I met Amanda back in 2007 when I worked front desk at Varji Varji Salon and Spa. She was (and still is!) the color expert! Her clients always walked away with gorgeous, shiny locks and smiles on their faces. Her attention to detail and continued education makes her one of the top stylists in North Carolina.
I’ve stayed in touch with Amanda through the years and have enjoyed seeing her get married, have a precious little boy, and now expecting her second child, a GIRL! I’ve loved talking to her about our shared bond of carrying little girls. And did I mention she has an amazing blog called Some Maintenance Required?! She talks about anything and everything beauty and incorporates motherhood and pregnancy into it as well.
For today’s Woman Crush Wednesday feature, I asked the hair expert a few questions about new fall trends for hair, easy hairstyles for new mommies, etc. I know I’m going to be buying a couple of these products!
1. Favorite fall/winter hair trend?
My favorite fall trend for color is what I call reverse balayage. It’s taking a blonde or light brunette a bit darker, toning it down, but intentionally leaving out a few lighter pieces around the face and ends. It’s the same effect you get when doing a balayage on a dark brunette. For cuts, I’m loving shorter hair, shoulders and shorter. I’ve had enough of the Kardashian mermaid long hair, with zero shape. It’s been the trend for 6 or 7 years now, and I’m ready for a change.
2. If an expectant mommy has limp, lifeless hair during her pregnancy, what do you recommend to get the hair back to normal?
The story of my life!! I’ve combatted this dilemma with an arsenal of dry shampoo, teasing comb, and my curling iron. Fresh highlights worked some wonders for me as well. I’m bucking the trend and staying super blonde, in order to feel better.
3. What are your favorite treatments for the colder months?
I use and love the Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner are a great pair to add to your routine. They are called the Fountain of Youth for hair. You also have to stay on top of regular trims, even long hair. Dry ends equals frizz and flyaway static hair.
4. What is the easiest hairstyle for new mommies?
In the beginning of motherhood, you’re lucky if you get to shower at all, much less “get ready.” Unfortunately, I lived in ponytails and buns when my son was born. Whatever you do, get your color done! Beg, borrow, and bribe a babysitter so you can stay on track of your hair appointments. No hairstyle looks good with trailer park roots. Dry shampoo can also save your life!
*Be sure to check out Amanda’s post on makeup I was lucky enough to be a part of over on her blog!!