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If you’ve been colouring your hair to cover the grey, the thought of stopping can be scary for no other reason than imagining how you’ll survive the time it takes for your natural colour to emerge.

Going grey is a big decision and a process. Julie Peacocke, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup and Lily Jackson Hairdressing Potts Point discusses how to go grey and if doing it gracefully is possible.

What are the issues faced by going grey?

The biggest issue to address is how to transition to grey and still keep the hair looking great. Going grey is a gradual process and often in the first years, the colour solution might have been to just cover the grey hair with an overall tint or highlights.

No two people are going to go grey in the same way so “going grey” really requires a bespoke solution for each individual. You would be surprised at the different patterns: some people have lots of grey hair around the hairline (think forehead, sideburns, and nape of the neck), but not a lot on the top. For others, their grey hair might grow more densely in patches.

The colour of the skin also changes with age – so this needs to be taken this into account ie are the natural shade of grey in your hair and your skin tone complementary?

Growing out the old colour

Growing out existing colour presents its own challenges and really requires a well thought out colour strategy depending on how patient or fearful the client is about the transition. It’s a really big step.

The other issue is that we assume the grey that grows out is a pleasant colour or tone and is uniform in appearance but often this is not the case. Some grey hair has unusual tones like yellow or green which need to be corrected.

The grey hair might also have different densities in different parts of the head – ie you might be a really light grey on the front of your head and still have your original pigment at the back.

Grey hair has a different texture to hair with natural pigment, so as your hair goes grey, the texture of your hair will change and as a result – these two “types” of hair will behave differently. Curly grey hair, for example, is often more wirey than the curly hair with natural pigment and can be more difficult to control.

Finally, will going grey to be supportive of your professional goals? I know of many professional women in high-powered positions who would not consider going grey because they feel they would be, consciously or unconsciously, judged and leave themselves open to bias and prejudice.

What are your tips for transitioning to grey?

If you’ve followed Instagram at all, many young women are choosing to have their hair coloured grey or silver and it’s quite a social media trend.

In the past, the limitations of technology in professional hair colour meant that stylists were not able to create grey shades and tones. But now we have many more tools, products and interesting colour technology that enables us to create bespoke levels of fashion-oriented grey hair.

So what does this mean for you?

The best news is you don’t have to grow out your hair, have a really obvious re-growth and look aged or unkempt in the process.

The first thing to consider is how much colour already exists in the hair and how big a difference there is between the coloured hair and the original pigment.

Some clients might need or want a slow transition – this involves gradually growing out the grey yet incorporating some bespoke colour so that the hair does not look flat or unattractive.

Some clients are super ready. Generally, they’ve thought about it for quite some time so an extreme transition involving a full removal of the colour that exists in the hair, is right for them. How well this solution works depends on how long the hair is (better in shorter hairstyles) and the overall health and condition of the hair being treated.

Unless you’re incredibly lucky to have a pleasant shade of grey and colour densities that are attractive, grey hair still requires a bespoke approach to look good. Finding that stylist that can take you on this journey and who makes it an adventure and not a stressful experience is key.

Some of the techniques we use are:

  • Toning out undesirable colours like yellow or green tinge or sun bleached gold brassiness.
  • Creating contrast be it lighter or darker (but in a minimal way where you might only need touch ups three or four times per year).
  • Putting in MORE grey. Some people have white hair instead of grey and adding in grey can create a point of difference, add style and create more depth and texture to a fashionable haircut.

Can you reverse your colour?

We can remove (or strip) colour from the hair, but because of the process, the hair will have no colour. So as part of the process, we would need to deposit the desired colour back into the hair and this can be a bespoke grey colour.

The colour removal process is not suitable for everyone and definitely not to be attempted if you’ve been colouring your hair with supermarket colour in a box.

Is cutting hair short and letting it grow again the only way?

It certainly is an option if you cannot deal with the length of time a transition will take. It’s like ripping off a band-aid.

Women with short grey hair can look so stylish, but it is not the only way for the reasons mentioned above. You just need to have a lot of patience if you wish to keep your hair length.

