21 July 2024

Shiny Hair – 3 Hacks for Extra Gloss!

All clients want gloriously shiny hair. When hair looks shiny, it signals to the world that the hair is healthy and hydrated, and it just looks amazing too. And we all know that looking amazing is a sure-fire way for clients to feel amazing, too.

Sabrina Dijkman, Ambassador at ALTERNA shares with us three shiny hair hacks for all hair types that will ensure your clients leave the salon with the glossiest locks, looking amazing and inclined to visit the salon time and time again for you to help them achieve their shiny hair goals…

Make fine hair shiny and voluminous

Shiny Hair

It can be difficult to boost both shine and volume without weighing the hair down but it is possible. After you have washed your client’s hair at the backwash, apply Caviar Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner, which detangles while adding heat protection to help prime finer hair types for the moisture and volume. Towel-dry, then apply Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Styling Mist, which was designed to instantly boost shine and fullness while delivering flexible hold — truly a jack of all trades. Blow-dry, then style as usual to provide your clients with fuller, glossier looking locks that they will receive so many compliments over!

Score stunning shiny waves

Shiny Hair

Seemingly everywhere we turn, we see people with lustrous loose waves — they simply never go out of style and clients will always be looking to achieve this look in the salon. To create the style on natural waves, whilst also giving client’s an extra boost of moisture, apply a couple pumps of Alterna’s Caviar Replenishing Moisture Leave-In Conditioning Milk to damp hair. For clients who don’t have natural waves, you can use a curling iron or flatiron to help achieve the look. Start by spraying Caviar Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-In Conditioner all over clean, towel-dried hair (it acts as a heat protectant, too) and then style the hair with your chosen styling iron for luscious looking waves.

Create easy, shiny summer looks

During the season that’s synonymous with air-drying and frizziness, it can be hard for client’s to nail a sleek look at home and therefore they may want to visit the salon for hair styling and to have a style created for them that will survive the heat – such as braids or a topknot. These are great styles for the summer season, whereby clients may be going to a music festival or the beach, that can help show off hair shine, as well as expressing the client’s personal style. Here are my top tips for achieving the looks…
Sleek braids: the great thing about braids is there are so many varieties (from classic, French, fishtail, Dutch, waterfall, lace and twist) allowing clients to experiment with a different style of braid every day during the summer season should they wish, or even incorporate them into their updos. When helping braids achieve a silky smooth finish, I always prep the hair with Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream before braiding, which boosts shine, moisture, and manageability.
Top knot: Similarly to braids, there are nearly limitless variations on the easy, breezy top knot. When creating this look, I always prep the hair with a small amount of Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream before styling the hair into one topknot or two space buns depending on how playful the client is feeling. I gather the hair into the desired location (high or low) before twisting the hair into a bun and securing with hair pins to lock in the shape.


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