Winter hair colour

Colour and finish:
Barney says, ?Hair colour this Winter has really taken a darker turn – much more so than in the last few years. We’re seeing a lot of people going for block dark colours – i.e. semi and permanent all over colour – and returning to their roots. It’s such an exciting and dramatic change to make, but ensure you speak with your hair colourist before you take the plunge as although it may not seem like it, there are actually hundreds of different tones you can colour your hair and it’s very easy to make a mistake and end up looking like Morticia from the Addams Family. Mena Suvari is one celebrity though who’s made the change and looks great for it.?

Ruby Red
If dark colours aren?t your style, how about a vibrant red? According to Creative Hair Director and Owner of Artis Hair salon on Bridge Street in Sydney, Derek McFadden, the perfect red can be found, it just requires the expertise of a hair colour professional. A good hairstylist will be able to tell by looking at your skin tone, eye colour and natural hair colour which red would best suit your skin tone. To give you a hint as to the kind of style that will suit you, Derek says most people fall into two categories when it comes to colour ? either warm or cool. Cool people generally have deep brown/ Dark Blue or Hazel eyes and medium to olive skin with gold undertones. Naturally cool people look best in ?lipstick reds?, burgundies and deeper plum reds ? anything with cool ?bluish? undertones. Naturally warm people have golden warm tones in their hair, pale to brown skin with pink undertones, eyes that are gold brown or green blue or hazel with yellow flecks. Reds with warm tones should be used – natural-looking corals, oranges and reds work well. Reds with Warm gold/ orange undertones.

Home colour
If you?ve already sorted our your perfect colour, there are now brilliant products to make home colouring even easier. The new formula from Clairol Nice?n Easy contains a Colourseal Gloss which is specially formulated to make the hair more resistant to hair washing therefore the hair remains vibrant, right until the next colour application.
RRP $11.99

New Al?chemy Intensive Moisture range
Alchemy have just released the Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein, Intensive Moisture Shampoo, Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Vitamin Masque and Lavender & Anthyllis 24 Hour Intensive Moisture leave-in Conditioner. The best thing about these Australian products is that they’re sulfate free. Most shampoos contain sulfate cleansers which can produce dry itchy scalp and corrosion of hair follicles for those with sensitive skin. Hair feels thoroughly cleansed and genuinely uses natural aromatherapy products that don’t damage sensitive skin. Gentle and nourishing with no damaging chemical build up and is an excellent product to use. The Intensive 24 hour moisture leave in conditioner used after leaves hair wonderfully healthy, shiny and silky, perfect for hair that is overly dry from excessive colouring.
Shampoo RRP$12.50, Masque RRP$14.95, Leave-in Conditioner RRP$14.95