Who said blondes have more fun? Suki Waterhouse joined the brunette brigade this week in preparation for a film and still appears to be grinning from ear to ear (who wouldn’t with Bradley Cooper on your arm?).
International Colour Director, Jack Howard (aka THE only man the A-list have on speed dial for a hair fix) was responsible for Suki’s chocolate mane, and it took a whopping 6 hours to complete! Top session Stylist Stephen Low then trimmed her hair and provided new length and volume to seamlessly matched her new colour.
For us mere mortals, who don’t have a stylist extraordinaire on hand, you can still take the plunge though thanks to Jack’s top tips.
Scroll below for Jack's advice when changing your hair colour
Suki Waterhouse has gone from blonde to brunette
1. It’s key to keep orange and red tones out of brunette shades, we don’t see many celebs with orange hues unless they’re copper.
2. Brunettes are hot right now, lots of clients have been going darker and there are some amazing brunettes out there. Pick a shade that works for your skintone and take pictures with you if you’re going in-salon. A few celebs rocking the darker shade are Kim Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Mila Kunis and Angelina Jolie.
3. The colour doesn’t have to be solid. Balayage has really transformed brunettes, adding dimension and texture without completely altering the feel. This is a much softer and natural approach to highlights.
4. There’s a process to this colour change: if you put brunette straight on blonde there’s a risk it could go muddy or green. Always prep the hair first by pre-colouring which puts the pigment back and gives an even colour result. You then rinse the pre-colour off, dry the hair and apply the final colour and tone of choice.