Keen to ensure we get our hair colour sorted just in case there’s another lockdown (please no!), we grilled Suzie McGill, Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International, on the upcoming hair colour trends so we know what to ask for on our next trip to the salon.
No, we can’t quite believe it either but autumn is nearly upon us. It feels like we blinked and hazy days in the garden sipping Whispering Angel have become a distant memory.
The shops are packed with autumn clothes (giant bags, waist belts and brown outerwear are in) and hairdressers are already dictating autumn hairstyle trends (hello, the shag and bold fringes), so what about hair colour trends?
Here, she shares the 5 key hair colour trends that will dominate this autumn.
Everyone is looking for a more low-maintenance hair look this year and for blondes, this is a perfect option. Lived-in, more natural looking hair is definitely one of the most popular trends this year as a whole and allows for less appointments at the salon. The key to this look is that it’s blended well, which is why getting this done at your hair salon is key.
Contrasting colour has started to become popular this summer and it will continue into autumn/winter. This is a great choice for those who like a bold, standout hair colour and who like to experiment with their look. This works really for brunettes, who want to add some lighter face framing pieces to their hair, but it also works well for all hair colours where bold and bright colours can also be incorporate into the look to provide and fun and funky feel.
Highlights are a great way to add depth and dimension to your look and are a classic colour technique. Warm shades in particular are starting to become really popular such as champagne, caramel and honey tones, which can add softness to the hair whilst providing it with shine and a fuller appearance.
Muted red tones are super trendy at the minute and as we head into autumn they will become more sought after, as red is always one of the most in demand colours for the season. To achieve this a number of techniques can be used, highlights and colour slashes for example can be used to give the hair a subtle but effective pop of red that provides the hair with a shimmer and multi-dimensional look, or a tint can be used to colour the hair and provide an all over beautiful and rich red hue.
As we quickly approach autumn/winter 2020 we start to see a move in trends. This spring/summer it was all about having healthy looking, shiny hair but also with some lighter pieces scattered throughout to provide a sunkissed look. As we come into autumn/winter, this trend develops further with extreme shine becoming one of the biggest trends for the season.
Glossing is great for this, where an all-over colour can be applied to your hair and will give it that glass like shine and a great, healthy looking rich hue. For brunettes in particular, glossing is really great to keep your hair from looking dull and instead have it looking fresh, vibrant and expensive looking.