However, whether you’re looking to go platinum or simply fancy a fresh change, there’s a few things to know if you’re switching to silver. Here’s what the experts have to say…
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Brunettes, it’s not going to be easy
If your hair is very dark or brown and you’re desperate to go grey, be warned: you’ve got a lot of ground work to put in first.
“In order to go grey you have to pre-lighten the hair to a clean white blonde and then tone with a personalised grey mix tone”, says Headmasters’ Siobhan Jones, who was responsible for turning Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall’s hair silver.
Be sure to shade match to your skin tone
When settling on any new shade for your hair, it’s important to consider how the colour will compliment your skin tone. However, with grey shades, in particular, the risk of ‘washing out’ your complexion is greater than ever.
Sapphire Driver, Brands Manager, and Colourist at BLEACH London, explains: “We all have our preferences on how different tones go together, but there is a risk that grey can wash out the skin if it’s not balanced. Those with more yellow or cool-toned skin may find it harder to wear, whereas someone with more warmth and pink in their skin could find it looks really nice.”
It might be best to do things gradually
When it comes to getting the perfect grey tresses, patience proves a virtue. While it might be hard to resist the urge to jump straight in, Sapphire advises that slow and steady wins the race. “Gradually build up balayage or highlights so that you aren’t block bleaching your hair in one hit. This is a good option for those with dark hair. It will be a subtler transition and can be added to with more bleached sections/highlights.”
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