While we’re still happily (or maybe not so happily for some) enjoying some hot summer weather, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t wonder what’s to come when it comes to this year’s autumn hair trends. Let’s face it, we’re already in February, not long until autumn hits us, so it’s only natural to wonder what sort of trends will be coming up when it comes to hair.
When it comes to colour, thank goodness we’ve got both darker and lighter hair colours covered. For those of you who haven’t already heard, marsala is THE Pantone colour of the year in 2015. This rich, sort of mahogany shade might not appeal to some when it comes to their clothes – although to be honest, I do LOVE this colour – so why not colour your hair in this deep, rich colour?
Celebrity stylist Dario Controneo, of Dario Salon in Darlinghurst says that this robust and earthy wine red is the perfect colour for a brunette who might have been thinking of going red for autumn. If you’re still not too keen on colouring a whole head of hair, why not streak it up, like how I’ve recently re-touched the highlights on my hair. I used the **L’Oreal Wild Ombres in Red and using the brush provided, simply brushed on the formula onto parts of my hair that I wanted to have this rich colour. Just remember to clip your fringe back if you were thinking of colouring that bit. I almost had reddish streaks on my face when I tried doing it the other day! Yikes!
For those of you with lighter or platinum blonde hair, Dario suggests opting for a bright, buttery blonde. This colour requires less maintenance and has been massive overseas during the cooler months. Just be sure to ask your colourist for any take-home products to help maintain your new shade.
I guess this much sought after hairstyle is here to stay! Perfect for those who are just too scared to go all the way for that short chop. Dario has had a lot of women coming in for lobs over the summer and he sees many trying to grow their cut out. Well, I’m still thinking of growing out my short hair, so I’m not surprised actually.
What’s a lob? It’s cut just below the collarbone and usually has some gorgeous layers around the jawline. Think Lauren Conrad, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba’s latest hairstyles. Or what I used to have (sob…sob).
The Lob I used to have
When it comes to texture, short defined waves are the way to go says Dario. This is especially great for those with shorter hair (like mine!). Say goodbye to that sleek ‘n’ straight bob and hello to products like sea salt spray or mousse to give your hair that generous boost.
Thanks to these steps as shared by Joey Scandizzo, ELEVEN Australia’s co-creative director, you too can re-create the textured look easily, at home! Here’s a video with a model demonstrating the steps all by herself.
My textured hair with marsala highlights
Will you be changing your hair colour or hair style this autumn? What do you think you’ll be going for this time? I’m still in two minds over what I’ll be doing next, when it comes to my hairstyle and length. Probably would try and grow it out a little and possibly have a trim for a little bit more body.
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