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As we prepare ourselves for warmer weather, we turn to our favorite celebrities for some "Spring-spiration."

For those of you that desire a cut, not too short and not too long, we introduce you to this season's favorite styles: the bob and lob!  Sounding quite similar, the lob rests on the shoulders and the bob is the daring shorter cousin.

As far as color, highlights are creeping back up to the roots for more natural dimension.  For more on this season's color trend, visit: The Evolution of the Ombre.

New to Kerastase April 2015

DENSIFIQUE® MINOXIDIL

Kerastase Densifique Minoxidil was first introduced to Europe in 2014.  We are usually  jealous that Europe is ahead of our fashion and beauty industry, however this time grateful that they have tested the product and reported amazing results.

You are not alone.  Over 30 million American women experience hair thinning or hair loss.

This product is the first ever FDA approved treatment clinically proven to help regrow hair.  And if that is not enough of a reason to use this product, read on...

What is Minoxidil Topical Solution?

Minoxidil Topical Solution is a clear to pale yellow liquid medication for use only on the top of the scalp to help regrow hair.

Who may use Minoxidil Topical Solution?

Minoxidil Topical Solution may be appropriate for you if you are an adult who is at least18 years old and experiencing gradually thinning hair or gradual hair loss on the top of thehead. The common hereditary thinning or hair loss process begins slowly and may become noticeable only after years of gradual loss.Minoxidil Topical Solution is for general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp as shownbelow. Minoxidil Topical Solution has been shown to regrow hair in women with thedegrees of hair loss shown. If women have more hair loss than shown, minoxidil topicalsolution may not work.Many of those experiencing hair loss have other family members with gradual thinning hair or hair loss. If there is no family history of gradual thinning or gradual hair loss, or hair loss is patchy, talk to your doctor.

What is the dosage of Minoxidil Topical Solution?

You should apply a dose (1 mL) of Minoxidil Topical Solution directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area TWO TIMES A DAY; for example, once in the morning and once at night. Each bottle should last about one month

What if I miss a dose or forget to use Minoxidil Topical Solution?

If you miss one or two daily doses of Minoxidil Topical Solution, just continue with your next dose. You should not make up for missed doses.

Can I use hair sprays, mousses, conditioners, gels, etc.?

Yes. There is no reason to change your usual hair care routine when using Minoxidil Topical Solution. However, you should apply Minoxidil Topical Solution first and wait for it to dry before applying your styling aids.

Directions for Use

1. Remove the cap. To remove, push down and turn in direction of the arrows on the cap.

2. Part Your hair in the area of hair thinning/loss. Follow the instructions below for using the dropper and apply one mL 2 times a day directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area. Do not use more. Spread the liquid evenly over the hair loss area. If you use Your fingers, wash hands with soap and water immediately. Each bottle should last about one month, if used as directed. Use a mild shampoo if you wash Your scalp before applying Minoxidil Topical Solution.

For more on Kerastase's new Minoxidil treatment, click here!

The Evolution of the Ombré

2012

In 2012, ombré climbed to the top of everyone's "to-do" list.  It seemed almost mindless to make the transition.  Women raved about light locks and ease of maintenance.  This French-termed hair trend featured a darker root and  swift graduation of a lighter shade down to the tips.

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2013

Ombré was turned down a notch in 2013.  Instead of a more prominent graduation, the balayage started to creep and blend it's way up further towards the roots.  The outcome?  A more subtle ombré that became the transition into 2014's hair color trend. 

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2014

We blur the lines even more with 2014's hottest hair trend, sombré.  With this look you still get to enjoy forgiving roots, and also beautiful sun-kissed highlights paired with rich caramel tones.  It looks like "au naturel" color is becoming a fan favorite...

2015

Just when you thought the beauty industry had exhausted their options with a balayage techniques, they surprise us with yet another variation.  (To add, balayage stems from the French term balayer, "to sweep." In this technique, the colorist hand paints the highlights instead of using the conventional foil.)

We introduce you to 2015's leading hair color, écaille.  This technique features golden highlights and darker caramel tones.  Unlike sombré, écaille enhances  the darker dimensional tones.  What makes this trend so versatile?  Écaille gives colorists the opportunity to customize the various hues.  The key is to focus on rich shades, and let the highlights flow naturally.  

So why are we pulling back the reins on the original ombré?  Sitting down with Timothy Pamment, he responded with a question, "Well, what does ombré mean?"  

Ombré stems from the word "ombrer," which means "to shade."  

"It is only natural that we go back to the root of the word, and make our highlights more subtle and organic."  He brought up a great point!

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Très interested in this color option, but perplexed on how to pronounce it to your colorist?  You're not alone, so we found this video!