Spring hair trend: Tiger eyes

By Julia Seidl

If you’re after the multidimensional bronze and caramel tones that have warmed up the brunette manes of Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen, what should the two words on your lips be? Tiger eyes. “The name comes from the colours found in the semiprecious gemstone of the same name, not the animal,” says Chloe. Best for those with a darker base who are after a bit of depth, the look is achieved by stripping the desired strands of their natural colour, then applying “a warm toner to get it honey-caramel with a little bit of apricot,” adds Tony.

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The results should look anything but stripy, which is why both stylists recommend asking for balayage (hand-painted) highlights for a more subtle and natural look. This technique also means you won’t have to head back to the salon for touch-up appointments as often since your roots won’t grow out as noticeably as traditional highlights. “You can add a mix of babylights through the top to keep it soft,” advises Chloe.

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Keeping your new shades as shiny as the gem it’s named after is your goal in terms of maintenance. Head back into the salon between colour appointments for a shine-enhancing gloss treatment and use a colour-keep shampoo and conditioner.

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