Hair colour con­tour­ing is one of sum­mer’s biggest trends. Tracy Davis finds out how it can work won­ders for your face shape.

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What is hair colour con­tour­ing and how does it work?

Hair con­tour­ing is a tech­nique where colour is used to add light­ness (high­lights) or dark­ness (low­lights) to cer­tain ar­eas, in ways that shape the face. For ex­am­ple, if we want to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a nar­rower neck, we might add dark pieces through the back area clos­est to the neck to make it ap­pear smaller.

Does face shape mat­ter?

An oval is con­sid­ered to be the per­fect face shape, so we were al­ways taught to add or re­move weight, shift hair di­rec­tion or add colour us­ing light and shadow to try and cre­ate the il­lu­sion of an oval face. The rules might re­main the same but there is al­ways room for our own in­ter­pre­ta­tion of what beauty is. So, does the per­fect face shape ex­ist and am I al­ways look­ing for it? No.

Is there a rule for light and dark hair colours?

Light and dark colours all re­quire care. The new Luster Lock Treat­ment from Joico is in­cred­i­ble for home care. It’s quick, easy to ap­ply and leaves the hair stronger and health­ier with unreal shine. For main­te­nance, Joico’s Colour Bal­ance Blue Sham­poo and Con­di­tioner work well for or­ange tone re­duc­tion for brunette hand-painted ( balyage) hair.

Can I con­tour my own hair?

Colour con­tour­ing should only be car­ried out by a pro­fes­sional, so ask a hair­dresser for their rec­om­men­da­tions. For a bit of DIY fun though, check out the new In­stat­ints by Joico – coloured hair­sprays which al­low you to con­tour your own hair by adding pops of colour that wash out.

Why would you rec­om­mend colour con­tour­ing?

I rec­om­mend con­tour­ing to ev­ery­one, be­cause it’s a beau­ti­ful be­spoke colour tech­nique. Even if you step into it just a lit­tle to be­gin with, it’s def­i­nitely the trend to try for sum­mer.

Q&A NIC APAAPA Hair stylist and Joico am­bas­sador Owner of Ni­cholas Paul Hair De­sign

1. Joico Luster Lock In­stant Shine & Re­pair Treat­ment, $34. 2. Colour Bal­ance Blue Sham­poo, $34. 3. In­statint Pink, $26.

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