When you’re deciding who to trust with your hair colour, it can be helpful to understand a stylist’s ethos and approach. You’ll get the best results if your vision plays to their strengths and compliments the way they work. You wouldn’t ask a plumber to do the job of an electrician, so don’t expect a stylist who specialises in crazy colours to give you the natural sun kissed blonde of your dreams!

Finding My Niche

woman with long blonde hair and babylights natural low maintenance hair colour

In the early days of my career, I felt pressure to give clients whatever they asked for. Now that I’ve found my niche, I can confidently say if you came to me asking for purple hair, I’d politely turn you away. It’s just not the kind of work I find joy in creating. Crazy colours require a lot of maintenance to look good and a certain level of bleaching to get there in the first place. Again, it’s just not my thing.

So, what is? After 18 years behind the chair, I know what I’m good at and the hair colour I’m most excited to create. Multi-tonal is my vibe! Some people call this type of colouring ‘babylights’. I can’t keep up with all the trendy TikTok names, I just know it looks good and I love making it happen for my clients!

woman with long blonde hair and babylights in hairdresser's chair

My Hair Colour Ethos

Clients often tell me they don’t like their natural hair colour. Sometimes they assume the answer is to cover it completely. Unless you’re trying to disguise some serious greys, I’ve never been a fan of ‘all over colour’. Instead, let’s lift and enhance what you were born with. You don’t need to make big changes to make an impact. Subtle colour applied in the right places can really transform your hair.  

I’ll encourage you to work with what you’ve got, using foils to accentuate your natural hair colour because it’s always what suits you best. It’s part of who you are, and with my help it will look better than you’ve ever seen it before.

As well as looking good, this approach minimises damage and requires less maintenance. Life is busy and expensive right now, but don’t worry, I got you! We’re in our natural gal era and we’re not spending more time or money on our hair than we need to!

However, a good cut is key to really enhance those new hues.  Just because your colour is low maintenance, it doesn’t mean you can skip regular trims every 8-10 weeks. Minimum. I said what I said!

I’m also going to suggest you use good quality salon products in between appointments. They use better quality ingredients, they’re more concentrated, last longer and do the job they are designed for better than cheaper drugstore brands. For more thoughts on this read Why Your Hair Deserves Salon Quality Products.   

Find Out More

People sometimes ask if I ever get tired of doing foils, but I can honestly say I don’t. As long as I’m working on a full stomach, it’s one of my favourite ways to spend my working day! Learn more about my hair styling services or get in touch to book your next cut and colour.

See you in the salon!

Amelia x