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Changing Your Hair Colour - First Steps

Changing your hair colour, learn the first steps. Discover all the beauty tips and advice on Hair Colour for different hair types, by Garnier.

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Want to change up your look by changing your hair colour? Read on for some expert tips
Many celebrities have been going for dramatic hair colour changes recently, but changing your hair colour for the first time can be a risky process. There are some fail-safe steps you can take, though, to ensure your hair colour transformation goes off without a hitch.

Grey coverage, dramatic transformation or subtle change?

Think carefully about what you want. Do you want to cover up grey hair, spice up your current colour, or do you harbour dreams of becoming a new-born blonde or redhead? All of these looks are achievable if you use the best home hair colouring products and carefully match your dye to your skin tones.

For a first-ever colour, try a shade that is similar to your own to get that first taste of rich, layered colour without a dramatic alteration. If you are brunette, there are some fantastic shades out there with red undertones that are bang on trend at the moment. Try Garnier Color Shine Mahogany for a rich, alternative brown hair colour.

Of course, you can always try a non-permanent colour that’s easy to change if you don’t like it. The Garnier non-permanent range has a fantastic choice of hair colours that last up to 28 washes, the perfect amount of time to make up your mind.

Going lighter than your natural colour is always a good option, especially if you are looking for a youthful look. For grey coverage, many opt for blond hair colours, with either golden hues for warm skin tones or ash tones for cool complexions. Take some time to experiment with what suits your skin, either by playing with makeup and clothes or trying on some wigs.

Finally, if you want a drastic dark to light change or vice versa, think carefully about your skin tones again. A dramatic change can work, but only if you pair warm skin tones with warm pinky, red hair undertones, and the opposite for cool complexions. Read “5 tips to choose a hair colour that suits you”.

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