Image credit: @carissawalford
I’ve experimented with colour before, but this time was different.
I used to be so precious about my hair – I’d tell the hairdresser exactly which tone I wanted every single time – but in the past three years I’ve become a complete chameleon. Depending on my mood, depending on the weather even, I always have an itch to do something different.
So when marie claire and Schwarzkopf approach me to try the new Schwarzkopf Brilliance Gems range, I jump at the chance.
My first step? A meeting with the Schwarzkopf team at their head office to try on different wigs to see which of the gem-inspired colours will suit. I love it – it’s like playing dress-ups and as if I’m channeling different characters with each hair colour.
The Schwarzkopf head colourist, Grant Withnell, is adamant I find a colour that suits my skin, not just something that’s a major change for the sake of it. I immediately fall in love with Grant – he’s a hair guru who has been in the game for years, and he’s got a really creative eye.
We soon discover that warmer tones suit my complexion and eye colour (which is green). I also need a colour that works with at least some of my current wardrobe. I try a grey/purple pastel colour and a really dark plum – it’s almost black – but when I try a copper shade called Fiery Topaz, I know straightaway: this is it.