If you were thinking about going blonder or lighter for summer, then think again. Right now, it's all about down dyeing – by which we mean going one or two shades darker than your current hair tone. Just look at Sarah Jessica Parker, Mischa and Cameron's recent darker hair developments, stars you'd normally associate with sunkissed summer locks. And we reckon the best thing about the down dyeing trend is that it's (relatively) easy to do yourself, thanks to the significantly advanced home hair dye kits (which are increasing in popularity in these credit-crunch times). So if you want to try down dyeing, we'd suggest Clairol Nice'nEasy Perfect 10 or L'Oréal Excell 10'. And since you're feeling brave, why not try a bright lippy too to help carry your new darker self off£ in style? YSL Pure Matt Lipstick in 131 (£20) is the perfect bright fuchsia or Pure Lipstick in Red (£7.83) a modern take on a classic red. See you in Boots this Bank Holiday weekend, then?