: She loved the vibrant color and couldnt believe what she looked like with a little makeup. I feel beautiful! Ive been a caregiver for a whilenow I understand its important to take time out to take care of me.
The Tip Shell Take With Her: Mandys going to try blow-drying her hair instead of giving it a perm, using a heat protectant product first. They told me to invest in a good blow dryer, so Im going to try it. Now that her brows are shaped, shes going to maintain them. Tweezing hairs here and there is nothing majorbut it makes such a big difference.