For those who don’t want to sacrifice their long hair, what would you suggest?

The first thing about any long hair is that it must be healthy.

Many women attached to having long hair are unfortunately blind to their split or dead ends that must be cut off for any hairstyle to look good and for any colour to hold.

Again, a bespoke approach to colour is needed and transitioning the hairstyle to grey will involve allowing incremental amounts of natural colour to show through over a period of time.
Having a sharp haircut once it is grey is essential – grey hair looks best with a strong style.

Can you show us some types of hairstyles that work with grey hair?

I certainly can! Take a look at our latest professional photo shoot and video featuring women with grey hair! You will see a short pixie cut, one shorter hairstyle with a longer fringe, one medium hair length hairstyle and one long grey hairstyle.

We hope they inspire you to call us for a consultation on 02 9360 8708 or book an appointment with us online.

ash blonde hair colours

What exactly is ash blonde hair colour? If you’ve ever wanted to sport an edgy, ‘ice queen’ look, ash blonde is for you. Think light blonde with a grey or ‘ash’ tint.

It’s blonde with the temperature turned down, basically, leaving a brilliantly unique shade with an undertone of grey and silver. If you have a light complexion, ash blonde is a certain winner, but there’s actually a shade of ash blonde that will work for everyone.

When it comes to trending hairstyles and colours, ash blonde is certainly popular right now. There are plenty of celebrities with fine examples we’ll highlight. So let’s get straight to the list!

1. Ash blonde ombre hair

If blonde all the way doesn’t work for you, pick ash blonde ombre hair. It will look as good at work as it will in a bikini.

A celeb who loves it: Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna in Pretty Little Liars.

ashley benson's ash blonde hair

2. Dark to light ash blonde

Just like yin and yang, the dark and light really work well when it comes to ash blonde hair. Think black roots that blend into platinum, and you get an idea of how stunning contrast can be.

dark to light ash blonde hair

3. Ash blonde brown hair

Who says ash blonde can’t incorporate brown? Try starting with dark brown roots and ending with honey blonde ends, and take a bold step from brown to the exciting world of ash blonde.

A celeb who loves it: Cara Delevinge, whose famous dark eyebrows make the brown in her ash blonde really sparkle.

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Here are some other examples of ash blonde and ash brown hair – the spectrum is endless!

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4. Ash blonde highlights

Highlights are another perfect way to step tentatively into the ash blonde realm. Take your prized brunette tresses and add some ice queen flair with ash blonde foils – in a long bob, especially if you have thin hair, it looks particularly chic.

A celeb who loves it: Taylor Swift, whose baby blue eyes really pop with ash blonde hair.

taylor swift's ash blonde hair

5. Dark ash blonde

When you add some more obviously grey tones to that ash blonde look, you’re really getting on-trend in 2018 with a darker undertone. It’s also daring – and every eye on the room will be on you.

A celeb who loves it: Kim Kardashian, who will often opt for ash blonde with grey when she trades in her signature black hair.

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6. Buttery ash blonde

Ash blonde and 2018 are all about breaking the rules, so let’s commit the sin of mixing those cool and warm tones. The result for ash blonde is a dynamic, buttery look.

A celeb who loves it: Amanda Seyfried, whose ashy roots blend deliciously with warm ends.

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7. Silver ash blonde

You’re thinking grey and icy, but how about thinking more silver? Add in some metallic tinges and really make it pop with dimension via platinum highlights at the end.

 

So there you have it: ash blonde is not just ash blonde. Do you have a favourite?

The really great news is that there are actually DOZENS more ash blonde hair colour ideas to choose from, so ask the friendly hair colour experts at Lily Jackson to help find the perfect one for you!


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Short Grey Hair Lyn

Meet Lyn.

Confident and happy in her skin, Lyn is popular over 50’s model featured in many magazines and papers. Going grey is a lot about loving the person you are, indeed embracing it and as author Brenee Brown puts it “letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be.”

Short Grey Hair Lyn

Lyn’s hair looks natural but we actually coloured it with some highlights and toner. Lyn has strong features and can carry off a strong haircut.

