Comments from Suzie McGill, Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International, Scotland’s largest salon group and colour experts.
Going dark in the winter has always been a huge trend, however; now more than ever will we find people are switching up their style to brunette for good. With colour trends ranging from brunettes with dimension to beautiful glossy and rich chocolate and coffee tones and brunettes with a touch of red to give the hair warmth, its hard not to change it up!
RICH CHOCOLATE BRUNETTE
Rich, chocolate brunettes that look incredibly glossy are always a trend in the colder months. This hair colour looks it’s very best when it’s vibrant and full of shine. I always recommend to book into the salon for glossing services in between full head tints to keep this colour in optimum condition with that beautiful glass like shine. Good quality conditioning shampoos and conditioners are also a must in between colour appointments to keep colour sealed in and looking radiant.
For those with chocolate and medium brown bases already, they may decide to go darker for the season and coffee brunette is a perfect shade for the darker, colder months. This shade features a medium brunette base with darker tones being added through lowlights to break up the colour ad give it a softer appearance. The results are a very dark brunette that’s close to black but has more depth and sheen from not being a block colour.
One of the most popular brunette shades this season will be glimmering brunettes, whereby subtle golden highlights or balayage can be added to a chocolate base to give your hair dimension and movement, as well as added reflective shine. This trend takes inspiration from sun kissed hair looks that were popular during summer but is even more subtle and natural in appearance. This colour is a great way to add some warmth to your complexion for the colder moths and give your skin a gorgeous glow.
BRUNETTE WITH A POP OF RED
Red hair comes back on trend year after year. Red tones flatter all skin tones and can be beautiful incorporated into a brunette base to give your hair sine and warmth. A subtle red tint can be applied on your hair for an all over colour, or cinnamon red highlights can be incorporated into the hair for a more subtle take on the trend, which although subtle, can really make a statement. Adding red tines is such a fun way for brunettes to experiment with their hair and add a touch of colour without going for too much of a transformation.