A Girls Guide To Hair Colour Ideas

A Girls Guide To Hair Colour Ideas

They say a change is as good as a holiday, and all too often, when us girls use this saying, we’re referring to our hair. While ‘Au Natural’ is pretty and practical, our tresses need a change from time to time. What better way to do it than with a fresh, new hue? However, as most of us know changing your hair colour is hardly as simple as black or white. We’re left with those plaguing questions, “should I go lighter?”, “should I go darker?” and “will ombré suit me?” Just as the success of a haircut depends on the shape of your face, finding the perfect shade for you depends greatly on your skin tone. The aim is for your hair colour to bring out the best in your skin tone and vice versa. Factors to Consider About Your Skin Tone & Hair Colour All skin colour has a yellow or pink undertone, and it can be either, regardless of how light or dark your skin may be. To find your skin’s undertone, examine your face in natural lighting or look at the inner side of your wrist. Remember, the intensity of the contrast between your hair and skin colour will determine how dramatic your look will be overall! So how do you know which shade is perfect for you? Look at the list of hair colour ideas below for how to make your new colour work! Dark Damsel One of the benefits of darker hair is the way it conceals damage and promotes shine far more than lighter shades do. It suits all skin tones, as it...
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...
Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

I’m a fan of regularly changing my hair, and I like going the DIY hair route. We all lead busy lives, so colouring your hair at home makes sense, both for your budget and for your schedule sometimes. Even my hairdresser agrees, as he often gives me a home kit to touch up my colour if I can’t find the time to make it back to the salon. When I worked as a personal trainer, I was known as “the girl who changed her hair every month”. It’s a title I like to live up to, and I change my hair as often as I want. It’s great to try a new trend or mix it up with an outrageous colour. Whatever you do, you need to make it your own. If you’re confidently rocking it, everyone else will see that confidence radiating through and love it too. My hair colour is currently my natural dark brown but with pink and pastel pink streaks. It started off as a gorgeous magenta, but as it has faded out I haven’t touched it up again because now I’m obsessed with all things pastel. But that’s why DIY hair is fantastic, because it caters for those of us who are keen on sticking to basic colours like Renew’s Natural Brown and the more adventurous among us who want to make a statement, with a colour like Renew’s Mulberry dye. The beauty of the DIY hair colour is that you can choose to do it at any time. You buy it, you do it, and you dry it. Done! My 5 must have...
The Best of Summer Blonde: 7 Ways To Make Your Hair Pop!

The Best of Summer Blonde: 7 Ways To Make Your Hair Pop!

Blonde hair colour is a firm favourite when you think of summer being just around the corner. Where do we even start? There’s just so much we love about it. It gives us that “just been to the beach” look that leaves us feeling all sun kissed even though it’s only October and we’ve still got weeks to go until that year end summer holiday… Believe it or not, blonde hair colour is a “hit or miss” kind of thing. You’ve got to know what you’re doing, what shade suits you and how to play it to your advantage during summer. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in. Here are our tips to make your blonde the best yet! 1. Select your shade. The rule of thumb is as follows: paler skin tones tend to suit a cooler shade of blonde whilst darker or olive skins look good with a warmer blonde. 2. Regrowth regret… Ladies, dark roots are not a summer staple, so make sure that you get yours touched up before you go on holiday. Alternatively, if you are going to be away for several weeks, select a style and colour that is forgiving on the regrowth side of things… 3. Beware of chlorine. We get it, who doesn’t want to live the dream sipping on fruity cocktails, poolside? Just make sure that you rinse your hair after swims or you could turn out looking a little green. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! (Ps. Rumour has it that using tomato sauce helps to neutralise the green. We’re not even kidding!) 4. Make conditioner your BFF....
Renew’s Summer Guide to Hairspiration

Renew’s Summer Guide to Hairspiration

Our favourite season is almost here and we’re looking forward to sunshine, pretty dresses and of course sizzling hair colour. But when it comes to what shade we want for our luscious locks, there’s sometimes a little too much choice and often, we’re left a bit confused. Looking for a fresh way to update your tresses with a great new hair colour ideas? Here are a few of our favourites… Say hello to hot hair colour. We love this beach-blonde look, perfect for summer and for those with olive skin. Remember, the lighter the hair, the more tanned you look! We still love subtle ombre on short bobs! Already got your hair in a bob or lob (long bob)? Well, then you’re already halfway there… Monochrome brunette. Yup, you heard right, not every summer hair shade needs a bit of blonde thrown in. This season, we love the rich browns seen on some of the most popular celebs… Honey-spun blonde. Blonde gets an update with honey highlights all round. All we can say is, we love! Light golden browns. Red not your thing? Take your hair game up a notch with a classy shade of light golden brown! Awesome Almond. We’re a big fan of the almond blondes we’ve seen coming down the runway. Any length hair can pull this off; all you need is a little attitude! Whether you’re all for blonde, hot for brunette or looking to try a little something new, always do your research before you pick and execute a colour. Your skin tone and eye colour plays a huge role in whether or not...