The hair cut features a lot of texture and movement to frame Lyn’s face. It reflect Lyn’s personality to a tee – it has strength, style and loads of personality and it makes a statement.

When we work with grey hair transitions, we aren’t trying to do anything that goes against the nature of the hair.

And this is the liberating aspect of grey hair transitions.

Watch this video to see how beautiful and vibrant grey hair is and understand our approach to grey hair transitions.

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Platinum Grey Hair Helen

It was the best thing I’ve ever done, because it set a whole lot of change in motion.

Meet Helen

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Helen, superwoman

Jules Peacocke, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup and the Lily Jackson Hairdressing Potts Point talks about making Helen’s haircut edgy and on-trend, yet relevant to a woman who is in her 50’s and who is grey. Cutting texture and movement into the hairstyle is a paramount, making sure that your grey hair is beautiful is the next.

Grey hair often benefits from a little boost from your stylist with a toner or highlights so it’s a stand-out in any room.

There’s a misconception that going grey mean’s no maintenance, but that’s not the case, especially if you have been colouring your entire head to cover greys.  You don’t have to suffer through unsightly regrowth but we will have to adjust the approach to your colour. And maybe your natural grey hair needs a helping hand like Helen’s.

You also need to style your hair with some great products. On this shoot we used Oribe and R+Co, available online, Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup.

 

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Meet Michelle

Michelle’s journey to grey came about with feeling confident with where she is at and embracing age with grace.

She is a real nature girl, who loves long hair. Watch Michelle discuss her grey hair journey in this video.

We applied a toner to Michelle’s hair to enhance the brightness of the natural colours.

Grey hair without a strong hairstyle definitely can age you.
Long hair especially requires a strong direction with the haircut.  We cut a lot of shape into Michelle’s hair, without taking away the length or creating excessive layers.  The result is a haircut with structure that supports styling to reflect softness and looseness which is very much her personality.

We blow dried and tonged Michelle’s hair to frame her face softly and stylishly.

Jules Peacocke, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup says “Often nature has a great plan, and sometimes it just needs a bit of re direction.”

 

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Meet Julie

Julie is one of Jules Peacocke’s clients. Jules, Director of Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, has always admired Julie for her unique look and style and has enjoyed creating this versatile look.

Julie found her journey to grey hair empowering as she talks about confronting and embracing who she is in this video.

Every woman has their own sense of presence and it is clear that Julie understands and embraces her personal style. The colour and cut support and enhance Julie’s facial features.

With Julie’s colour being completely natural, we focussed on the haircut – a graduated bob.  Going grey requires more attention to the haircut which comes down to the stylist getting to know their client and their story. While a graduated bob is a “simple haircut” it requires a significant amount of expertise and skill to execute correctly.

Now the word “bob” might strike fear in the hearts of many women because poorly executed, it can add years to the appearance of the individual and tells nothing of the uniqueness of the person.

Julie’s hairstyle showcases grey hair that does not age the individual, that can be styled to reflect a fun, elegant and/or edgy look that speaks uniqueness, individuality and empowerment.

All great haircuts look better when blowdried and styled.

In the images above you can see how Julie’s hair has been styled differently: swept up with a long side part that imparts freshness or a sultry blowdry over the eyes – both styles using Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse and Oribe Superfine Hairspray.

wella colour fresh toners

In 1950, 7% of all women coloured their hair. Fast forward to today, and that number is up to a staggering 80%. If you’re among that number, or you’re thinking of joining the hair colouring army, we don’t need to try to convince you. But here’s something you might not know about – the importance of hair toner.

What does toner do to your hair?

Of the 8 in 10 women who colour their hair, an incredible 90% answer ‘What is hair toner?’ when asked a simple question about what is arguably the most important part of the colouring process.

To cut a long story short, hair colour toner is the part of the process that leaves you with the colour you walk out of the salon with. It’s a very impressive product that personalises, enhances or corrects the colour, leaving your coloured hair looking more natural and beautiful than you dreamed of.

