A/W 2023 hair colour trend inspiration

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Colour, Self Employment

This collection of colour trends, brought to you by our columnist Vanessa Koeb, will get your clients feeling ready for transformation

Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay

If we are talking about A/W 2023 hair colour trends, we want to use “subtle warmth” as key word. In fact, cinnamon and terracotta tones will be the must for lived-in mid blondes and grown-out brunette balayages. For the super blonde ones, a pastel honey colour palette brings richness and condition back into the hair.

There are also options for those who love and suit cooler tones, and smoky colour palettes can be the right deal. Tones like mocha mixed with ash can be a balanced compromise either for blondes or brunettes. Generally, these autumn-winter trend predictions stick to low-maintenance colour placement with an extremely natural dimension, and less light colour contour around the front, so that it becomes toned and effortless.

Fun colours are still on too, for those keen for self-expression. So, tones like pastel limes, sky blues and subtle neon peaches are perfect for an edgy hair feel.

The colour techniques we are looking at are rich glosses to tone with, combined with free hand painting which is more gentle and is ideal for restoring hair colour and condition after the summer.

Scalp bleaches are great for those who want to be more adventurous and go short but also bright and colourful. Colour placements on a pre-lightened canvas are bold, graphic and bespoke, elevating haircut shapes and fringes, but mostly people’s personalities.

You can find colour tone suggestions in Evo Hueverse and Staino, colour brands I use and love. You can find Cinnamon tones in shades like 7.84, 8.84, 7.34 and are beautiful if used in demi to not just add tone but also shine, while the terracotta red can be created by mixing 3/4 6.4 and 1/8 7.55 and 1/8 5.55 and is ideal to use in permanent form to give the hair a visible fullness and richness. Smoky tones are perfect for brunettes to blondes and there are beautiful shades like 4.81, 5.81, 7.81, 8.81, 9.81, and 10.81 suitable for all hair needs and lift, either demi if we want a clearer shinier result, or permanent for more colour intensity. We will also see bright tones diluted instead with the use of clear to create poppy pastel formulas.

Vanessa is a freelance stylist at The Hair Salon in Hove

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