The Trevor Sorbie Brighton team are always on hand to let us Brighton blogging gals know exactly what to do with our hair each season. A couple of weeks ago, we were invited along to learn all about colour and styling trends for Spring & Summer 2014...
In terms of colour, they reckon red and copper tones are moving away from being a typically autumnal look, and fiery redheads will be topping the style stakes this season. Blondes and brunettes should look for natural looking, multi-tonal highlights achieved from a new technique called Balyage (more on that later). Art Director, Anna Chapman, gave us the low-down on styling hot off the Paris Fashion Week catwalks, which was pretty cool. It's all about deep side partings, low ponytails and braids, braids braids.
My hair is in need of a bit of a spruce up, and the trends I think I'll be trying this Spring & Summer are...
Bronde: I've had the whole ombre thing going on for a while now, and I like it. Although it is super low maintenance, it could do with a bit of TLC to bring it back to life. Enter my new obsession - Balyage. I love the 'Bronde' colour trend - a bit more natural and multi-tonal than the half and half dip-dye effect. Kate (the salon's incredibly talented Technical Director who did this for me last year) showed us the Balyage effect - a method of hand applying highlights to create a soft, dimensional, sun-kissed finish.
Pastels: The heads walking down the SS14 catwalks were awash with pretty pastel streaks. I don't think the MD would be too impressed if I turn up to work with lilac princess tresses, but wash-in, wash-out hair chalks are a fun way to mix things up a bit and will be great for festivals and garden parties. I tried a pink 'colour bug' a few months ago (see this post) and the shade was a bit too red for me, but I think I'll be experimenting with a peachy pastel pink and/or a vibrant lilac when I go to Wilderness Festival (aka paradise).
Braids: I love braids and tend to weave my hair into some kind of plaited creation as soon as the sun comes out. So good news for me that they'll be the main style to be wearing this coming season. The best part is, Anna says that the messier the braids are the better! Milkmaid braids, french plaited fringes, braided headbands... I love them all and can't wait to get creative. Entwining flowers into them perhaps...? Or chalking one strand so that it weaves in and out...? The possibilities are endless.
The lovely ladies and gents that make up the Trevor Sorbie technical team really are a talented bunch, and I always leave their blogger evenings feeling inspired to try something new. The good news is, they're now on twitter, so you can follow them @TrevorSorbieBTN to keep yourself in the know!