Hot off the charts

Colour ob­ses­sions that are so ‘right now’

Hair - - Editor's Letter - HENA DE­SAI...


There’s no shy­ing away from greys any­more! As more women are start­ing to em­brace nat­u­ral greys, there are also those who are choos­ing to colour their hair in this shade. This is an om­bré that goes from dark grey roots to nearly sil­ver tips. The rather un­con­ven­tional style is strik­ing as well

as lib­er­at­ing!


As the name sug­gests, this colour ser­vice brings to­gether blonde and orange tones to cre­ate a unique look. Orange, by it­self, can be a re­ally stark colour to wear— we don’t usu­ally spot it worn too of­ten. Mix­ing it with blon­des makes it not only wear­able but also more fun. The shades used can eas­ily be cus­tomised so as to

avoid a burnt, overly warm look.


Smokey vi­o­lets, greens and ash greys are so hot this sea­son. You may choose to ei­ther colour all your hair in these shades, work with gra­di­ents, or even just dye the ends. The look is achieved by strate­gi­cally mix­ing mul­ti­ple tones of deep colours with some grey and black bits, adding def­i­ni­tion to the hair as you pro­ceed. The re­sult is

a pale and foggy fin­ish.


The sim­plest way to ex­plain this—a bal­ayage with pas­tel shades. Con­ven­tion­ally, a bal­ayage is cre­ated with warm brown and blonde shades, but this ver­sion uses cool pas­tel hues blended to per­fec­tion. Think candy floss pink, icy blues and mint greens blended to­gether. The iri­des­cent fin­ish is noth­ing short of mes­meris­ing!


2016 was the year for rose gold—hair, ac­ces­sories, out­fits, we were ob­sessed with this tone—and this year it’s time to take a small de­tour from that by adding an­other all time favourite to it: choco­late! As if rose gold hair wasn’t pretty enough, stylists are now blend­ing choco­late tones to it to make the look even more de­li­cious. The only down­side is the high up­keep this colour de­mands—it fades easy, so reg­u­lar touch-ups are def­i­nitely needed.


This works es­pe­cially well for dark-haired girls. Brown, gold, bronze and blonde stripes are added to the hair, blended seam­lessly to give you a nat­u­rally gor­geous look. The fin­ish is that of a sunkissed look that also goes to con­tour the face. It’s a low main­te­nance look—all you need is some colour pro­tec­tion sham­poo and con­di­tioner to take you through 4-5 months, post which you may need to re­fresh the colour.

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