Young, wild and free: Hair colours of the moment

Young, wild and free: Hair colours of the moment

For your next trip to the salon

Text: Andrea Sim

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Not sure if you should go blonde or brunette next? Scratch that. Take a leaf out of our digital book as these ladies show us how to work the colour wheel on your tresses

These beauties clearly had one thing on their minds when visiting the salon – and it wasn't the age-old question of whether blondes have more fun. Brightly coloured hair might have a reputation of symbolising teenage rebellion, but when incorporated well with both haircut and wardrobe, its fun and carefree vibes chalk up to a cool expression of unique personal style. 

Jourdan Dunn

There are two ways to rock the pastel shades. For the more free-spirited, play to your bohemian sensabilities and go all out like model Jourdan Dunn with a curly 'do in lilac that screams festival chic.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie's light pink cropped cut, on the other hand, has a sleek and more mature vibe that will look great with streamlined wardrobe staples. Clean lines and minimalistic pieces will complement the cut perfectly, and you'll avoid looking like you have too much going on. 

Miley Cyrus

Committing to an unconventional hair colour that's bound to attract stares might be daunting for most, but Miley Cyrus works around this by choosing a less permanent 'do. Temporary sprays that wash off in the shower can turn your locks the colour of your choice when you're in the mood, and a simple rinse and wash takes you back to natural. 

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff's colour of choice is a blue-ish green hue with an ashy tone. Keeping her tresses long with soft, layered waves, she stays sophisticated with a conservative cut that downplays the hue.  


A great example of how flaming red can look stunning on darker skin tones, Rihanna rocks her brilliant 'do as well as she belts her famous lyric "shine bright like a diamond". As red is the colour that seems to match with nothing, but in actual fact, matches with everything, an unconventional, spunky wardrobe like hers will definitely help you make a statement.