Some think it only relates to the blonde shades, but that’s not true at all — hair toning is just as important for brunettes and redheads too. It locks in the colour, boosts the shine, and makes coloured hair all the most healthy.

Let’s get to the bottom of why hair toners are so crucial:

1. It’s all about the colour color touch toner and hair colour sample of ash blonde

Especially when you’re going lighter, what is actually happening to your real hair is that you’re saying goodbye to the pigment. And it’s the toner for hair styles that really work beautifully that give you those amazing blondes, golds or copper tones instead of a horrible yellow, brass or creamy mess.

It’s also the secret behind that flash of trendy colour you’ve been spotting on the runways of late.

2. It doesn’t last forever

Toners for hair might be the essential step in beautifully coloured hair, but it doesn’t last forever. As a general rule, it will last about six weeks or up to 20 washes, but you boost your chances of extending the toner’s effective life (and your beautiful colour) by using professionally prescribed colour-locking shampoos and conditioners.

Your hair’s porosity is a key factor in the longevity of your colour – porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture and of course, colour.

Characteristics of High Porosity Hair

  • Hair easily absorb water, however, it requires more products.
  • Hair can look and feel dry.
  • If curly, it will often be frizzy if not tamed with product.
  • Hair dries quickly.

Your hair will have a “natural” porosity. Hair may become more porous through some colour processes like bleaching, for instance, which means it will be hard for your hair to “hold onto” colour from toners.  All these factors are taken into account when you consult with our expert Sydney hair colourists.

3. Hair Toners are great even without adding colour!

As we mentioned above, when it comes to the toner hair dressers use for your new mane of beautifully coloured hair, we’re talking about serious business! But even if you don’t colour your hair at all, ask your stylist about what toner can do for your uncoloured hair as well.

The answer is a beautiful high gloss and the ideal maintenance of your natural colour with softness and shine.

wella colour fresh toners4. Not all toners are created equal

When you sit down with a great stylist, you really do get what you pay for – including incredible knowledge about the precise toner that will work for your hair type and colour. Try to do it at home and get it wrong, and take the risk of weeks with green hair — or worse!  That’s why we encourage you to book a consultation with one of our expert colourists who are versed in our high quality professional ranges and know exactly how to choose the right colours and toners to achieve your hair nirvana.  Don’t forget to come in with some inspiration pictures and a healthy dose of reality 😉

 

Got a toner-at-home nightmare to share? Head to the comments below, or let us know if you have another hair toner fact you’re (hair) dying to share!

Lily Jackson is one of Sydney’s very best hairdressers, with a team of friendly and skilled professionals who have seen and done it all when it comes to the fine art of hair toning. Ready to leap into an exciting new colour but nervous about it all going wrong? Call 02 9360 8708 today for a chat, or ask about a complimentary consultation all about the ins and outs of hair toner!

How to make hair colour last

One of the fun things in life is to dye or colour your hair. Sure, you love what nature gave you – and whatever your Mum and Dad’s genes put on top of your head is absolutely beautiful (because it’s YOU). But YOLO! (you only live once). You need a change. You may have some greys. Or you just want a colourful adventure. No matter the reason, any day is a great day to colour your hair. But let’s face it: you don’t want to be dying your hair every single day either. So make a bold and wise choice, and then learn how to make your hair colour last longer.

How long does hair colour last? It depends how determined you are! Here’s how to make hair colour last for as long as absolutely possible:

1. Turn down the temp

If your dear old Mum taught you that showers or baths that are too hot will dry out your skin, then trust us: boiling hot water definitely isn’t the answer to how to make hair dye last longer.

Actually, the right temperature for rubbing in that shampoo is room temperature – and you should make it even cooler for the conditioner! Without getting too technical, the heat opens up the cuticles, which lets out not only the moisture but that all-important colour.

2. Go cold for rinsing

And once you’ve gone warm for washing, turn hot off all the way for the ideal rinse. Ok, it might not be overly pleasant in the winter, but cold water will seal the cuticle shut – and in turn lock in the colour. Then, use a towel to dry it. It’s a simple answer to how to keep hair colour from washing out prematurely.

