Shahana shirin asked
Hii Shilpa!! How r u?? My name is Shahana n I am living in Dubai. I want to know 2 things about my hair. First one is hair cutting.Commonly I am doing either layer cut or step cut. But now I need a different look.So can you help me on this??My face is heart shape. The second thing is hair colouring.I want to colour my hair.I need the shade of dark brown, but not that much shining.Which one you will suggest?I need the exact colour.My colour is brown.So which one will suits for me?
Shilpa Ahuja answered
How are you and thanks for writing in!
Step cut is totally out and so I’m glad you decided to change it! This year is all about either no layers or very subtle – just 1-2 layers. If you have shorter hair, go for a lob, or maybe an asymmetric lob which is shorter in the front and longer at the back.
If you have too many split ends, go for a cut with subtle, uneven layers all over, like I got recently.
For colors, my top favorites in dark browns these days are dark chocolate brown, chocolate cherry brown, ash caramel and cocoa auburn. However, be warned that every brand has a slightly different hair color chart. So instead of saying the exact shade, take a picture with you of the shade you want to the salon and get your stylist’s advice on how it’ll suit you. Since you didn’t tell me what your skin tone’s like, I gave the most popular ideas I’m seeing these days on celebs.
Here they are:
The trendiest hair coloring techniques to try these days are balayage, flamboyage and subtle ombre balayage (can we call it sombrayage?) Someone needed to give this one a name! Here’s how these look:
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]