Colour Change

This season the “in” hair colours are the warm coppers, reds and mahoganies, which is an unusual twist for spring/summer.

I have had quite a few people ask me if coppers and reds would suit them or not. The truth is, there’s usually a shade that will be suitable but we need to decide if you are broadly a warm skin tone, a cool or a neutral.

Your natural eye and hair colours can help figure out your colouring although this is not a hard and fast rule. Cool people generally have eyes that are blue, grey, or green and have blonde, brown, or black hair with blue silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blonde, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.

There’s no denying that certain colours will make you look better depending on your skin’s undertone. Warm-toned women should lean toward yellows, oranges, browns, yellow-greens, ivory’s, and warm reds, while the cool-toned should wear blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and true “blue-based” reds. These rules are more fluid when you’re younger but as you mature, wearing a palette that isn’t flattering for you can make you look tired and lackluster whereas the right colours can really enhance your complexion and make you look fresher and more vibrant.



I had a client last week who had been colouring her hair a golden blonde but wanted to do something different. She had a warm skin tone which meant that I could give her an on trend colour to flatter her complexion. We opted for a rich copper red.

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After I had completed the colour change my client loved it. It wasn’t just the change of tone that was flattering, it was the depth too as it was nearer to her natural base.

If any of you have a question about anything I’ve written about, please do call the salon or talk to me when you’re next in.

You can also ask your stylist about professional products to keep your hair looking shinier, glossier, healthier and prolong the colour. After all, getting your hair done is an investment in both time and money; you wouldn’t want to sabotage it I’m sure by using unsuitable products.


Zoe x


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Posted: 11/03/2015


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