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Our very own Wella Colour expert Jolene talks us through the big hair colour trends for Spring/Summer...

SS13 Hair Colour Trends

Keep It Bright White:Blonde as always, is big for summer. Clean, crisp and super light, think pale linen. 
Most suited: Fair haired clients.
Process: Pre-lightening of hair then tone.
Maintenance: Roots should be touched up every 4 to 6 weeks and a toner can be applied between services to retain the clean white hair colour. For home care, use colour pigmented shampoo like the Davines Alchemic Silver Shampoo (£14.15) to prevent brassy tones and also remember to use a hair mask regularly like the NOU NOU Pak (£16.95) to add moisture back.
Sunny-side: Look to the sun for your inspiration and choose an array of golds from true gold and soft copper to rosé.
Most suited: Medium to fair haired clients.
Process: Highlights or balayage.
Maintenance: Highlight regrowth should be touched up every 6 to 8 weeks. Ombré is an option for those who want less commitment as it only needs re-doing once the bottom colour has grown out a little. A gold pigment shampoo from the Davines Alchemic range can be used as home care to keep the colour bright. 
Something In BetweenIs it blonde, brunette, red? I am crazy about caramel, toffee, treacle and look especially great reflecting in the sun. 
Most suited: Blonde, brown and all hair colours in between.
Process: Tint, tint and hi-lights or tint and balayage.
Maintenance: Regrowth touched up every 4 to 6 weeks, hi-lights, balayage done only when colour on ends has grown out a little. At home use the Davines Alchemic Gold, Chocolate, Tobacco Shampoo (£14.15) and Conditioner (£18.05) combo to maintain to maintain gloss and shine.
Seeing Red: Reds are more amber and strawberry blonde this season or more fiery depending on the amount of attention you want to command!
Most suited: All hair colours but there will be a variety in the red shades - a colour consultation should help you decide what would suit you best.
Process: A full head tint and in some cases pre-lightening may be necessary.
Maintenance: Regrowth touched up every 4 to 6 weeks and a Wella Colour Fresh product can be applied between services in salon to maintain colour. At home, again a pigmented shampoo like the Davines Alchemic Red and Copper a Shampoo and/or Conditioner should be used to maintain intensity. 
Lets Not Forget The Brunette: Adding subtle Hi/Low-lights will add dimension to darker hair - it's not only blondes that can have that sun kissed look!
Most suited: Brown to dark brown hair.
Process: Hi/Low-lights or balayage.
Maintenance: Hi/Low-lights touched up every 6 to 8 weeks or balayage when necessary. At home the Davines Alchemic Chocolate shampoo (£14.15 and) or conditioner (£18.05) can be used to help keep brunette rich and glossy - I promise, they do really work!
Ombre: The Ombré trend is here to stay for another season, but this time a subtler graduation is the key using highlights for a softer look at the ends. Or for more impact you could take the ombre/dip-dyed hair colour trend to a new level with different shades of temporary colour either run though blonde or dark hair in subtle sections or dip-dyed for maximum impact, again in one bright creative colour for blondes and brunettes or in a subtler shade red on darker hair. It all depends on how much you want to stand out!

Jolene works in the salon on Saturdays and Thursdays and is available for colour and haircutting services on both male and female clients. For a full list of other colour services we offer and their descriptions, please visit our colour page. We would also always advise come and have a complimentary colour consultation at the salon before making the decision to have their colour done.