GREAT HAIR DAYS
Whether you want a whole new hairstyle or a subtle refresh, we have the perfect colours, styles, and treatments to update your look this season.
Sally Hunwick – MARIE CLAIRE
After questionable DIY Covid cuts and botched box-colour jobs, there has never been a moment where we have appreciated our colourists and hairdressers more.
“Covid has given women more confidence to have a change”
Celebrity stylist Anthony Nader at RAW salon in Sydney
And yet time at home has also made us appreciate our hair’s own unique style. “They enjoyed the texture they were naturally blessed with and working with it – not against it,” says Nader. We’re also embracing bespoke colour, says celebrity colourist and global artistic director for Aveda, Ian Michael Black. “We’ve seen everyone embrace the grown-out look during lockdowns and it’s led to a more relaxed feel to hair colour. There is not that pressure to always have a perfect look”.
Considering a colour change? Take note of your skin tone and your lifestyle, says celebrity colourist Simon Bright. “Don’t do something high maintenance if you can’t afford the time or upkeep of looking after your colour” he advises. “Talk to your colourist about your lifestyle and budget because there is a technique out there to suit everyone.”
Taking cues from Hailey Bieber’s lowlight blonde look, this is a trend lighter-toned hair types can embrace in 2022. “What’s great about this technique is that it works on both light and dark hair, as well as all hair types,” says Bright.
DO THIS: Go subtle with face framing highlights and piece-y threads in the rest of your hair, or “ask your colourist for balayage pieces to brighten your ends”, says Bright.
KNOW THIS: Already a pale blonde? You can still get on the trend by creating depth with lowlights. “Ask your hairdresser to add some reversal/lowlights to give depth, and some consider doing a root shadow, too.”
VERY DONE BLONDE
After so long locked down, ultra-fine highlights are an emerging trend. “Expensive, rich-girl hair is creme de la creme this season and my favourite type of colour,” says Bright, adding neutral colour is the goal. “There’s an even amount of both warm and cool tones, which cancel each other out to create almost childlike blonde.”
DO THIS: Ask your colourist if they can tailor this look to suit yout hair colour and skin tone.
KNOW THIS: You’ll need regular salon visists to maintain this look, says Bright. And enlist a purple shampoo “to neutralise any yellow/orange hues that may develop and brighten up your blonde”, he says. “Use one every second or third wash.”