A new season calls for a hair colour change-up! If you’re looking to colour your hair just in time for Autumn/Winter, choose Colours that compliment and mesh with the seasons, and not all colour changes need to be extreme, added hints and hues go far. Your colour should mimic the hues around you —Autumn… falling Yellow and Orange leaves, crisp Colourful sunrises and potent afternoon shades. And so, choosing bronzed Colours with Golden, Copper and Red hues that refill a worn out summer colour and top up your Hair Colours intensity are key. Your first instinct may be to choose warmer hues or even a bold change from light to brunette, but there are plenty of options in between for Autumn/Winter designed to suit every hair type and shade.
As soon as we feel that slightest chill in the air – many of us get the urge to change our hair colour. Yes, seasonal Hair Colouring is a thing and we think it’s about time more people embraced it like they do their new seasons wardrobe. Perhaps the falling leaves have got you thinking about going red? Or the darker evenings have you lusting after shiny brunette shades?
Colour matching is not a science, but people often get it wrong. Colour theory should never be about what colours you can and can’t wear – it’s more about selecting the shade that will best flatter your complexion. Hair & fashion colour rules are mere guidelines, so you don’t have to worry about taking your hair colour to extremes and following the strict colouring guidelines, carrying swatches of your best colours along to the shops & salons! This guide provides suggestions which are not set in stone – while wearing colours that flatter your complexion is always handy, style is a form of self-expression. Remember, the best way to look good, is to pick the best colours for your complexion that make you feel beautiful.
We love Autumn/Winter! Embellished booties, shearling-trimmed bags, tights, statement knitwear and bright statement coats galore, – there’s just so much more to have fun with. And Autumn/Winter hairstyles are just another great way to embrace the season. What’s a season change without a colour refresh? Autumn/Winter hair is so much more than just transitioning from light to dark, but the time to revel in seasonal colours. Here are our favourite, upcoming trends for the new season, inspired by Oscar Oscar Salons.
COLOUR ME RONZE
Move over “bronde,” “ronze” is the edgy new shade on the block. Following on from the bronde trend, made famous by celebrities like Emma Stone and Jennifer Lopez, “ronze” is a mixture of luxurious copper reds and gorgeous bronze browns, which add amazing texture and shimmer to hair. Think warm tones: buttery and coral blondes, creamy chestnuts, rich reds and coppers. Those going ronze should also invest in colour preserving products, like INSIGHT Professional which maintains hair tone and gives a high-gloss finish.
Hair accessories have stolen the limelight in various fashion shows this season, so we’ll be seeing a major accessory revival through the coming months with headbands, decorative hair pins and barrettes all making the trend list. In saying this, make sure to keep it simple, and always aim to complement your wardrobe rather than compete with it.
THE NEW OMBRE
Tired of ombre? Upgrade your colour to a new blend dubbed ‘tortoiseshell.’ A blend of chocolate and honey tones are applied through the hair like balayage, in a freehand technique for a softer, blended finish that’s popular among celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, and Sofia Vergara. This is the perfect option for brunettes wanting a rich, on-trend colour with plenty of dimension.
SHORT IS HERE TO STAY
The 90’s beauty resurgence is back, and the bob and lob are here to stay. Take cues from celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lawrence, and opt for a versatile, shorter look that requires minimal effort, yet looks sleek, sexy and stylish. Tailor this look to suit you by working with an expert stylist to develop the best shape for your face.
Strobing is no longer just a word that’s associated with the make up world, it’s just like contouring, but for your hair. Hair strobing as a colouring technique is created by using dark and light colours, applied side by side, making hair appear full and multi-dimensional. This is an amazing way for those with thinner hair to create the illusion of density.
Choose Colours that compliment and mesh with the seasons. Alter the Colour level in this guide to fit your Hair and Skin Type and remember, not all Colour changes need to be extreme, added hints and hues go far. If you’re interested in expanding your colour horizons, be sure to go and try on different shades of the same hue to see what looks best. Fashion rules are meant to be broken, so experiment.
And always bear in mind that at the end of the day, what colours you choose is your own choice – tied to your personal style.