“It’s just because we’re blonde,” he said, matter-of-factly.
“You’re not blonde,” I replied, wondering how someone who obsesses over their hair so often had failed to realise that his youthful golden locks had turned brown. He looked horrified, as if those three words had stripped him of his entire identity.
A week into autumn, my boyfriend got a haircut. His summer tips were swept away on the dresser’s tiled floor and he didn’t seem happy about it.
Changing your hair colour at the beginning of a season isn’t uncommon. Unlike my boyfriend, for most, it’s a deliberate decision. But whether chosen or not, it always brings a new sense of identity, a fresh look.
As we move into autumn, it seems the leaves aren’t the only things changing colour. Straight from Paris and New York Fashion Weeks and ahead of Sydney’s, we spoke to three celebrity hairstylists to find out what colours are trending this season. Here’s what they had to say.
Monique McMahon, director of Que Colour, who’s responsible for the luscious locks of Delta Goodrem, Natalie Imbruglia, Melanie Grant, and Jessica Sepel says, “Blorange is the next big thing in colour—a soft pinky, orangey blonde. You can dial the orange tone up or down depending on how confident you feel with the concept! You’re aiming for a rose gold end result. Think Georgia May Jagger.
People are just starting to get on board with this trend. I’m excited for it. We’ve seen it cropping up more and more on social media (#blorangeisthenewblack). We’re moving away from the girly pinks into something fresh with a touch of warm citrus.
[It’s great for autumn because] blorange has the perfect hint of warmth, and can be incorporated into most hair colours (red, blonde, brunette) whether you want to keep it subtle, or go all the way.”
Darren Summors, lead artist at Aveda who recently worked on the Tibi, Tome, Hellessey and Assembly The Label shows at NYFW and styled the likes of Tash Sefton, Elle Ferguson and Mimi Elashisry says, “I think violet will be a key colour on everyone’s pallet this season. I’ve been doing a lot of cool, smokey pastel violets recently, transitioning summer blondes for autumn.
It’s great for autumn because you can shade the roots with a darker violet to add a bit of depth and richness while still maintaining face-framing, lighter ends. Violet also looks good on paler skin tones and goes great with the darker winter wardrobe!”
Celebrity stylist and Pure Hair Food ambassador, Jenny Kim who’s worked with Stella Maxwell, Pheobe Tonkin, Bella Hadid and Gemma Ward says, “As I don’t work in a salon, I am influenced by the jobs I work on—whether they are editorials, show seasons or Fashion Weeks. I personally am a fan of natural styles but have noticed a lot of deep auburn reds roaming the streets of Paris this year. I’ve always loved a redhead, whether it’s natural or bottled! If your colouring suits, this could be a great way to spice things up for the approaching cold weather, as it’s easier to maintain than blonde and a great pop of colour. Embrace the colour!” She recommends Pure Hair Food Repair Your Hair Masque as a weekly maintenance treatment for coloured hair.