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2017 Brunette Battle: colour blocking vs. contouring

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2017 Brunette Battle: colour blocking vs. contouring

In today's Match The Look, we've got a good old-fashioned battle of the brunettes - colour blocking or contouring?

Colour blocking

The technique: A particular section of your hair (usually the middle) is given a band of lighter colour to bring more light to the features of your face. This can vary in intensity, from something like platinum on black hair to a combination of brunette and honey where your darker brown hair gradually gives life to lighter blonde locks.

The style: The technique calls for a half-up half-down style so you can make the best of your two-toned mane. You could also try a messy braid that will allow the shades to mix with each other in a beautiful manner.

What the editors say: We've seen a lot more subtle versions of colour blocking this season and it seems to be catching on quite quickly. Nude beiges like the colour that Hailey Baldwin sports are slowing gaining popularity too.

Contouring

The technique: Hair colour is carefully applied on different sections of your hair to help bring out certain features and to dull other with the use of this unique colouring technique. Each process is unique and you will end up with a look that no one else has. Hair contouring is the best way to highlight your best features.

The style: Since the style involves colouring different portions of your hair, it looks best when left loose so that the light and colour can work their magic. With Tecni.ART's Messy Cliché styling spray, you can achieve the right amount of texture that every Parisian seems to sport with ease.

What the editors say: Use L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A OX CC Cream for Brunettes to keep your colour healthy and shiny and to avoid that brassy undertone as your colour begins to fade. This will act against artificial red tones and works the same as a CC cream would for your skin!

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