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10 Things You Didn’t Know What The Right Hair Colour Can Do For You
Is your hair colour working for you - or against you?
A change in your hair shade can make a real difference in your overall appearance, skin's tone, clarity and radiance. Here are 10 things you might not know what the right hair colour can do for you.
1. Brighten Your Complexion
Our hair acts as a frame and light reflector around our face. Thus, different hair colour will "shine" different tones onto our face, and our skin tone will then react to it either favourably or unfavourably. Which is why sometimes you will find certain hair colours might look gorgeous on Instagram, but it somehow dull your overall appearance when you wear them. Check out how the Green and Blue hues curated by Associate Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong, create an illusion of a brighter and even skin tone for this model, Melissa.
2. Convert Your Face from 2D to 3D
Before you go under the knife for any cosmetic procedures, try sussing out a hair colour that truly suits you first. Certain hair colours can interact with your skin tone and facial structure to cast subtle "shadows" on your face - making your facial features seemingly more defined. Hint: Cool Colours tend to create such effect. That said, this does not mean that you should opt for extreme ash hair colours to "create" tons of "shadow". As, that will create an uneven, dull skin complexion, and make your face look overly "sunken".
3. Bring Attention & Focus Back to Your Face
Do you know that your hair acts as a "photo frame" - a dark "frame" will bring focus to the face, while a light "frame" may diffuse attention away from the face? Depending on the stylist's assessment, sometimes taking attention away from your facial imperfections might be a good choice by opting for a lighter hair shade. That said, if you're blessed with beautiful features and good skin, bringing the focal point to your face might be a better option - which is what Associate Director of Chez Vous, Wai Kan, did for model, Nicole, with a Chocolate Balayage.
4. Create A Slimming Effect
Many of us would have heard of Hair Contouring - a colouring technique that position different hair tones and depths around the face to highlight and shadow targeted areas - creating an optical illusion of a sharper and slimmer face structure! It's well-known that darker tones are used to create shadows, shorten or narrow face shape, whilst lighter tones elongate and lengthen the face shape by reflecting light. See how Associate Director of Chez Vous, Joyce, framed Shania's face with Cool Purple hues to create a seemingly slimming effect coupled with Warm Magenta ends to produce an illusion of a sharper face shape.
5. Up Your Style Factor
You may dress fashionably, but without a good pairing between your hair colour and outfit, your overall appearance will fall flat, no matter how fabulous or up-to-date your attire might be. Up your style factor a notch with a trending hair colour - that suits your skin tone, facial features and personality today!
6. Make Your Tan Glow
The wrong hair colour can Ashen your tan and make it look pasty, while the correct colour can act like a bronzer, enhancing your tan and make it glow. Subtle warm highlights such as caramel, chestnut and champagne blondes can radiate warmth to your tan, making it look more sun-kissed than it already is - just like how it works for Jasmine here. #SunKissedGoddess
7. Make You Look Younger
One of the most effective tricks for turning back time is framing one's face with highlights. As, dark and solid hair colours can "box-in" your face, making you look older than you really are. Opt for highlights that are one or two shades lighter than your natural colour, but do note that it's supposed to be subtle and well-blended. Otherwise, you will look dated - think Kelly Clarkson chunky highlights back in 2002 (more than a decade ago).
8. Make Your Skin Tone Appear Less Sallow
As we age, our skin might turn sallow (i.e. yellowing of skin) – which can add years to our appearance, create an uneven complexion, and make us look a little sickly and unkempt. Opt for a reddish undertone hair colour such as rose brown or mauve colour to create an optical illusion of radiant and rosy complexion.
"Red undertone colours usually have a plumping effect and also diffuses attention away from one's face. Think of it as both a "lifting serum" and "concealer"." Associate Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia.
9. Change Your Vibe (a.k.a. Feel) and How People Perceive You
One study published in the Sandinavian Journal of Psychology found that men find brunettes approachable; blonde needy; and redheads haughty. Such generalizations are unfair, unfounded and pretty much dumb. Unfortunately, we can't deny that our hair colour is one of the most critical nonverbal communication visual cues that affects others' impression about us.
Model, Claudia recently entered the workforce as an insurance agent - which needs her to exude trust, confidence and assurance while looking approachable. Sometimes, not all makeovers need to be drastic. Take a look at how the subtle Cool Brown Highlights work to Claudia's favour. The result? A sophisticated and dependable-looking Claudia who's ready to take on the world.
10. "Correct" Your Skin Imperfections
Most people understand that we are supposed to match our hair colour to our skin tone. But that's only half the story. Your hair colour can also either "enhance" or "conceal" your skin imperfections!
Like many other girls, Elaine is obsessed with trendy Ash hair colours in recent years. That said, she realized that she's spending more time on make-up to even out her skin discoloration and pigmentation; cover her dark eye circles; and brighten her face; just to pull off her Ash hair.
With much persuasion from Associate Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia, using #RightColourMatters diagnosis, Elaine finally bite the bullet and try out a warm and equally trending Rose Gold colour. Take a look at the transformation and the effect it has on her overall complexion. Her skin is seemingly cleaner, even and fresh-looking, isn't it?
"This is the girl who tries her very best to avoid warm colours and it turned out that it actually saves her money on foundations and concealers." Elaine
Choosing the right hair colour is important as it can affect your overall appearance significantly. In 2018, Chez Vous Hair Salon in collaboration with Goldwell Singapore, has designed a simple, participative yet accurate methodology - #RightColourMatters - to determine the right hair colours for Asians, based on your facial features, skin tone and imperfections. Exclusive at Chez Vous Hair Salon.
#RightColourMatters Launch Special:
$299 + 7% tax for above shoulder length hair
$399 + 7% tax for below shoulder length hair.
1 x Haircut
1 x #RightColourMatters Diagnosis
1 x 3D Colour and Highlights or Balayage
1 x Goldwell BondPro+ Hairshots worth $55
1 x Express Revitalizing Supreme Therapy worth up to $205
TERMS & CONDITIONS
valid till 31st July 2018, Monday to Friday only
strictly through direct reservations only. quote #Rightcolourmatters to enjoy these deals. for reservations, reach us at 6732 9388 or [email protected] during operating hours
not to be used in conjunction with other in-store offers, vouchers, promotions, or packages
subjected to 7% g.s.t. and additional lightening is chargeable
for participating stylists only: Serene Tan, Victor Liu, Emil Khor, Veyond Chong, Khim Toh, Shawn Chia, Oscar Lee, Readen Chia, Wai Kan, Joyce Wan
Chez Vous management reserves the right to amend and / or cancel the perks without prior notice
Chez Vous Hair Salon is located at 391 Orchard Road, #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium (Takashimaya), Singapore 238872. Call 6732 9388 to book an appointment, or log on to www.chezvoushair.com for more information.
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