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Aaaand suddenly it’s summer! Or at least it’s starting to feel that way! We know it’s too good to be true just yet – it’s still only May, anything can happen. But please, let “anything” not include snow, ok?! Not sure the poor plants and flowers can take it – let alone our collective hearts! Once we have a taste of the warmer weather, a lot of us are saying “bring it on!” It’s nice because it’s warm, but not too warm, and still cooling down in the evenings, and of course so far the humidity that plagues this part of the country for most of the summer months has not yet arrived…so we’re good!


And now, as we get ready to put away our winter boots and coats (for those of us who haven’t quite managed that yet…ahem…) we start to think about our spring/summer wardrobe, our light jackets, our cardigans, our ability to go sockless, to expose our toes! It’s all happening, and if you’re also thinking about shaking off the winter hair colour, well we can help you make plans for that too.


As usual, we’ll start with our go-to site, the veritable bible of all things Aveda, the Living Aveda blog. The best thing about this blog – aside from the fact that it’s, well, it’s from Aveda, and has loads of information – is that it always seems to have exactly what we want to blog about. This is the truth! We can think “Hmmm….well, in spring, lots of people like to change up their hair colour, just go a little lighter, or make some other subtle, or even dramatic changes, let’s see what’s on the web about this topic.” And 99% of the time, the first thing that pops up in our searching and scouring the internet is Living Aveda, with the PERFECT article about that exact thing. It’s spooky, honestly. But, in a good way!


So yes, first we’ll give you Your Colorful Spring Forecast: Four Simple Ways to Update Your Hair Hues. And you know, when you get it from this source, it’s going to be good. And, as usual, LA does NOT disappoint!



These are some of the most GORGEOUS colour ideas we have seen, and the examples in this article give us the cartoon hearts eyes like crazy. That baby pink! That apricot colour – “blorange” they are calling it, a combo of blonde and orange, perhaps? Ok sure! Strange word but that colour just WOWS.


And the violet is so pretty! The sunkissed blonde, and that incredible brunette with hints of red – cerise – is just, well it’s just…incredible!


Throughout the season, we will likely start to see some of these trends popping up in the fashion mags, on celebrities, you know, the usual places. But remember, you heard it here FIRST!


So if we’ve given you some ideas, take them to your Willow stylist and see how to turn them into reality. Colour is fun, and you can’t help but think that so many of these lovely shades are inspired by spring flowers. Tulips of all hues are all over the place now; we’ve got violets and lilacs, yellow daffodils were around until just recently too. Magnolia trees in soft pink, white, and yellow, and of course we are starting to see rich, vibrant, irises come into bloom. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we are sure Mother Nature would be flattered, if she knew we’re all taking our lead from her! 


Enjoy the week, everyone! Think colourful thoughts, and we’ll chat again on Friday.


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