It may be close, but the sun hasn't set on summer yet.  And while we're soaking up every little last bit of warm weather, our hair color might be soaking it up too - and not in a good way.  Miguel Angarita, Mizu New York colorist and educator specializing in balayage/hair painting and the ever-popular "ombre effect," offers these tips to prevent fading and keeping you from an extra trip to the salon.

Blondes – Blondes have it easy during the summertime because the sun adds some natural highlights. 

Absorbing the sun’s natural rays helps the highlighted areas of your hair take on a real brightness, giving you that "sun-kissed hair" everyone talks about. Make sure you still use something with UV protection before you step outside to keep your color vibrant and not brassy.

Miguel Recommends: Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray

Continue reading for tips on maintaining brown and red hair

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