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10 trendy hair colours you still need to try

Whether you prefer blonde, brunette, red or even a less natural shade, there's an option for you on our list of the top ten trendy hair colours you must try!

1. Cool ash brown

Perhaps one of the most trendy hair colours for brunettes, cool ash looks incredible on cool skin tones and light-coloured eyes. Keep any unwanted red undertones at bay with the for Brunettes. Alternate with your regular conditioner for healthy and shiny ash brown hair.

2. Beige hair

Cool sandy tones are the lighter equivalent of ash brown. Beige hair contains tones from the blue/green end of the colour spectrum, and is a particularly trendy hair colour for short hair. Keep beige from being boring with a stylish haircut: blunt bangs or layered lengths can lift your entire look.

3. Visible roots

Growing your hair out doesn't have to mean months of hat wearing to hide unsightly roots. In fact, the dark roots + light lengths look is actually a trendy hair colour combination all on its own these days! Because the focus is on the roots, don't let them get greasy. A dry hair shampoo will soak up any excess oils and give you a boost of volume.

4. Buttery blonde

A warm blonde that isn't yellowy, this creamy blonde shade will make you want to melt into its softness. Wear in shimmery long waves for a 1920s appeal.

5. Hair strobing

Update your look instantly with a few carefully-placed highlights using the "strobing" technique. Your stylist will use their expertise to place light sections exactly where the sun would hit. Put the winter months behind you with this ultra-flattering and subtle colour technique that looks as if you've spent some time on a sun-soaked beach.

6. Bronde

Hesitating between going blonde or brunette? Do both with bronde! It's not just a transitional shade, it's been one of the most trendy hair colour ideas this year. Bronde can be achieved either with an all-over dark sandy shade, or you can mix highlights and lowlights to give your hair depth and shine.

7. Auburn

There are different shades of auburn to suit your skin tone. It's up to you how much of the red you want to wear: from woody chestnut to dark ginger, it's all about rich natural shades. Red tones can look good on any skin colour, but talk with your stylist about whether you want cooler pink undertones or warm orange ones.

8. Rose gold

Rose gold, hands down one of the most trendy hair colours in 2018, can also exist in a brunette version with dark strawberry tones. If you don't want to go all-over strawberry however, a few subtle highlights of a dusky pink can really bring radiance to your complexion.

9. Copper

Truly shimmering metallic copper is an unforgettable colour. Keep your shine by using a serum or hair oil on the lengths and ends. We particularly love big copper curls!

10. Bright pink

You can't get a more trendy hair colour than shocking pink. Remember, to avoid your fresh colour fading or developing any brassy undertones, use a colour-protective shampoo and conditioner.

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Why chocolate hair colour is the perfect choice for this winter

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Chocolate hair colour is one of the most popular shades for colder weather. But why? Here we look at the top reasons why chocolate hair is gaining steam, how you can get in on the trend next year.

Three reasons to love chocolate hair colour

1. Warmth. The slight hint of red undertones in chocolate help to bring out the warmth in your complexion. This also explains why certain cool shades of hair colour (or the wrong one for your skin tone) can do the opposite: draining your face of warmth and making you look tired and ashen. Not so with chocolate!

2. Radiance. Freshly coloured chocolate hair colour is great for reflecting the light. This then makes the hair appear fuller and more voluminous – great for people with fine or thinning hair looking for an instant boost.

3. Thickness. Brown hair colour is gentler on your hair than lightening. Permanent lightening requires the cuticles of the hair shaft to be lifted and the natural colour removed underneath. Going darker, however, involves colour being deposited onto the hair shaft. Some people even find their hair feels healthier and thicker after dying it brunette.

Different chocolate shades to suit your skin

There isn't just one shade of chocolate hair colour! Your stylist will create exactly the right combination of pigments to suit your hair hopes and skin tone.

Chocolate hair colour with caramel highlights: if you're going from blonde to chocolate, or simply want a few bright streaks to give your hair dimension, this could be your solution. Caramel isn't too far from chocolate on the colour spectrum, so the highlights won't look to harsh.

Dark chocolate hair colour: For a really rich hair colour that will keep you warm through the winter seasons, opt for a deep dark chocolate shade. To keep the shine whatever the weather, apply a few drops of serum after washing. We love the Liss Control Plus serum by Tecni.ART.

Milk chocolate hair colour: A more neutral alternative when it comes to chocolate hair colour is a milk chocolate version. It has fewer red tones, so really suits those with naturally cool undertones to their skin.

5 ways to wear warm brown winter hair

So once winter rolls around again you're going to book an appointment with your stylist to take your hair to a new shade of chocolate brown. But how are you going to style it? Here are five of our favourite ways to wear this beautiful brunette colour...

1) Wavy bob: give your bob a boost with a modern matte finish using the Super Dust powder by Tecni.ART. Simply sprinkle into your palms and run through the lengths for mattified volume.

2) Big bouncy curls: if your hair isn't naturally curly, no problem. helps you create voluminous and natural-looking curls.

3) Textured pixie: short hair? Chocolate hair colour gives body and shine to short hair cuts. Consider trying a cool or neutral shade for a really contemporary look.

4) Sleek and straight: show off your brunette radiance with long sleek locks. If you use a hair iron, be sure to apply heat protectant beforehand to prevent any hair damage.

5) Fishtail braid: a braid is a great way to showcase the different tones in your hair – perfect for chocolate hair colour with caramel highlights!

With all the benefits of chocolate hair colour, as well as the numerous options for styling all different hair lengths and types, are you tempted to take the plunge and be a beautiful chocolate brunette later this year?

