Winner of TV’s Great British Hairdresser on the hottest trends
In this beautiful season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, fashion is taking its inspiration from the vibrant colours of nature. Autumn brings a magnificent palette of reds and golden shades of yellow, browns and coppers which every year filters not just into our wardrobes but also our hair colour.
This month around 80% of my clients are asking for warmer tones which have been inspired by autumn.
And you don’t have to dramatically change your colour to be on trend as natural tints in the season’s new shades will instantly put a fresh spin on any base colour.
Blondes can warm up for autumn by adding an up-to-theminute strawberry/gold highlight.
Cool white-blonde strands might have looked great for summer, but they can easily be heated up with just a hint of orange.
US singing star Demi Lovato wears it to perfection.
It is even easier for brunettes to spice up their style with the addition of soft chocolatey caramel tones which will blend perfectly with their natural hair.
Light brown hair can also be transformed for the new season with subtle rose-gold hints.
Red is in this season. Bold and deep, burgundy is back. A perfect hue for autumn, it resembles the warm autumn foliage.
If you don’t want to go all the way then opt for copper tones woven into dark hair for a subtle change which with give your mane a new glint.
Adding warmer tones to your hair can make it look more lustrous and, believe it or not, brighter.
If you want to be really on trend this season then go for everything warm in one multi-tonal palette.
My personal colour palette that I am using this season is a honey blonde, paprika copper, rust brown and tangerine for reds which all mixed together in a multi-tonal interlinking colour can look sensational.
Not only does this look fantastic but also gives the illusion of thickness in the hair.
Icons who are rocking the warm reds of autumn are Lily Cole, Blake Lively and Emma Stone.
AUTUMNAL STYLES: Demi Lovato with orange hair, Lily Cole with her natural look and Emma Stone (below) with a ‘warm’ red appearance