Every Bottle Blonde Now Wants Her Natural Colour Back, Thanks to Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is always a solid go-to when searching for beauty inspiration. She basically owns red lipstick, loves to play with different hairstyles, and isn't afraid to try something a little risky. Lately, however, we've been looking past her lipstick choices (and even her new bob) for a point of inspo much more subtle—her hair colour.
Interested to know whether we were the only ones obsessed with what can only be described as Swift's "child-on-summer-holiday" shade, we reached out to celebrity stylist (and Lara Worthington's mane man) Jaye Edwards for the intel. Turns out, we're definitely not alone. "Girls often want to look like they have not coloured their hair," explains Edwards. "However, it's common for them to not actually like their natural hair colour."
If you do happen to naturally possesses mousy blonde strands ('til now, not a good thing—the irony) akin to Swifts, we suggest cancelling all future colour appointments and daydreaming of ways to spend your surplus cash. (See: any of these autumn must-haves.) If not, no biggie, just keep reading for Edwards' advice on how to get amongst.
Byrdie Australia: Taylor Swift seems to be bucking the balayage trend for blondes—what is it that makes her natural-looking colour so cool?
Jaye Edwards: Firstly, Swift’s hair colour is mostly her own natural shade with some subtle variation thrown in. It looks perfectly sun-kissed, and also strikes a balance between warm and cool tones. Most of all it is so shiny—I think that's what draws people to her hair.
B: How would you describe this colour…say if I wanted to explain it to my colourist?
JE: This is the hard bit, don’t describe it—take a photo. If you don’t have a photo, I’d ask for something like this: light blonde natural hair with a sun-kissed glow, not too warm, not too cool, almost like children’s hair.
B: Are there any special products needed to keep this particular colour looking good?
JE: Colour safe shampoos and conditioners are key. Evo is great, their Fabuloso Colour Intensifying Conditioner for Platinum Blondes ($40) will keep the tones just right. Oribe’s Shampoo ($56) and Conditioner for Beautiful Color ($59) are also must-haves.