As the season changes it’s time to update your hair look, give it a fresh new lease of life and you’ll be ready for the warmer weather.
Adam Russell - Premier Technician at Richard Ward Salons shares his advice on the Spring/Summer 14 hair colour trends:
“Spring/summer months always sees a strong movement in hair colour; as the weather heats up, so do tresses, resulting in bright, glossy, pearlescent hues which are reminiscent of the French Riviera.
“Sparkling precious stones and summer time deserts will provide inspiration for tones this season; think ruby and garnet hues fused with vanilla ice cream and black current sorbets. Inspirited by colours dancing off the Mediterranean Sea, high shine, bright, reflective tones help to lift skin tones whereas new texture-inspired colouring techniques help to give a new dimension to the professional colour palette.
“For day, hair should be styled with very limited products, to allow for a ‘barely there’ finish. As colour is the true front runner with this theme, movement, elegance and touch ability are key. Ask your colourist to toy with sun kissed balayaged ends, coloured slices or a more muted ombre effect to add a new twist and depth to summer time tones.”
So with the help of hairstylist Richard Ward we have the top hair colour trends for Spring/Summer.
As worn by: Amanda Seyfried, Kristin Cavallari and Gwyneth Paltrow
This spring/summer blonde hair should be inspired by ice cream tones, pearlised shades of candies and luminous pastel shades. Soft highlighting and balyage techniques also work brilliantly to lift blonde hair and create a cool, high shine finish.
Tresses should have a bright, almost washed out beachy quality to it; think clean and natural. To add a point of interest try thin sections of luminous highlights in shades of honey and maple ribboned through the hair. Alternatively, for a more fashion forward finish, opt for a muted ombre technique which highlights the root area, as sported here by Gwyneth.
As worn by: Amada Righetti, Ashlee Simpson and Debra Messing
Vibrant, bold and sparking; reds should take inspiration from rich jewelled gemstones, cherry sorbets hues and frosted strawberry confectionary. The focus should be on emphasizing subtle texture in the style, so colour can be layered to give the impression of movement, depth and body.
For colour that’s prominent, loud and cheerful, try blending jewelled gemstone reds with amber and rhubarb toned highlights for a reflective and glossy finish.
As worn by: Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez
Cool, soft chocolatey tones are always popular in warmer months. Promoting a rich and fabulous shine, these natural looking tones are great for an effortless, low maintenance finish.
Cool topaz, minky browns and pale praline shades look fantastic fused together to create a muted and subdued multi-tonal finish. For a low maintenance colour, ombréd ends are a simple way to add a new colour dimension, as opposed to a traditional global colour application.