Colour Trends

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Keep ahead of the colour curve with these top styling tips brought to you by Naturtint

BALAYAGE

This trend first started to appear a few years ago, when multi-tonal looks started gaining popularity and the balayage style shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon. This French-based styling method uses hand-painting techniques to add highlights to the hair without them looking uniform and give a more natural, sun-kissed look.  

If you want to try this look at home, take finger sized pieces of hair and run a slightly lighter shade through to the ends, starting a little away from the root. Remember to use gloved hands and don’t try to be too accurate with your colour placement – your aiming for a relaxed look! You could even try using warmer, golden tones instead of lighter tones to get a more ‘caramel balayage’.

Search for pictures of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s balayage look to see just how stunning this style can be!

COLOUR CONTOURING

We’ve all heard of makeup contouring – well now it’s all about hair colour contouring. This method is great for accentuating dark features like brown eyes or olive skin, by framing the face with a slightly lighter shade, to make these dark features ‘pop’!  

Use a colour one or two lighter than your natural tone around the hairline of the face to frame your features. Then use a darker shade behind and on the rest of the hair to complete the look.  

When Emma Watson was sporting her pixie crop, she had copper tones that melted into a rich chocolate brown.

COLOUR MELT

Maybe not for the faint-hearted, this is similar to an ombre effect but rather than aiming for a root stretch, this look actually uses one colour on the roots and another on the ends. It might be a copper shade at the root that effortlessly ‘melts’ into a honey blonde at the end. It needs careful consideration of what colour will work for you and what is achievable, but the results can be stunning.

To ‘melt’ the colours together and avoid an obvious change or join, those attempting this look need to emulsify the two colours where they meet before rinsing, to blend the colours together.  

Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr and Jessica Biel have all been seen sporting this look.

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