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Trending tresses this winter


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Salon Director Raymond Bottone recently chatted to Molly Miller, beauty editor at the Brentwood Gazette, about winter hair trends. Here’s what he had to say…

Just add colour

Pretty pastel-hued hair is still a strong trend, with Kylie Jenner rocking a turquoise blue Ombré late last year. Our clients love these ice cream shades, with cool mint and pistachio hues proving popular and versatile choices. These delicate tones suit a short precision crop as well as longer locks.

Warm winter tones for brunettes

For brunettes winter is all about adding warmth and vibrancy with caramels, whisky and rich vibrant reds to counter the icy weather and harsh wind outside. Blondes too benefit from warmer tones in the wintry months. Summer’s cool as ice blonde looks softer and flatters with honey, vanilla and buttery champagne highlights or a deep conditioning gloss.

Silver hues for icy weather

Grey hair may seem an unlikely trend for the young and hip, but silver hues are taking the catwalks and social channels by storm. They say “grey is the new blonde”.

If your natural hair colour is on the darker side then this is a high maintenance look to achieve with dark roots quickly showing.

On the other hand, it’s a heaven-sent trend to be embraced if you’re already a silver vixen. To keep your tones clear and sharp ask your hairdresser for an ash gloss to eliminate brassy tones and enhance the silver hue. This is a bang on-trend look which is low commitment as your greying roots melt into the overall colour.

Fringe benefits for your hair

The fringe is enjoying a justifiable surge in popularity this year after the Duchess of Cambridge sported one for her first engagement after the birth of Princess Charlotte. Celebrities are adopting the trend in droves, with Victoria Beckham spotted with a very chic side fringe that frames her eyes beautifully and enhances her slender face.

Fringes are a great way to instantly refresh your look whilst emphasising your favourite facial features and act as a wonderful cover for forehead lines or eyebrows in dire need of attention. A flick of the fringe, and suddenly your face looks younger and no-one notices that you missed your eyebrow appointment last week…

The secret to carrying off a fringe is matching the cut to the shape of your face. I cannot emphasise the importance of selecting the right hairdresser when debating whether to go for the chop. A talented, well-trained hairdresser can instantly assess which style suits your face shape and provide you with professional hair care tips for managing your fringe at home.

Looking cool in winter

If you battle to control the frizz in winter you’re not alone. Central heating, sleet and damp weather play havoc with your beautiful blow-dries. Using hair care products especially formulated for combating frizzy and wayward hair will help.

However, if you’re travelling to and fro from work, playing sport or just enjoying a bracing seasonal walk your hair will rebel. Instead of fighting the frizz I suggest adopting a more natural look. Cara Delevigne understands the power of a messy bun for an effortless cool look.

If you feel something a little more sophisticated is called for then I like a high pony-tail with a slick of gel or high shine spray applied to the tied hair. Or if you’ve taken the fringe-plunge just tie your hair back for a modern take on Audrey Hepburn.

New Year New You

If you feel inspired to change your look pop into Raymond Bottone for some expert guidance and a complimentary consultation.