WRITERS, BLOGGERS, PROS AND PEEPS WHO KNOW THEIR BEAUTY STUFF
Julia Roberts kindly demonstrates THE new hair colour for Spring/Summmer
Thu, 12 August 2010 12:17PM
Which is a little less subtle that balayage Primpers, and perfect for you ladies who aren’t quite into the dark roots, blonde ends look that we’ve been waxing lyrical about for months now. I know you’re out there. The look is natural (without actually being natural) and all about adding multiple shades of colour rather than a singular block brown, blonde or red.
I had a P&G trends preso the other day, and Belinda Jeffrey – owner and head colourist of La Boutique in Sydney (and colour machine for pretty much every Australian celeb out there) – mentioned that while balayage is still around, there’s another trend creeping up that’s all about layering shades and making your hair look as natural as possible.
This is no surprise, really. We’ve seen an insurgence of natural everything scuttle into our bathrooms over the past few seasons, with products, makeup looks and now hair colour steering away from fake and obviously made up, into a much more understated, natural direction. Of course, there are trends like lady-like and pretty and metallic that shimmy their way in and steal our hearts, but at the core of what beauty is all about these days, is naturalness.
Cue in Julia Roberts at the Eat Pray Love Premiere in New York….
Allow me to forget about the hair for just one minute and say I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE. This novel, wonderfully written by Elizabeth Gilbert, is one of the best…no wait, THE BEST book I’ve ever read. If you’re yet to discover it, I suggest you do immediately, and if you have, we need to talk. Although there are some chicks I’ve come across to feel quite strongly against this book, and if you’re out there I would love for you to explain why you didn’t like it because for me, there was absolutely nothing not to love and I’m intrigued.
Anyhoo, back to the hair. See how Jules’ hair is brown but there are little inklings of lighter colour on the ends that scream out naturally sun-kissed and highlighted? THIS is the new hair colour of the season, Primpers – not too much contrast within the colour itself, but about 4 or 5 different shades of that one colour all blended perfectly together.
For all you blonde beauties out there, here’s Drew Barrymore at the NYLON cover event in Hollywood…
Now here, Drew still has the darker roots but her mid-lengths and ends are all different shades of complementary blonde. There’s a caramel shade, a honey shade and a platinum shade all delicately weaved into one another without a hint of blockiness or thickness to the colour. It’s seamless. And natural looking (despite the epic amount of backcombing that looks amazing but a little unnatural). That’s the key, Primpers.
Just to make sure I wasn’t making things up, I checked with Jacen Ward from The Creative Group and asked him what his thoughts on the hottest hair colour of the season are. Here’s what he said, Primpers…
“For spring /summer 2010 one of our favourite colour directions at The Creative Group is a return of the urban blonde. This look is achieved via a very cool palette of blonde with contrasting dark unstructured lowlights. It is a very ‘Kate Moss does Glastonbury Festival’ look and was a huge trend across all of the international catwalks. From Dolce & Gabbana’s show in Milan to Rag and Bone’s collection in New York this is going to be a really cool urban look for next season across hair and fashion.”
I also asked Jacen what you need to ask your colourist, Primpers. Here’s what he said…
“The key here is structure, or indeed ‘the lack of’. Ask your colourist for a cool blonde base with randomly placed darker blonde/brunette pieces of medium thickness. It is also a great idea to take a tear sheet of your favorite ‘Indie rebel’ to assist with explaining the look you trying to achieve.”
That’s where Drew comes in Primpers. Print her off and take her in.
What do you think of this new hair colour?
Do you like Julia’s look?
What about Drew?
Are you a fan of Eat, Pray, Love?
Posted by: Yasemin Trollope