Express Yourself with a SPLASH of COLOR

Springtime is my favorite time of the year! The world is blossoming with beautiful flowers and bright new colors are popping up all around us!  It is a time filled with new life and renewal. A perfect time to make a change and add some fun color into your life! What better way to step out of the box and express yourself than with fresh highlights or even a pop of some awesome funky color such as hot pink or soft lavender?

Everyone wants to be seen as an individual and to be able to set themselves apart from others. If we all looked and dressed the same, the world would be a boring place. The ability to accessorize your outfit through hair and nail polish makes a night and day difference both with your physical and mental appearance.

Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj, and Lady Gaga are known for being fun, spontaneous, up and coming pop stars. They are constantly changing their hair color to keep up with their image. Their creative and energetic personality flows out of them and they choose to express themselves through vibrant colors and daring new styles.
Here is Katy Perry and her infamous jewel toned blue hair. Nikki Minaj is sporting the multi-color Dip-Dyed look.  

When you think of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams and Katie Holmes, a certain girl next door image and great hair comes to mind. These celebs are known for their beautiful locks and for being consistent with hair colors that enhance their natural beauty.

These looks are stunning and closer to what the average client comes into the salon asking for. It happens so often that I have clients that sit down in my chair and tell me they are in a funk and need something new. They are bored with their same style that they've had for years and want something fun and flirty. Being more on the edgy side myself, I often recommend spicing up their color . It is amazing what stepping out of the box can do for your self-image.

There are many different ways that we can add color and spice into our life. Some people like to be really brave and color their whole head. For those daring ladies out there or those wanting something new and exciting but can not quite commit to an entire head of blue or purple, how about trying just a splash of color or a hidden peek-a-boo to make your hair and personality pop! Or even playing around with a few different colors and dip-dying your ends? A splash of color like the pictures on either side are better to try if you have shorter hair, where as the dip-dye look goes great with women that have longer hair.

Color is an option that is available for EVERY client. So do not think just because you have a 9 to 5 office job that you can not be a part of this....YOU CAN! Simply ask your stylist to make you an extension weft that you can clip in for the weekend or for your days off of work. Brightly colored extensions are a great way to be able to change up your style constantly and your stylist has the ability to match it perfectly to your existing hair color. In the picture above, Carrie Underwood gave her all-American girl image a streak of hot pink rebellion by adding a few extensions.

Color is such an amazing tool and your hair is not the only way to be able to express yourself! Your finger and toe nails can make just as loud a statement as hair can.

Madonna has always been known for her fashion forward ideas and her ability to express herself through so many artistic outlets. She stayed more natural with her hair color, but uses her neon yellow nails to show her wild side.  Actresses like Eva Longoria and Mischa Barton added some pop to their outfits with hot pink and pastel blue nails.

Spring is the the time when all the new designer sandals or wedges come out that you just have to buy. What better way to get your feet sandal ready than by treating yourself to a relaxing manicure and pedicure. OPI and Essie nail polish have launched so many new bright colors and the options are endless! You can still show the world that you have a fun and artistic spirit through neon nails!

For as long as I can remember, I have been chemically COLOR! I remember the summer of 8th grade when I colored my hair for the first time...bright red. It was amazing and from that moment I was hooked. I get a rush every time I put a new bright color in my hair and additional excitement when people comment. My clients are always excited to see what new color is in my hair or what fun idea I am going to have for their hair. It is fun to keep people on their toes by constantly changing your look. Now I know there are many of you out there in the same boat as me. Constantly wanting the latest styles and the newest, most fabulous colors. I have never been one to be natural or drab. I am not saying that natural colors aren't amazing but it is so fun and freeing to put funky bright colors in our hair!  I like to think of my hair as an accessory to me. An explanation of my personality to a complete stranger.

So if you decide you need a little extra pizazz or want to brighten up your look with a splash of color, now is the time to do it! At Freddie B Salon and Spa, we can give your hair and nails the look that will give you that much needed spring in your step to take on the world!

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