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Hair Trend for Spring: Why Red is the Colour of the Season

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Hair Trend for Spring: Why Red is the Colour of the Season

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Thinking about changing your hair colour for the new season? We’re here with the biggest hair trend for S/S ’17. Errol Douglas MBE tells us why red hair is the hottest hue for next season. Think Christina Hendricks, Lily Cole and Amy Adams for A-list inspiration.

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‘Red tones are suited to most people. Lighter hair colours such as blondes are great for creating cool, clear reds,’ says Errol.

‘Lighter skin types and eye colours like blue and green are the most striking for red tones. Red is one of the best colours for reflecting high levels of light, this combined with the texture of thick curls creates a fantastic multi-dimensional effect. Thicker hair types are perfect for creating a beautiful combination of red hues.’

How to care for red hair

‘Invest in a quality shampoo and conditioner, specifically for reds,’ advises Errol. ‘This will ensure your colour maintains that salon finish long after you have left the salon. The Kerastase Bain Chrome Riche Reflection range is perfect for enriching and enhancing colours and vibrancy. Revlon colour balls are great for temporary fix in-between colour applications.’

Errol Douglas MBE, Founder of Errol Douglas London,, 0207 235 0110

Redhead red hair colour hair trend

You’ve sussed the colour, now which cut to go for this season? Read on for one of 2017’s most popular cuts…

Last year’s hair trend for the blunt cut bob gets a retro update for 2017, with the shag making a comeback this year.

The style is a sexy, rock ‘n roll bedhead hair trend, marking a return to relaxed, lived-in cuts for the new season. Great news if you’re a get-up-and-go kind of person – we think this is the perfect style for laid back country girls.

Sam Burnett, Founder and Creative Director of Hare & Bone, has created the Modern Shag Cut, and talks us through styling the trend.

The Shag Cut Hair Trend

The Shag Haircut

The Modern Shag, HARE & BONE 2017 Campaign

How the style the shag haircut

“The shag cut is at its best when it is washed every three days with a finish that looks unintentional and slightly lived in,” says Sam Burnett.

“A simple rule to follow is not going to bed with wet hair as this cut is heavily layered, wet hair can set in different directions. If you’re fringe sometimes has a mind of its own you can touch it up by smoothing out with your blow-drier.”

“For instant touch ups, KMS Bounce Back Spray and Curl Up Crème are my go-to products for taming stray hairs.”

How to maintain the shag hair trend

“Ultimately this style is designed to get up and go so it should require minimum maintenance. Thicker hair types that have a smooth, non-frizzy finish require the least upkeep. For people with slightly frizzier hair make sure it is blow-dried more thoroughly to smooth out courser hair.

“A lived in look is where this style thrives. The texture of the hair will develop and change allowing the natural movement to come through. Embrace the natural elements of your hair type as this is what makes it truly unique.”

Want more inspiration? We’ve found some more shag haircuts on Instagram…

Sneak Peak ⚡️⚡️ Color & Cut by Owner/stylist @andiejoneshair Model @cowgirl_and_indian Photo by @taryn_kent

A photo posted by R A V E N & S A G E (@ravenandsage) on

Love this fresh new twist on a shag haircut! #shaghaircut #navasalon #upincumming #cumminghairstylist #chloemoretz

A photo posted by Sue Smithson (@suesmithson.hairstylist) on

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