The Perfect Hair Colour

FlamboyageMimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion. So it’s freezing and summer is all but a memory and it's all too easy to look in the mirror and find a dull version of oneself staring back. There is much that can be done to give you back a glow. The most transformational can be the colour of your hair. Long gone is the old mantra 'darker for winter, lighter for summer'. For most people if you’re a brunette, you’re a brunette, if you’re a blonde, you’re a blonde. However there is much that can be done within that to change things up and make the most of you. The best thing happening in hair colour for winter is warming it up. By adding warmth you perk up a dull skin tone and the right colour choice can do amazing things for your eyes. A great option for blondes is giving foils a break and try out 'backlighting.' With backlighting your hairdresser uses the already light blonde in your hair and add a root colour like warm honey and drifting the colour out through the hair. This creates depth and makes your blonde look bright in contrast. To finish your hairdresser will tone the old blonde to add a sparkle and softness so there is a lovely merge of the different hues. If you're a brunette look at woody and mahogany golden browns. Add a range of different highlights throughout the layers to make the most of the movement and bring the hair to life. The latest in highlighting as seen in the new issue of Remix is 'Flamboyage,' a Davines technique straight out of Italy which gives a grown in, vintage, and natural look. Anyone with any length and hair can try out this look. I’m just loving the results were getting in the salon, a great way to add some lightness or warm hues into hair, plus it's very low maintance. Check out the picture above of one of the Flamboyage looks I did recently. So if you think it might be time for something new talk to your colourist about different options that work best for your skin tone, it doesn’t always have to be major. X Mimi