Colour for spring/summer 2011

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Following the spring/summer 2011 catwalk collections, colour was at the forefront of the fashion favourites. Expressing charming and luxurious shades, these have now not only made their way to the high street, but are the inspiration for the 2010 British Colour Technician of the Year, Christel Lundqvist of HOB Salons.


Hair: Christel Lundqvist @ HOB Salons
Photography: John Rawson

For spring/summer 2011, Christel predicts that colour will be seeing a layered effect between depths and tones this season to create a beautiful colour result. From a seamless, blended palette through to a stronger statement look, spring/summer 2011 will be capturing poetic glam as seen on the catwalk, taking inspiration from the seventies.

The blonde palette will see a layered effect with colour ranging from a seamless, beautiful blonde palette through to an all-over rich statement look. As seen on Alberta Ferretti’s spring/summer 2011catwalk collection, hues such as antique gold, rose gold, liquid metallic, almond blonde and vintage white will be used, whilst the brunette palette seeks inspiration from the Hermès collection, seeing rich saturation and earthy shades with primal wood, metallic bronze, mahogany leather, warm sand and truffle brown.

Delivering a strong, feminine and tailored look is the black palette this season, showcased throughout Balenciaga’s collection, demonstrating all over, dark colour with accents of lighter panels with hues such as ink black, oil black, pewter pearl and blue oyster. The red palette will be opting for a saturated and rich effect as showcased on Marc Jacob’s spring/summer 2011 catwalk with shades such as venetian red, hibiscus red, amber, poppy peach, orange sorbet and heirloom rose making an appearance.


Christel with Pixie Lott

Optimising the HOB brand, Christel’s flawless colour has seen her catapulted into the top league of hair technicians, whilst her natural ability to translate catwalk-fabulous colour looks into fashion-led, wearable hair has given Christel a loyal following in the industry and amongst beauty journalists, celebrities and clients. With the likes of chart-toppers Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott, MTV’s Alice Levine and presenter Sarah Cawood at the forefront of on-trend hues, Christel continues to build up a dedicated clientele.

Acknowledged by the industry as a colour guru, Christel secures HOB Salons as the destination for all hairdressing services. Renowned for incredible cuts, gorgeous colour and uncompromising standards, Christel’s award joins the growing list of acclaimed titles for this 20-salon group including Artistic Team of the Year and British Hairdresser of the Year for the last two consecutive years in addition to being the 2009 London Hairdresser of the Year.

Continual training ensures optimum colour deliverance and all 20 branches throughout London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Leeds are carefully monitored by Creative Colour Director, Christel. Responsible for the colour services throughout the HOB Salons group, she continually works alongside each Colour Director in-salon to ensure the HOB standards are being communicated to each staff member.

Relish everything from welcoming and sumptuous surroundings to the finest in colouring, cutting and styling services, seven days a week, exclusively at award-winning hairdressing group, HOB Salons.

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