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Hair Colour Newbie: Surreal Hair


You’ve scrolled Instagram and picked through Pinterest to find your dream ‘do – but can the image translate to real life? Surreal Hair and Beauty’s Michelle Marsh gives us the low down on what to consider before colouring.

 

THE STYLE: Balayage and Foilage is where sections of the hair are painted with lightener then colour. It gives a beautiful low maintenance look which is extremely popular, especially with younger or first-timers, says Michelle.

Balayage and Foilage can be tailored to suit both the hair – and budget – of the client. Using just the right amount of colour in the right areas can be more fashionable and on trend says Michelle.


THE STYLIST: Experience is everything when it comes to colouring hair, and Michelle ensures all her team are qualified to the international Redken Colour Certificate in both Balayage and Foilage. The team have experience with different hair colours and length. Surreal Hair and Beauty is a large and diverse team who work with customers of all ages.


THE UPKEEP: Michelle says it is important to use salon products for aftercare, as these will protect both your hair and the colour. Your hair stays healthy, it aids the longevity of the colour and helps it grow out naturally.


Book an appointment with Cherise, Majenta or Ashlie to receive $50 of your first appointment. Check out their work on Instagram at @ashlierosehair @majenta_ kennedyhair @cherise_jayne


 

Modern Reds: RESENE


This boldly beautiful space showcases the new trend for striking reds, which, when contrasted with other bold shades and natural textures create an exotic Pasifika look, by way of Morocco.

 

 

On this side of the world, with our clear, bright, natural light, we have traditionally opted for bluer, deeper reds such as the Resene Dynamite used here on the lower wall.

By pairing it with a truer red such as the Resene Poppy seen here on the upper wall, the overall effect is much less oppressive and in fact opens the room up.

Further layering of red tones with the floor vase painted in Resene Raging Bull, the shelf vase in Resene Moccasin and the exotic earthy toned rug, all create a frame which can be filled with contrasting tones and textures.

Red tones in this room are dramatically combined with a blue floor painted in a base colour of Resene Wishing Well, also used in the matching side table.

The use of an overlaid stencilled floor pattern in Resene Time After Time is a clever way to add texture and interest to the space, cooling down the reds, while still enhancing their impact.

Elegant furniture and accessories in natural tones and textures, work in perfectly with these dramatic background colours, adding a lightness and simplicity, without sacrificing style and elegance.


 

Going Green


In our fast-paced, modern environment, it’s not surprising that we’re increasingly seeking to create an oasis at home where we can escape the stress of the world and technology. Green may be exactly what you need to do just that.

 

Colour psychology experts will tell you the lush colour engages the senses and symbolises life, growth and renewal, thanks to its association with nature.

In the rules of feng shui too, green represents renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings.

Gender-neutral and universally-loved, green is a great option for those who aren’t afraid of a burst of bold colour.

ADAIRS DALI OTTOMAN

 


 

Dark and stormy: RESENE


Moody navy blues that look like they came straight out of the Mariana Trench, such as; Resene Twilight Zone, Resene Bewitched, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Submerge are making waves in the interior design world. When paired up with equally dark and stormy greys like Resene Dark Web, Resene Suits and Resene Quarter Bokara Grey, you can build up a deeply layered look – especially in a bedroom. If done right, the result is sure to make you want to dive right into bed and stay there until winter’s over.

 

STYLING CLAUDIA KOZUB PHOTOGRAPHY MELANIE JENKINS

 

Cloudy greys and moody blues are layered sky high in this sophisticated master bedroom, while brass details and ochre velvet chair provide a touch of warmth to balance out this otherwise cool space – creating the perfect place to seek shelter from temperamental winter weather.

The Resene Quarter Emerge walls bring levity to the dark tongue-and-groove paneling in Resene Indian Ink and keep it from being overpowering.

The flooring is in Resene Half Chicago – a smoky grey – while the bedside table looks bold in Resene Wishing Well.

