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Top 5 STAND-OUT Colours for this Autumn

With a team bursting with creative talent and Master Colour Experts, we’ve seen a fair few colour shake-ups in the salon this month.

We’ve collated our top 5 trending colours for your Autumn inspo needs, whether they give you some direction for your next visit, or inspire you to replicate the whole look, feel free to save these as a reference to show our fearless stylists! 🥊

ROYAL RASPBERRY

Royal Raspberry could easily be our favourite colour this autumn. Created by our Style Director Jon, it strays completely from your usual autumn colours but is still a hue that’s synonymous with the season. A deeper burgundy at first glance, with flashes of shocking raspberry underneath. Looking fresh. 🍃

 

PUMPKIN SPICE

Some more trend-setting from our Style Director Jon, this multi-tonal honey blonde is a perfect autumn colour that will take you flawlessly into winter months. Whether with peachy cheeks or a bold red lip, this colour gives off that naturally sophisticated autumnal vibe (we just wouldn’t be able to resist styling this colour with big bouncy curls). 🍯🎃

Visit Jon’s Instagram by clicking HERE!

AUTUMN ROSE

Dark natural roots melt into slices of vibrant rosy-copper for a luxurious unique take on autumn hair. Salon Team Leader Conna-Rae isn’t a stranger to the rosy-copper masterpiece – we knew it would take off when he created it on a chic wavy bob earlier this year. 🌹🍂

Visit Conna-Rae’s Instagram by clicking HERE!

MOLTEN OMBRE

This one is hot. For a low maintenance splash of colour why not go for this molten copper ombre? This molten look is a low maintenance alternative for someone who likes to shake things up for autumn and doesn’t want the commitment; or for our darker clients this can be a great start for a gradual transition into a blonde summer balayage! Created by style director Jon. 🌋

RED OPIUM

The trick with luxury deep reds is all in the roots. By deepening this look with a dark root smudge, we’ve amped up the dimension and turned this rich red into a colour that’s even more envy worthy. ♥️🖤

 

👻NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!👻

Whilst the above colours are absolutely gorgeous, we’ve recently been creating some amazing and even more vibrant looks in the salon. 👨‍🎤 Duo-tones and colour flashes are edgy and on trend for spooky month… if you dare.🦇🦇🦇

Visit our Instagram to see some of our brighter creations…

 

🏳️‍🌈 PROUD TO BE SIXTH SENSE SALON 🏳️‍🌈

Now our 6S Pride event has been and gone, I spoke with our Salon Directors and Co-Founders Dean Robertson and Dean Vinning to hear their thoughts around the event…

  

🥳 What was the idea behind this event? 🥳

“It was a spontaneous idea really… we had a few members of staff who had booked to go to Birmingham Pride this summer, when we heard it had been postponed because of the pandemic we felt like we wanted to bring pride to the salon instead! Preparing for our very own 6S Pride gave the team something to be excited for, whilst giving our clients who attended on the day something fun to celebrate. The event also gave us the opportunity to bring some positive news to our awesome loyal clients who weren’t booked in on the day, but cheered us on and supported online”

🌈 What happened at the event? 🌈

“From rainbow flags to rainbow straws; if it had a rainbow we bought it! Our amazing stylist Amy showed off her balloon arch skills as rainbow balloons welcomed our clients into the salon, whilst our Front of House played a pride playlist especially made for the day. Our stylists were dressed in fabulously camp gear (shout out to Jon who had to get a very public train home that evening in his hot pants!) and drinks were flowing whilst we celebrated in style.”

🤔 What about COVID guidelines? 🤔

“We know we know, there’s still a pandemic (sigh). But who said we couldn’t still have fun?! Masks were still worn, sanitiser was still used, stations were still sterilised and in a bid to be safe with our drinks we had enough canned cocktails to sink a ship!”

😊 Will it be making a reoccurrence? 😊

“I did an Instagram poll on our stories and a lot of you guys loved it! I think we may have started something that will be around for a long time… maybe next year a pride week? Who knows, but it’ll definitely be back for a day or two in 2022 at least!”

✨ Is there anything you’d like to share? ✨

“Just that we are so grateful for all the client loyalty and support we have received lately, our salon seems to attract some of the best people, and we couldn’t be any happier with our close and extended 6S Family!”

See below some of our photos from the day!

If you’d like to donate to a local LGBTQIA+ organisation you can do so by clicking the link here.

For more photos of what we get up to at the salon, visit our Instagram!

Our Colour TREND Forecast: For Men Made to STAND OUT

 

Men are dying their hair left right and CENTRE at the moment and we are LOVING it. After the early 2000’s, we completely understand why a lot of men shudder at the thought of doing anything too ‘wild’ with their hair; but times have changed since the days of Justin Timberlakes noodle curls and frosted tips. Have a look for yourself (number 4 is our fave).

