4 Genius (and Easy!) Ways to Cover Your Roots

Roots running wild? Unless you’re going for the ombré look, those grown out streaks are in need of some serious camo. Fix them yourself (seriously!). While only temporary, these tricks are super simple and you can do them right at home. Whether you’re skill set includes coloring your own hair or not, Team MDC has you covered on all hair fronts. Now let’s get those roots into hiding!

 tricks for hiding roots

1. Pump Up the Volume.

A salon-quality blowout creates body and volume that can temporarily camouflage roots and strays, so that you can go a few weeks longer between coloring appointments.

2. Color Your Own Roots.

 L’Oréal Paris Root Rescue is a touch-up hair color you can use at home that matches up to your salon color and all it takes is 10 minutes! Or use Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme for an easy root touch-up. Here’s how-to!

3. Dry Shampoo.

Use a dry shampoo based on your current hair color (whitish powder for blondes and brown tint for brunettes), to not only add body and lift, but disguise those pesky roots until your next wash!

4. Smart Styling.

Here’s an idea — how about simply wearing your hair in a style that hides your roots, too? Here are some options!

Slicked Back Pony. Wet looking hair appears to be darker, thus blending in your color mismatch!

Headwrap Hairstyles. If you can’t beat ‘em, hide ‘em!

Hat Hair. Same goes for stylish and chic hats — cover it up, cutie!

Milkmaid Braids. Create some braids around your crown to disguise those bad boy roots!

Flower Crowns. Turn your overgrown hair into an overgrown garden!

What are your tricks to covering up roots? Let us know in the comments below!

Photography: Natalie Faye
Model: Karlee Eldridge

Source:  https://www.makeup.com/how-to-cover-roots


Hair Color: Lavender Steel

“Trend-wise, the average guest today is open to the playfulness of fun shades, but she doesn’t want to be known as the ‘purple hair mom,’” says Colin Caruso, Artistic Director of Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color. “This muted metallic hair color lets guests play with fun colorAdd muted metallics into their current color to give them diffused, peeks of color. It’s also a great add-on to a color service and it keeps them coming back, because they feel heard.”

Here’s how Colin created Lavender Steel.

Pre-lighten: 2 packets Paul Mitchell Blue Powder Activator + 1 oz. Blue Oil Booster + 2 oz. 10-volume Paul Mitchell Cream Developer.
Tone: 2 oz. Paul Mitchell The Demi Lavender + 2 oz. Paul Mitchell Processing Liquid

  1. Apply the pre-lightening formula to new growth for retouch application. Lift to Level 10 and remove.
  2. Create a halo section at the top of the head, beginning at the fringe and extending down to the occipital bone. Clip to secure. This will be Segment 1. All remaining hair will be Segment 2
  3. Begin applying the toning formula in the fringe of Segment 2.
  4. Continue moving through Segment 2, directing the hair away from the face and applying the Lavender formula until all hair is saturated.
  5. Move to Segment 1. Apply the Lavender toner to the base of the entire section. Lightly apply Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist where the Lavender formula and the midshaft meet. Use a comb or your fingers to blend the color into the strands. Process 10 minutes.
  6. Once the based has processed, apply the Lavender formula through midshafts and ends. Process an additional 10 minutes.

To maintain this tone at home, combine 20 pumps Paul Mitchell Color Craft Misty Violet into a jar of Custom Color Treatment and advise the client to apply the mixture once or twice a week, processing 2-3 minutes.