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Follow Cheryl Cole’s Hair Colour Change with these Top Tips

Submitted by on July 22, 2011 – 5:05 pm

Top Tips for changing hair colour like Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole seems to have had more hair styles than she has hot dinners, but none have been as drastic as this latest one. We’ve seen her chestnut brown, red and even a glimmer of dark purple, but now she’s gone for blonde. And we like it!

We’re sure Cheryl’s latest image change will result in hoards of brunettes jumping on the blonde bandwagon, so if your planning to change your hair from dark to light, or vice versa, here our our top tips on how to do it.

1. Have it done by a professional. We know that you’re thinking that of course we’re going to say that, but seriously, don’t try and do a colour change this drastic with a DIY kit at home as it will only end in tears.

2. Patience is a Virtue. Any professional worth their salt won’t take you to your desired colour straight away so it will take a couple of visits to achieve the colour you want. By rushing into your colour and not listening to our sound advice you’ll risk breaking your hair – literally snapping it off. Although hair colourings have come a long way since the 80’s they are still chemicals, and putting too much on your hair in too short a time frame can have a damaging affect. Plus, you can end up with a colour you don’t want because your hair hasn’t had time to adjust to the changes your making. So whilst you may not be 100 percent happy with the in-between colour, we’re pretty sure you’ll like it a whole lot more than ending up with orange hair that’s breaking in half.

3. Know your skin tone. Colours come in all kinds of shades and tones and its important you get the right one to suit you. Your skin colouring is classified as ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ and from here it can be further split into Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. This is what make-up artists and personal stylists use to ensure your wearing the colours that maximise your looks best. With your hair being right next to your face and your face pretty much always on show it’s vital that your hair has the right colour and tone and this is something that’s difficult to achieve with a DIY home kit.

4. Trends. We’re all for individual style, but if you want to follow the fash-pack then opt for creamier blondes rather than ash blondes. They’re all the rage at the moment and give a more natural, softer look.

5. Condition. Coloured hair needs a lot more TLC than non-coloured tresses, so make sure you book in for regular deep conditioning treatments. At Aesthetics we recommend having a Chemistry Shot as it nourishes the hair from the inside out, helping to lock in moisture and maintain good condition and a healthy shine.

6. Use the right products. If you’re swapping colour you’ll also need to swap products. If you’re opting for blonde highlights you need to use Redken’s Blonde Glam to keep the blonde at the right tone and Redken Extreme to give your hair a good boost of protein.

At Aesthetics we have seen a big increase in the number of people going for drastic colour changes and in the numbers that are coming in for corrections after trying to do it themselves. The biggest colour change we’ve noticed are brunettes following Cheryl Cole’s footsteps and going for a splash of blonde.

Whatever colour you opt for make sure you follow our sound advice and if you’re looking for inspiration or to find out what would suit you best simply call the salon and book in for a consultation with our colour experts.


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