Arctic Fox Foxology
0 Cart
Added to Cart
    You have items in your cart
    You have 1 item in your cart
    Total

    AF Blog — Sterling

    Unlikely Color Cover Ups: Transforming Faded Hair with Arctic Fox

    Unlikely Color Cover Ups: Transforming Faded Hair with Arctic Fox

    Are you ready to say goodbye to your current hair color and switch things up? At Arctic Fox Hair Color, we believe that the best results often emerge from the most unexpected choices 😏. Get ready to dive into the world of "Unlikely Color Cover Ups," where we reveal four unlikely Arctic Fox shades that effortlessly conceal your existing hair color and reveal a STUNNING new look 👏.

    1. Lavender Bliss 💜

    Have faded blue or green hair that won’t quite go away? Prepare to be blown away by Violet Dream. By layering a VERY diluted Violet Dream over your faded green or blue, you'll experience Lavender Bliss. The blue and green undertones will be tamed into a soft, pastel dream, resulting in a perfect fusion of warmth and coolness that's sure to leave heads turning.

    1. Teal Temptation 🌊

    Arctic Fox's Aquamarine is a shade that dares to challenge convention. If you’re working with a faded pink or red, this shade will create a stunning contrast that revitalizes your fade. The bold teal hues mixed with the faded tones will create a purple shifting blue shade depending on how intense your color is underneath.

    1. Rose Gold Stunner🌹

    Brunette bases, we didn’t forget about you. Did you know that some of our shades work over brunette bases as gorgeous tints? Elevate your brown tresses by layering a mixture of Sunset Orange or Ginger Flare mixed with Purple AF. The warmth of our orange shades will give off a beautiful copper tint all on their own, but mixed with Purple AF this will give off a rose gold tint sure to stun. 

    1. Slate Gray  🌫️

    Got faded purple? Give Sterling a try! This smokey shade will transform into an ashy purple when applied over your faded color. Sterling is your go-to solution for gracefully transitioning from vibrant hues or evening out uneven tones, leaving you with the perfect smokey shade. *This shade will only appear on bases that were previously pre-lightened to a level 9+.

    @averyrose1992 in Sterling and Girls Night

    At AF, we understand that hair color is a canvas for self-expression, and we aim to offer a palette of possibilities. Not seeing a solution that might work for you? DM us on Instagram for custom color help or email our color specialists for more customized feedback ! 🌈

    Comic Con Prep: Elevate Your Cosplay with Wigs, Extensions, and Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes!

    Comic Con Prep: Elevate Your Cosplay with Wigs, Extensions, and Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes!

    It’s HERREEE!! Comic Con season is upon us, and cosplayers from around the world are gearing up to showcase their creativity and passion. As a company dedicated to all things color, we understand the role that wigs, extensions, and hair color play in bringing your favorite characters to life. Get ready to take your cosplay game to the next level!

    1. Choosing the Perfect Wig:
    The foundation of any remarkable cosplay often lies in a meticulously chosen wig. When selecting a wig, keep the following factors in mind:

    a) Character Accuracy: Look for wigs or extensions that closely resemble your character's hairstyle, color, and texture. With Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes, you can easily match your wig's color to your character's unique hue.

    b) Quality Matters: Invest in high-quality wigs that provide a realistic appearance and are easy to style. Pairing a top-quality wig with vibrant AF dyes will ensure your cosplay stands out from the crowd.

    c) Comfort is Key: Consider the wig's cap construction and adjustability to ensure a comfortable fit during long Comic Con days.

    2. Styling and Customization:
    Once you've selected the perfect wig or extensions, it's time to bring it to life through styling and customization. Here's where AF comes in:
    a) Vibrant Color Options: Arctic Fox offers a wide range of stunning and highly pigmented semi-permanent dyes that can be easily mixed for the perfect custom shade.
    b) Fade-Resistant Formulas: Our dyes are known for their long-lasting, fade-resistant formulas. This means your vibrant cosplay hair color will remain vibrant throughout the event, ensuring you look amazing in every selfie.

    c) Mix and Match: With Arctic Fox, you can mix different shades to achieve your desired custom color. Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with unique combinations to create a truly one-of-a-kind cosplay look.
    #AFprotip Dye a test strand first to ensure you'll end up with the result you want!
     

