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Take Your Colour Cues

Are you considering a change in hair colour? Check out the second part from the Cosmopolitan article we featured last week, The Lingo used by Hairdressers.

Hair colour technology has progressed so much that we can pretty much be whatever colour we want. Here is everything you need to know before changing your hair colour. 

  • Optical Illusions are your Friend

We're all into clever makeup trickery (*cough* contouring), so why not do it with your hair? ‘Ultra-contouring is a technique used to manipulate an optical illusion to bring out the most beautiful aspects of our clients,’ explains hairstylist and R+Co ambassador Barney Martin.


Cara Delevingne hair | Price Attack

Subtle hair contouring brings out all of Cara's best features. 

‘Shade and light are used to maximum effect to slim down certain area of the face, while highlighting accentuates other areas.’

Also. Like makeup, you can add in unexpected colour. Dark hair suits ‘deep petrol blue, deep ashy violet and camouflage green’, recommends Martin, while blonde can add a pop of ‘dirty blue, amethyst and soft powder greens.’.

  • Blonde Ambition can be Work

Celebrities with naturally dark hair are going blonde. But is it possible for the rest of us? ‘Almost anyone can go blonde,’ says Martin, who advises enlisting a pro if you are going more than a couple of shades lighter than your natural colour. Be patient on your way to blonde – ‘you won’t get a platinum from your dark base on your first visit,’ warns Martin.

Lady Gaga hair | Price Attack

Lady Gaga shows how brunette to blonde is done

Use a blonde treatment like Nak Hair's Blonde Repl.Ends to soften, detangle and seal the hair fibre for smoothness as well as neutralise unwanted brassy tones.

  • Granny Greys are Cool

Grey hair might not sound that appealing but ash tones actually flatter a wide range of hair and skin tones. The best way to do it is to get your colourist to hand-paint strands with balayage.

‘Grey balayage is certainly popular in our salon at the moment,’ says Mob Hair co-founder Tarryn Cherniayeff. She suggests keeping the ashy tones looking good with an in-salon colour treatment and at home toning conditioner such as Juuce Silver Blonde Shampoo.

Grey balayage hair | Price Attack

Gorgeous Grey Balayage 

  • Rainbow Hues Are A Real Good Time

Highlighter hair is a major trend this year, and thanks to wash out formulations, draw-on hair chalks and semi-permanent hues, you don’t need to brave to take on brights. If you’re considering frequent hue changes – like Kylie Jenner does so well – keep in mind that celebs often fake their way to colour. Try the Manic Panic range for colour from home. 

Purple Hair | Price Attack

Manic Panic Ultra Violet 

  • The Dark Side Requires Commitment

Good news for those of you with lighter hair looking to darken: ‘This can be achieved in one session, but the upkeep is very different and your likely to need to come back for a top up,’ says Cherrniayeff. It’s worth the trip, though regular colour refreshes will save you from fading into mousey hues.

Blonde to brunette hair | Price Attack

 Naturally blonde Bella rocks her brunette hair  

Ready to make the change? Book your appointment with one of our expert stylists today. Find your local Price Attack salon here.

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Credit: Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2017 p128-130

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