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Creative Colour Mixes we Love

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Why just stick with one colour?

Directions gives you the freedom to create and experiment with a huge variety of blends and colour combinations.

These are a few of our favourite combos

There are so many ways to mix up your palette, but knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming. Do you go for a careful composition of shades that naturally complement each other, or rebel against the colour wheel with a clash of light, dark, bright and bold?

With 46 mixable colours in our collection, the possibilities are endless. So, for a little inspiration, we turned to the Directions community — you never fail to stand out with all kinds of scroll-stopping styles.


@entmenent GLOWS in Fluorescent Lime and Bright Daffodil

This colour mix is sure to light up ANY room. If any of our fluorescent colours aren't bright enough (which we're confident they are) then mixing in a bit of Bright Daffodil will add even more of a glowing hue to your look.


@hairbykenzanna beautifully blending with Cerise into Plum

Isn't this result just flawless? Using two of the most popular tones of pink and purple to combine together, this talented stylist has made these colours melt into one look with three different hues.


@mattrazook get's his artist on with Pastel Blue, Fluorescent Orange, Flamingo Pink, Sunflower, Spring Green & Lilac

When even two colours isn't enough, then going it rainbow is always a favourite of ours! Especially when you have a buzz cut base to paint onto. Are you brave enough to try this look on yourself or a client?

@the_feline_fanatic x @escape_hair_newtown

@escape_hair_netown mix it up on @the_feline_fanatic using Cerise and Flamingo Pink

Love pink but can't find the right shade? Creating your own unique shades is something our users aren't shy of. With all 46 of our colours being completely inter-mixable, you too can create BOLD and bright looks like this hot pink do'.


@psychadelichairsalon brings all things NEW together by splitting Deep Purple and Fluorescent Green

The split dye trend is definitely here to stay. What a better way to do it than by using contrasting colours, to really make a statement! You don't always need to follow the trend and use complimentary tones.

Feeling adventurous?

Colour blends are always a surefire way to refresh your look and get you experimenting with new styles. Often, it’s the combinations that you’d never dream of that you end up loving the most.

Combining multiple colours is simpler than you might think, but make sure you follow these seven golden rules before you get started.

1. Check the colour wheel

If you mix colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, they will cancel each other out. For example, mixing green with orange will create a dull brown.

2. Test your colour ratios

Before applying throughout your hair, mix different quantities of your chosen colours separately and see how they look with individual strand tests.

3. Prevent colour bleeding

When applying multiple colours, make sure you keep separate shades clipped up and out of each other’s way.

4. For the split colour look

To stop them from blending together, apply your colours separately and follow each individual set of instructions.

5. Apply your colour from the roots down

For best results, always start at the roots and work your way down to the ends of your hair.

6. Keep it clean between colours

Always wash and dry your hair separately between applying each shade.

7. If it’s your first time mixing

We strongly recommend investing in a Mixing Bowl Tint Brush, Mixing Bowl and a pair of Latex Gloves to keep colour where you want it, and nowhere you don’t.

Choose your colours
, get mixing and show us your stunning results!
To feature on our Instagram, remember to share your new colour combo with #directionshair

We can’t wait to see you shine!

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