Only Oprah would have the power to bring all of the top celebrity hair stylists together into one room and make them spill their best trade tips and secrets on national television. But we’re sure glad she did. Here are some of the best pointers from her Great American Haircut show:
1. Never relax and color your hair at the same time or it might start falling out. Make sure to always tell your hairdresser the full history of your hair processes before getting anything new done.
2. Adding color to your hair is so important; it will boost your glam factor and really bring out your skin tone.
3. Before dying your hair for the first time, take a patch test on your skin and wait 24 hours to make sure you’re not allergic to the chemicals.
4. If you want to keep your hair healthy, just touch up the roots when you are recoloring your hair. To give the rest or your hair that “new-dye shine,” use a gloss or a glaze. John Frieda has just come out with the Luminous Color Glaze ($10, available in a few different hair shades) that you can use at home in a pinch and will save you from having to go to the salon every time. But don’t use it every week, just as a refresher once a month.
5. To look a little younger, wear your hair down with soft tresses around your face. Having your hair pulled back into a tight pony or bun and exposing that hard hairline will add years to you face.
6. When taking out a set of extensions, splurge for a hot oil treatment to help re-moisturize your strands.
7. Just because you’re in your mid-40s, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hear long and sexy. (Just think of Demi Moore.) No more soccer mom bobs ladies…
8. And finally, when getting a new hair cut, take the risk. The worst thing that can happen is that you’ll say, “ Wow, I’ll never do that again.”