Earlier this week I was invited to visit and experience Vu Salon at the Peninsula New York Hotel in New York City. Upon arrival, I was taken struck by the stunning views from the penthouse salon and learned more about their specialty: color with a view with Amy Mrkulic.
While I went in for a wash & blowout experience I got some pro tips too from Colorist Amy Mrkulic of Vu Hair Salon about all things hair color. Not only is she known for her ability to understand the dimensions of color, Mrkulic has created her own signature technique, allowing her to customize each hair experience for her clients.
In addition to her salon work, Mrkulic has worked with Kim Cattrall on the Sex and the City movies and Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl. She also was proud to be a part of the makeover segments on Regis and Kelly for over 10 years.
Let’s talk BLONDE!
Mrkulic prides herself in her work ethic and feels communication is key. To determine the best color suited and most complimentary to her clients, she ties in elements of eye color, skin tone and lifestyle. Mrkulic truly believes that each and every client should have a customized color and experience, one that she strives to provide every single day with each person that sits in her chair. Her ultimate goal is deliver healthy and strong hair…yes, even blonde!
We chatted about trends and products. I asked for some of her favorite blonde-friendly products for color-treated and blonde hair and she shared some professional and drugstore buys!
For instant (temporary) root touch ups try: Ambiance Dry Shampoo (Blonde)–Refreshes, conceals roots & volumizes while absorbing oil to clean hair.
At-home touch-ups? Yes, they are ok! Try Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up 9 Matches Light Blonde Shades.
To keep your hair strong try a strengthening treatment like Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3. This is not a conditioner, but a concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.
Calm and soothe dry scalp with treatments like Milbon Plarmia Moisture Balancing Scalp Treatment.