Do you need a change but have no idea where
to start? Is your hair color making you look old, tired and pasty?
With winter upon us now is the perfect time
to update your look and revamp your style with a complete hair overhaul. Take
the plunge into a world of vibrant color, soft hues and sensuous shades.
The client: Lee – Ann, 39. Accountant/ Mum
I am almost 40, so I think it is tile
for a change. I want a softer, warmer look for winter, which will hopefully
make me look and feel more vibrant.
– Ann, 39. Accountant/ Mum
The colorist: Jack @ Elysian
Before: “I like to change colors as the
seasons change. Lee – Ann’s current hair color is too cool for the autumn and
winter months, and does not compliment her complexion. She has also been
bleaching her hair for a long time, so introducing a darker color will close
the cuticle; therefore improving the condition of her hair. A shorter style
will be more flattering for her face and body shape- creating a more
The color fix
I have decided to ‘warm’ Lee- Ann’s hair
with rich, dimensional tones, which will also be much more complimentary for
her warm complexion.
When deciding on a new look for a client,
Jack says he always takes into account the person’s occupation, lifestyle,
condition of the hair and the amount of time they spend on their locks.
“I will apply a warm brown around the perimetre
to give depth and, throughout the top, I will use foils in different shades to
make the hair appear very natural, as no one’s natural hair is one-
dimensional. The cut will be much shorter, but very soft around the hairline
and face. Some length will be maintained on top.”
Going from blonde to dark, without the help
and advice of a professional colorist, can turn the hair green as a filler color
must be applied first.
Colorist tips & advice
“ask other people about good experiences
they have had at salons and find a hairdresser you really connect with. Google
various salons to see if they have won any awards and read their reviews. Look
at lots of pictures of hair you love and show your stylist so they can
visualise the look you want, and tailor it to your hair- type and style. Always
ask lots of questions. Do not be afraid of change.”
This shade will suit … anyone with a warm skin tone and green
or brown eyes.
Avoid this shade if … you have a really cool skin tone as
you may end up looking too brassy
Celebs working warmth … Dannii Minogue and Ashlee Simpson.
has converted Lee-Ann from a dull lack- lustre blonde into a warm shimmering
Make- up tips & tricks
eyeliner can often appear too harsh and heavy, especially for a day- time look,
so opt for brown eyeliner and gently smudge to create a soft, natural effect.
Brown and bronze eyeshadowns are perfect with autumn toned hair. Do not be
afraid to use a bit of shimmer on the eye- lid as eye- shadows of different
textures create interest and dimension.
bronzed, fresh- faced look is simply stunning and compliments Lee- Ann’s new
hair beautifully. Use a foundation that matches your skin tone; then lightly
sweep a bronzing powder wherever the sun naturally hits- particularly across
your forehead, the bridge of your nose and cheek bones. This will give your
skin a Reneweb glow, and is perfect for those dreary winter days.
auburn hair, do not do overboard with blush. Use a brown- based blush rather
than a bright pink color to ensure you do not appear sun- burnt or flushed.
Less is definitely more in this case.
“it looks amazing. I feel lifted and it is given me a glow. The cut is perfect;
easy to manage and full of body. I feel 10 years younger.”