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Matrix Colour Inspiration

Colour inspiration can come from anywhere, nature, fashion, and food and drink.

Colourist and Matrix Artist Ambassador, Michelle Summers Davies says some of her favourite foods have been the perfect inspiration for her colour creations: “Food, flavour, and fragrance stirs our emotions, and the vibrancy of the vegetables and the warmth of the spices are perfect for giving us inspiration when it comes to hair colour.”

Michelle shares some of her gastronomic muses that she will be using in 2023.

Sweet Warmth

The joy and warmth that chocolate brings inspired me to add some darker highlights to brunette hair. This gives a more blended look that appears almost natural. This cocoa brown shade is perfect for adding depth to an old, warm balayage.

Rum Punch

Sometimes aromas can be as emotive as colour when it comes to creating stunning results. Spice Hunter is the spiciest rum in the world. Ginger, cloves, and nutmeg provide the base for its intense flavour. The drink is amber in colour, with a burst of spices on the nose. Rich and intense notes of ground ginger and nutmeg with mellow oak and vanilla from the well-aged rum make a perfect combo for a beautiful copper balayage.

Spice-Infused Balayage

This sizzling trend is inspired by the spicy, cinnamon-infused drinks we all reach for when the weather gets chilly. A mix of copper, auburn and ginger hues is the best way to go for wintery warmth and can create the appearance of natural highlights.

Deep Red

Sometimes I love to replace warm undertones with cooler shades – deep red and wine-inspired hues are a popular way to go a little bolder.

Ice Cream topping

I get inspiration from the strangest places. The inspiration for this colour recipe was a random image I found online of vanilla ice cream topped with honeycomb pieces. This look combines highlights, ombre, balayage, and full tint. Shades range from the lightest of blondes to the warmest caramel and cool-toned honey hues.

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