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by Samantha Pengelly
Spring and Summer hair colours
Say goodbye to the cold wet weather and hello to the warm sunshine. Spring and Summer is the perfect time for a new hair colour! 2010 Spring Summer Hair Colour Trends are warm and natural looking with well blended highlights.


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Blondes - they should be golden and warm tones that are well blended. Platinum blonde can be a good look if done right and kept from looking brassy.  If you have blonde hair, darker lowlights add more contrast, also helping to avoid noticeable roots.


Redheads - this Spring/Summer 2010, natural looking shades of red hair are in. If you prefer a bolder red go for shades of plum or copper. To really spice up the redhead look, add some golden or pale blonde highlights.

Brunettes - hazelnut, coffee and caramel tones are the look for Spring and Summer 2010. Highlights must be seamless and well blended, not bold and brassy.  If you have light brown hair or even dark blonde hair, blonde highlights can add depth and volume to your hair.  


 

Highlights

Blonde highlights will give a boost to fair and fine, mousy and monotone hair. A generous scattering of fine woven bleached highlights two or three shades lighter than your natural base tone (particularly through the top sections and around the hairline) will create a brilliant blonde effect.

If you're fair haired with an ivory complexion you can choose from either the cool or warm tones.  If your skin has pink tones you're best sticking to the ash blonde and vanilla tones while creamy, yellow-tinged skins suit warm golden shades.

Brunettes wishing to add some highlights will find that the most flattering option is to focus on having them placed lightly around the face. Stick to rich colours such as honey and golden blondes for a sun-kissed look. Redheads can have either golden tones or pale, bleached highlights.

 

Golden rules
1. Go for multi-tone highlights so that your colour has more of a natural look.
2. Blonde actually does fade! Maintain your highlights using blonde enhancing shampoos.
3. Highlighted hair can become porous - use a weekly treatment to help restore condition.
4. Top up your parting on every other salon visit, this will prevent over-colouring and is more cost effective.
5. Never overlap your colour applications - this is what causes over-colouring and damage.
 


Styling tips

Plait hair loosely during the day to reveal a sexy, dishevelled wave in the evening then add a flower with a grip onto the side of your hair.

 

Simple, stylish ponytails look fabulous on everyone. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail to keep it off your neck. Then take a section from the ponytail and wrap it around the band and secure in place.

 

Play around with hair accessories like hair clips, head bands and sparkly grips. This is a great look that can be worn day or night on long or short hair.

 

Thinking of the big chop? Go for a style with texture, movement, body and choppy layers. Finish the look off nicely with slices of colour using tones such as caramels, creamy blondes and golds.

 

Loose curls can be a beautiful way to style your hair and theyre so easy to create. Curls and waves can be achieved by using heated rollers or straightening irons. Make sure you give your hair a blast with the cool setting on your dryer to allow the curls to separate as you dont want it looking perfectly set.

 

Nothing says summer like a halo of highlights, it's the fashion accessory for the al fresco lifestyle. Dont be afraid to try something new this summer!

 


This article appears in the print edition 618 of Island Connections



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