BLONDE HAIR: Healthy, shiny blonde hair is achievable - the keys to success are color placement, frequent touch ups, the right product use and realistic expectations. Famed blonde specialist Sara Fiumicelli at LAICALE is convinced that “if a client can visit me every 4-6 weeks for a touch up, I can get her as blonde as she wants because I can focus on the new growth which is healthier and more resilient than previously lightened strands and also not big sections of dark roots”. The key is not to overlap into the already blonde hair but only freshen the roots. Sara uses strategic placement of the blonde strands combined with blonde tipping and balayage and foil work. Sara’s favorite tip? “Before you go to bed apply Olaplex on your ends and face frame and cover with a scarf. Shampoo and condition the next morning. Olaplex does all the work while you sleep!” She also swears by dipping strands in ocean water, covering face and letting the sun enhance those face frame pieces - just like childhood blonde. And if you don’t have time to get to the beach, visit Sara and she’ll mimic Mother Nature. One more reminder. “I love Redken Blondage shampoo once a week to maintain your blonde and reduce brassy tones.”