3. Swim smart

You may have coloured your hair so you look great on the beach and at the pool, but sun and chlorine aren’t best friends to long-lasting hair colour. So embrace a new best friend instead – in the form of a hair protector with built-in SPF protection.  Distribute a generous amount of the Solar Sealing Cream onto the hair before and during sun bathing. Re-apply regularly after swimming. Can be used as a leave-in styling cream to tame unruly and frizzy hair. When it comes to considering how to keep hair colour from fading with exposure to the elements, it’s simple and very effective.

4. Put away the blow dryer

As we said in #2, use a normal towel to dry your coloured hair – especially in the first week or so after getting it done. And keeping that blows drier in the bathroom cupboard too will also make hair dye last longer.

Those hair tools that use heat – including straighteners – will only speed up the hair fading process. Ok, you may love your hair appliances, but hold out as long as you can. If you can’t resist, think about using a thermal protectant.

5. Wash your hair … later and use colour safe products

How to keep colour in hair? Use colour safe professional hair care recommended by your stylist for your particular hair type.  Another way that may be a little hard for you to implement is to stay away from the shampoo altogether for as long as you can. Definitely hold out for a day or two at least, until that colour is really locked into the hair. And once you do give in, try to use a gentle shampoo, like the colour safe products in our online store.

6. Use a shower filter

I bet you didn’t know that ‘hard’ water really is hard?! And I bet you didn’t realise that an answer to how to preserve hair colour is to make it ‘soft’?

It may all be H2O, but when it comes straight out of your tap, water is actually full of all sorts of chemicals and minerals, including chlorine (which really isn’t good for your hair colour and why our salon basins are fitted with purifying eco-heads). Hard water strips away your hair’s natural oils AND that expensive hair dye, so think about getting a shower filter installed.

7. Prepare your hair – what condition is your hair in now?

How do you prepare for your hair to be dyed? Save up for a week or two? How about investing some time to talk to your stylist about the current condition of your hair and being really open to hear their professional opinion?

If you’ve been blonde or had highlights, for instance, your hair might be really porous – understanding the porosity of your hair is the first step in making hair colour last longer.  Hair porosity refers to your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture (and ultimately colour). If your hair is porous it is highly likely that some colours will not hold in your hair.  Even if you’ve never had colour before, curly hair, for instance, can be highly porous.

What to do?

Definitely check in with your stylist on the best course of treatment to prepare for your desired hair colour.  There are some really great in-salon treatments like keratin smoothing treatments or molecular hair re-filling that can work wonders in the lead up to your hair colour appointment.

8. Avoid deep conditioning treatments or hair masks for the first 72 hours after colour

We know we told you to use a deep conditioner to prepare for your hair colour. But you should avoid hair masks for about 72 hours AFTER your hair colour service has been completed because technology is so effective, the moisturising molecules that will penetrate deep into the hair cuticle will literally PUSH the colour molecules out. So some of those beautiful rose gold and ash blonde colour molecules will literally forced out and say bye-bye once you rinse the mask out.

Think we’ve missed a trick for how to keep colour in your hair? We’d love to hear your own tips for how to make hair colouring masterpieces last longer, so don’t be shy and pop into the comments below.

Ready to look and feel fab with a fab new hair colour? Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup are one of the best hair colourists in Sydney – because great highlights, foils, tints, semi-permanent colours, and balayage are not just skilled hairdressing, it’s an absolute art form requiring the best quality products. Get in touch today!

 


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iskra lawrence rose gold hair

We just can’t get enough of rose gold hair.

It’s a massive trend of 2018, and we just can’t get enough of looking at fabulous rose gold colour sensations through our rose-tinted glasses!

Don’t believe us? Iskra Lawrence said goodbye to her blonde, Bella Hadid combined her rose gold hair colour with dark roots, Elle Fanning showcased her rose pink hair on Instagram … and the rose gold hair colour hits just keeps on coming!

Is that because rose gold hair looks awesome on absolutely everyone?

