Style is a wild game. You can’t win without actually playing with looks, trends, and colors, among many things. This is true both for fashion and beauty, especially with your hair. If you won’t get out of your comfort zone and play with changes, you won’t ever find your winning look. This is what we got from artist and social media influencer Issa Pressman. Read on as she shares her hair care routine, hair colors she loves, and more.
Hair Talk with Issa Pressman
First things first, can you walk us through your hair care routine?
“I wake up in the morning and then I take a shower, for sure. I use the TRESemmé Pro-Color Series for my shampoo. And then I put conditioner. After that, this is where it gets hard and tricky. When I start drying it, I put the pre-blower muna. And then smoothening. And then preheat. And then like an after-heat. And then the shine thing, because it’s hard to maintain blonde [hair]. But to really lock in my color, I use TRESemmé.”
Editor’s tip: Prevent your blonde hair from going brassy. The new TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo has Jojoba oil in its purple formula to neutralize brass tones and yellow hues, so your blonde is always bomb.
That’s a lot of products!
“A lot of products, yeah.”
If there’s one product you can call your best friend, what would it be?
“I don’t know, it’s just like my hair gets so thick and unfriendly when I don’t have conditioner on.”
With all the styling, you really need to moisturize your hair, right?
“Yes! I honestly feel like I could do without everything else except my conditioner.”
Editor’s tip: Always complete your hair care routine with conditioner. Choose one that’s specifically designed for your blonde hair. Use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner as this product will not just moisturize your blonde hair, but will also protect it from brass tones.
What’s your favorite hairstyle?
“With my blonde hair now, just straight hair. Because it’s a new hairstyle that I haven’t really been playful with. But when I had longer hair, I would just leave it curly, just put mousse every now and then. Then I would just tie it up in a high pony—that’s it.”
It seems like you’ve been really playful with your hair and you’ve tried so many hairstyles. Do you have a look that you regret?
“None! Why would you regret anything?!”
How about hair colors, which one is your favorite?
“The half and half. I did half black and half blonde.”
“Yeah, I did that already. That’s my favorite! I actually miss it. But then I wouldn’t want the half and half with my short hair, so I’m fine with it being blonde. But if I had longer hair, I would go back to my black and blonde.”
But for now with your short hair, what would be your next hair color?
On bad hair days, what do you do with your hair?
“I wear a bucket hat. It’s not because I wanna hide it, but because it’s also a mood. It’s also the way I style it.”
So it’s your laidback look?
“Yeah! It’s also a mood for me—like when I’m in the mood to dance or something.”
What’s your hair advice to Filipinas?
“Wear it like it’s your crown. I know everyone does have their own crown. But then it’s a good way to express yourself. It’s the first thing you would look at, so make sure that it reflects your personality and it’s very close to you. For me kasi, aside from dressing up, it’s also fashion eh. It shows you. It comes together.”
Explore Playful Hair Colors Like Issa Pressman
Take cues from Issa Pressman and try out bold and bleached hair colors. Here are some ideas.
1. Dip-dyed Hair
2. Two-toned Hair
Torn between two colors? Get both! Experiment with a two-toned look by complementing two fun colors.
Editor’s tip: Colored hair needs more moisturizing after all the drying process it underwent. Taking the extra step to apply some leave-in conditioner will do wonders. Use the Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-on Cream.
3. Blonde to Pink Ombre Hair
News flash: ombre isn’t limited to two colors! You can actually mix it up with at least three colors for a more edgy and quirky look.
Editor’s tip: When it comes to hair shine, nothing is too much! Always keep a bottle of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops so you can always re-polish your look anytime, anywhere.
4. Blonde Ombre Hair
Wearing different blonde shades ombre style can keep your golden locks from looking flat. Start with darker blonde shades like bronde or dirty blonde, then go platinum or icy blonde at the tips.
It’s not every day that you see a woman wear pink hair which is all the more reason you should do it! Pink is sweet but it also exudes femininity. Don’t be afraid to experiment and realize how nice this hair color can be!
6. Blonde with Pink and Purple Highlights
Ain’t these the sweetest colors? Anyone who sees your hair will surely have a great day. They just exude fun and lightness that can bring a smile to anyone.
Editor’s tip: We all know how hair coloring can damage hair if you don’t give it the right care. Leave that to VO5 Revive Me Daily Shampoo and VO5 Revive Me Daily Conditioner and keep your hair healthy and full of life.
7. Platinum Blonde
Platinum blonde perhaps is one of the lightest blonde colors that you can use on your hair. Be gutsy and turn your dark hair into blonde hair that will surely turn heads. It suits morenas, too!
8. Dip-dyed Purple
Have you noticed how two-toned blonde hair looks are invading the hairstyling scene? This combination of icy blonde hair and purple tips gives you a bold and unique look. The beautiful contrast lets each of the colors shine.
9. Strawberry Blonde
This shade is somewhat pinkish and reddish which is a great variation to the ultra-light blonde. You can wear this when you want to try a different shade of blonde. It can also give personality and oomph to an otherwise plain look, so go ahead and try it!
Now, take the leap and play with different hair colors! Just like Issa Pressman, wear your crown like a true queen and have some fun while you’re at it.