Lara Worthington Debuts a New Hair Colour Trend
With the most enviable head of hair in the country, we follow the locks of Lara Worthington very closely.
As a working mother, high impact and low maintenance looks are key to her style. Worthington has made no secret of the fact she loves easy glamour—she even revealed recently that her current hair styling trick is water and air-drying.
Explaining that Lara was looking for a seamless colour that appeared to have no beginning or end (perfect for women who love a fuss free, natural look), we went straight to the source and asked the Sydney hair-stylist exactly how he created Lara’s new, subtle shade and what, exactly, "shadowing" is.
Keep scrolling to see Worthington's new hair and to read our interview with Jaye Edwards.
Byrdie Australia: We know that your specialty is balayage but how is this shadowing technique different?
Jaye Edwards: It’s different because you are actually going in and lightening the hair almost as light as it can go, past yellow and then adding depth and tone back in. What this does, is stops warmth and brassiness as the colour fades, whilst eliminating any harsh regrowth. It softens the overall effect of the highlights.
B: Can you tell us in layman terms how you created such a subtle, soft look?
JE: I did a customised full head of highlights, softer through the back and little heavier through the front. Utilising the toning application, I applied a slightly darker colour than the actual highlight to soften and blur where the highlight comes from. Then removed any lines that appear from highlights and that prevents a harsh regrowth.
B: What should we be asking our hairdresser for if we want to recreate it?
JE: If women are wanting this colour, ask for a soft blonde highlight colour with the root (and I mean 1cm of the root) toned a little darker than the highlight (not the natural colour) so it appears softer as it grows out.
B: Is this a technique just for blondes or can it work with any colour?
JE: It can be done for most colours with various amounts of lightness, but not really suitable for brunettes.
With shea and murumuru butters, Kevin.Murphy Blonde.Angel ($40) is the perfect treatment to nourish and soften blonde locks.
Opening image The Base by Lara Bingle
What do you think of Lara's new hair? Will you try "shadowing"? Let us know in the comments below!