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What is colour lapping? 2 new hair trends for autumn

Bye bye balayage and au revoir ombre, this autumn it’s all about ‘colour lapping’ and ‘burnt colour’ hair techniques.

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Colour lapping and burnt colour are two of autumn’s biggest new hair trends. So if you’re looking to refresh your look for the new season, here’s what you need to know.

Summer hair colour favourites balayage and ombre are taking a back seat for AW16, with layered, textured hues set to lead the way for AW16.

We got the low-down on the two hair colour techniques from the experts at Hari’s, who are championing the new services.

What is colour lapping?

Colour Lapping hair trend - Hari's Salon

Known as colour lapping or colour slicing, this technique is a fresh take on highlighting or tinting for the new season. The technique works in colour layers, rather than strips, from the underneath outwards.

The idea is to add tone and texture to your hair in a bespoke style working with your colourist, so it’s a great option for those looking to add the appearance of a little more lift and volume to their locks.

It can also be used to create statement bold strips of colour in a throwback to 90s hair trends. Hari’s colour director Salvatore says: “It is the ultimate in bespoke colour depth and tone, working far better to enhance a woman’s hair colour, cut and texture in far cleverer, more natural way.”

If that sounds a little bold for you, this next technique, burnt colour, might be for you.

What is burnt colour?

Burnt hair colour trend - Hari's Salon

Perfect for transitioning to the new season, this technique is all about softening ombre and balayage hair hues to a more natural, subtle tone.

The colourist uses a semi-colour or gloss on the roots to soften or darken the colour in line with your natural tones, which is then worked through the locks avoiding ends and mid-lengths, which can be touched up with a bespoke colour.

This gives the ends of hair a break from lightening products and leaves locks with a rich toasted tone blended seamlessly from root to tip. Sound good? Pop down to Hari’s to try the service from £95.

Both services are available at Hari’s salons, London.

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