“The bayleage and ombre looks are still going strong thanks to Victoria’s Secret models and movie stars,” says Sue Morra, Colour Specialist of Michael’s Hair Body Mind. “They are getting bolder and darker, incorporating reds for dark hair, coppers for the gingers and want-to-be gingers, caramels for medium brown hair and honey tones for natural blondes.”
Red heads will be red hot for winter 2012. “Brighter colours are a good way to liven up the long dull winter and reds like coppers, mahoganies and pure reds always look better when your skin is pale,” adds Morra. “Browns are rich with red and purple undertones.”
Golden girls don’t despair! “If you want to be super high fashion, go for an all over light blonde in gold, pearl or vanilla,” says Morra. “Try to stay away from ash tones when going all over blonde, not highlights, as it washes most skin tones out.”
Worries that darkening your colour will wash you out can fade away by keeping the front hairline lighter.
“When I want to soften a dark colour on a client who has always had dark hair, but it has become too harsh due to aging or seasonal skin colour change, I take a 1-inch deep zigzag section along the front hairline and make it one to two shades lighter,” says Sue. “A slightly lighter colour directly against the face can soften and brighten the total look without changing it drastically. Taken more than two shades lighter or using a bright colour can be very fashion forward as well.”
The use of a weekly deep conditioning treatment infused with pigment will help maintain hair colour’s brightness.
“I like Alchemic by Davines. Milk proteins keep the hair shiny and hydrated while supporting the cosmetic colour with a slight boost of pigment,” adds Morra.
For advice on colour possibilities contact Michael’s Hair Body Mind 905-822-0112 for your complimentary consultation.