When your clientele consists of Juicy celebs like BEYONCE, SOLANGE KNOWLES, GABRIELLE UNION, MARY J. BLIGE, MEAGAN GOOD, and SHAWN ROBINSON it’s safe to say that – you can lay some hair! DONTAY SAVOY, one of the most sought-after hairstylists in the entertainment industry does just that.
Specializing in wigs, hair falls, extensions, and weaves the Los Angeles native can be found on-set styling the hosts of Access Hollywood by day, then off to his upscale salon in West Hollywood to put his creative touch on the elite while filming for WE’s television’s hit show, L.A. Hair.
Luckily for us, the multi-tasker took some time to chat it up with Juicy, giving us his professional take on fall hair trends, the do’s and dont’s of wearing weave and color, and what styles should be left strictly to the entertainers:
Juicy: What’s the trick to healthy looking hair when you want to experiment with extensions and color simultaneously?
Dontay Savoy: Use sulfate-free shampoo’s and conditioner’s along with moisturizing shampoo’s and conditioner’s to make sure you maintain the moisture in it. You want to do whatever it takes not to destroy the hairstyle with heavy greases and silicone-base oils. Deep condition, sit underneath the dryer, and moisturize it as much as possible to prevent dryness.
Juicy: Ombre color is still on trend, how can women further customize the trend?
DS: Honestly, ombre is a little dated to me, but since women are still doing it, I would say seek a professional first. Blend your colors well so they aren’t blotchy. Try it with low-lights or highlights, to keep it customized. Add more colors like a black blending into different shades of reds or purples with platinum tips. There’s just so many options. Look at CIARA, she frames her face with more blonde highlights and keeps the Ombre in the back. There’s different ways of playing with it.
Juicy: What hairstyles will make a big statement this fall?
DS: Braids! Women are incorporating braids while wearing their hair wavy and then adding a loose or messy braid into it. I also see bigger-messy hair with warm color tones being really huge.
Juicy: Your take on lace-front wigs and lace closures?
DS: I don’t really understand lace closures because when the weave gets old and grows back, you do what? Try to take the lace closure and re-apply it close again? That’s a bit much! When it comes to certain types of hair parts like that [lace closures] I think certain things should only be left to entertainers. I don’t think you need to sew a lace front wig onto your hair and think it’s going to look good in 3 weeks because that’s not what it’s for. You put it on and your suppose to take it right off.
So I would say for the everyday career girl, that isn’t a performer, go ahead and get yourself a weave or a nice wig, but when it comes to the lace and the gluing it’s just too much for a non-professional. You have to remember what looks good on celebrities may not look good or the same on the everyday girl, because celebrities aren’t doing their own hair at home, they have professionals.
Juicy: What can we expect from you in the near future?
DS: The release of my first product, hosting, acting, another season of L.A. Hair, and hopefully my own spin-off show!
For more on Dontay Savoy, visit http://www.wetv.com/shows/la-hair/cast/dontay, and follow him @DontaySavoy.Related Posts