SE­CRETS TO GOR­GEOUS HAIR COLOUR Tint your tresses with the sea­son’s to-dye-for hair hues. By Jes­sica Prince.

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We all know that colour­ing the hair cop­per and brunette are sim­ple ways to give di­men­sion to the hair, and with vi­brant ver­mil­ion and bleached blonde be­ing all the rage now, hair care has be­come more com­plex than just car­ing for our nat­u­ral hair shade and texture.


The om­bré trend is here to stay, but these days “there’s less con­trast be­tween the roots and the end colour,” notes celebrity hair colourist Marie Robin­son, who says she’s been meld­ing tone-on-tone colours from the mid-lengths to the tips of the hair. WHAT’S MOD­ERN NOW: “Lighter ends are still on-trend, but keep them re­fined to show­case more nat­u­ral-look­ing colour,” says Jen­nifer Lawrence’s colourist Lorri God­dard. To do this, your mid-lengths to ends should be no more than two to three shades lighter than your roots – a tech­nique some pros have dubbed “som­bré”, a softer, more blended ver­sion of the tra­di­tional om­bré. “Low­main­te­nance hair colour has been com­ing back into fo­cus, and som­bré is a much more wear­able take on om­bré,” ex­plains Red­ken’s cre­ative con­sul­tant Tracey Cun­ning­ham, whose clients in­clude Drew Bar­ry­more. “It’s flat­ter­ing on ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially brunettes.” SKIN-TONE SE­CRET: For fair com­plex­ions with hints of pink or red, “avoid warm tones like gold, cop­per, ma­hogany, and red,” says Paris-based colourist Christophe Robin. “They can look brassy on pale skin,” adds God­dard. In­stead, go for deeper caramel or cool ash browns that won’t make you look washed out. On medium tones, vi­brant light and medium brown shades are flat­ter­ing, while deeper com­plex­ions can go as rich as dark brown to black. Shine is cru­cial: “The darker you go, the shinier it should look,” ad­vises Robin. STYLE TIP: Chopped your locks above your shoul­ders? “When you’re brunette with short hair, the shape of your cut be­comes the state­ment,” says Robin­son. Skip high­lights or low­lights and leave the colour “rich but sub­tle,” she says. “Noth­ing looks chicer than a well-cut bob that’s re­ally sleek, shiny, and al­lone-colour brunette,” adds colourist Vic­to­ria Hunter. On longer hair, con­sider soft­en­ing your look with vary­ing shades of brown to avoid a heavy block of colour and “to see the move­ment of your hair­cut,” Robin­son says. MAIN­TE­NANCE: David Stanko, hair colour con­sul­tant for Red­ken, says, “Brunettes face three ba­sic prob­lems: go­ing too ashy, too brassy, or be­com­ing inky or monochro­matic


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