It's no secret that Vancouver fashion is an art of minimal styling and low maintenance, and Carolynne explains that the same aesthetic applies to hair. Especially after the months of summer, it's always a popular option to keep the sunny highlights and the beachy waves present, despite the fact that the weather is changing. But, like in the fashion world, colours and shapes are becoming bolder, which means stronger contrasts between your natural colour and your highlights. "It just becomes more pronounced for fall," says Carolynne, "A big trend being Gisele Bundchen-inspired Ombre Hair." You might have to Google the word: it's a new trend of intentionally grown out highlights. Go figure.
Carolynne explains that platinum blonde, shades of pastel, and bright cherry red are the leading colours for the coming season, married with androgynous and more angular hair cuts. "We're going to see a lot more actual hairstyles," says Carolynne, "so I hope Vancouver's brave enough!" The same rule of bolder-is-better refers to men's styles: James Dean-inspired pompadour looks and punky cuts, with more drastic and sharp contrasts in lengths.
After three months of salt water and UV, Carolynne emphasizes the importance of rejuvenating your hair before starting to heat-style it or dye it. Colourbox carries Davines, an Italian brand that creates sustainable and ethical products that work wonders. She recommends using Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle before using any heat, a powerful and natural product with Rice proteins, Maine algae, Avocado, and Vitamin E that's so good you could almost eat it.
This fall Colourbox will be beginning a series of Teach Your Client evenings, where the Colourbox stylists will provide instructional tips and tricks on at-home hairstyle and maintenance.
In the spirit of Fall and rejuvenating your look, Carolynne is also offering a reader a free cut with the purchase of colour! Just be the first to send her an e-mail with the subject line "GASTOWN.ORG".
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WORDS: KATE BROWN
PHOTOS: TREVOR BRADY