Also known as: Hair dyeing, Highlights, Lowlights, Shoe Shine Highlights
Transform your tresses. Dyeing your hair is a quick and easy way to alter your appearance and create a whole new you. Hate the idea of growing old gracefully and want to get rid of grey hairs? Or are you bored and considering going for a bold barnet? Whatever your colour craving, there’s a hair care solution out there to suit you. Time to get those foils on...
Before you can get the lustrous locks you’ve been dreaming of, there are a few decisions you’ll need to make. Once you’ve picked a sultry shade, you’ll need to choose whether to try DIY home hair colouring or treat yourself to a salon experience. You’ll also need to think about whether you want all over, long-lasting colour, or something a bit more low key. Not sure what to go for? Why not book yourself in for a colour consultation to help you decide.
Highlights and lowlights – Add that extra little something. A great way to enhance your natural hair colour, highlights and lowlights target specific strands, lightening them or adding warmth for a sun-kissed look. Whether stylishly striking or elegantly understated, highlights need touching up less frequently than a full head of colour. Good news for the bank balance...
Permanent – Only the brave need apply. Once you’ve taken the plunge, there’s no going back – so make sure you’ve considered permanent hair colour seriously.
A good way to cover up those pesky greys, permanent hair dye reacts with the hair for long-lasting colour. Unfortunately, this colour doesn’t apply to new hair growth – so you’ll have to get those roots topped up every month or so.
Semi-permanent – If you’re looking to dye your hair darker, semi-permanent colour can achieve great results. Often derived from natural products, semi-permanent dyes can actually help to condition damaged hair – and they also have the bonus of fading our gradually.
Temporary – Find it hard to commit? If you want to try out a new look, but aren’t sure you’re ready to embrace a colour change in the long-term, a wash-in, wash-out dye may be the answer. Whether you want to shampoo your locks darker for a dinner or spray them a vibrant pink for a party, you can be sure that your new hair won’t last longer than your hangover.
Male or female, young or old – colouring your hair can boost your confidence and give you a new lease of life. However, if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, have sensitive skin or are susceptible to allergies, you may wish to steer clear of any products containing chemicals. Always make sure that you do a patch test if you are colouring your hair at home, or get your colourist to test for allergic reactions before they begin.
Men and women have been dyeing their hair since Ancient times, when people used vegetable dyes to alter their natural hair colour.