Spring is the perfect time to mix things up when it comes to your look. From spring cleaning your makeup bag to finding a fresh fragrance, it’s a season of new beginnings. So why not use this time to take the plunge and try out a new hair shade? We’ve revealed the top colour trends of the season for the ultimate inspiration…
Seen at spring/summer 2018 shows such as Anna Sui and Alexander Wang, warm, honey-toned blondes are wearable and achievable for all. Paul Windle, co-founder of eponymous brand Windle & Moodie suggests honey blonde as a perfect spring switch-up: “As a colour choice itself I would recommend going from deep brown to warm blonde”. He continues: “Tone wise – assuming that these tones work with your skin tone, eyes and overall look – I would go for different, varying tones. Pick tones all in the same range; for instance, try different shades of warm blonde or brown that you can qualify as honey, bronze or caramel.”
Pops Of Purple
Brave colour mavens may want to try something a little brighter this season, taking inspiration from Alexander Wang’s take on rock chick lavender. A huge shade this season, purple isn’t just having a moment in fashion; beauty has embraced the fun, vibrant hue just in time for festival season too. While in-salon all-over dyes may last a little longer, there are plenty of options for at-home colour.
IGK Hair’s Sutro Ombre Colour Spray offers easy violet highlights with a few sprays of the can. Apply the product on freshly washed and dried hair from the mids to the ends before softly brushing it through for a beautiful ombre effect.
The SS18 catwalks were awash with rich, chocolately hues in all lengths, but this season they had a spring-like twist: face-framing balayage. Instead of using the colouring technique all over hair, this focuses on the front sections around the face to add definition. While it’s been a prominent trend for several years now, balayage has recently evolved to become far more understated and subtle. “This spring is going to be an opportunity to express ourselves around the fine art of balayage,” notes Paul. “It is easy going and can be low maintenance and very natural looking”. Natural brunettes can rejoice here as colour-wise, there’s nothing cooler than a deep brown wash of colour; just ensure you add in a few layers of balayage for a modern update. Paul suggests asking your stylist to play around with the amount of foils you are having put in and the angle they are being put in at the front. For catwalk inspiration, look to Tory Burch for bob-length styles, Altuzarra for mid-length cuts and Tommy Hilfiger for longer lengths.
Cool As Ice
While deeper, smoother honey hues are a great way to go this spring, the ice blonde movement is still very much underway. At shows such as Brandon Maxwell and Alexander Wang, models were spotted with cool, creamy lengths both loose and in refined updos. Perfect in the run-up to summer, this type of blonde is youthful, vibrant and modern. We recommend always visiting a salon to achieve the look, and ensuring you invest in some aftercare.
Purple and silver shampoos are most effective for maintaining your cool streak; we like O&M’s Conquer Blonde Silver Shampoo, which removes any brassy yellow tones. Treat your hair regularly too, as bleach can really dry out the ends. A deep conditioning mask like Living Proof’s Restore Mask works perfectly to nourish and revive hair twice weekly.