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Hottest Autumn Hair Colour 2013

RY Gets The Inside Scoop on Autumn Hair Colour from  Redken Colour Expert Alyce Lees.

A change is as good as a rest they say. But what about hair colour ? Should you stick with the colour  you know suits you
or should you dare to change? The most common time for a hair colour change is the  transition of the season.
as we move from summer to autumn caught up with Alyce Lees from Redken to ask whats on trend this season.

Alyce Is a Redken Educator and has worked in the hairdressing industry for 10 years both here in Australia and internationally. What is the most popular hair colour coming into autumn 2013?

Copper is making a stand this autumn, soft peach tones in balayage to rich shiny rustic
coppers all over.Blonde always makes an impact, however, this year placement of colour will be the key. What is the most popular colour trend at the moment?

Ombre of course! Seamless colours that transition to compliment the skin tone. Hair colouring is

becoming very dimensional, the technique the hairdresser uses to create focal points in the hair
through colour placement and tone will make the colour more interesting. It is an art of course! What is the best shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair?

Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner using Cranberry Oil as it’s active
ingredient will help to fight against natural aggressors like UVA/UVB rays, which cause the majority
of colour fade. There is really no point paying for a hairstyle if you are not committed to looking after
it at home.

To buy the Redken Colour Extend range, click here: Do you find that after frequent colouring people want to go back to their natural hair?

Not at all, it’s hard to find virgin hair, (uncoloured hair) however, the current trend of
ombre/balayage is allowing clients to embrace their natural colour whilst adding tones and shine to
it in the salon. It allows for a softer transition from dark to light.


Everyone wants a change at some stage. In-salon treatments and professional homecare
will be the only factors in contributing to the health of your hair. Does dyeing your hair darker make you look paler?

If dark doesn’t suit you it will make you look paler no matter what. This is a journey
the hairdresser can take you on as to whether it will or not. Otherwise you’ll need to change your
foundation for a while!

It’s all about skin tone and suitability. What are your thoughts or rules on dyeing your hair lighter than the colour of your

Alyce Lees: Some clients’ eyebrows are naturally darker than their natural hair, most actually. If
being light is what you want and it suits you, a trip to the beautician never hurt anyone.

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