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Three tips for better hair colour

Just in time for fall, the latest hair colour trends and best ways to get the results you're looking for

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With the change in season (and wardrobe), it’s a great time to revamp your hair colour too, and according to Redken Colourist Sean Godard, vibrant tones are the big trend. This season, it’s all about electric coppers and reds, and deep, rich brunettes. So if you’re trying to mend your sun-stripped locks, here are a few tips on how to get the best results from your stylist.

1. Skip the hair colour swatches and look at magazine photos for inspiration
It’s easier to communicate what you’re looking for when there’s a picture of it right in front of you. “With the colour red, for example, there are so many different intensities,” says Godard. “If someone comes in and asks to go red, it’s important to know if they are talking fire engine red or just a hint of auburn.”

2. It’s just as important to show examples of things that you don’t like
Sometimes it is challenging to describe exactly what you are looking for, but by providing examples of what you don’t want, you’ll help to narrow it down. “Everybody has an idea of what they like, but the more specific you can be, the better,” says Godard.

3. Ask your stylist about the products that they are using
Over the past few years there have been huge advances in the products that are designed to maintain hair colour. The more you know about the type of dye (demi-permanent, cream based, etc.) and hair products that are being used, the better chance you have at keeping your colour fresh in between visits.