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Rose gold hair is your new Instagram beauty obsession

October 27, 2016

The latest colour trend to crop up on our feeds might just be the prettiest (and most wearable) yet.

A subtle coppery red tone with a hint of pink, rose gold makes a perfect colour update for those who are bored of blonde but can’t commit to a deeper shade of red. It’s strawberry blonde, with an Instagram-friendly edge.

The trend was first pioneered by early adopter Sienna Miller, who debuted a faded pink hue back in 2013. Now, Scream Queens star Emma Roberts is the latest A-lister to provide us with rose gold hair inspiration.

As you’d expect, this colour works best on those with lighter hair (naturally or otherwise), but that’s not to say that brunettes can’t get on board with the trend. Instead, the end result is a subtler and warmer – but equally picture-perfect – colour finish.

Tempted to jump on board with the trend? Find out what you need to know before heading to the salon.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU ASK FOR AT THE HAIRDRESSERS IF YOU WANT ROSE GOLD HAIR?

‘Taking in pictures is always massively helpful as there are so many shades of rose gold hair and then talk through what you’re looking for with your hairdresser.’

WHICH HAIR COLOURS DOES ROSE GOLD WORK BEST ON?

‘Rose gold looks best on pre-lightened or naturally light hair, it won’t immediately show on dark hair.’

HOW CAN PEOPLE WITH NATURALLY DARKER HAIR GET THE LOOK?

‘If you have naturally dark hair you will need to lighten it if you want a true rose gold tint.’

HOW MUCH UPKEEP DOES IT REQUIRE?

‘Most pastel and soft shades need a lot of upkeep as they are not permanent. Using a toner with a conditioner will keep the colour vibrant or using Olaplex Step 3 locks in colour when used with a cold rinse. Washing hair with a sulfate free shampoo will stop the colour from leeching out.’

IS THERE A LOW MAINTENANCE WAY OF OPTING FOR THE COLOUR IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FULLY COMMIT?

‘Having a stain added to hair will help you get a feel for the colour and will only last a weekend. If you don’t want to fully commit try adding the colour to a small section of the hair underneath or one strand, that way you can see how it looks, without fully committing.’

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Short hair don’t care!

October 12, 2016

Short haircut ideas that will make you want to go for the chop right now.

SHORT HAIR, DON’T CARE

Have you been thinking of requesting a much shorter cut next time you hit the hairdresser? Well, you should. We’ve asked ourselves the same should-I-shouldn’t-I questions, but now we know the answers and we’re here to convince you too.

WOULD I SUIT SHORT HAIR?

There’s a cropped hairstyle to suit every style and face shape, trust us. From Kristen Stewart’s bleached crop and Michelle Williams’ pixie to Anne Hathaway and Kate Mara’s more grown-up cuts, you’re sure to find the perfect hairstyle for you in our A-list edit, below.

IS SHORT HAIR IN STYLE?

Always. The pixie cut is one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time – just look at style heroine Mia Farrow. And more recently the likes of Charlize Theron and Carey Mulligan who followed in Mia’s footsteps with stunning, choppy pixies. But there’s also a host of other short hair styles out there just waiting to be requested in the salon chair.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH SHORT HAIR?

Depending on just how short you want to go, there are hundreds of hairstyles you can experiment with. Super-short cuts are obviously more limited, but with a bob you have options to curl, braid, straighten and more.

5 BENEFITS OF HAVING SHORT HAIR

Some people say that you have to wash short hair more often. This is not true. But, you can wash it more often if you want to because it takes roughly five minutes to dry and style your hair as opposed to a whole evening of brushing and frazzling.

Did we mention how easy it is to style, whether or not you’ve just washed it? Getting up having slept at a funny angle so it sticks straight up in the air aside, you can pretty much wake up and walk out the house.

You can pull off statement make-up looks with aplomb if you’re rocking short hair. Fact.
You will stay at least 50% cooler in the hot summer months thanks to your easy-breezy short locks.

Your cut and colour may be cheaper (and quicker). Although we should mention that you’ll likely need to up your salon visits to roughly every six weeks.
Need more convincing? We’ve turned to Instagram for inspiration…

THE CUTEST SHORT HAIRSTYLES ON INSTAGRAM:

Twist ringlets into your short haircut to add volume.

Define chiseled face shapes with a super-short pixie style.

 

Take your new short haircut one step further by giving it a wash of colour. We love this silvery-blonde tone.

 

Shape your crop around your face with straighteners for a refined evening look.

We love the use of layers and soft curls, giving this look a hint of retro glamour.

 

Surely that’s you sold? Go forth and crop off your locks.