Find your inner brunette with a haircut and colour make-over

Find your inner brunette with a haircut and colour make-over

“I’m a natural blonde but I feel like a brunette” – Olivia Wilde A host of celebrities are changing up their looks with brand new haircuts and colours. Many of them are opting for brown hair, showing us that almost everyone has an inner brunette waiting to be let out! We’re especially inspired by Katherine Heigl’s new ultra-sexy hair-do! We spotted her change on Instagram and had to take a double-take to realise who we were looking at! She can now be seen sporting a longer length pixie cut styled with sassy waves at the top. But what’s most eye-catching about her new cut though, is its fabulous colour. She seems to be leaning more towards the brunette side – which we adore. With the slick sides and a curly top, we find it to be bold and daring and definitely a statement from her previous golden blonde locks. It’s not every day that a major hairstyle change is nonchalantly shown in a group Instagram photo! Source: Instagram We hope that Katherine has inspired you to brave the huge chop and enhance your features with a fabulous shade of brown while you’re at it. If not, here are some alternate on-trend hairdos in various rich shades of brown that will give life to your locks: Short brown bob This look is simultaneously sleek and fun, whether you’re sporting a fringe or a side parting. Top tip: Why not try this slinky style with a warm chestnut shade if you have a fair complexion with cool undertones? We recommend: Renew Chestnut Brown Hair Colour Pixie cut Pixie cuts are the...
Your guide to wedding hairstyles

Your guide to wedding hairstyles

Here is a short checklist to keep in mind when choosing a wedding hairstyle: Find a few hairstyles you like and try them out BEFORE the wedding, not the night before! It’s important to choose a style that is possible with your hair type and length. Find a hairstyle that suits your overall bridal look! If you are wearing flowers in your hair, maybe consider wearing your hair down in beachy waves. Find a hairstyle that compliments your dress. For example, a simple updo for a dress with plenty of beads and lace. Be realistic and be open minded to new hairstyles.     Buns, buns, buns This look screams chic, simple and lovely and who doesn’t want to be all of that on their wedding day? This hairstyle can be pulled off without too much hairspray and hot irons and you can glam it up with a beaded band. The bun can be worn low, high, messy or neat, dependent on your preference.     The mighty Chignon Chignons come in many varieties. It’s like a distant cousin of the more popular bun. In fact, the word ‘Chignon’ is a fancy way of saying ‘bun’ in French. You need to have an army of bobby pins to pull off this look, but with a professional hairstylist it is achievable! Chignons are usually worn for formal nights and no surprise here – weddings! You can’t go wrong with this look.       French braid Amp up the romance with a French braid. We are also obsessed with the French after all they are known for their culture of...
Using Permanent Hair Colour the correct way

Using Permanent Hair Colour the correct way

Using Permanent Hair Colour correctly at home, gives women the freedom and independence to change their look, without spending a fortune at the hair salon. Make sure these things are handy before you colour your hair: An old t-shirt to wear A towel to dry your hair A sink for rinsing A bowl for your colour mixture Mixing brush A container of Vaseline to prevent skin stains RENEW takes you step by step in getting your favourite colour the easiest way.   Firstly, this is what you should find in your colour kit: One Colour Developer Application Bottle One Crème Colourant Tube One Aloe and Milk Protein Conditioner One Pair of Gloves One Instruction Leaflet Before you start the process of colouring your hair, do a skin and strand test for your piece of mind. The test should be performed 48 hours before colouring your hair, regardless of whether you have used the product before, with no incidents. This is how to do it: Unscrew the cap of the colourant developer and mix the colourant into the developer bottle Put back the caps and close tightly. Remove earrings and wash and dry a small area behind your ear. Apply the mixture to the area with a cotton bud, 2cm will do. If any abnormal reactions such as itching, redness or swelling in and around the area, then it is advisable not to use the product. Tie your hair up for the strand test. It’s also important to perform a strand test before you colour all your hair, to see what your final hair colour will be. Here are the...
2015 Hair Trends

