To obtain a workable hold, look for a medium shaping spray with fine, dry application. Papanikolas especially likes Joico's Design Collection Flexible Shaping Spray. "It's the ideal tool," notes Papanikolas, "for keeping sleek styles in place and keeping them soft and natural."
At a recent fashion show the stylist created 1940s-inspired men's styles— extremely polished, high-gloss shapes, with a slight pompadour in front. To achieve this look, Papanikolas recommends using a lightweight product that can be layered without flaking or buildup, like Joico's Design Collection Forming Polish.
"Anytime you're bleaching the hair, which is what we do with Hayden's hair, you need to keep it strong, healthy and shiny. I recommend doing a weekly treatment." Papanikolas advises a treatment that both reconstructs and hydrates the hair. "I use Joico's K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor once a week followed by K-PAK's Intense Hydrator. Towel-dry your hair, put the product in for five minutes, then rinse it out. Put the Intense Hydrator in for five more minutes. It's a pretty easy maintenance routine."
"Most women need to have a healthy hair regime," Papanikolas says. He recommends Re:nu Age Defy products to keep color-treated locks in optimal condition.
"People say you should go darker with your hair color in fall and winter, but that doesn't mean go to dark brown," says Papanikolas. "Instead, if you're looking for a change, ask your colorist for a warm tone."
Counteract the effects of sunlight and color fading on light hair by rinsing with color-depositing shampoo, advises Papanikolas, who favors Joico's Color Endure Violet Shampoo. "To get the best results, use it only once a week or add some to your regular shampoo to dilute the pigments," Papanikolas adds.
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