What’s The Difference Between Ombre and Balayage?

Wait – what? If you’ve ever asked yourself what the difference between ombre and balayage are, don’t worry; You’re not alone. It can be hard to keep up with all of the different hair trends out there, but we’re here to help. If you’re looking to lighten up your hair for summer, and add some dimension, ombre and balayage are great ways to do that! Dear Clark is here to explain the difference between these two hair coloring techniques, so you can explain to your stylist exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s settle these confusing hair terms once and for all!

Ombre

The traditional ombre look: Dark roots, gradually getting lighter towards your ends. You and your coloring specialist can choose a color that will complement your skin tone and natural hair color. No matter if you want to go just a few shades lighter, or do a dramatic ombre, this look will give you the dimension you’re looking for.

Ombre is more of a dip-dyed look, while balayage is a hair painting technique. If you don’t want the dramatic look of ombre, you can try sombre. “Wait – what?” Sombre is a soft, more subtle version of ombre. Sombre typically starts blending higher up to achieve a more natural look, but the ends of your hair will still be noticeably lighter than your roots.

Balayage

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: balayage is the popular hair trend that is here to stay! We’ve love this hair trend because it’s customizable to everyone; You can make it as dramatic or as subtle as you want, and any color that you’d like. Balayage is a hair painting technique that creates a more natural-looking lightening effect. Your Dear Clark balayage specialist will know just how to blend your roots to ends for a multi-dimensional color. This hair coloring technique is wonderful because, if it’s done right, it will require very little maintenance and upkeep.

If you’re still not sure what the difference is between the two, come talk to one of our experienced stylists at Dear Clark! We’re always more than happy to answer all of your hair-related questions. Want ombre or balayage? We can help with that too!  BOOK AN APPOINTMENT | CALL: (214) 397-0700

5 Gorgeous Blonde Hair Color Shades to Try In 2017

Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? Let’s Find Out!

It seems that everywhere we look, we’re seeing the blonde hair trend blowing up! If you’ve always wondered if blondes really do have more fun, there’s no better time to find out than right now. We’ve gathered the top five gorgeous blonde hair color shades for every skin tone. There’s no better time to lighten up your look then spring and summer!

Platinum Blonde Hair

Last year we saw lots of platinum blonde hair looks. This year, the trend is continuing on with white hair or with more subtle versions of blonde. We love when the platinum blonde look is paired with a short haircut, giving you the healthiest-looking hair.

Bronde

Bronde – we love bronde! This may be 2017’s hottest hair trend. If you aren’t too familiar with “bronde” it’s the gorgeous medium between brown and blonde. Bronde is perfect for any skin tone because you can make it as blonde, or as brunette as you like – either way will give you a stunning, sun-kissed look.

Cool/Ashy Blonde

If you’re looking to rock cooler tones this summer, try an ashy blonde recently seen on celebs such as Rita Ora and Jennifer Lawrence. If you’re feeling daring, go for an extreme cool/ashy blonde color, and look like the ultimate ice queen.

Strawberry Blonde

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – strawberry blonde is SO in this season! Play up your blonde locks with a beautiful strawberry shade. You could even go as far as making your hair a more “rose gold shade,” which will be one of the hottest hair color trends this fall.

Golden Blonde

Be the real life Goldilocks with this blonde hair look! If you have more of an olive skin tone, and don’t think you could ever rock the blonde look, think again. Golden blonde hair offers warm shades or caramel and honey that can complement almost any skin tone. If you want to lighten up, but still don’t want to commit to blonde hair, ask your stylist to blend your natural color with a soft, golden blonde.

If you’re interested in lightening your look for this spring & summer, book an appointment with one of our stylists at Dear Clark, BOOK AN APPOINTMENT | CALL: (214) 397-0700

Top 10 Whole Foods Beauty Products

A lot of us forget, but there’s so much more to Whole Foods than just a wide-variety of vegan cheese, ripe avocados and gluten-free desserts. If you do some exploring, you’ll realize that there are tons of amazing Whole Foods beauty products. From haircare and lotions, to make up and facial cleansers, Whole Foods has it all. Unlike your local grocery or drugstores, the Whole Foods beauty products are screened for any controversial or potentially harmful ingredients. Here’s our guide to the Top 10 Whole Foods Beauty Products that will have you looking and feeling glamourous.

  1. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner, $11

The Thayers Witch Hazel Toner is one of Whole Foods beauty products best-sellers, and for a good reason! This toner has been popular for generations because of it’s simple, yet effective formula that moisturizes and cleanses all at once. The witch hazel gently exfoliates your skin while getting rid of oily skin. They also have a Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel if you’re feeling ~fancy~.