We think so! Here are some of our absolute favourite rose gold hair colour ideas:

1. Rose gold ombre

ombre rose gold hairIf you’re not quite sure how your boss will react, try this for a toe in the water – rose gold ombre hair. It’s perfect for a brunette, as it only fades into rose pink at the ends.

2. Rose quartz

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Rose Quartz hair colour in Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018

If you caught Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018 show, you already know all about rose quartz hair. It’s like throwing orchid and lilac into a pot and getting peach hair at the end, with a result that’s easy, practical and still edgy.

3. Metallic rose pink hair

metallic rose gold hairIf your rose gold colour preference edges towards the more purple end of the pink scale, you’re probably reaching for dark rose gold hair dye. It’s a rose gold hue that’s almost metallic, and it works best if you crank up the shine.

4. Platinum rose gold hair

platinum rose gold hairFor blondes looking to leap onto the rose gold hair colour bandwagon, this platinum variety is an easy first step. We love the lilac magenta root fade/ombre too! We’re talking about rose gold highlights applied in a freehand balayage technique.  And this colour and style can also work particularly well if you have a traditional bob style to boot.

5. Red rose gold

red rose gold hairIf even brighter and even shinier is your cup of tea, try pouring a bit more magenta and pink into your rose gold hair colour. It’s strawberry with the volume turned up, so make sure you love a bold step into the world of rose gold hair.  Support this look with professional hair care which is kind to rose gold colour.

6. Peach rose gold

peach rose gold hairIf bright and bold is a step too far, try breathing some fresh warmth into your rose gold hair colour with a touch of peach. This gorgeous colour is particularly easy for those with lighter hair colours. Wella have released some new coral tones in their Colour Create range – mixed with some pink and you have a definite peach rose gold winning formula.

7. Smoky rose gold

smoky rose gold hairFor someone with a busy lifestyle who wants a lived-in rose gold colour straight off the bat, try rose gold with a smoky twist. This look requires a full head of colour: the roots and base colour are applied, the lighter sections are achieved through the application the free hand colour balayage technique to lighten the hair in the right places. The lighter hair is then toned with the perfect smoky rose gold formulation.

8. Strawberry rose gold

strawberry rose gold hairThis variety of rose gold hair is for a dash of lilac and pink on a platinum blonde head – maybe there’s a small amount of truth to blondes having more fun? Especially when they have strawberry rose gold hair! Red heads and brunettes fear not! Just ask your stylist at Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup how you can get some strawberry rose gold love too: root stretch or root fade, balayage or ombre are all available to you.  Just ask your stylist.

9. Lilac rose gold

lilac rose gold hairLilac rose gold highlights are a great way to explore the exciting world of purple, without looking uber dramatic. Just remember to keep these amazing lilac rose gold locks looking good, you need a great shampoo and conditioner and styling products with heat protectants.

10. Light pink rose gold

light pink rose gold hairIf you love your layers more than you love the idea of pink hair, experiment with rose gold by going light. Often, it’s the subtle variety with soft bursts of colour that catch the most attention, anyway.

Are you rocking rose gold? Got a favourite pink hue, spotted a rose gold celeb, or come up with a fab tone of this gorgeous colour? We’d certainly love to hear from you! Want to try it yourself? Then get in touch with our talented Sydney hair colour stylists for a fresh new look.


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2018 hair trends

If you’re anything like us, you have two voices in your head. One is screaming “Omg! How on earth is it 2018?!” while the other joyfully exclaims “Yay! New haircut!” The coolest thing about those ever-changing hair trends is that there’s always another one around the corner – and no matter what style you choose, there’s always new hair waiting to sprout so you can start experimenting yet again.

So whether it’s something familiar, a retro revival, or something new entirely, the new year is the perfect opportunity to experiment with new styles. 2018 is set to be the year of relaxed styles with bold and blended colours creating effortlessly stylish haircuts. Get ready to be inspired! By the time you’ve looked through our 2018 hair trends you’ll be booking an appointment with your local hairstylist:).

