Keen on switching up your look? Find inspiration in these hair colouring trends that are set to rule this season
The right highlight
Experts believe that due importance must be given to the technique of colouring. “Today, women are keen to choose the right technique to enhance their colour and features. From colour melting to strobing, there’s much to explore. The best part about these techniques is the flexibility they offer; for instance, you can go bold or keep things subtle. These techniques give you a free hand to tweak and customise the look—and that appeals to the modern day woman,” informs Melroy Dickson, General Manager – Education, Matrix & Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals. When it comes to colour play, Dickson recommends reds for duskier complexions and gold and blondes for lighter skin tones.
A shot of latte
While icy blue and platinum blonde hues dominated the mane game last season, deep and buttery brown shades are here to refresh your look this season. As a bride-to-be, you want your hair and make-up to look its natural best and little suits an Indian bride better than brown and burgundy shades. “These classic hues can be tweaked with some minor colour elevations to change a bride’s look on her big day,” informs Pooja Singh – National Creative Director, Hair, Lakmé Salon. Play with browns and copper tones and elevate them with pops of reds or cool blondes. Singh feels that your hair colour must offset the colours of your jewellery and outfit. She states, “Browns and burgundies perfectly complement Indian brides; it’s a palette that transitions seamlessly from day to night.” After a professional hair colour treatment, it’s essential to maintain the sheen and soft texture. “The easiest way to do this is by using a professional colour protecting shampoo and conditioner along with a serum for UV protection— especially if you’re travelling for your big day. Also, to enhance and maintain the colour and condition of the hair, I recommend booking a hair spa appointment once a month,” she suggests.
A custom blend of light highlights juxtaposed against deeper hues will be sought-after this season. Melissa Hughe, Technical Head, Schwarzkopf Professional India, agrees, “Playing with light, medium and dark shades in a manner that contours the shape of your face, showcases its high points and camouflages any flaws will be a key technique. Whether it’s a marriage of deep browns and bright blonde shades resulting in the ‘bronde’ hue or a rose gold tone contrasted with streaks of brunette or a mix of crimsons and coppers—a custom blend of hues will be preferred. What makes this technique a winner is that the tones can be customised to suit every complexion. Technique is the key.”
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