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Last updated: January 24, 2019

Insta-Approved Styling Tips To Show Off Haircolor

Maggie Hancock Wave Technique Bobs and Lobs Alterna Haircare
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Use These Styling Tips At The End Of Every Color Appointment
You’ve just created a major color transformation and fresh chop on your client, now what?! Style those cool-girl waves trending on Instagram, grab a ring light and get that post-worthy hair shot for your feed. Starting the moment the color service ends, we’re dishing out exactly what you should be doing to create styles that will show off color.


Because they absolutely slay on social, here’s everything you need to know from BTC Team Members Maggie Hancock (@maggiemh), Shannon Rha (@shannonrha) and Amy McManus (@camouflageandbalayage). Get foundation-building tips, waving techniques and product cocktails for color-treated strands…oh, and a Insta-ready balayage color formula!


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1. Build A Strong Foundation Directly After The Color Service

Beautiful hair is strong and healthy-looking hair. Shannon recommends starting their haircare regimen directly after the color service by applying products that strengthen sensitive and porous strands or slightly compromised hair. Try a cocktail of Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Anti-Frizz Nourishing Oil and Caviar Repair Re-Texturizing Protein Cream to increase manageability and infuse the hair with moisture by filling in gaps and tears in the cuticle.


Watch Shannon prep and style perfect waves!


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2. Enhance Texture & Shine With A Bodied Blowout

Amy recommends prepping every blowout on blondes and balayage with Alterna Haircare Smoothing Hydra-Gelée Nourishing Hair Perfector and Caviar Anti-Aging Omega+ Anti-Frizz Nourishing Hair Oil. On freshly-lightened hair, this will build shine and smoothness that shows off dimension…proof?! Just check out this golden blonde balayage by Amy below.

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3. Master The Cool-Girl Waving Technique

The most-liked color photos on the feeds are usually paired with cool-girl texture. Here’s Maggie’s technique to achieve this look on trendy bobs and lobs!


Maggie Hancock Wave Technique Bobs and Lobs Alterna Haircare
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  1. Using a flat iron with minimal tension, take a section and wave the hair in a vertical, circular motion. Leaving the ends out, continue this pattern and alternate the direction of each wave.
  2. Let the curls cool. Then, apply Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothie Hydra-Gelée Nourishing Hair Perfector to smooth out the ends.
  3. Apply a dime-size amount of Caviar Style Luxe Shape Créme Gel to your hands, emulsify and piece out the curls.



Click HERE to watch Maggie’s technique video how-to!

Maggie Hancock Wave Technique Bobs and Lobs Alterna Haircare

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