Tricks of the Trade
The fantastic five—Ken Paves, Kimberly Kimble, Rita Hazan, Ted Gibson and Harry Josh—are back to share some of their dos, don'ts and nevers of haircare.
Whether a woman is in her late teens or her late 60s, keeping the same look for too long is never a good thing. "Younger women get in a rut, too," Ted says.
The solution to this pitfall? Try something new! "I think maybe it's scary for a lot of people because you're like, 'I don't know who can do it or what I should ask for or what I don't like,'" Rita says. "I think the important thing is to take a chance. If it doesn't work, at least you know, 'I'll never do that again.' But at least you're changed so you're not stuck and you don't have [the same] hair for 29 years."
"We see women like Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn. These are women that look amazing with their long hair, and it's actually made them a lot more youthful," Harry says. "Like everyone says, 40 is the new 20. Why are we aging ourselves if we don't have to? I think long hair—if it's a good texture and with a great haircut—can work. So break down that myth of, 'I'm in my 40s. I've got four kids. I need a soccer mom bob.' No soccer mom bobs anymore!"
If your color still needs a pop, Rita recommends asking your stylist for an all-over gloss or glaze. Josh says there are even at-home treatments that will do the trick. "You leave it in for 10 minutes, you wash it out, and you've got sunshine shine no matter what your texture is," he says. Just be sure to use restraint. "Don't use it every week," Rita says. "Just once a month."
No matter what, Rita says adding color is key. "Don't be afraid of color. Even if you don't get it right a couple of times. Keep trying. Even go to the drugstore and pick up a bottle," she says. "At least do it."