If you want to turn heads in 2014, fiery red is the ultimate hair hue to try – that’s the advice from celebrity hair colourist Lisa Shepherd.
From rich coppery tones to lusciously deep ruby, there are so many show-stopping shades to choose from.
“I believe there is a red for everyone,” confirms star stylist Lisa.
“Which shade of red would depend on your skin tone and your eye colour.
“People with olive skin tones usually suit the bright red shades.
“Meanwhile, more coppery shades of red are better for those with fairer skin.
“Go for a consultation, your colourist will be able to help you decide on your best option.”
Lisa explains that if it’s a really vibrant shade of red you’re looking for then often you will have to pre-lighten the hair.
“But a lot of colour ranges and brands do offer the really bright reds and coppers these days, so sometimes this isn’t necessary,” she adds.
Fancy going bold for 2014? Here are some tips to keep your colour looking fabulous:
1. Wash your locks as little as possible. Every wash will strip your hair of fiery colour, so try to keep the shampoos to two or three times a week.
2. Look for sulphate-free products. Hair products with sulphates will fade your red hot colour faster, so look for gentler, less abrasive shampoos.
3. Protect your red hair from the elements. The sun can do a lot of damage to hair, especially colour treated red, which oxidizes faster than any other hue. So, if you’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors, use a styling product that contains UV filters.
4. Colouring hair causes damage, so being kind to your tresses is important. Skip the blow dryer and straighteners when you can.
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