Trending tones for A/W22

by | 21 Sep 2022

As the seasons change, so do the shades that your clients seek out. Keep your colour work on-trend as we accelerate into autumn with the help of our SELF/STYLED Sunday speakers

Ahead of their masterclasses this weekend at SELF/STYLED Sunday, we asked colourists Nancy Stripe, Lydia Wolfe and Abbey Jarrold for their top tips and shade suggestions to stock up on ahead of autumn/winter 2022.

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Nancy Stripe

“This season is all about the gloss and picking up our spirits with rich, coppery and vibrant shades. With the new L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Dia Light Boosters, we are able to play around with colour palettes, neutralise, pastelise AND turn up the vibrancy.

“Picture taking your summer beach-washed balayage into something more strawberry blonde glazed in honey, autumn bronzes dripping in salted caramels, and rich chocolate brunettes with metallic shimmers.

“Team all of these looks up with a ‘70s bottle neck fringe, Velcro-roller fluffy blow dries and low slung buns, then watch your clients dance straight out of your chair and into the party season!”

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Abbey Jarrold

“For A/W22 copper tones are definitely making a comeback. It’s a very seasonal colour and one we’ve seen a few celebrities change to recently – think Zendaya, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

“It’s easy to wear and there’s a shade to suit most skin tones. Even it’s just suggesting to change up a toner on a client’s balayage or highlights to something warmer, more auburn or caramel tones, it’s an easy way they can be on trend this season.

“Indola XpressColour comes into practice here as it’s the perfect way to change up someone’s base colour, or to add in a few auburn or copper panels for a quick 10 minute colour refresh! Perfect for clients with limited time, and perfect for the stylist looking to increase revenue.”

Model with light brown golden hair with full fringe

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Lydia Wolfe 

“The beachy, lived-in texture of summer is being replaced for high-shine gloss this A/W22. I’m seeing lots of clients swapping in their sea salt spray finishes for glowing, glossy blow-drys. I love how the Colorance Gloss Tones can accommodate for that.

“As a quick 10 minute service at the basin, adding Gloss Tones to a blow-dry appointment helps create the perfect base for a diamond shine finish – even if they are not a colour client, they can still get all the benefits with the Clear Gloss!”


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