  1. TROPICAL GREEN

Bring on summer with this tropical colour; famous from Frank Ocean’s 2016 Blonde album, we think brighter looks will start popping up in 2021 as our everyday fashion choices get more creative this year.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. SILVER FOX

Shown here on Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, silver is a stand-out colour choice for men who want to be on-trend without bright colours. Silver can be worn so many ways too, you can even darken your roots and add a black root smudge; for a more charcoal look with dimension.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Platinum BABY!

The Silver manes cousin, for the fairer skin tones. If you’re feeling like your style needs a shake-up why not go platinum? This is giving us SUMMER. VIBES.

Even ol’ Paddy McGuiness has jumped on this one! But we’re thinking more  Channing Tatum as our style icon (sorry Paddy). We couldn’t use Channing’s photo due to copyright, so enjoy a photo of this lovely chap.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. GREY HUE BLUE

Greyish hues of blue and lavender are great ways to express your style but still keeping a level of tame. Zayn Malik is a huge advocate for fun hair, and we really think he hit the nail on the head with this one. These icey, metallic colours fade out better than their vibrant counterparts, and are more on the subtle side; but still definitely a statement.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. COMING IN HOT (but make it short)

We apologise for using Frank Ocean as our model again (but not really), he just KNOWS how to pull off coloured hair. The bright greens, blues and hot pinks just WORK on short hair! Not only is the short hair pairing summer friendly, but you can experiment with a fresh head of colour every trim!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. LONG PASTEL

For longer hair we’d definitely recommend a pastel colour! The beauty of pastel is that it can be created in a way that fades out for less maintenance.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Still unsure?

With Wella’s Color Fresh masks or Perfecton products you can top up your salon colour or experiment at home; perfect if you want a boost of colour for a night out!

Get in touch with the salon and we can recommend the best colour mask for a temporary change before you take the plunge!

 

SEEN A TREND YOU LIKE? CALL SIXTH SENSE SALON, SUTTON COLDFIELD ON 0121 448 0760

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BYE BYE BASIC… What’s Your Next Colour?

With all these sporadic announcements and constant uncertainty it can be hard for us to prepare for returning to normal life. However, with Sixth Sense Salon’s unwavering optimism we don’t see the harm in planning your next glam sesh!

In case you missed our post earlier this month, we’re obsessed with the Pantone colours of the year this month, Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. The Pantone colours of the year have a huge impact on the fashion in many industries, so we’re keeping our eye out for trending silvers and pops of colour, here’s our best advice whilst you have *plenty* of time to assess whether you should take a walk on the wild side… and if you already have CONGRATS, we have some maintenance advice for you too. 🥳

 

  CONNA’S ADVICE FOR SILKY SILVER LOCKS

What’s your #1 advice for those thinking of taking the icey plunge? 

“Achieving silver hair will be a journey and can be a long one depending where your hair is at the moment, I would say be patient, trust your stylist and invest in the hairs integrity. Silver hair is a huge commitment in regards  to up keep, but with the right products regime and advice will give you the right tools to look after and love your new silver hair.”

What products would you recommend for silver hair?

“I would definitely advise silver shampoo to help keep colour tone and also wellaplex no3 as a bond builder to help keep the hairs strength but with that also comes adding moisture to the hair, especially when lightened, you can add moisture using leave in products such as System Professional’s luxe oil or weekly treatments with the Nioxin density mask.”

Any styling advice?

“Try and keep heat to a minimum, too much heat on the hair can cause the colour to fade quicker but applying a heat protector when using hot tools such as Cloud 9 magic potion would be a great defence.”

What’s the biggest mistake people make when it comes to going silver?

“The biggest mistake I have seen with silver hair is being sure the colour your aiming for will suit, this covers everything from skin tone to eye colour, we all love silver hair but it doesn’t love us all back 🤣😜”

 

Here’s some more of our stylists Silver creations!

 

 

GEORGE’S ADVICE FOR THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Q: What would you advise to anyone considering shaking things up a bit?

“I’d have to say don’t be scared by colour! Coloured hair can be as vibrant or as muted down as you want, so if you’re a bit hesitant you can always start with a more toned down colour.”

Q: Do you have any styling tips?

“Aftercare for coloured hair is very similar to silver hair maintenance as Conna mentioned, use cooler water for washing hair and use less heat and heat protection when styling.”

Q: How do I maintain coloured hair?

“When colouring hair I always consider that at least some colour fade will eventually occur, some of my clients like the faded out looks (like how a bright pink can fade to a soft baby pink) however you can maintain any desired vibrancy with toner sessions in between colouring, using a colour save shampoo and conditioner, or even treating yourself to a wella colour fresh mask*”

*For more information about Wella’s AMAZING colour fresh masks mentioned (we really can’t stop shouting about these) click here.

Here’s some more of our vibrant works of art…

 

So whether you’re already bold and beautiful or fancy giving something different  a go, hopefully these tips help! You can find more frequently asked questions (and ask your own queries) on our Lockdown Locks – Hair Queries Untangled page on Facebook, by clicking here.

For any products you need, we’re currently operating click and collect Wednesdays 12-2 which you can find more about here! And for more of our creations, follow us on Instagram @sixthsensesalon