hair colour ideas

Hair colour ideas: Beautiful shades to inspire your next ‘do

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  • Hair colour lovers, listen up - if you're enhancing your hue for the upcoming spring months or switching your shade for a style overhaul, why not check out these chic celebrity styles to get you inspired

    Need some hair colour ideas? Changing your hair colour can be a little daunting. Often we find ourselves in a rut where we have been having the same tint, every six weeks, for what feels like an eternity.

    The quickest way to update your look is to give your hair colour a re-fresh. You don’t have to go bold; a subtle tweak of your existing a colour, a few touches of balayage, or a clear gloss is often enough to wake-up your colour.

    A solid brunette tone will make your hair appear stronger, healthier and thicker. Try adding some depth and tonality to your brown hair at the L’Oréal Professionnel Brunette Bar with colourist Jack Howard at Paul Edmonds. Jack will expertly weave rich light, dark shades through your hair in key places for something that looks super healthy, glossy and natural. Enhance your brunette in between salon visits with John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening In-Shower Treatment, £6.66; it’s a recent discovery of ours and we love it.

    Blonde hair doesn’’t have to be dull. Subtle changes in tone, and careful placement of light around your face, can enliven your shade and make it shine. Sienna Miller, Gigi Hadid and Poppy Delevingne expertly demonstrate that blonde doesn’’t have to look dry and damaged, it can look glossy and bursting with health. Keep your long hair in tip top condition with a shampoo designed for coloured locks – the Powder team have tested all the best ones so you can find your new favourite here.

    Fiery reds are having a bit of a moment; and Jessica Chastain, our favourite redhead is leading the pack. Wear your read bold and vibrant and enhances its potency in between trips to the hairdresser with Color Wow Color Security Shampoo, £16.50.

    And if you’re feeling a little less conventional, there’’s plenty of inspiration out there to sink your teeth into before hitting the salon. We’re loving Amber Le Bon’s recent foray into colour with her pink and rose gold job at the hands of MC favourite stylist George Northwood and Redken. You can never out-grow pink, people.

    It’’s easier-than-ever to update your colour at home once you have some hair colour ideas in mind. Try Fudge Paint Boxes, £11.25 each, they are semi-permanent and there are some pretty bold and vibrant shades to choose from (we have a soft spot for Coral Blush). Or try Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL, £5.49 each. They have the most amazing array of colours to choose from. Stylist and colourist Lyndell Mansfield, suggests mixing the colours in with a little conditioner (use the stuff in the pack) if you want to make the shade more of a pastel and says that if your natural colour is quite dark to begin with, you’’ll likely need to lift the colour first before applying anything particularly bold.

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