The small angular vase is also painted Resene Wishing Well, the white vases are in Resene Poured Milk, the tall blue vase is in Resene Meditation and the shorter blue vase (with twigs) is in Resene Remember Me.

Pile on charcoal-on-navy-on-charcoal bedding and finish with a soft, low-pile rug in steel blue.

If an ochre-coloured accent chair isn’t for you, try one in an equally vibrant contrasting colour like aqua or coral.

Mood board: Background in Resene Half Chicago with A4 drawdown paint swatches (clockwise from top left) in Resene Remember Me, Resene Quarter Emerge, Resene Kind Tide, Resene Wishing Well and Resene Poured Milk. The hexagon vase is in Resene Wishing Well and the skinny vase is in Resene Remember Me.

 

Art Starter: RESENE


While there will always be artistic styles that experience waxing and waning popularity, the artwork you choose for your space should feel very personal. Whether you opt for an investment piece or simply want to display an item that holds sentimental value, the key is picking something that really speaks to you –
or you at least enjoy looking at.

 

Styling by Kate Alexander | Photography by Bryce Carleton | **

 

Once you’ve found something that you really love, why not use it to inspire a colour palette for the room in which you’ll be hanging it?

In this space, not only does the repetition of the same colours across a number of different surfaces create a sense of rhythm, so do the many horizontal lines.

By painting the lower portion of the wall in the same mid-value colour as the artwork – in this case, Resene Aviator – it grounds the artwork more than had it been displayed just on a wall painted from top to bottom in Resene Triple Alabaster, which was used for the top section of the wall.

On the floor is lighter Resene Romantic, though it isn’t a colour directly used in the artwork, it feels enough the same that it still works with the palette while also acting as a point of difference from the rest of the scheme.

Smaller accessories and accents in Resene Aviator, Resene Cornflower, Resene Torea Bay and Resene Sail finish off the look.

It’s common for homeowners to want to hang their artwork quite high on the wall.

However, you shouldn’t be afraid to hang artwork – especially larger pieces – lower on the wall, which will allow you to view the details comfortably at eye level.

After all, artwork that can’t be seen properly can’t be enjoyed properly!

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops

** Artwork: Calm of the Sea/ Laolao by Alice Berry  (aliceberrydesign.com)

 

Background in Resene Romantic with A4 drawdown paint swatches in (from left to right) Resene Triple Alabaster, Resene Cornflower, Resene Aviator and Resene Sail, tray in Resene Cornflower, boxes in Resene Aviator, Resene Cornflower, Resene Triple Alabaster and Resene Torea Bay and desk accessories in Resene Torea Bay.

 

Pretty in Pink: RESENE


It has been the darling of recent times – millennial pink has appeared in all walks of life from clothing (men’s and women’s), products, accessories, hair and makeup, and interiors.

It’s a colour that may not be going away anytime soon but the sweeter truer shades of pink we’ve been seeing in recent years are morphing in two directions – to dusky peach/nudes and to soft fresh lilacs.

In this room, using two muted peachy pinks together means that the space doesn’t become overpowering.

The lighter colour, Resene Sorbet, is used as a neutral, leaving the darker colour Resene Just Dance, as a feature wall to frame the white linen sofa.

Adding to the soft, weathered look is a distressed floor where Resene Poured Milk is used over a basecoat of Resene Rebel, then sanded back in random areas.

The pendant light is in Resene Despacito, the tall vase is Resene Irresistible and the small vase is in Resene Rose Gold, a new metallic from Resene.

As with millennial pink, this newer colour is not one specific colour but can be many.

Think salmon, wafer, biscuit, nude and pale coral. In combination, these colours are like a pale, glorious sunset.

The surge of smoky pink and peach into our current culture has opened the door for androgynous and adult pinks of so many different shades.

It’s gentle, compassionate, composed, free-spirited nurturing and youthful.

It can be used as an accent colour or as a neutral depending on which version of the colour you choose – the muddier versions work well as neutrals. It’s not sickly sweet, but can be sophisticated, glamorous and edgy.

