Brazilian hair and balayage

This summer, all eyes will be firmly on Rio for the Olympic games, but it’s the beautiful Brazilian girls’ hair colour that’s caught my gaze. I’ve just returned from my client Ana Beatriz Barros beautiful wedding and while I was there I was struck by how so many of the Brazilian supermodels have beautiful, healthy, done-but-not-done colour. This super natural, barely there colour is the new suit all shade – just as make-up has moved past contouring to non-touring, and Kate Moss is creating her favourite nude lip colours for Rimmel, barely there hair is the new colour to covet. Balayage is the perfect way to lighten up for a super natural summer look while keeping the hair lovely and healthy – a key element in the Brazilian girl look. Healthy colour is so important – there’s nothing sexier than a shiny, natural shade, and Ana’s Balayage gives sun kissed ends with some brighter shades around the face, which work really well for the camera as well as in real life.” ‘Healthy’ really sums up the Brazilian poster girl – healthy, strong body, beautiful healthy luxurious hair. If you’re not quite there on the hair strength then I can’t recommend Viviscal Professional enough, it’s a simple food supplement to feed your hair and I’m seeing amazing results in my clients who have been using it for at least 3 months.

THE TREND: NUDE HAIR

WHO DOES IT SUIT? Everyone! With nude hair, there’s a balance. There’s an even amount of both warm and cool tones, which cancel each other out to create a neutral shade. Think mousey but expensive. To create this look, we’re blending several blonde shades together to create that overall ‘nude’ finish, but the same applies to all hair colours – just keep it blended and within 2 shades of your base colour. It’s becoming an increasingly popular look as it works with all complexions and it’s a low maintenance service – no dramatic regrowth here

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