Color Care from the experts at Fringe

Taking the plunge & trying out a funky color is something everybody should try at some point in their lives because it truly is so fun! When a client is seeking to get a punch of color in their hair one of the first questions they ask is always “How long do you think something like this will last?” As a stylist, this question opens the door to educate the client on proper upkeep. If you have been debating on receiving something as minimal as a pink peekaboo or a full head of sunset colors, the search is over!

Here is a list of ways to maintain your rainbow colors – it is encouraged that one follows ALL of these steps – no picking and choosing!


  1. Shampoo Less: 

Most brands of VIVID color come in 3 forms: Temporary Stains, Semi Permanent, & Demi Permanent. These colors do not change your color from the inside out, but live in the cuticles outside of the hair shaft – so the more you wash it, the more color washes out. In this situation, Dry Shampoo is your friend. We recommend Death Valley from R&Co for great texture & volume between washes.

R&Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo
  1. Cold Water Cleansing: 

Using cold water on freshly colored locks will help keep hair cuticles closed whereas warm water will open the cuticles and let all that expensive mermaid color swim out of your hair and down the drain. If you hate cold showers, you can wash your hair first in the sink and shower as usual.

  1. Invest in your Hair: 

We always recommend Sulfate-Free shampoo & conditioners to our clients & especially those in need of color care! Some Fringe Favorites are the Strength Cure & Hydrate lines from Pureology as well as Gemstone from R&Co.

R&Co Gemstone Color Conditioner
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner
Pureology Strength Cure










4. Use Protection:

Turn the heat DOWN! Try to keep your hair away from heat at all costs, but if you must use a tool, make sure to protect your hair! We recommend Redken Iron Shape for most hair types for protection and static control. As for the temperature on your irons, use this guide:

Fine, color-treated hair: no more than 250 deg

Medium, color-treated hair: no more than 325 deg

Coarse, color treated hair: no more than 400 deg


  1. Olaplex. Enough Said.

Olaplex #3 on its own can help repair hair and keep it sleek – ask your stylist to add some of your color to the mix for a color boost between salon visits.

This is the Olaplex No.3 Treatment without color mixed in
  1. Careful of Chlorine! It is best to avoid contact with chlorine at all cost.
  2. Wear a Hat: Sunshine is not a friend of color.

Miccroderms vs Peels

Taking care of your skin is a necessity often overshadowed by hair and nails in a salon setting.

Two ways to refresh your skin without injections or crazy blood facials are with Microdermabrasion and Peels. Both of these treatments are non-invasive, relatively quick, and improve the skin by sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal and generate new ones. If you have any of the following issues with your skin, one of these treatments is probably right for you:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Aging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Microdermabrasion is a non chemical, non invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier looking skin and even texture and tone.

A Peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

At Fringe, our preferred product line for treatments like these is Glo Therapeutics. Glo contains higher levels of pharmaceutical grade active ingredients. All Glo peels contain skin friendly acids that gently remove old skin cells to reveal young, fresh skin. Glo Therapeutics deliver results without skin trauma or aggressive peeling.

Though the aforementioned treatments can certainly have a drastic and instant effect on one’s overall look, receiving regular skin services are just as important for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Unlike hair and nail maintenance, the benefits of these treatments are much more subtle and tend to improve gradually. Below are some before and afters  to demonstrate the amazing results of these processes.

The first 3 images are demonstrations on the anti- ageing benefits of peels



These 3 images show the acne and scar diminishing benefits of Microderms





The month of September at Fringe was about texture. From a salon perspective, texture is something our professionals work with and manipulate daily to help whomever may be in the chair achieve their desired look. The most obvious and variant form of texture is hair.

Hair texture can be broken down into 6 different types:


Taming each mane is unique and requires different forms of maintenance. While hair on the coarse & curly side requires product to weigh it down, hair on the fine and straight side requires more dry shampoo and volumizer to make it look more full and bouncy. In the diagram below, we have chosen a few products to complement each hair type:


  1. Badlands dry shampoo and styling paste from R&Co. This stuff is great for adding next day texture while reducing grease from second day hair. PLUS it smells amaze.
  2. For super straight hair, we recommend Moroccanoil Texturizing spray. Holding a style with straight hair is particularly difficult because it can hang heavily, forcing gravity to take away the hard work one has put into it. The Texturizing spray will provide more grit to this type of hair, allowing it to last longer.
  3. To bring out and amplify hair’s natural wave, we recommend the Sea Salt Spray from Aquage. It contains salt from the Dead sea, giving hair that effortless “beach to chic”look.
  4. Turn down the static with Pureology’s Smoothing Serum. It helps eliminate frizz while protecting hair against the elements and heat damage.
  5. OK coming from somebody with crazy curly hair, it can be SO unpredictable and has a habit of changing shape with every wash. Twister from R&Co works WITH your curls so they can be more consistent, less frizzy, and not crunchy at all.
  6. Thick, coarse hair becomes dry and damaged more easily than other hair types on this list. To protect this hair from all types of damage and becoming brittle, try the Treatment from Moroccanoil. This Oil helps hydrate and repair hair so that it can stand up to whatever style you decide to rock.


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