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01 November 2017
Tips to Consider Before Going Red this Autumn.

As the seasons change and those gorgeous autumnal colours start coming through, some of you may well be using those hues as inspiration for updating your hair colour this autumn.

If you are thinking of switching up your look to rock the red or awesome auburn shades, there are a few things to consider:

 

Who is your hair colour inspiration?

A picture is worth a thousand words, copper may mean one thing to you and something entirely different to your hairstylist. Find a photo of the celebrity, model or person whose hair colour you wish to emulate and take with you to your appointment. Also if there's different lighting in the photo, be sure to point to the part of the picture with the red you want.

As always we cannot guarantee that we will be able to colour match exactly to the photo you bring in as it depends on the colour and condition of your hair at the time of the appointment.

 

Your skin tone.

When picking the right shade of red make sure to check with your hairstylist which hue would suit your skin colour, the following provide a good basis to go from:

FAIR

Porcelain skin (i.e. fair with pink undertones): Coppery blonde will light up your creamy skin and makes features pop.

Fair but neutral or with yellow undertones: Soft auburn with hints of copper and gold

Fair ladies with a warm tone: Light, golden brown with hints of mahogany

MEDIUM

Because there’s more pigment in your skin, your complexion can manage deeper, warmer red hair hues with ease; try a rich auburn, with hints of copper and gold.

If you have olive skin, consider a mahogany brown with hints of gold

DARK

If you have dark skin, you have more choice so if you’re looking for a more natural look, your best bets are dark auburn to deep golden brown with hints of mahogany. Or if you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, look for a deeper, redder mahogany, or a bright red - think Rihanna red.

 

Color-protecting products will make or break you.

The biggest worry about becoming a redhead is the colour fading, so you have to ensure your home haircare routine is up to scratch. You don’t want to use any harsh products that will strip your hair of your fabulous new colour.

Here in the salon we sell a range of hair care products that will leave your red hair glossy and fresh:

System Professional;

Colour Save Shampoo

Apply to hair and shampoo as normal.

Colour Save Conditioner

Apply after shampooing, leave for 30 seconds before emulsifying and rinsing.

Colour Save Mask

Apply to your hair avoiding the scalp, gently massage, leave for 5 - 10 minutes before emulsifying and rinsing. This will nourish your hair and reduce colour fade.

Colour Save Bi-Phase Conditioner

Comb through damp hair then style as normal for added protection.

Colour Save Fluid

Comb through damp hair then style as normal to ensure softness and shine.

Colour Save Shimmering Spray

Mist over your hair to finish off the look and add extra shine.

We also have the Revlon Nutri Colour system for you to take home, which will keep you red locks looking vibrant in between salon appointments.

 

It's going to be high-maintenance.

It will inevitably fade despite your best home hair care efforts, so you will be looking at heading to the salon every four to six weeks for a touch up whether that's a re-gloss, toner or full on colour.

‘Love is that little girl with red hair.’

- Charlie Brown-

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