Need to know: Time for a change?Wednesday, September 6 2017
We LOVE a change more than anyone and have been going #mane crazy over celebs swapping their colours and cuts with their friends. With the change of season comes the perfect time for a change in hair colour or stye. This spring we are loving cool browns, peachy blondes, short fringes and shaved heads. Here are a few of our tips for a big change.
Visit a hairdresser:
A dramatic change is not the job for your roommate, best friend or sister. Put your hair in the hands of a professional.
References are your new best friend:
The more the merrier. References are key but they can also be a distraction. Cover the models, actors or influencers face with your finger and then see whether you still really love the hair.
Let your new style rest for a few days:
Don’t freak out immediately like many of us, even us hairdressers, do. A big change like a fringe, undercut or going from blonde to brunette will always take a bit of getting used to.
Prepare for a few style tweaks:
You might need to make this an excuse to buy some new clothes. With every big hair change comes an opportunity to experiment with your overall look, so try a few different things to see what compliments your new hair. If you don’t know where to start, look for people on Instagram with a similar vibe for inspiration.
Consider a new make-up look:
Come in and talk to our makeup specialist Vanessa, a change of colour might require a change in palette when it comes to your makeup. You may be able to rock that bold red lip, or thick liner you never thought you could.
Wash it and re-style it yourself:
This is our biggest tip for any style change, wearing your hair the way you feel confutable makes all the difference.
Here are a few things to consider before you go blonde or platinum. This shade of blonde is high impact and on trend, however, it’s a high maintenance hair colour that needs additional TLC.
Not all hair can handle it:
Ask your colourist if blonde or platinum is achievable for you. They’ll need to consider your hair’s condition, texture, length and virgin colour.
Going blonde needs A LOT of maintenance:
Maintenance includes an in salon toner every few weeks and a treatment at least once a week. Platinum requires a colour service every four to six weeks to keep it looking fresh.
You’ll need blonde-specific haircare products:
Invest in some blonde lovin’ conditioners, treatments and heat protectors for at home use. Original Mineral’s *Conquer Blonde* or *Alchemic Silver* from Davines. These products are designed to conserve the colour while also helping to avoid any unwanted golden tones.
If you’re thinking about joining the dark side, take it slow. You can always go darker but its harder to strip your new dark locks of their rick colour if you change your mind.
Don’t go too DARK too quick:
Going dark doesn’t mean getting rid of all lightness in the hair, keep some variation- you can always go darker.
Choose the right shade:
Its important to have a conversation with your colourist about whether you should choose a cooler or warmer shade of brunette depending on your skin tone.
We would love to make your hair dreams come true. For appointments call us on (02) 6237 7766 or email us at Reception@kundalinihair.com.au or visit us in salon. Kundalini Hair is located within the Hotel Realm precinct, Barton Canberra.
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Words: Ruby Noble (Just Like Us) – Images: Pinterest and Just Like Us