Paint Colours Back wall: Resene Just Dance, side wall in Resene Sorbet, distressed floor in Resene Poured Milk over a base coat of Resene Rebel. Side table: Resene Sunbaked Base of jute ottoman: Resene Colorwood Pitch Black Mesh platter: Resene XOXO Pendant light: Resene Despacito Vases: Resene Irresistible (tall), Resene BFF (medium) and Resene FX Metallic Rose Gold (small)

 

Velvet dark: RESENE


Create a sophisticated look for an outdoor living space, using the velvety depths of Resene Porter on the wall and Resene Woodsman Light Greywash Light on the framed trellis to break up the dark wall. The trellis even has the potential to act as a growing frame for a flowering climber.

Styling by Megan Harrison-Turner, Images by Bryce Carleton

 

The deck is finished in Resene Woodsman Mid Greywash as a tonal complement to the trellis.

The Resene Woodsman finishes on both the deck and trellis, add an on-trend look to any timber product while allowing the beauty of the timber grain to show through.

They are also available in interior formulations under the Resene Colorwood stains range.

Against the neutral appearance of the black and grey, add pops of colour in any shade you like.

This chair and tall pot are painted in Resene She’ll Be Right (turquoise) with other pots in Resene Away We Go (green) and Resene Cleopatra (mustard).

Pour yourself a refreshing drink, grab a book or magazine to read and settle in for some relaxing outdoors time.

Paint colours:
Wall: Resene Porter
Trellis: Resene Woodsman Light Greywash
Deck: Resene Woodsman Mid Greywash
Chair: Resene She’ll Be Right
Plant pots: Resene She’ll Be Right, Resene Away We Go and Resene Cleopatra

 

Get inspired at your local Resene ColorShop, www.resene.co.nz/colorshops


 

A not so white wedding


Calling all brides-to-be! Your wedding is just around the corner and we know there’s a million and one decisions to make – with colour palette top of the list. While traditional white will forever remain the staple shade of the big day, it’s time for these unconventional colour themes to have their turn in the spotlight.

 

 

TERRACOTTA, CREAM AND GREENERY
Having an autumn wedding? This pretty palette is just the ticket.

Rich and earthy, terracotta captures the magic of autumn, especially when paired with the elegant neutrality of cream and the simplicity of green foliage.

If you’re tying the knot in winter, experts suggest swapping terracotta for a burgundy shade for more warmth and depth.

Bridesmaids dresses in terracotta offset the bride’s traditional ivory wedding dress wonderfully well, while a gentle backdrop of greenery ties the whole look together in a rustic but sophisticated fashion.

These dreamy shades offer endless opportunities for stunning floral bouquets, garlands and table centrepieces of blush and cream roses and sage-coloured foliage like eucalyptus.

Consider complementing this palette with gold accents and the soft glow of candles or fairy lights.


PINK AND GREY
Pink and grey have long been heralded as a perfectly balanced colour combination – and it’s not hard to see why.

Pretty pink hues, particularly the dusky shades of blush and mauve, paired with tones of grey offer a contemporary, stylish colour palette that’s 100 percent wedding album-worthy.

Dressing groomsmen in grey and bridesmaids in pink reserves the complementary colours of white and black for the special couple – the groom with a grey tie perhaps and the bride with pretty pink jewels.

Adorn tables with metal embellishments and floral arrangements featuring soft pink roses and grey foliage.

Carefully chosen lighting completes the look effortlessly – and voila! Tying the knot never looked better.


WHITE AND CLASSIC BLUE
The 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year was bound to make its appearance – and we’re not complaining.

The timeless and enduring hue is striking on its own, let alone balanced by the crisp classiness of white.

If your heart’s set on a traditional white wedding, consider adding a dash of this regal shade for interest.

Accessorise your reception with blue lighting, bunting and table accents such as napkins and placeholders.

Or why not forget the classic white tablecloth and wow your guests with a classic blue one instead?


