Is it time for a new you this New Year?
We take a look at the latest trends for winter hair as we start 2016. If you’re inspired to try something a little different, pop along for a complimentary consultation with your favourite Pure Hair stylist for some free advice and professional expertise.
Add va va vroom with pretty ice-cream tones
Late last year Kylie Jenner rocked a gorgeous sea-blue Ombré proving the delicate pastel-hued hair trend is still going strong.
“These pretty ice cream shades are hugely popular with clients,” says Pure Hair stylist, Florrie, “especially cool mint and pistachio tones, and they suit a short tight crop as well as longer locks.”
Grey hair is bang on-trend
“Grey is the new blonde” according to the hair and beauty media, with silver and pewter tones continuing to take the catwalks and social channels by storm.
Laura explains, “For those clients who are naturally grey this trend is heaven-sent. Ask your hairdresser for a gloss to eliminate any brassy yellow tones and enhance the silver hue.”
Added warmth for brunettes and blondes
Grey is a high maintenance look for brunettes with dark roots quickly showing. So unless you’re very dedicated, and have time and money to spare, you might be better passing this trend by.
However, winter is all about adding warmth and vibrancy to darker hair. Why not ask your hairdresser to introduce some warmth with caramel, toffee and rich vibrant reds to counter the harsh weather and freezing wind outside.
Blonde hair too benefits from warmer tones in these winter months. Soften summer’s cool as ice blonde with flattering soft tones of honey, vanilla and buttery champagne.
The fringe is making a comeback
Since Kate was spotted with a subtle fringe on her first engagement after the birth of Princess Charlotte the fringe has soared in popularity. Celebrities have embraced the trend this winter, with even Victoria Beckham sporting a flattering side fringe to emphasise her eyes and delicate features.
A fringe can update your look instantly, whilst acting as a great cover for forehead lines or eyebrows in dire need of some TLC. It’s easier and cheaper than Botox and is soon grown out – what’s not to love?
Beat frizzy winter hair
Even the sleekest hair can rebel in winter, faced with central heating, wind and rain. To tame the frizz ask your stylist to recommend hair care products especially formulated for combating wayward hair.
“Products will help, but if you’re being lashed by torrential rain and howling winds your hair just doesn’t stand a chance,” says Leanne.
“Instead of fighting limp or frizzy hair, go with the flow and adopt a laid-back, natural look. Super-model and girl-of-the-moment, Cara Delevigne gets this look spot-on with her effortless, messy buns and ponies. If you need to look sophisticated, not bedraggled, as soon as you get to work pull your hair into a high pony-tail and give it a sleek look with a slick of gel or high shine spray.”