  1. Dear Clark Haircare, $24

The Dear Clark haircare products will work wonders for your hair. Newer among the other Whole Foods beauty products, Dear Clark’s shampoo and conditioner is sure to become an instant fan-favorite. The soothing shampoo & conditioner revives and instantly hydrates all hair types, leaving color and keratin alone while resurrecting your hair’s natural beauty. Whole Foods will also carry Dear Clark’s Thickening Balm, Smoothing Elixir, Volumizing Tonic and Texturizing Paste.

  1. Whole Foods Lip Balm, $2

Stock up on these cute little lip balms for spring and summer! We love this Whole Foods beauty product for how smooth they make your lips. Plus, it comes in tons of yummy flavors, including pomegranate orange, vanilla honey and tangerine. Dry lips don’t stand a chance to this organic lip balm.

  1. Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara, $14

Not only is the packaging of this Whole Foods beauty product absolutely adorable and “stellar,” but it works wonder on your lashes! This mascara’s vegan and paraben-free formula makes your lashes long and beautiful, while managing to leave them soft and separated, not clunky or brittle.

  1. Jāsön Invigorating Rosewater Body Wash, $15

OK – we love everything about this body wash! The incredible rose water scent will instantly win you over while trying to decide which body wash to buy at the store. But it’s the moisturizing formula that will keep you coming back for this Whole Foods beauty product over, and over again. It’s packed with vitamin E, pro vitamin B5 and calendula extract to leave your skin soft and silky.

  1. Alaffia Good Soap, $3.95

This top-selling Whole Foods beauty product is affordable, will have you smelling super fresh AND made with Certified Fair Trade ingredients. The brand is based in the U.S., but sources its shea butter from West Africa.

  1. evanhealy Rose Vetiver Day Moisturizer, $40

This is the perfect daily moisturizer, and is exactly what your skin needs. Packed with cold-pressed carrot seed oil and green tea extract to give your skin the extra boost it needs, helping it look fresh, brightened and balanced.

  1. MyChelle Perfect C Serum, $44

Say hello to vitamin C! This Perfect C Serum is exactly what your skin has been searching for, with 17% vitamin C. This Whole Foods beauty product will brighten skin, even out skin tone, and add extra layer of sun protection. Thanks, MyChelle Perfect C Serum – where have you been our whole life?!

  1. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, $10

Perfect for all skin types, this brightening facial scrub will have Whole Foods shoppers coming back over and over again. Get the same effect of a facial, but for way less. Ten dollars?! You can’t beat that.

  1. Trilogy Everything Balm, $22

When we say everything – we mean everything! The Trilogy Everything Balm is made with certified organic rosehip oil and pawpaw to help soften and moisturize. Use on your eyes to remove makeup, to smooth out cuticles, fix split-ends or even soothe minor scratches. With all of that, no wonder it’s one of the top-selling Whole Foods Beauty Products.

 

Sources: https://www.wellandgood.com/ , http://www.realsimple.com/

Dear Clark Gets Celeb LOVE!

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From Birchbox to pure beauty industry buzz, Dear Clark products are all over everyone’s radar. Recently, our team gifted celebs with Dear Clark products that certainly were a hit!  So, which celebs now have Dear Clark hair products on their beauty shelves? Our products were given to:

Who would you like to see using Dear Clark products next?

Halloween Party 2014 Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2014 Halloween Bash benefiting ALS!  From art, to juicing, shopping jewelry, hair feathers, sipping Austin Cocktails, and more, we had such a wonderful evening with dancing and the best of guests. Here are some of our favorite snaps from the evening. Be sure to check out the full gallery on Facebook here.

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Miss the fun? We’ll see you next year!

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Top Hair Trends for 2015

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Looking to update your look for the fall and holiday season while staying on point when it comes to beauty trends for 2015? We have the scoop!  If you are looking for a new shade of hair color, try gorgeous honey highlights, warm brown colors, and rich amber hues. Another top fall hair trend is opting for a bold color like blue, red, or purple – you are sure to standout in the crowd. Some keys to remember: speak with your hair professional to be sure that particular shade complements your complexion and coloring. It doesn’t hurt to ask for a second opinion and we’re happy to help you find the perfect autumn hue at Dear Clark! hairstyles-trends-2015-14 For more key hair trends for 2014 and 2014, visit one of our favorite blogs, The Fashion Tag!   * photos: The Fashion Spot