TOP TIP: If it’s a cohesive yet mismatched look you’re after, share swatches with your bridal party and let them pick the style of dress that they like best.


 

Step into wedding season


Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or a guest, it’s the heels that will give you your Cinderella moment. Metropol caught up with leading shoe designer Kathryn Wilson about the latest season of heels we can expect to see stepping into wedding season.

 

 

Why did you want to make the move into wedding footwear?
We have a lot of brides and bridal parties requesting bridal footwear and purchasing our beautiful shoes for their wedding day…we decided it would be great to offer our best-selling shapes and styles in a colour palette suited to weddings. We named the capsule collection ‘Happily Ever After’ and named each shoe with a wedding theme.

 

Happily Ever After Rose

 



Can you tell us a bit about the colour palette you’ve selected for the collection?

 

We have offered most styles in an off white, soft pink and blue and metallic leathers, pewter, gold and silver, which are great neutrals for bridal parties. Each pair has a blue glitter sole for their ‘something blue’ on their special day.

 

Happily Ever After White

 

 


Do you have any favourites or are they all your ‘babies’?
Haha yes definitely love them all but my favourite style would be the Challis Heel in white powder blue which has a beautiful gold metal wrap detail on the heel and a front platform so you can dance the night away with a reduced pitch on the heel.

 

 

Blushing Bride Powder Blue

 


about beautiful, well-structured traditional styles?
It depends on each bride and their own style… we offer our ‘classic hit’ styles in a bridal palette which are very timeless designs with the intention that you can wear them on your wedding day but also with jeans and a shirt to work or a long lunch with girlfriends… I think they should be a versatile style that gets use after your big day.

Blushing Bride White

 


 

What are some of the most important features of wedding shoes?
Comfort, for sure! So you can stay in them all day and dance the night away… but also be feminine and flattering on the foot as a finishing touch to the wedding dress. Several styles in our bridal collection have a stacked heel which will suit garden weddings on grass, as a lot of New Zealand summer weddings are outdoors, which make fine stiletto heels tricky to wear.

 

Going to the Chapel Lace

 


What was your own choice for your special day?
Funnily enough I couldn’t decide until on the day! I took a few options with me from our collection and then decided on a closed toe style with a high ankle detail… these are being added to our ‘Happily Ever After’ collection this summer.

 

Happily Ever After Powder Blue

What are some of the main trends – colours, features etc – we can expect to see coming through over the next year across all shoe styles?
We have a lot of beautiful colour showing in our current and next summer collections… the winter styles which are currently available are offered in classic rich palettes of chocolate, tan etc but bright accents of hot pink croc, pink, blue and orange metallics… the Summer ’20 collections are super pretty soft pastels with apple green and lilac being key tones.
We cannot resist a beautiful, colourful, comfortable shoe to brighten our day and make us feel like you can take on the world!

 

Wedded Bliss White Pebble

 

Fake it till you make it


Did you know dressing well or even wearing a certain colour can be an instant mood-lifter? Yes, it turns out confidence may just be a power outfit away! Research shows that fashion is one of the simplest ways we can transform our emotions and overall confidence. So let us help you dress for success!

 

  1. SLEEPY HEAD: If you wake up in the morning and the coffee just isn’t quite cutting it, your next best bet is to dress in red. The colour is said to evoke strong feelings of energy and excitement. Add a red lip to your outfit to really make that confidence level soar.
  2. NEVER MELLOW IN YELLOW: If you’re feeling blue, we have the solution for you. Much like the bright summer sun, the colour yellow makes most people happy. Probably because memories of sitting on the beach or soaking up the rays are linked to the warm colour. Add accents of yellow to your outfits to bring out all of those positive feelings and lift your mood.
  3. COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED: They say when you’re feeling anxious that blue hues are calming. Bring a sense of serenity to your outfits by showcasing any shade of blue. And if we haven’t already reminded you enough, the Pantone colour of the year is Classic Blue – so what better reason do you need to incorporate the shade?