It's no secret that Lisa Shepherd
loves colour. As a three time winner
of the British Hairdressing Awards
Colourist of the Year and past British
Hairdresser of the Year, she is also
a woman that always returns to sun
kissed colour landscape of blonde.
The road to blonde
Following in Katie Perry and Cheryl
"Complete colour transformations are
always tricky and it's a path that
should only be undertaken in partnership
with your professional hairdresser.
Going fro dark to blonde is all about
the journey and embracing and enhancing
every step along the way. Katy Perry
is a fabulous example. Her raven tresses
are a new shade of rich copper, a
half way house to blonde. Bleaching
hair lifts pigment from the core and
the red pigment in your hair is the
most resistant. Bleach can be damaging
and to preserve the health of the
hair you should lift the pigment in
stages over 4 week periods, while
packing in lots of moisture with treatments.
Katy's glossy copper shows she has
made the right choice.
Cheryl Cole is taking a slightly longer
route round to big up her blonde by
losing length and volume in the cut
and lifting the hair in sections while
re-colouring with honeys and golds.
This look is particularly on trend
because she can achieve darker under
sections and contrast through the
top. With Katy's stand out style she
can carry off any statement look,
but with Cheryl's gorgeous dark eyes
and skin tone she should keep cooler
base tones to optimise her style.
In reality, we do judge a book by
it's cover so both girls should expect
to make a different first impression
with their new hair colour. Blondes
are always eye catching and depending
on the type, create a variety of impressions…everything
from sweet and innocent to outspoken
man eater, the closer you get to platinum.
I bet I know which of these two girls
will sit at either end of that spectrum!
Colour treated and bleached hair is
thirsty hair and needs a lot of TLC.
A good colour protect shampoo and
conditioner, a weekly moisturising
pack and UV protect spray for the
summer sun. It's also a good idea
to wear a swimming hat in the pool
and a sun hat in the sun to shield
the hair from environmental damage.
Blonde hair will also require 4 weekly
route retouches and that can be tough
on scalps. A good hairdresser will
never use a peroxide formula that
cannot be tolerated safely by the
clients scalp, but it's also a good
idea not to wash your hair for two
days before you have a colour treatment.
The natural oils on the scalp offer
great protection against damage. Post
colour, a soothing and healing scalp
serum or treatment will soon allow
the skin of the scalp to settle. Changing
your hair colour is a fun and fabulous
way to play with your personal style.
So be empowered by Cheryl and Katy
and seize your blonde moment soon!"