See below for Gina's expert advice on going blonde, common mistakes, and the best products to use on color-treated hair.
Q1: Can anyone go blonde, or do you feel that color works best with certain skin tones/hair types?
No, you need to have the right
eye/skin color and natural light base color to work with. No darker then light
brown should go blonde.
Q2: What's the difference between a color glaze done at a salon and an at-home treatment (like John Frieda's Luminous Color Glaze)?
color glosses at salons have a larger variety of colors to choose from and they
Q3: Do you believe in dying the eyebrows of a client to match their hair color, or is that an effect best achieved with makeup?
a fan of dyeing eyebrows the same shade as hair color unless you need to cover
grey hair, in which case you can soften them a bit. Take the edge off.
Q4: What do you find to be the most common mistakes women make with hair color?
Doing their own color, going too far away from their
natural color, choosing the wrong shade, and not leaving the color on long
Q5: Which products for color-treated hair do you use personally? Is there a product you can't live without?
John Frieda Weather Works
Shampoo and Conditioner, and Klorane Dry Shampoo.
To schedule a consultation with Gina, contact the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon. Though based in New York, a limited number of appointments are also accepted at their Los Angeles location.