Health 1AS we approach the festive season, there’s always a change-around, colour-wise, as the summer gets left behind.

Now’s the time we consider our “autumn-winter” here on the Island. And as you change your colour wardrobe to match the season, think about some hair-colouring ideas as well.

We have seen a big switch in the salon towards more natural and warmer tones, and anything too brash has been calmed down with simpler colours to enhance and enliven our haircuts.

Natural browns have been mixed with warm blondes to blend and give an earthy feel to hair. Fine highlights have replaced chunky stripes to give a blended, more consistent colour.

Full-head colours give shine and gloss to any cut., and they are much less aggressive on the hair’s texture.

It’s all about being more natural-looking, even if the colour you choose isn’t your natural shade – if that makes sense!

We are still seeing “ombre” colours – a natural-looking base colour blending into a lighter colour on the ends, which looks so good on longer-layered, wavy hair.

Blondes should be toned down a touch to take away that yellow, brassy look, with lowlights running through.

And if you’re going to be blonde, be ice blonde or warm blonde – which is the opposite – but never anything too false or  overdone.

Less is more on the colour front this season – and if you are still unconvinced, then take a look around you. Most of you are heeding the current trends and calming things down a touch.

As for styling, it’s time to throw out your straighteners and get used to some bounce and movement – as predicted in my column  about a year ago.

Even the biggest makers of hair-straighteners now sell a curling wand. But do use the bigger-barrelled type for loose waves, or the smaller variety for hot, beach-babe curls.

Whichever way you choose, take on this year’s hottest look, and then make sure that, above all else, you are paying special interest to the condition of your hair.

After the summer we have had – and are still having – your hair will definitely need some sort of moisture replacement.

Choose carefully what you apply to your hair, and check out the ingredients on the back. Never use any product with a high sulphate or alcohol content because this will just dry your hair up more.

Instead, look for products containing natural oils, which will care and protect your tresses. If you are unsure of what to choose, then ask your regular stylist because it is time you put back what nature and you can take out of your hair.

Book a colour check-up at your salon, where you can be guided through any colour changes before you go ahead.

Accept the advice you are given, and your new colour shouldn’t be too much of a shock.




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