Winner of TV’s Great British Hairdresser on the hottest trends
With the autumn/winter season fast approaching it’s time to leave behind the boho braids and beach waves of the summer months.
Despite darker evenings approaching, the hair colour palette is one which pops with colour, and cool pastel shades in particular are here to stay.
The catwalks were awash with pretty shades with designers, such as Versace and Gucci, effortlessly combining a pop of colour with geek chic styling.
For blondes, tones such as ash pearlised and opal tones are bang on trend for the next few months. Meanwhile, beautiful brunettes should look to mocha and cool cinnamon tones to enhance light and texture. And typical red and copper are also go-to colour options. My new season colour prediction is for a more muted and subtle feel to toned down tresses.
Hair is also probably in need of a little TLC with beach holidays and extra styling taking its toll — the result can be dehydration. Good hair rehab begins with a cut to snip off any dead ends before giving your hair a moisture boost.
One of my favourite hair healers is Olaplex Hair Perfector No3 which is an amazing replenishing treatment; while Aveda Damage Remedy Treatment (right top, £26.55) and Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus (right bottom, £15.41) are saviours for parched locks plus. The latter are high street buys and worthy investments to protect your crowing glory from the winter elements.
The winter months can also prompt a rethink on colour, and of course, it’s always a good idea to sit down with your stylist to discuss your options. Find out what is involved and the amount of maintenance required when you alter your shade. Even the most subtle colour change can impact on your mood, your make-up and wardrobe so it’s important to know how manageable it
When it comes to trends long locks are still all the rage with a sleek finish. And don’t forget to incorporate heat protecting products every time you reach for the styling irons. Ghd is currently evolving their hair tools to be kinder and softer for hair which is great news for frazzled manes. My curling tool is always a Babyliss wand which is both easy to use and effective.
Many celebrities have switched up their look this season with colour, length and texture all getting a makeover. Formerly blonde actress Elle Fanning is now a brunette while Halle Berry’s signature crop has been replaced with glossy extensions. La La Land actress Emma Stone has also traded in her pretty bob for longer locks with Paris Jackson and Sarah Hyland now both brunettes. It’s all about length for supermodel Gigi Hadid with her colourful extensions, while Kate Hudson can be seen with an extreme buzz cut.
Whatever you go for it makes sense to get a professional hairdresser’s opinion. Keris Weir, MG Hair Boutique, 153e Union Street, Lurgan. Tel: 028 3832 5543
Tip: Halle Berry’s longer locks