Winter is here and it's time to change your hair color to something a little darker, deeper, warmer or richer like the copper and red hues of hair colour. Take your hair style inspiration from the tones of fall/autumn and introdue them to your sun bleach hair for added shine and often added condition when you add semi or demi permanent hair colour and you will have a seasonal hair change that requires no hair cutting or restyling.
If the very blonde hair colour you thought you wanted has resulted in an obvious regrowth because a hair colour too far removed from your
own natural hair colour will always result in the regrowth 'stripe'. Or the time, money and effort of constant touch-ups of your hair colour is becoming too much a hair colour that is a little darker, deeper, richer or warmer is a great hair option.
what are our options for low maintenance colour without ending
up 'boring brown'.
within two shades of your natural hair colour. Whether that is
lighter or darker it does not matter it is the extreme differences
that make your colour high maintenance.
permanent colours are a great way to keep your hair looking shiny
and add a difference Be warned that if you do them too often (before
the last one fades out completely) or have exceptionally fine
or naturally light hair you can end up with a regrowth that looks
just like a permanent colour was applied.
clear of all over permanent colour, unless you are quite grey
and want to get rid of the grey look completely or going lighter
than your natural colour when it becomes necessary to use permanent
colour. Even then you can..
high or low lights to create your desired colour effect. These
blend with your natural hair rather than completely cover it,
any regrowth is lessened in this way and the need for repeat visits
to the salon goes from every 5 to 6 weeks to every 8 to 12 weeks
depending on how may and how big a colour change you choose.
with high or low lights is often a better choice on grey hair.
Most of us finally end up with quite a high degree of grey around
the face and the regrowth on this can be very noticeable. If using
a partial colouring method to disguise or lessen the amount of
grey clever placement by a colourist can make this not such an
issue in the long term.
Schoer of Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads in Surrey Hills Sydney
adds that many of her clients are "going darker". "The
trend is to more natural tones, blondes are going brown but
not boring. Colours are rich and velvety but muted and wearable
at the same time. Reds are garnet or intense plum but with a hint
of gold added which softens their fakeness and takes the pink
Di Base of Heading Out Hair and Beauty in Melbourne says her
clients are asking for "easy to maintain colours" too.
"Tomato reds and copper reds are popular with hidden highlights
to avoid high maintenance. Colours will remain rich and bright
into summer to work with the bright colours in the clothes we
will all be wearing. Caterina's clients are opting for all over
semi-permanent colours, which are quick to apply. "No skunk
stripes, that we saw a couple of years ago as these require high
maintenance, but if clients want some added interest the odd hidden
slice or piece of colour is added".
Visitors to this page also went to:
The Quick guide to salon colour services
Finding the colouring method to suit your needs:
Permanent (Colour that grows out)
Semi permanent (Colour that slowly fades out)
Temporary (Colour that washes out in one or two shampoos)
All Over Bleach (If you want to be really blonde)
Highlights (Streaks of lighter colour)
Lowlites (Streaks of darker colour)
Free hand Colouring (Special Techniques)
Panel Colouring (Special Techniques)
The Re-growth Look (Special Techniques)
Alternative Colouring Methods:
Colouring using Henna or Plant based products.
How do I choose a colour to suit me?
Thinking about Highlights? Check here first!.
Changing Your Hair Colour
'Deeper, Richer, Warmer' colours for your hair
Blonde, Blonde and more Blonde
Caring for Coloured Hair
All you need to know about Allergies to Hair Dye and Henna
Patch Testing for Allergies
Colour and the rumours about links to carcinogens
Other pages not related to colour that were visited are:
Blow dry and styling
Hair cuts to suit your face
Hair style gallery of looks
Your hair - dealing with particular hair types and their needs
Permanent hair straightening