Time will fly by the month of August. Summer will be over in a month, and in a blink of an eye is Holiday season again. You probably had a great time so far, but maybe there are still some things you said you would do during your New Year’s Resolutions  that you haven’t done yet.

Do something that scares you or something that is out of your comfort zone, like changing your natural hair color for something more risky. During the last month of summer, celebs are going bold with their color. Shakira, known for her blonde long locks went for a bold red shade for her new music video, “Pierro Fiel.” Lady Gaga went two-toned with waves of orange and blue while Gigi Hadid added some pink and purple flare, and Sarah Hyland dared to go dark with a subtle mahogany.

To achieve these color shake-ups that encourage and inspire you, Garnier Consulting Celebrity Colorist, Millie Morales, shared with Latin Times her expert tips & tricks on how to switch up your look and how to maintain it.

If you are looking for something Semi-Permant, Morales suggests:

  • L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color

The brand’s 1st trend-setting, semi-permanent hair color formulated with pure pigments for unlimited color transformation: COLORISTA. The collection includes 12 shades that can be mixed or used alone, paired with special-effects bleaches and applied all-over or placed intentionally for punchy pops of highlights and peekaboo hues. As a semi-permanent process, results can be visible for up to 12 washes – unless the urge for a color swap occurs sooner, in which case Colorista has you covered with a toolkit of fading options. Available here

For a all-over color Millie says: “It’s important to always read and follow the instructions provided in the box. While you are looking for a color, always refer to the side/ back of the box to make sure you are a good fit for that shade.”

  • Garnier Nutrisse Very Berry Collection

The Garnier Nutrisse Very Berry Collection includes true-to-tone shades and vivid red hues that defy fading for long-lasting, lush color. The only permanent hair color crème that nourishes while coloring, Nutrisse Color Crème color system boasts grape seed, avocado, olive and shea oils in addition to a nourishing ampoule to keep strands hydrated and healthy while coloring. The new shades penetrate and nourish hair fibers for color that stays vibrant for up to eight weeks. Available at drugstores nationwide and Garnier USA

New shades include:

  1. Darkest Berry Burgundy (362)
  2. Dark Berry Burgundy (462)
  • Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color

Introducing four new intense colors that nourish hair while delivering vibrant shades for perfectly on-trend tresses. Unapologetic and intense, these stand-out shades go beyond brunette and blonde; Ultra Pure Platinum, Ultra Bold Indigo, Ultra Bold Red and Ultra Bold Violet. While other hair coloring systems damage hair, drying strands and leaving them breakage-prone, Nutrisse Ultra Color boasts a trifecta of nourishing avocado, olive and shea oils, so you can embrace bold self-expressions without compromising on care. Vivid color is achieved in just one application.

New shades include:

  1. Ultra-Pure Platinum: Cool and extreme platinum with zero brassiness and high-shine intensity.

  2. Ultra-Bold Indigo: Dark, intense blue with high-power color.

Fore care and maintenance Millie suggest: “Applying hair color to the hair, can dry out the ends. I always recommend my clients to use a hair treatment or oil, a couple of times a month – this will help strengthen our hair.”

  • Kérastase Reflection Touche Chromatique Kit

Kérastase introduces a breakthrough product – Touche Chromatique – the brand’s first color correcting ink-in-care penThe pens feature an optimal concentration of direct dyes to help neutralize undertones (cool pens) or refresh color (copper/red pens) for long-lasting results between salon visits.

The pens are available in four tailor-made shade options:

  • Cool Blonde: Neutralizes yellow shades – PRO TIP: If you have pastel hair utilize the Cool Blonde Pen
  • Cool Brown: Neutralizes red shades
  • Copper: Revives copper shades
  • Red: Revives red shades

The Touche Chromatique pens are designed to be used with the new Reflection Masque Chromatique Riche – a luxurious multi-protecting mask that deeply nourishes hair to protect and prolong color vibrancy for healthy hair color. Each Touche Chromatique Kit includes a colored pen, masque, mixing bowl and spatula for easy, at-home care. To use, simply combine 10 clicks of Touche Chromatique with Masque Chromatique, mix and apply to damp hair after showering. Leave- in 5 minutes , then rinse out for a subtle deposit of color and prolonged color intensity.

Available at Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase salons nationwide.

  • Kérastase Reflection Chromatique Collection

Introducing Kérastase Paris’ latest collection –  Reflection Chromatique -  the brand’s first color-correcting collection. Consisting of two shampoos (Reflection Bain Chromatique Sulfate-Free and Bain Chromatique Riche), conditioner (Reflection Fondant Chromatique), a deep conditioning mask (Reflection Masque Chromatique) and the revolutionary Touche Chromatiques, this collection helps to deliver the ultimate color-care and protection. Each care product is formulated with Kérastase’s exclusive complex and other key ingredients to provide the best multi-protection against color enemies.

THE SYSTÉME CAPTURE ADVANCED COMLEX:

  • Rice Bran Oil: Nourishes and protects the hair fiber. Allows for surface coating and light refraction
  • UV Filters + Vitamin E: Protects against oxidative aggressions
  • Zinc Gluconat: Stabilizes coloring agents in the hair shaft
  • Chelators Complex: Sodium Citrate and Yuzu & Lychee Extract come together to neutralize water particles, which are responsible for color fading. The complex also creates an anti-deposit at the hair surface.

Available at Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase salons nationwide.

  • Garnier Whole Blends Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner with Argan Oil & Cranberry Extracts

This shampoo and conditioner duo boasts a color-protecting formula, blooming with a vibrant fall fragrance of argan oil and cranberry. They bring to life the wholesome care that protects color and enhances radiance. Massage into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly. Follow with our Color Care conditioner. For extra care, indulge in the Color Care mask treatment.

Available at mass retailers nationwide or Garnier Usa.

  • Garnier Whole Blends Color Care Mask with Argan Oil & Cranberry Extracts

This color-protecting mask blooms with a vibrant fall fragrance of argan oil and cranberry, bringing to life the wholesome care that protects color and illuminates strands. After shampooing with the Color Care shampoo, apply a generous amount of treatment to hair. Gently work through hair, making sure to cover ends. Wait 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.  Available at mass retailers nationwide or Garnier USA.