Hair Colour Ideas

Get The Look: Nicole Richie’s Lavender Locks

Ever wish you could experiment with dreamy pastel tones like Nicole Richie? This season, De Lorenzo shows you how to create light violet hairstyles without the commitment.

Colour: Novasemi Dark Violet/Champagne Blonde – $21.95 

Experiment with purple tones by adding Novasemi Colour Mousse to enhance your look with no damage to your natural pigment. Add a hint of purple to darker hair colours with the Dark Violet mousse and for lighter tones try the Champagne Blonde to achieve Nicole’s pastel hues.

Enhance: Novafusion Rosewood – $26.95 

Achieve lavender highlights in blonde hair by using Novafusion colour care shampoo in Rosewood. With UV inhibitors and botanical extracts you’ll achieve a glossy shine and enhance the condition of your hair.

Style: Elements Granite Strong Hold Finishing Spray – $18.50

Simplicity is key to this look. To achieve Nicole’s sleek low bun use Elements Granite Strong Hold Finishing Spray. Providing firm hold, natural shine and volume, with certified organic fig and basil leaf extract.

April 8, 2014

Top Hair Colour Ideas for Summer

The new year is the perfect time to give your hair colour a makeover. Celebrity hairstylist and Clairol Nice’n Easy Expert Colourist, Belinda Jeffrey, shares the hottest new hair colour ideas for the summer.

Warm brunette tones
Luscious golden brown bases are great as they highlight multi-dimensional colours. The more your hair is exposed to the sun, the more your base will start to look as though it’s naturally infused with warm hazelnut and honey caramel tones and highlights. Need hair colour inspiration? Jessica Alba is our favourite brunette babe.
Try: Clairol Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Shades: Natural Lightest Brown or Natural Medium Caramel Brown

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Creamy vanilla blondes
Compliment a sun-kissed glow with this season’s hottest blonde look – creamy vanilla or baby blonde shades, just like Reese Witherspoon. Pair with soft waves for an instant laid back look.
Try: Clairol Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Shades: Light Neutral Summer Blonde or Natural Cool Summer Blonde

Vibrant hues
On the opposite end of the colour spectrum, there are some bright and vibrant hues that should definitely be considered for those who are daring and like to be a little more experimental. Think fiery auburns, deep purples, or red wine.
Try: Clairol Nice’n Easy ColourBlend Shades: Natural Burgundy or Natural Light Auburn

Say goodbye to regrowth
After seeing a strong trend for two-toned balayage, beautiful, solid colours are becoming popular again, particularly on the red carpet, meaning it’s time to cover up dark roots and regrowth.
Try: Clairol Nice’n Easy Root Touch-Up Shades: Medium Blonde or Light Golden Brown

What hair colour are you going to try this summer?

January 20, 2014

Top Summer Style and Colour Trends

Who hasn’t been thinking of changing up their hair colour for the summer, or maybe trying a new cut or style? Celebrity hairdresser Dario Cotroneo has revealed his top style and colour trends for spring/summer.

“Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is our muse this summer,” says Dario. “Her hair is a fabulous mix of bold colour tones which create a healthy glow and colour palette. As the temperature rises, it’s time to brighten up and refresh your tresses to compliment your complexion.” At DARIO Salon this look is achieved with a unique technique called Riviera Lights which shapes colour around the face.

For blondes and brunettes this spring/summer, the colour palette is fresh and inspiring. Blondes become lighter with earthy tones such as strawberry and golden coppers placed throughout the top areas of the head, and brunettes are softened with golden browns to reflect a more natural sun-kissed look.

Hairstyle trends that will be gracing our warmer months are an assortment of curls, still much in demand from the red carpet to the concrete catwalk. From chic and luxe, to playful and off-duty, curls are set to be a hit this season.

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In complete contrast, a very minimal style is making waves of a different kind (pictured above).

“This style is all about ‘minimal, simplistic hair’ so it works perfectly when you are wearing an outfit that is classic and powerful in design – this will show off your inner confidence,” says Dario.

However, before you hit the salon to embark on a new season colour or style, it’s a good idea to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect your hair come the warmer months, especially as the glorious sun turns up the heat!

Dario and his team of expert stylists share their top salon tips to ensure you’re locks are healthy and ready for the new season antics!

  • Always use professional products for coloured hair, as recommended by your stylist/colourist.
  • Be sure to invest in a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week!
  • It may come as a surprise, but avoid washing your hair everyday. Try to shampoo only every second or third day. If your hair becomes oily, use a dry shampoo or (sneaky tip!) sprinkle baby powder on your roots.
  • Stock up on vitamins such as silica and fish oil as these are great hair strengtheners!
  • Be sure to maintain regular haircuts and salon treatments at least every six weeks to encourage hair growth by removing split ends.

Long hair? Short chop? What’s your favourite summer hairstyle?

October 7, 2013

5 Hair Colour Ideas to Try Right Now

Are you ready to try some new hair colour ideas? If you’re feeling blah and bored with your current shade, maybe it’s time to kick it up with something exciting. Here are a few current fashion and beauty ideas to try inspired by celebrities.

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Go dark

If your brown hair is more mousy than ferocious, maybe it’s time to go darker. Black may be a bit extreme unless you’re very young and have the punk rock ‘tude to go with it, but taking your hair a few shades darker can deliver a bit of added drama. Did you know that both Kristen Stewart and Sofia Vergara were born with fair locks but gained stardom after becoming brunettes?

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Lighten up with highlights or ombre tones

Brightening a drab shade of blonde or brown hair with sunny highlights gives extra zip to your ‘do without making a drastic change, like Drew Barrymore has done here with ombre colouring. Start with a few subtle highlights placed where the sun naturally hits your hair, then add more if you love the look. The best thing about highlighting is that you don’t need frequent touch-ups, which is why this is one of the most popular beauty trends.

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Radiant red

Red is not the easiest hair colour to wear, but when it works, nothing can turn your look from forgettable to frisky like going red. From strawberry blonde to deep auburn, there are many shades of red to choose from, so pick the one that suits both your skin colouring and your personality. Whether your redheaded role model is Rita Hayworth, Jessica Chastain or Christina Hendricks, you’re sure to find going red will heat up your life!

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Sexy silver

While our mums may have reached for the dye bottle at the first grey hair, women today are feeling younger and better about themselves as they head into middle age. That’s why more confident ladies like Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis and singer Emmylou Harris are flaunting their naturally silver locks. Letting your hair go grey isn’t for everyone, but when it works, it’s fabulous!

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Blonde power

Back in the 50s, Clairol revolutionized the marketing of home hair colour with the ad slogan, “If I have only one life, let me live it as a blonde!” That’s the way many non-natural blondes feel today, and it’s true that nothing turns heads like a mane of shiny blonde hair. The number of legendary ladies who’ve found fame after going blonde is too long to list, from 30’s vamp Jean Harlow to current bombshells like Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts.

What are your personal favourite hair colour ideas?

August 23, 2013