This autumn/winter belongs to the colour purple. The shade is said to be this season’s biggest colour, taking over from Patone’s Colour of the Year, Greenery. Even a quick peruse on Instagram reveals a succession of hair enthusiasts rocking the shade in all its variation, from the subtle to the bright and audacious. If you are planning on adding purple to your tresses, here are several options for you to choose from.
If you are not quite ready to commit to adding any kind of chemical colourant to your hair, then extensions are your best bet. You can purchase clip in extensions such as Sleek Hair Fashion Idol 101 Hot EW 5 piece clip ins. There are literally unlimited options you have with clip-in extensions, and the beauty is, you can simply remove them when it’s time to move on.
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Changing your hair colour can now be as simple as changing your clothes thanks to the slew of quality temporary coloured hairsprays such as COLORSMASH Coloured Kiss Hairspray, £16.95. The spray comes in three vibrant colours, including a gorgeously rich shade called Violet. You can spray directly onto your hair and depending on your hair shade, it will offer up a subtle looking tinted colour. Best of all, once applied to your hair, it doesn’t transfer, so will spare you the embarrassment of leaving purple hair patches everywhere you go.
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If you’d like to be more committed to achieving the colour purple, you can apply a semi-permanent colour. Crazy Color is one of the most trusted semi-permanent dyes, renowned for offering a kaleidoscopic range of colours without compromising the health of your hair. Crazy Color’s Brand Ambassador Paul Callaghan says, “Shades of lavender, lilac and Cadbury purple are amongst the shades to be popular this season and have been seen all over runways. Changing your hair colour is easy with Crazy Color semi-permanent hair colours. If you want something bright and bold, I love the shades Violette and Hot Purple. For a colour that really shines, Ice Mauve is perfect. We have so many options.” Hairstylist Lorraine Dublin, from My Hair Bar, adds: “You can achieve rich, beautiful tones of purple without damaging your hair. We have been seeing an increase of women coming into the salon for colour, which is great because I’m quite a fan of colour. We always encourage women to come in for a consultation first before applying any type of colour treatment. If your hair is quite dark, I’d pre-lighten it first so that the colour can really stand out. It doesn’t have to be bleach, just a semi-permanent colour a few shades lighter than your natural tone will suffice. Next, I’ll add a semi-permanent rinse, such as Adore, Manic Panic, or Crazy Color to the hair. Depending on how your hair retains colour, it could last up to three or four washes before fading. You can choose to let it fade naturally or book an appointment for a touch up.”
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