When Jessie J walked onto the stage as a coach on The Voice UK, the first thing that everyone noticed was her half black, half pink hair. Jessie is just one of a long line of celebrities using hair colour to get noticed, although some other stars’ attempts have been more controversial. Take Kelly Osbourne, for example, who is sporting steel grey hair as co-host of E!’s Fashion Police, prompting some to wonder whether she should be arrested herself for crimes against hair follicles. Then there’s Katy Perry who washed that man Russell Brand right out of her hair, and washed in a bright blue tint instead! She has also been known to favour purple and green tresses – Selena Gomez is another fan of the gothic purple look while Lady Gaga is gaga for green.
Blue was also favoured by Hollywood chief gossip king, Perez Hilton, while Kate Hudson’s wishy-washy blue streaks drew generally got the thumbs down. Singer Nicki Minaj is the queen of exotic-coloured hair, with rainbow and peacock print designs gracing her head recently. Lily Allen went princess pink as did Rachel McAdams, while Lindsay Lohan’s platinum blonde barnet aged her by about forty years. Dakota Fanning, however, rocked the trend for dip-dyed hair. As for Cher, we couldn’t “believe” her orange barnet. The moral of the story is that while vibrant colours can look amazing, just be careful and don’t ruin your hair (or your credibility) while you’re reaching for the bottle of dye!
And If You Wreck It, Repair It!
According to Jake Davis, senior stylist with the John Frieda salon in London, we women constantly straighten, colour and apply heat to our hair, and we expect it to perform perfectly even though it we give it a very hard time. RSVP chatted to him on his recent visit to Dublin.
JAKE ON TRENDS FOR SUMMER
I worked on London Fashion Week, and there was a real masculine/feminine thing going on, but everything was very understated. S bends were really gentle, and even when hair was loose and volumised, it still wasn’t really big. The emphasis was on natural and simplistic.
We’ve really moved away from the full set of foil highlights and T bars, and now it’s about smudging roots and doing the mid-section a bit more beige and then the tips are lighter. It’s all a lot more freehand, and you might put in a bit of a tint on the ends or a few darker bits underneath so it works in a very deconstructed way. Personally, I love to see roots, I think they’re really sexy if the hair is in good condition.
You may have noticed that Kate Moss has gone down in colour recently, while Cameron Diaz is the opposite – she’s gone lighter! And someone needs to help Lindsay Lohan, god help her! We’re doing a lot more panelling now, where you just do panels of colour in the hair, even on brunettes. It may only be a shade or a half-shade lighter!
ON DAMAGED HAIR
It’s all about getting out of the box this season, but if your hair isn’t in good condition, these strong hair looks won’t look good on you. Women are so demanding on their hair. They want to have it straight on Friday, curly on Saturday, and in a chignon on Sunday etc. so the hair is getting stressed the whole time. We developed the John Frieda Full Repair range to give the hair back its elasticity and shine and we’re getting fabulous results from it. There’s a full range of products to repair the hair and make it healthy and malleable again.
The John Frieda Full Repair haircare range is out now. RSVP has a set to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance to win, send your answer and contact details to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15th:
Katy Perry was previously married to (a) Russell Crowe (b) Russell Brand or (c) Russell Harty