MICHELLE Keegan has unveiled a gorgeous “contoured” hair transformation that she got done before lockdown.
The Our Girl star, 33, now has rich, chocolatey lengths, with some face-framing highlights around her face.
Michelle Keegan’s hair colourist Calum Tierney shared how he has ‘contoured’ the star’s brunette locksCredit: calumtierney/Instagram
Her hair colourist, Calum Tierney, shared a video of Michelle’s beautiful new colour, and described the look as “hair contouring.”
But what is that exactly?
L’Oreal Professional say the process is similar to the idea of make-up contouring.
They described the hair version as one that “uses a combination of free hand application and highlighting, paired with the careful positioning of different tones and depths around the face to highlight and shadow targeted areas.”
Calum uploaded a video of Michelle showing off her highlighted hairCredit: calumtierney/Instagram
The hair stylist uses darker shades to create shadows, and lighter tones to reflect lightCredit: calumtierney/Instagram
Darker shades are used to create shadows, and this can help to narrow a face shape.
Meanwhile, lighter tones have the opposite effect and can lengthen or elongate the face by reflecting light.
Many people were quick to praise Michelle’s new style on Instagram, with one writing: “I want hair like this!”
WHAT IS HAIR CONTOURING?
According to Loreal, hair contouring is “inspired by the make-up trend, and is a custom-made colour application technique that has revolutionised the use of hair colour and what it can achieve.
“This innovative technique uses the careful placement of colours around the face and, thanks to a play of light and shadow, can alter the appearance of your face shape by accentuating your best features and enhancing your natural skin tone without the application of make-up.
“Darker tones create shadows and are used to shorten or narrow the face shape, whilst lighter tones elongate and lengthen the face shape by reflecting light.
“This clever placement of colour and the careful selection of complimentary tones perform an optical illusion and make your face appear more defined and features more accentuated.”
Loreal say the concept of hair contouring is similar to make-up as it adds ‘tone and depth’Credit: calumtierney/Instagram
Kim Kardashian is also said to be a fan of the hair contour trendCredit: Instagram
However, Michelle isn’t the first star to jump on the trend, with Kim Kardashian, Lily Aldridge and Jessica Biel also fans.
Salons may be shut at the moment during lockdown, but this style may be top of our lists when they reopen.
We shared how Michelle Keegan has been forced to self-isolate for two weeks after being exposed to coronavirus on a photoshoot in Manchester.