In need of a beauty pick-me up? Follow our advice on the latest colours, cuts and haircare tips that’ll transform your locks in no time.
Treat your hair to sun-kissed look – without the commitment of regular root touch-ups – with ombre ends. More subtle than highlights, a blended balayage works brilliantly on both light and dark locks. The technique uses bleach, so invest in a conditioning hair mask to rehydrate stress strands.
A quick trim and colour reboot can make all the difference to your look. By losing just an inch from the ends, hair appears instantly fuller with added bounce. When it comes to colour, a toner will refresh your existing shade for a fraction of the price of a tint, or simply add a few highlights to effortlessly perk up dull skin.
Short enough to shake up your look but long enough to be tied back easily, say hello to the ultimate low-maintenance fringe. A sweeping side fringe will suit pretty much every face shape, and is just as gorgeous with a slight wave – unlike a full fringe that’ll have you reaching for a straightener. Those with shorter layers at the front can test out the style at home with a quick change of parting, or head to your hairdresser to add interest to a blunt fringe.
Natural kinks and coils are all the rage and look great with the right styling. Embracing your curls after years of relaxing takes a lot of TLC, but it’s worth it. Drying your hair with a diffuser on a low speed, but high heat, will encourage curls and banish frizz. Avoid heat styling where possible, have regular trims and use nourishing products to help your tresses recover and grow properly.
Thinking of following the celeb hair trend and going for the chop or growing out a pixie cut? Best suited for fine to medium hair that has natural movement, a shorter style will save you time in the morning and beautifully frame your features. Choppy layers with high with highlights add texture and depth while deep side parting uses the shortest layers to create height. Even better, move towards warmer hues for healthier-looking hair.
The transition from brunette to blonde can be tricky, and is best done slowly to reduce damage. Opt for a sandy blonde instead of platinum and keep roots darker to add depth and give a more natural finish. To banish brassy tones and keep your blonde cool-toned, rinse with a neutralising purple shampoo once a week.