2015 Hair Trends

Every year has its own standout hair trend. Back in the ‘90s it was the synthetic hair scrunchie (ugh, what were we thinking?!), and in 2015 it’s everything from ombré to grey hair. They say that a change is as good as a holiday, so a haircut can make you feel like you’re sunbathing in the Bahamas. Looking for a trendy new hairstyle? Check out the latest hair trends below. Lobs Look, long hair will always be on-trend, but this year it’s being rivalled by the long bob, aka lob. Check out Rita Ora’s lob below, it’s hot, hot, hot! Half-up Top Knot Bun This is the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle on Pinterest, and is so easy to achieve! It’s also perfect for any hair length. Need a bit of help achieving this look? Check out this tutorial! The Edgy Pixie Pixie cuts are not for the faint-hearted, and that’s why it makes sense that fierce fashionistas like Zendaya and Ruby Rose are rocking it. The 2015 pixie cut is all about attitude! Ruffled Bob Is it a lob, or is it a bob? No, it’s a ruffled bob! This hairstyle is perfect for naturally kinky hair, but can also be achieved with a curling tong. Lauren Conrad’s ruffled bob is so pretty. Check out this video to see how you can get this look. The Subtle Pink Streak Recently donned by Ellie Goulding, this hairstyle is super cute and quirky! May you have fabulous hair now, and...
Hair How To’s: How To Colour Hair At Home

Hair How To’s: How To Colour Hair At Home

Ivanka Trump once said that having gorgeous hair is the best revenge, and boy was she right about that! On a good hair day, we feel like we can take on the world and we are invincible! When a bad hair strikes we tend to want to hide and not let anyone see our face (and hair!). I am sharing a few simple Hair How-Tos with you today, which will hopefully give you a good hair day, everyday this winter season! How To Hide A BHD (Bad Hair Day) – We all dread the monster that is BHD (Bad Hair Day). It comes out of nowhere. Everything seemed fine just last night, not a hair out of place! Then next thing you know, you wake up, and your hair is a huge mess. When I am having a BHD I like to use this simple hairstyle. It takes 5 minutes to do, and looks great on any occasion! The Bubble Pony Tail is an amazing way to hide a bad hair day! Or you can create this Dutch Side Plait, which will look great on a night out. How To Keep Your Locks Shiny For Less – Winter time has a few of us pinching our pennies (because all of our money goes towards hot soups and socks obviously). I love using this quick hair mask that I make myself using ingredients from my fridge! It’s so easy, and leaves your hair feeling shiny and rejuvenated. Add one egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a glass of milk and half a squeezed lemon into one mixture, and apply to...
How To Maintain Your Home Hair Colour

How To Maintain Your Home Hair Colour

Experts will tell you not to wash your hair at least 24 hours prior to using home hair colour. However, some may argue that it’s what you do after applying your home hair colour that matters most. If you’re not educated on what it takes to maintain your hair colour & keep it glossy, then you’re bound to have dull looking hair after a few washes. Here are some tips on how to maintain your home hair colour: 1. Don’t wash your hair too often. Colour expert Ruth Roche says “Colour’s worst enemy is water” and it’s true. We aren’t saying that you should avoid having a shower. We recommend that you use dry shampoo rather than washing your hair daily. 2. Over-exposure to the sun can cause your hair colour to fade. If you plan on spending time in the sun, wear a hat to avoid the colour fading. 3. Keep your colour looking glossy by applying an overnight hair repair treatment every 2 weeks. 4. Use lukewarm or cold water to wash your hair. Hot water aids in the dye fading. 5. Make use of shampoo and conditioner that is for colour treated hair. It will prevent your hair from becoming brittle and prevent your colour from fading. There you have it, all you need to know about maintaining your home hair colour. It’ll keep looking as beautiful as the first day you had it done. Written by Brett Robson...