Dear Reader, When was the last time you coloured your hair? It was four months ago for me, and I’m already geared up for my next appointment, with colour preferences in place. If I seem over enthusiastic, that’s probably because I am! Till recently, Indian women used hair dye mainly to mask greys, but we’ve come a long way since then. Hair colour is more than just a vain accessory. For the hairstylist, it’s a means of showcasing their art while for the wearer; it’s a means of self-expression. This issue, we bring you tons of looks that will inspire to try this liberating experience for yourself. How do you go about it? Firstly, know all about the latest colour trends in order to make an informed decision. We’ve got your back; flip to Hot Off the Charts. Secondly, communicate the exact desired look to your hairstylist without being ambiguous . How do you do that? You’ll find the answers in Colour Correction. Finally, pair the colour with the latest summer hair trends as shown in Take a Bow and Cutting a Long Story Short. And it’s not just about hair—there’s plenty of colour to play with when it comes to make-up as well. Learn how to wear unusual shade pairings on your face through our beauty cover story The Colour Wheel, or how to highlight just one feature in Eye Candy. There’s no time like now to bring in some colour to your life and tresses; so what vibrant hues are you going to flaunt this summer?