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Beautiful Autumnal Shades for your Hair

Just like the seasons, fashions change. Hair colours that might have looked wonderful in summer – bright blondes, silvery tones and highlights – will be replaced by fashionable autumnal tones towards the end of the year. People naturally lean towards shades that suit the seasons as well as their personal tastes, as these will go with the clothing fashions too.

Some of the most popular autumnal shades are:

  • Rich, deep brunettes. Autumn can be a great time to go darker. If you are not feeling as brave with this look, some darker lowlights could be a good first step.
  • Copper tones. All over coppers and auburn shades can look stunning, shining in the late autumn sun. Equally, coppery tones blended through with your natural colour can look stunning.
  • Reds. If you want a stronger red colour, then this could be the option for you. Pick your tones out with your hairdresser to suit you.

Don’t be Tempted to Colour your Own Hair

If it is difficult to get the the hairdressers, this is still not a reason to colour your own hair. You will never be able to achieve a professional result and it will be obvious that you have coloured your own hair, rather than going to a professional. This is because a professional will be able to spread the colour evenly throughout your hair. They will also be able to apply the colour for the exact amount of time needed for it to develop in different areas. For example, if your roots are a different colour to the rest of your hair, they will apply colour to them and let it develop for a very specific amount of time – different to the lengths where the shade may be different.

Even if you have roots showing through and you feel like your hair is in desperate need of a new colour, it is always worth waiting until you can visit a hair salon and see your hairdresser.

How to Avoid a Dry Scalp

A dry scalp can be problematic all year round, as it can be triggered and worsened by either very hot or very cold weather. It could also be neither of these things, and you may just find that you have very dry skin, including the skin on your head. Luckily, there are things you can do to make it better.

Use a moisturising shampoo or one that is specifically for flaky scalps. Don’t confuse a dry scalp with dandruff, as they are two very different things. if you’re unsure, ask your hairdresser. Dandruff shampoo is likely to make a dry scalp worse.

Use a hair mask. Applying a nourishing hair mask every few weeks will help make your hair soft, and also moisturise your scalp.

Don’t scratch. Whatever you do, resist the urge to scratch if your scalp feels itchy. It really won’t help and will encourage skin to flake.

Scalp Bleaching – the Right Choice for you?

A scalp bleach is where the colour of the hair is changed all over, from the root right through to the ends. The hair will be one consistent colour all over, though it may be toned through the ends to create some variance. If you have hair that is darker and you want to go lighter, a scalp bleach is going to be the option for you.

You will have to have bleach applied throughout your hair, so make sure it is in good condition first. Use conditioning treatments and don’t overdo it with the straighteners ahead of your appointment. Your stylist may be able to use a more gentle colouring technique, but bleaching is always going to be quite harsh.

You will probably need your roots touching up every few weeks to keep your colour fresh. It’s important you do this to keep the colour looking good and to make the colour change worthwhile.

Training as a Hairstylist

Becoming a hairstylist is a popular career option for many people. It allows you to be highly creative, meet lots of people and be sociable in your work, as well as the fact there will always be a job for you because hairdressers are always needed.

If you would like to become a stylist, it is a good idea to get some work experience. You will probably start off shampooing people’s hair and help out with salon admin, perhaps sweeping up hair or answering the phone to book appointments.

You can take a college course to train as a stylist, which is one of the most popular ways of doing it. You can also train as an apprentice in a hair salon, which may be a little more tricky to land as you will have to be chosen by the salon. Whichever method you choose, you will learn life-changing skills and can go on to be an excellent stylist.