Shine Enhancers for Every Hair Tone

We have recently received an influx of hair shine enhancers, and as many of you know, we try everything that comes in. We’re lucky to have a wide range of hair colors in the store, Sharon and Celthia, with their beautiful browns, Angela, Jennifer, and Anna with bombshell blonde, and then there’s me, the sole gal with the black hair. In the age of COVID where it’s more challenging to make it to the salon, you may be looking for a color enhancer to bring life back to your locks. These color/shine enhancers are just what you need to wake up your color and shine – literally.



First off, the Bumble and Bumble Color Gloss is a universal shine enhancer for all shades. The gal responsible for the beautiful merchandising you see in store, Carrie, swears by this. She had a ballroom dancing competition and showed me a picture of her hair after she used this. Mega-watt. I was stunned.

If you have that bombshell blonde your hair can often start looking a bit brassy or yellow. Anna reaches for Christophe Robin Shade Variation Mask in Baby Blonde and loves how it color corrects as well as adds shine and deep nourishment – because we all know the toll bleach takes on your hair.

If you have beautiful brown or chestnut hair, the Christophe Robin mask in Warm Chestnut will add rich caramel tones, which is the perfect way to get your hair ready for fall. It also deeply conditions your hair and adds intense softness.

And last, but certainly not least, shout out to my gals with black tresses. I took a long break from coloring due to COVID, and I felt like it really took a toll on my mood. I decided to try the Living Proof Color Care Whipped Glaze, which is formulated for darker tones (they also make one for lighter tones). I was blown away at the life it brought back to my hair, and it provides UV protection to prevent the fading effects of the sun. Double score!

Also, Oribe’s Beautiful Color Shampoo and Conditioner fortified with bioflavonoids will really help you to protect and maintain your color while you wash.


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Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314



  1. Avatar Jacky Sher Raker says:

    Abby – Which product do you recommend for my hair color? Jacky

    • Avatar Abby Baldonado says:

      My Dearest Jacky,
      I would recommend the Bumble and Bumble Clear Color Gloss. Your hair is similar to Carrie’s and I am sure the clear gloss will give you the same mega-watt shine. Let me know if you have any other questions!!

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