Full Spectrum Colour Is Hair's Hottest Style - Here’s How To Get The Look

25 April 2014 by

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s something pretty big going on right now in the world of hair colour. Platinum blonde? Glossy brunette? So predictable! Strands on the Spring Summer 2014 catwalks and on the red carpet over the past few weeks have proved to be a real spectrum of ever-evolving colour. From Katy Perry’s slime-green dip-dyed tresses to Kristen Stewart’s burnt orange hue to fiery red at Meadham Kirchoff, it’s safe to say that spring/summer’s hair is anything but predictable. And don’t even get us started on Coachella- a real plethora of textured mermaid strands in a whole host of pastel hues. It’s time to get colouring, girls.

But if, like us, you find the thought of a wacky hair colour a little daunting then fear not, as we caught up with Andrew John, Percy & Reed Colour Director who gave us the full scoop on this season’s hottest colour trends. From the perfect shade for your skintone to the ultimate cut for your style, read on for Andrew’s top colour tips…

Percy & Reed’s Top Tips

Full Spectrum Colour Is Hair's Hottest Style

Chanel Iman and Katy Perry's fun and fearless hues at Coachella (Getty)

1. It all starts with a blonde base

“To achieve these wacky, on-trend colours, it is essential to start with a blonde base. You can then start applying your chosen colour to achieve the desired look.”

2. Give some consideration to your overall look

“Although skin tone will play a small part, you have to have a big personality to carry this look and stronger make-up too.”

3. Get a strong cut

“I think a strong, sharp cut compliments these colours really well, like bobs, long bobs with fringes, asymmetric short cut and even shaven-under cuts if you’re feeling brave!”  

4. You can push the colour boundaries with dip-dye

“Because the colour in this style doesn’t sit against your face you can get away with mixing things up. It’s not an overall colour- so you really can choose any colour you want.”

5. Less is more

“Don’t over dip dye your hair, or you will lose the look. Our top tip would be to return to the salon 4 weeks after your hair has been dip dyed, to re-tone the faded colour and bring life back to the hair.”

6. Keep it sleek

“Just because you’ve gone for a zany style doesn’t mean you should wholeheartedly embrace the boho vibe. Keep your colour looking shiny and in tip top condition with a good hair oil. Try Percy & Reed Totally Intensive Treatment Oil, £24”  

Ahead of festival season, us beauty girls cannot wait to try out some wacky colours. What do you think of this season’s spectrum-ed hair? Click through the gallery below for even more zany colour inspiration...


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