After years of home-dyeing, 49, from Kent, wanted a softer, fresher colour
‘Rachael’s blonde hair and bold lipstick are central to her look. She wanted her hair to have a bit more volume and shape. With two daughters and a granddaughter, though, she doesn’t have lots of time to spend styling it.
Rachael’s hair is particularly thin, and years of dyeing it have taken their toll on the ends. I took about an inch off the length and cut in around her face to frame it and accentuate her cheekbones. I also reduced the weight all over to give her a softer, wispy finish. This makes it much easier to style.
In terms of prep, I used a volumising, texturising spray before blow-drying to give it the wow-factor, but Rachael could rough dry and go, if need be.
I recommend anyone with blonde hair to use products that help promote shine, to stop the colour looking faded. It’s the difference between good- and and great-looking hair.
‘Rachael had been colouring her own hair, resulting in a very uneven colour mix of yellow and brassy blonde tones. She was keen for a softer, fresher look, so I toned down the brassiness, while still maintaining the blonde that she loves.
Using clean blonde, honeygold and soft-mocha shades, I placed slices of colour all over to even out previous tints. I then added some smaller foils to ensure her colour looked healthy, effortless and super chic. While her previous hair colour was too warm for her skin tone, the result left her complexion looking much softer.’
‘The colour is spot-on and I like the effortlessness of my new cut. I’m not sure the softer lipstick will be a keeper, though, as I miss the boldness of my red.’