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These latest predictions are bold and fun. If you’re not game, I recommend introducing any of these tones in a subtle way. If you’re feeling for a change then these colours will certainly turn heads!

Espresso Violet Brown

Colours for 2016 - espresso violet brown

Flashed violet pieces interwoven under the part spilling through the brown base.

 

Colours for 2016 - espresso violet brown

Fine indigo highlights weaved on the top layers.

 

Metallic Silvery Blonde

 

Hair trends for 2016 - metallic silvery blonde

Bleached to a platinum level then glossed with a silver toner.

 

 

Colour trends for 2016 - Metallic silvery blonde

Highlighted to a platinum blonde glossed with a silvery white toner.

 

Mahogany Gold

 

Alternating mahogany and gold highlights

Alternating mahogany and gold highlights

Hair colour trends for 2016 - Mahogany gold hair colour

Highlighted then glossed with a mahogany gold semi-permanent

 

Pastel Colour Accents- e.g. pink, violet, blue, particular attractive in platinum blonde

 

On-trend hair colours for 2016 - Pale blue hair colour

Bleached and highlighted with a pastel blue toner

 

On tend hair colours - Pastel violet hair colour

Pastel violet toner dipped on the ends of highlighted hair.

Gold Chestnut Copper

Permanent chestnut colour applied with balayage golden ends

Permanent chestnut colour applied with balayage golden ends

 

Hair trends for 2016 - Golden copper hair colour

Chestnut gold colour applied throughout from roots to ends.

 

Helen Mirren

 

You will never see grey hair models in magazines that’s because the companies that advertise in these publications don’t want you to.

I am often asked “can I grow out my hair colour and go grey?”

Yes you can only if you’re 100% white (grey). You see white hair mixed with your natural colour looks ageing but a full head of grey can look very chic. Because grey hair has no pigment and keratin it will frizz and look dry. You need a good shaped haircut (consider a short hair style when going grey), good products and effort to keep it looking styled or it will never work.

 

Meryl Streep Grey Hair

 

Grey hair needs toning otherwise it will start to stain from pollution, smoke, chlorine, etc.  A deep violet pigmented shampoo and conditioner will neutralise these unwanted tones or a toner from your hairdresser can do the trick instantly.

My final advice to look fabulously grey is styling. If it is not smoothed out and lacks product it will fuzz. There are a few grey headed clients who I have come across that won’t need to remember all of the above as it naturally looks silvery, white and smooth.

 

annie lennox grey hair

Jennifer Lopez Curly Hair

 

Embrace your bounce by defining and emphasising your kinks.

Cut: 

The trick to mastering manageable curls is to select a style that will complement your curls rather than fight against them. Ask your hairdresser to banish bulk with a low maintenance cut that takes weight out of length while encouraging natural movement and bounce. Avoid high maintenance styles that requires too much blowdrying, as it will only dehydrate your strands.

 

Short Curly Hair

 

Colour:

Dark solid shades can make your kinks appear heavy, so add definition by lightening your lengths a little. Don’t be tempted to try all-over bleaching as your hair type is already naturally dry and it will increase dehydration, making it prone to breaking and frizz.

Style:

Using a wide tooth comb, evenly distribute a curl-enhancing product through damp hair and then twist to add shape. Invest in a diffuser attachment for your hairdryer – an essential tool for creating perfect curls – and gently place small sections of your hair inside the diffuser while you blast, leaving them to dry.  Finish by running a few drops of serum or oil through your strands to keep them frizz free and shiny.

 

long curly hair

 

Care:

Nourish your strands without wearing them down, with a curl specific shampoo and moisture rich conditioner. A weekly hydrating mask and leave-in conditioner will also help keep your hair hydrated and fight fluffiness.