2018 Hair Trend #1: The Uncut Haircut

uncut haircut trends

It’s a hairstyle trend that looks like it has grown out – the shape still looks great, it has texturised ends, and lots of movement and shape. It’s not a bad haircut but rather a great haircut that has seen the passing of time.

Sitting between the ear lobe and shoulder, it should be noted that the uncut haircut is NOT the same as just letting your hair grow out. When your hair grows out, your hairstyle naturally loses shape as your hair grows at different lengths. You still need shape and balance and loads of texture and only a good haircut will help you manage this look well.

2018 Hair Trend #2: Hidden Extremes In Colour

hidden colour hairstyle trends

This hairstyle is worn by someone with natural looking colour all over, but sporting some extreme colour underneath the top layers – like a strong vivid colour.

This style can be enhanced by undercuts and is perfect for the person who wants something bright and creative but needs to maintain a certain level of professionalism at work.

2018 Hair Trend #3: Tribal Braiding

warrior tribal braids hairstyle trends

With summer braids always on trend, tribal braiding is closer to the scalp – but the style is definitely not “Heidi of the Hills”.

There is something more visceral about tribal braiding and you can personalise the look by adding different coloured ribbons, coloured hair strands and being more organic in the way the braids are laid out. Think more American Indian or African corn rows or warrior goddess braids such as those worn by the Mockingjay in the Hunger Games.

2018 Hair Trend #4: Floppy Boy Cut

floppy boy haircut trendThis hairstyle trend is great for wavy or curly hair for both men or women. It’s reminiscent of 90s men’s haircuts without the short back and sides. This hair cut is long on top, and carries more weight on the edge and sides.

2018 Hair Trend #5: Close Crop

close cropped haircut - short hair trends

The close crop means shaving your head to a level 2 – which is really close to the scalp. Add extreme colour on top and you’re close to the on-trend look.

The upkeep is quite high, but you can pretty much change your hair colour every six weeks – and that’s a lot of fun.

2018 Hair Trend #6: Silver Hair

silver hair colour trends

Last year, we saw a lot of dirty pastels and grey hair colour trends – but for 2018 it’s all about bringing the shine back. We’re starting to see a lot of requests for silver hair, which is not to be confused with platinum blondes.

Super shiny, matte grey hair gets an upgrade into something a little more magical. We’re loving the hand painted balayage colouring with the slightest root fade, and purple shampoo is a must (try Oribe Silverati Shampoo).

2018 Hair Trend #7: Rose Gold Hair

rose gold hair colour trend kylie jenner

We can’t get enough of these rose gold hair colour ideas, and we’re not the only ones! This hair colour trend is almost strawberry blonde but with a little more pink. It’s a colour that’s a beautiful change from the usual dirty pastels. It’s luminous and shiny and so attractive and feminine on any haircut.

Rather than an all-over roots to ends colour, we’re loving darker roots with a quick transition to rose gold. Lasting luminous rose gold is best achieved using Wella Professionals colour.

2018 Hair Trend #8: Curls, Curls, Curls

Despite the never-ending requests for keratin smoothing treatments and permanent hair straightening, a small army of women is saying “yes” to flaunting their natural curls.

The key to every beautiful hairstyle is a great haircut, and curly hair needs a specialist who knows know how to create shape without hacking senseless layers into the hair or doing the usual curly bobs.

The biggest mistake with curly hair is brushing it – just don’t! Bring out your curly hair best with insanely amazing products like Oribe Curl Control Silkening Creme for soft curls with some hold. If you want curls with a little more staying power and oomph, then you can’t go past the Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse. Forget crunchy tacky mousse’s of the 80’s – this mousse is amazing.

Hairstyles in 2018 – Get On Trend Today With Lily Jackson

A new year means a fresh start, new beginnings – and a bold new style for your hair! The hair trends we’re spotting are extreme and exciting, the textures are fresh, the do’s and cuts are un-done, uncut and easy. No matter what takes your fancy, the haircut and hair colour trends 2018 savvy clients are choosing can all be done at Lily Jackson – so will you be giving one a try next time? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see you soon.