Create a style that goes with your hair type. When it’s humid, hair tends to have a mind of its own. Don’t fight it… embrace it! If you have straight hair, stay away from curls. If you have curly hair, choose waves or loose curls as your look for the day. Don’t over-dry, and use a smoothing serum layered with a light smoothing gel to hold the style. But don’t go crazy with the product….less is more.
Smoothing treatments are a great way to avoid frizz. My go-to is Brazilian Blowout. There is no down time, and it lasts for 12 weeks. I have gotten them regularly since summer arrived. My clients love them because the result is manageable, frizz-free hair for vacations and beach time.
I use these products on my clients and when I go to the salon: Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum is fantastic. Apply a quarter size to ends, and comb through. You can either air dry or apply before styling. Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray is FANTASTIC. I am addicted to it. It’s light, yet holds and leaves hair with bounce and movement. It also smells incredible.
Alfredo Lewis has been a hair color specialist for almost 20 years. He trained at both the prestigious Yamano Beauty College in Los Angeles and the Loreal Paris Color Academy in New York City. After graduating, Alfredo studied with top celebrity colorists, Negan Zand and Lori Goddard-Clark, at Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills. There he mastered the arts of Balyage and foil highlights, creating true baby blondes and rich caramel browns as well as color correction. He has worked on celebrities such as Adriana Lima, Dave Navarro, Camryn Manheim, Sandra Bullock, Nastasia Kinski, Holly Hunter, Jaquiline Pinol, Ricki Lander, Monet Mazur and Jane Fonda. After working with celebrity stylist Corey Powell at Jonathon Salon, a Bravo Blowout Series salon, he returned to Cristophe for more than eight years as a color specialist. He currently works at the Argyle Salon and Spa, housed in the Sunset Tower Hotel, in West Hollywood.