Once upon a time a brunette was just a brunette and what brunettes have traditionally been lacking is a way to enhance their colour in the same creative and fashion-inspired ways as blondes.
But luckily those days are long gone! A new in-salon service is about to change the way we think about Brunettes – thanks to the experts in chic ‘French Girl’ hair.
Effortless. Undone. A colour so luxe-looking that is positively radiates with modern beauty. That’s the definition of the ultimate French Girl Hair, which is a key trend on the moment.
Offering four luxe approaches to colour with an emphasis on the art of understatement. Each look is bespoked for you by your professional in-salon colourist to ensure you’re given your own personalised take on the technique.
Subtle, sophisticated, barely-there colour with an ultra-light touch; it’s everything French girl hair should be. Created courtesy of a new ‘contouring for hair’ technique, this is about layering brown on top of brown with a whisper rather than a shout.
Best for: Brunettes new to colouring techniques, who want a natural, effortless look.
Effortlessly cool and timelessly youthful, this technique scatters
Effortlessly cool and timelessly youthful, this technique scatters subtle beams of light a quarter to a half-shade lighter around the face and seamlessly blended by the touch of the colourist to give a youthful take on the French girl look with highlights and lowlights
Best for: Works well on hair with a little undone texture, like a choppy bob or long, sixties-style layers. Just add fluttery lashes.
With its bespoke blending of three brunette shades, this tribute to the French emblem brings a new creativity to brunette hair whilst still retaining an understated, luxurious feel.
Best for: Longer hair; brunettes with a naturally darker base colour; brunette
hair that already has some colour in it; anyone wanting something more experimental but still subtle.
Brunette A Porter
Taking inspiration from the undone nonchalance of the photo ready Parisian
front row, this technique involves blurring and perfecting deep brown hair
with a soft veil of luxurious colour for ready to wear hair. The traditional
foil hair colouring technique is blended with balayage (painting colour
free-hand) to bring the best of traditional and modern colouring techniques
in one treatment. It’s as if you’re living life with your own in-built Instagram filter,
ensuring your hair radiates brunette perfection 24/7.
Best for: Longer hair; mid to darker brunettes; those looking for deep shine
Illustrations by Michalis Christodoulou