Give your whole look a boost with a hair colour tweak suited to the new season ahead. Read on to discover nine easy ways to update your hair colour for spring.
New ways to highlight:
Try a micro weave! “Ultra-fine highlights or lowlights these are scattered through the hair, but never placed close to the roots or on the hairline, to create instant texture and body” says London hairdresser, Michael Van Clarke. Plus, this style of highlighting stops re-growth at the roots meaning fewer trips to the salon!
How to boost your colour at home:
A change of season doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go for an expensive salon appointment, instead try an at-home colour. The newly reformulated John Frieda Precision Foam Colour, £9.99 boots.com is a number one seller both here and the US! We’ve been impressed as the new formula has a super thick foam formula so you can colour your hair with total ease and zero mess! Divide your hair into three sections through the front apply the foam then just add the rest to the back section. Easy!
How to update blonde hair:
Rae Palmer, Redken Colour Ambassador told us, “Blondes should go for warmer shades this spring blending rich marigolds and nutmegs with vanillas and honey. Jennifer Aniston is wearing great highlights at the moment and is definitely a look worth copying.”
Try a no-commitment pastel
Kevin Murphy Colour Bug in Pink and Purple, £13.95 kevinmurphystore.com each, are the easiest way to add small slices of pastel to your hair and ends. Run the chalk through thin strands of dry hair and brush out to soften the colour, or just add colour to the underneath sections of your hair for a wearable look. A couple of washes later and it’s back to your normal colour!
How to update your highlights:
The Ombre highlighting trend, where you add colour to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, is traditionally suited to brunettes but other shades should try it too! Karine Jackson, Organic Colour Specialist says, “This technique has expanded so why not try dying your mid-lengths and ends blonde to dark, dark to blonde, pink to red -the sky’s the limit! We think of Ombre as lightening but you can go one or two shades darker too.”
How to boost your colour in salon:
In-salon glossing treatments help close down the hair cuticle conditioning your hair so it stays brighter for longer. We tried the Wella Illumina Glossing Treatment, £50, wellaprofessionals.co.uk that enhances your colour and shine. It looked like a whole new colour!
How to update brunette hair:
Brunettes should continue to lighten up in the warmer months but if you go too light in the sun try scattering in darker tones like mocha, coffee or chocolate throughout the hair (and not too close to the hairline to stop obvious roots) to create the illusion of depth without loosing that summery feel.
How to update black hair:
Michael Van Clarke recommends, “Those with black hair should try blue-black, dark chestnut, blueberry, wild berry, red cherry tones to spice up their look.” Sharon Osbourne has added an all over tint for this cherry-toned look.
How to update red hair:
Redheads should try mixing terracottas and tangerines tones, very finely, into their natural colour for an easy update that won’t compromise their natural colour but will boost dull hair.