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Whatever Your Natural Colour, This Guide Will Help You Find The Right Colour For You

Whatever Your Natural Colour, This Guide Will Help You Find The Right Colour For You

Want to find a colour that's perfect for you and your lifestyle, this guide will help you.


So many of us know what hair colour suits us. But within the hair colour families - blonde, dark, red and experimental - there are so many shades you could go. A big part of choosing a hair colour also comes down to what level of maintenance you are prepared to put in, after all, coloured hair isn’t the easiest to upkeep and it requires aftercare for dyed hair. For instance, if you’re blonde but you want to spend as little time as possible on your hair then beachy balayage will be a better choice for you that going platinum.

Curly Hair Model

Of course, if you’re going to change up your colour, whether it’s a low-key tweak or a full-on overhaul, you’ll need to lean on haircare designed especially for coloured hair. Hair colour protection and a hair routine for dyed hair is vital to maintain those coloured locks. Enter Chroma Absolu, our new range for hair colour protection. It includes colour protecting shampoo, which helps to cleanse and nourish at the same time to tame frizz, prolong your colour and leave strands feeling soft and looking shiny.​

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Curly Hair Model

Before we run down some of the main hair colours and different shades to try ranging from laidback maintenance to hardcore care. Which will you choose?

Dark Hair Colours


Tiger's Eye

Inspired by the stone, tiger’s eye is balayage with a mix of warm caramel, gold and brunette tones. On dark hair it looks stunning and, since it’s created using the balayage technique, the upkeep is easier, but of course aftercare for dyed hair and a colour protecting shampoo is still recommended.

Going Darker

If you’re already brunette, going 2-3 shades darker is an easy way to transform your hair and make a statement without a ton of effort. Plus, dark hair tends to look super shiny and healthy so it’s a win, win.

Really Raven

Raven hair is almost bewitching in its beauty and, what’s great is that you can experiment with gloss tones like blue or burgundy colours. If your hair isn’t naturally dark, then this will take quite a bit of upkeep to ensure the colour and strands stay healthy-looking. Chroma Absolu helps you to take care of hair after colouring, so it’s the perfect colour protecting option. With nourishing and hydrating formulas and powered by healing acids, it helps the hair stay vibrant, strong and shiny.​

Red Hair Colours

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Cherry Balayage

Yet again, balayage is the easiest way to get playful with your colour as you don’t need regular root touch-ups. Cherry is trending this year and by adding pieces of cherry into your hair you can get the look without too much maintenance. Of course, if your hair isn’t naturally blonde, those pieces will need to be lightened before the cherry tone can be added but what’s cool is that as the red fades it will turn pink - two looks in one!

Clearly Copper

More and more copper hairstyles are showing up on Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. Copper is an easy colour to achieve if have red undertones in your hair, why fight it by trying to go for a cool tone, instead this season embrace this beautifully autumnal hue.

Rich Red

If you’re a natural blonde, then going red only involves keeping the colour vibrant. However, if you have brunette hair (or darker) then you’ll need to bleach your hair before going red which requires major dedication. Luckily, with Chroma Absolu’s colour protecting shampoo, you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair as much. This range helps you care for your colour treated hair by nourishing and helping to prevent colour induced damage. So, if you want rich red hair - you’ve got it!

Experimental Hair Colours

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Rose Quartz

Pale pink hair doesn’t ever really go out of fashion. It’s experimental for sure and makes a statement but, maintenance wise, on blondes it can simply be applied in-salon and washes out with ease. If you have darker hair, then you’ll need bleach first which means you’ll need to lean on dyed hair after care. Hair products for coloured hair like Chroma Absolu will ensure you’re taking care of your colour treated hair. This range is also specially formulated to help prevent damage and frizz, and to ramp up shine and softness.​

Going Grey

This year’s Pantone colour of the year is Ultimate Gray and going deliberately grey can look incredibly striking. You’ll likely have to bleach your hair first so be sure to keep your hair seriously hydrated to ward off frizz and that tell-tale coarse texture that can come with bleaching.

In Nature

Natural hues like green or blue make a real statement and, unlike pink, they really stick around in the hair. So, for starters, make sure you’re wedded to the idea and keep hair moisturised to ensure the colour fades evenly (no one wants patchy colour!).


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