    3. Adding Volume and Length with Extensions:
    Extensions can be a game-changer when it comes to achieving voluminous, long, or intricate hairstyles. Here's how to make the most of your vibrant hair extensions for your cosplay:
    a) Seamless Integration: Choose hair extensions that match the color and texture of your wig or natural hair. With Arctic Fox, you can seamlessly blend the dyes to ensure a perfect match.
    b) Highlighting Effects: Use Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes strategically on your extensions to create highlights, lowlights, or ombre effects. This can add depth and dimension to your cosplay hairstyle.

    By choosing the perfect wig, styling it to perfection, and incorporating AF into your cosplay, you can bring your characters to life like never before. Take your cosplay a step further and up the ante with the perfect mani in gel strips or AF nail lacquers! The boldest prints and perfectly matching colors are just a tap away.
    Don't forget to take proper care of your wigs, extensions, and color treated hair to make sure they last for all your future events!
    Needing some inspo? Here are a few looks we're loving this convention year: 

    Our Favorite Summer Mixes

    Our Favorite Summer Mixes

    If you haven’t heard the good news yet, here it is… SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! 🥳☀️ Question is, have you decided on how you’re going to color your summer yet? Maybe you’re stuck between a couple of really great shades and just can’t decide? Well I’ve come prepared with some summer mixes, just for you 😉 

    When I think of summer, I think HOT 🔥 So let’s crank up the heat with these orange and red focused mixes first. Sunset Orange is a wonderful base for this, so let’s get to mixing in some other shades.


    Sunset Orange + Poison + Cosmic Sunshine 🥵 

    @theeglamnaija


    Sunset Orange + Wrath 🧯

    @a.dragon.soul


    Sunset Orange + Violet Dream  🌶️ 

    @evelina.forsell

    Unreal, right?! Why don’t we cool things down a bit with a few blue mixes 💧 Let's dive right in (pun intended 😏).

    Poseidon + Aquamarine 🌊

    @jessicamoralemusic


    Aquamarine + Periwinkle + Transylvania 💙

    @billiedawningle


    Aquamarine + Phantom Green 🐚

    @arisa_hair


    Arctic Mist Diluter + Aquamarine 

    @salinesimon

    When you think back to how you colored your summer, what shade is going to forever bring you that summer nostalgia feeling when you see it? Is it blue? Is it pink? Maybe it’s green! ✨

    The beauty of ‘color your summer’ could mean a lot of things but color expression is definitely one of them 🎨 You may be wondering “well, when I think of summer, I think of a beautiful sunset to end the perfect day with my favorite people”. To be completely honest, I couldn’t agree more. So let’s settle things down with a couple of sunset inspired mixes! 🌅 

    Electric Paradise + Poison 🌺

    @tamaracamps


    Cosmic Sunshine + Frosé ☀️ 

    @itslauren.jpg


    Periwinkle + Purple AF 

    @_gumshoe_

    After a long day of laughter, heat and good vibes; It’s time to reminisce on the core memories you’ve built and get ready to make more during those long summer nights 🌌 Nothing says “summer nights” more than this last mix.

    Using equal parts Periwinkle + Sterling with just a few drops of Blue Jean Baby and BOOM… You’ve created a masterpiece. 👩‍🎨🎨✨🤌


    So how will YOU color your summer? 🌈 Let us know in the comments! And as always, if you have questions on how best to use any of our products, feel free to reach out to us at support@arcticfoxusa.com. Stay foxy! 🦊 

    The Best AF Colors For Your Undertone

    When choosing your next AF color, considering your skin’s undertone can help narrow down your choice and accentuate your natural features.


    So what is an undertone anyway? Your skin tone is the surface level color of your skin that can change due to the season or sun exposure. For example, your summer foundation color might be darker than your winter foundation. Your undertone on the other hand is the underlying tone of your skin that is ever-present and doesn’t change with the seasons. Keep reading to find out more about how to determine your undertone and which Arctic Fox hair colors are best suited for you.


    While knowing your undertone can help narrow down your choice of color, don’t let it stop you from fully expressing yourself. We’re all about breaking the rules at AF! Read through to the end and we’ll give you some tips on how to break the rules in a way that still accommodates your undertone.


    Undertone Categories


    There are three categories of undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. Cool undertones have a pink or bluish hue to their skin. Warm undertones have a yellow, golden, or peachy hue to their skin. Neutral undertones have undertones that are close to the color of their surface skin.


    How to Find Your Undertone


    Figuring out your undertone can be a bit confusing at first. Follow the tests below for an easy way to determine your undertone.


    Vein Method

    Take a look at your veins. A good place to look is around your wrist or the back of your hands.


