By Maily O’Neil

Q: What do you suggest to revive my hair after I’ve been in the pool and sun all summer? – Cindy, Palm Desert

A: Reviving your hair after fun in the sun is accomplished by a few things. You need to nourish your hair back to health with a gentle cleansing shampoo and a conditioner that contains a moisture base nutrient. You may want to add a protein mask once a week. I would recommend an in-salon service for a Cellophane treatment or vinyl treatment. Ask the stylist to use Keratin to lay the hair cuticle down to reflect light for shine. Lastly, a good trim and shaping always helps!

Q: I notice many girls have been dying their hair different colors like purple. What are going to be the hot new color trends for fall and winter? And how do I decide which one is tight for me? – Maria, Indio


A: Multifaceted fall colors, including coppery-reds to browns and other red shades, monochromatic licorice, from deep brunettes to peek-a-boo red tones. Always consider asking your professional before coloring your hair; maintenance is something to consider when debating a hair color. Closer to your natural color is less maintenance. Another fun fact of hair coloring is the trending “tie dye” hair color which involves all shades.

Maily O’Neil, owner of Mai Salon on El Paseo, has been a hair designer for more than 25 years with 20 in the desert. She is a Certified Master Colorist, a Designer and an Educator for professional products Sebastian, Wella and Nioxin. “Knowledge is power! I drive on always keeping educated and up to date with products in my artistry.”  Mai Salon – 73833 El Paseo #104, Palm Desert, CA. (760) 779-8009