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Winter Hair Trends to Try Part 2 – Melting Colour

I haven’t had my hair coloured for almost a decade. And growing it out means no drastic cutting. To stave off monotony this season a little something needed to be done. Oscar Oscar‘s fabulous colourist Nathan Armagnacq recently suggested the idea of “melting colour” to me.

It’s a new style of balayage (which has been around for a couple of years now, adorning the crowns of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Hawkins and their ilk). But rather than the I’m-too-rich-and-famous-to-worry-about-my-regrowth look that the Hollywood types sport, Nathan says this subtle look is more about “soft, melting colour…only a few shades lighter” from the roots to the ends. There’s a few things to note if you want to get the melting colour look this winter:

– The colour will suit everyone. It’s based on your natural hair colour and the colourist will simply vary shades from there.

-The look is a subtle ombre effect. The aim is not to look like you’ve dipped your locks in bleach or have a major case of regrowth.

– Choose  a colourist who has experience with this style as they will be “painting” your colour in freehand. So you’ll want to put your tresses in the capable hands of a Monet of hair colour, not a disastrous Salvador Dali.

– Melting colour works best if you don’t wear your hair dead straight  (oops – there goes our first winter hair trend). Waves, textured or gently tousled styles show off this form of colour to its best advantage.

– It’s a great style if you quickly get bored with a look. There’s little maintainance and you can simply grow it straight out or have a trim without too much fuss.

Thanks to Nathan Armagnacq for guiding me through the process. You can find him at Oscar Oscar’s Chadstone salon.

P.S. Also discovered while in the styling chair that Oscar Oscar will be doing the hair looks for Shakuhachi’s show at RAFW next week – so look out for my report on that!

One Thought on “Winter Hair Trends to Try Part 2 – Melting Colour

  1. Cilla on May 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm said:

    Love this look! Thanks for the great hair colour tips 🙂

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