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Sun-Kissed Hair In Winter - The Pro's Weigh In

18 January 2019
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Nicole Vince

Hair journalist

Nicole is a hair and beauty journalist with a particular fondness for the latest bright hair colors. There isn't a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

If you prefer the look of sun-kissed hair no matter the season you’re in, we have some good news! Top trends show that sun-kissed hair is not just for summer but is hot in winter hair too. Adam Reed, UK Editorial Ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel offers you his top hair expertise on adding a ray of sunshine to your sun-kissed hair during winter.

Many Winter Hair Colour Trends Feature Sun-Kissed Hair

It’s important to stress the fact that sun-kissed hair should not be defined as just one hair colour trend - it is a hair colouring effect that can be created through several hair colouring techniques. The range of possibilities means more opportunities for customisation, so that your colourist can help you rock your own signature winter hair sun-kissed look.

What are the different ways to show off sun-kissed hair? For starters, you can give an all-over brightening to your base colour with traditional highlighting, or go for subtle, more natural-looking streaks using the babylights technique (a really cool winter hair colour trend!). Or play it natural.

You would only want it to look slightly lightened for a true sun-kissed effect” Adam suggests “ask for just a little bit of lighter pieces pulled through on the top layers of your hair so it gives you this really nice sun worshipped hue.”

Adam Reed Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London

If you just want to highlight the ends, give your tips a distinct contrast through an ombre, or opt for the softer version with a sombre. And don’t forget the beloved balayage technique, for freehand colouring on carefully-selected sections that will give more flowing movement to your hair’s glow!

Adam’s sun-kissed hair advice?

Keep it minimal, hairline colouring is always the best if you want it to look sun-kissed because anymore and it can just end up looking blonde. Sun-kissed hair is a very natural and subtle touch of blonde as if the sun has just hit it.”

Adam Reed Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London

A proper diagnostic session with your colourist will help you better determine which hair colouring technique would be right for you.

Sun-Kissed Hair Suitable For All Hair Colours

Sun-kissed hair isn’t just a look for blondes - you can also create the sun-kissed effect in brown and red hair. Adam says that the general rule when creating a sun-kissed effect in any hair colour.

You can absolutely have sun-kissed hair on brown or red hair, it is just about lifting up areas of the hair that the sun would usually reach. Ask for one to two levels of lift on your hair which will give you a natural lift.”

Adam Reed Founding Partner & Director, Percy & Reed, London

For blondes, cool-toned dark blonde bases work with golden or honey ends. For brunettes, a warmer and lighter chocolate brown on the tips works best. For redheads, go for light buttery colours or golden toffee ends.

How To Protect Your Sun-Kissed Hair Colour

To keep your sun-kissed hair looking its best through the winter it’s “all about the oils, alongside a good shampoo and conditioner” Adam advises.

Experts love L’Oréal Professionnel’s Blondifier collection for its formula that provides lightened strands with strengthening nourishment. The dedicated formula with added Vitamin E helps to slow down the natural oxidation of your hair colour so that your brightened areas can glow brighter for longer. Soak your hair in the Blondifier Mask for a deep, enriching conditioning treatment during the colder months. Team this with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Mythic Oil for dried ends and you have yourself a beautiful sun-kissed winter hair colour trend to own!

Now you don’t have to be afraid to work sun-kissed hair during winter…


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