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Here's why super-shiny glass hair is trending

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When a hairstyle goes Insta-viral, you know it's worth a try. Popularised by Kim Kardashian, Lucy Hale and Hailey Bieber, the glass hair look is best described as modern, sleek and tidy. It's essentially a blunt bob, styled dead straight, with a high-shine finish.

This type of style will satisfy your inner perfectionist and the result is so shiny you can virtually see your reflection in it. It all boils down to the straight-edged cut, of course. If you're well overdue for a trim, you'll need a fresh cut to even things out and give you that blunt base. Typically, the look is just below the shoulder, but any length hair works so long as the cut is on point. Frizz and uneven lengths are an absolute no-no.

Once your hair stylist has nailed the cut, your work lies in the blow-dry and choosing the right products. To kick off, wash your hair using and Conditioner, which will render coloured hair instantly soft and purified.

Next comes the blow dry. Attach the nozzle to your hair dryer. As you raise it to your head, direct it down the hair shaft to remove all moisture and really make your locks glisten. As always, blow-dry your hair in sections with the help of a round bristle brush. This will condition your hair by distributing its natural oils and therefore boosting the shine factor.

To nail the glass look, run a small amount of an oil-based hair formula like through the hair, focusing on the lengths and ends. Just a few drops of this luxurious oil will enhance this look ten-fold. To fight the humidity that threatens to derail your glassy 'do, finish with a spritz of Messy Cliché French Girl Hair hairspray . It'll also fix up any rogue baby hairs if that's an issue for you.

While it may seem like an effort, this look is simple enough once you get the hang of it. We're confident you'll be sporting it on the regular.

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BEST HAIR COLOURS FOR BRUNETTES TO COVER THEIR GREY HAIRS

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When it comes to brunettes, grey hairs are rudely visible far earlier than on your blonder friends. Obviously, the darker your hair is, the more obvious the greys.

Today we explain the best hair colours that will cover grey roots on brunettes - what type of coverage will work best, and how to care for - and transition from – brunette to grey.

What colour brunette will suit me?

If you used to be a dark brunette, there's need to instinctively go back to your former shade of hair. Dark shades can make older skin look drawn and tired. This is because the colour of our skin changes as we get older: less-efficient blood circulation is responsible for the loss of that healthy pink glow associated with youth.

Instead, look for less intensely saturated shades which will also make any grey regrowth less obvious. Warmer tones are more flattering than cool ones, as they accentuate the blush of your cheeks and make your face appear more radiant and healthy. Colours like butterscotch brown, light auburn and golden brown, or ash brown for those with a cool skin tone, are all versatile brunette shades that aren't too dark and are some of the best hair colours to hide grey.

 

All-over colour or highlights?

 If you opt for all-over colour, your grey roots will become more obvious, and will lead to that tell-tale line of demarcation. Opt for lowlights and highlights instead, which are also great for the day when/if you do decide to make the full transition into grey, as they can be subtly reduced with each re-colouring process.

 The right highlights and lowlights work like makeup, bringing light to the face in all the most complimentary places. They are also great for bringing volume to the hair. As we get older our hair can become weaker and lose its natural body. Colour (and the right hairstyle) can be used to add depth and dimension.

 

Going grey, hooray!

If you're taking the plunge, embracing your greys and making the full transition to overall grey hair colour – hooray! Hair colourists recommend using increasingly lighter shades of brunette before celebrating your silver side to make the transition more gradual. Semi-permanent hair colour to cover greys can also be a way of slowly taking the step: as the colour fades out, the greys gradually appear.

How to care for coloured hair

 If you're not ready to be a silver fox just yet, here's how to prolong your coloured hair for as long as possible:

 

1. Tailored haircare for coloured hair

Your first step is to start using a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically for coloured hair, such as the which also includes a spray and . If you've gone gorgeously grey, the Silver shampoo is perfect for you!

 

2. Don't over-wash

It seems obvious, but the more you wash your hair, the more quickly your new colour will fade, especially if it's semi-permanent. You're also more likely to strip the scalp of the natural oils that keep the hair fibres moisturised.

Try , not only soaks up excess grease, but leaves your hair voluminous and with a matte finish.

 

3. Dry with care

Rubbing at your head roughly with a towel can weaken the hair and leave it unable to retain its colour. Try to soak up excess water after showering by using downwards squeezing motions (to avoid literally rubbing the cuticle up the wrong way), ideally with a soft cotton material, not a coarse towel.

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STRANDLIGHTS ARE THE MOST NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOU'VE EVER SEEN

Major changes aren't always big-ticket changes. Subtlety goes a long way, as these photos show. Before things looked good, but after ... wow! That is the subdued beauty of hair contouring.

Depth through tones

The artistry involved in hair contouring makes you into the masterpiece. Dark tones create shadows, and these visually reduce the length of the face and make it appear narrower, while lighter tones, which reflect the light, create the look of an elongated face. It's all about balance, creating the optical illusion of a more oval, more symmetrical shape.

Accentuate the positives

We've all learnt (or at least practiced!) how to mix and blend makeup to enhance our cheekbones and make our eyes shimmer. Before and after photos are always inspiring. And sometimes they're a little like a game of 'spot-the-difference' – we can see the change, but not always immediately know how it happened! Through tailor made colour techniques the "after" results of hair contouring are incredible, but still look natural, and are specifically created for each person.

Bespoke style

The individual approach that hair contouring demands is one of its strongest advantages. Your hair stylist works with you to identify the shape of your face and how to enhance your best features ... then through precisely applied colour and highlights, they frame your face to create your new look. The before and after won't be a shock, your friends will still recognise you – but Hair Contouring will be your best kept beauty secret. It's been the beauty go-to of the stars for a long time, and now you can experience Hair Contouring at exclusive L'Oréal Professionnel salons for yourself.


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