    1. Do your veins appear purple or blue? You have cool undertones.
    2. Do your veins appear green or olive? You have warm undertones.
    3. Do you have a mix of blue and green, or can’t tell? You likely have neutral undertones.

    Jewelry Method

    If you have trouble seeing your veins or want confirmation of the vein method, the jewelry method is a great option! Most people are attracted to either silver or gold jewelry based on the way it looks against their skin. Grab a piece of silver and another of yellow gold. Try them on and take a look at which you feel best in.


    1. If you prefer the way silver jewelry looks on your skin, you have cool undertones.
    2. If you prefer the way yellow gold jewelry looks on your skin, you have warm undertones.
    3. If you look great in both or don’t have a preference, you likely have neutral undertones.

    White T-Shirt Method

    Throw on a white t-shirt and go outside in natural light. Pay attention to how your skin looks in comparison to the white t-shirt.


    1. If your skin looks rosy or pink, you have cool undertones.
    2. If your skin looks golden or yellow, you have warm undertones.
    3. If you don’t really see a change, you have neutral undertones.

    If you’re struggling to figure out which category you fall in, or you’re a mix of cool and warm undertones according to the tests, then you most likely have neutral undertones!

    Best AF Colors for Cool Undertones

    If you have cool undertones, cool colors will complement your skin best. Think blues and purples or colors with those undertones. Check out the color chart below for the best AF colors for cool undertones.


    Cool AF Collection: https://arcticfoxhaircolor.com/collections/cool-af

    @blairemartine

    @sheaella


    Best AF Colors for Warm Undertones

    If you have warm undertones, warm colors will complement your skin best. Think reds, oranges, yellows or colors with those undertones. Check out the color chart below for the best AF colors for cool undertones.

    Warm AF Collection: https://arcticfoxhaircolor.com/collections/warm-af



    @notyourdestiny___


    @itslauren.jpg



    Best AF Colors for Neutral Undertones

    If you have neutral undertones, lucky you! You can rock any literally any AF color.


    @berlinstacey 


    How to Break the Rules


    Rules are meant to be broken, babe. So how do you break the rules while still considering your undertone?


    Frame your Face 

    Use the trendy money piece look or face framing layers in a color that does complement your undertone in combination with colors that don’t.



    @chjango john.n1115



    Split Dyes

    Split dyes are a great way to incorporate multiple colors. Choose one side that compliments your undertone with the other half that doesn’t.


    @itskcphan


    Create A Melt

    Create a melt with a color that matches your undertone closest to your face melted into a color that doesn’t match. Another option is to melt AF into your natural color. For inspo on the best color melts, make sure you’re following us on TikTok and Instagram!  

    @la_main_d_argent_

    @kisandyy


    Don’t Give A F!

    Seriously. Do whatever you want! Rules are meant to be broken, and if you feel great in a color that doesn’t complement your undertone, who cares?! Confidence is the best complement.

    @ashley.smit17

    Comic Con, Here We Come

    Comic Con, Here We Come

    It's (one of) the most wonderful times of the year - COMIC CON! We love seeing our Fox Fam dress up as their favorite characters. If you're heading to San Diego, be sure to tag us ESPECIALLY if you're rocking Arctic Fox hair dye or Foxology gel nail strips! Since you inspire us, we figured we'd give you some inspo if you're still debating on your look. 

    She basically invented the split dye. Mister J's part-time lover is one of the most infamous cosplays out there. To get the famous pigtails we recommend a split dye of Arctic Fox's Virgin Pink mixed with Aquamarine, and straight Aquamarine

    With a brand new Disney+ show coming, we expect to see more hulked-out lawyers than ever before. Whether you're opting for the Attorney at Law look or straight up strong babe, you'll nail Miss Walters in our Phantom Green hair dye.

    No More Mutants? No thanks. With a mix of Sunset Orange and Purple AF hair dye you'll be shapeshifting all con. 

    Exactly HOW do you get the look of a free-spirited, manic pixie dream girl with ever changing hair color? Another split dye of course, this time featuring Violet Dream and Poseidon. Just beware of your exes.  

    "Moon prism power, makeup" achieved instantly with Arctic Fox's Cosmic Sunshine!

    With this mix, we ask you to be mine. Mix our Blue Jean Baby hair dye with Sterling to achieve this smoky blue for one of Tim Burton's most beloved characters. Plus, this gorgeous hue will ease you right into a new season.