Seasonal shades: take your hair from summer to autumn with The Chapel

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The change of seasons always has us re-thinking our whole look from our wardrobes to our hair and makeup. Autumn conjures up images of pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp fallen leaves, cosy knitwear and rich colour palettes. It's also the perfect time of year to get a winter chop and solve any damage to your hair that was caused over the summer months. If you’re wondering how to make the ultimate hair transition from summer to autumn, keep reading. We’ve got you covered!

Rejig your haircare routine

Soaking up the rays on our summer holidays may have been fun but with that comes damage caused by the unruly elements, check out our blog on the essentials of holiday haircare. Sun, saltwater and chlorine wreak havoc on our locks and can leave hair looking dull, dry, brassy and prone to breakage. However, all is not lost and it is easy to get your hair back looking in tip-top condition.

Replace moisture

Although we are big fans of the autumn season, it does often mark the point in the year where our hair looks and feels a little dry and coarse. Use an intense hydrating mask which will restore moisture that has been lost. Shampoo your hair as normal, apply the mask and relax with it on for a good ten minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly.

Be careful when you are detangling as hair that has been subjected to sun or chlorine can become difficult to comb which in turn causes the hair to break off. A moisturising shampoo, detangling spray or leave-in conditioner will also help to add moisture, protect your hair when styling and make detangling easier. Make sure you use a wide tooth comb and begin at the ends of your hair, gently working up to the roots. Remember, your hair is at its weakest when wet so be extra careful after washing.

Regularly trim

There are many reasons hair can develop split ends and heat styling accelerates the situation. Let’s be honest, who isn’t addicted to heat? The only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off, otherwise, they will just keep splitting making hair look frizzy and in poor condition. Believe us, it’s for the best!

Revamp your look with colour

Autumn is a season that is a colour frenzy. Awash with inspiration from the natural world there really isn’t a more fitting season to freshen up your colour. At the moment it is all about making hair richer and fixing up unwanted tones summer might have left you with. Follow our top tips to help you achieve a great autumn look whatever your hair colour.


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When autumn creeps in many blondes turn to embrace warmer and ashier hues. If you fancy giving the bleach a break go for thicker looking hair with some butterscotch or caramel lowlights and a golden gloss. Transform statement platinum into this season's sandy beige blonde which still makes an impact.

Dusty rose coloured hair is another way to add a touch of fun to your look. Applied to blonde hair this deep pink gives warmth, shine and makes your seasonal look bolder. Speak to one of our colour specialists who will be happy to advise and help you achieve your desired look.


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It is common for brunette hair to become brassy after being exposed to the sun. If you’re not a fan of cheeky orange tones you can offset them by dying your hair one or two shades darker. Try deep chestnut or smoky chocolate which are two of the most popular shades this autumn. To give your hair more depth, have golden honey highlights woven around your face and through the ends.


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Embrace warmer tones with copper hair, our favourite shade this autumn! This is the tone to take you into autumn 17. This season is also about having a deeper red at the roots and lighter at the ends to add more dimension. Brighten up your hair by having a golden copper gloss applied which keeps fiery locks bold and vibrant.

Deep Blacks

Nothing looks more amazing on raven hair than a purple or red tint which is again achieved with a gloss. You can also add a subtle blue tint to you hair that is accentuated in its shine. To add more depth to jet black, highlights are a great option. Cinnamon highlights added to the lengths will make your hair glisten as it moves.

Are you still curious about taking your hair from summer shades to autumnal tones? Come in for a chat with colour specialists and experiment with our range of wigs in our colour workshops. Keep up to date on all of the seasonal cut and colour trends with our blog here.

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