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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.


@ja.iy bringing together the bright tones of Turquoise and Lavender

Tropical ocean hues meet bold purple tones to make two of our most lively colours form the perfect contrast. The half and half look is brave, iconic and brimming with possibilities.


@vanitydollsalon glowing yet again with Bright Daffodil and Cerise

We’re always excited to see new Directions hair colour creations from The Vanity Dolls. This time, they’ve taken two of our brightest colours to blend a look which radiates that ready-to-glow confidence.


@libbyingram creates this fiery orange with Fluorescent Orange & Apricot

Libby has gone for this unmissable combo of colour that will burn bright in the summer and turn up the heat in winter. A year-round look that’s sure to turn heads.

@princesscinstam with @hairbygracieh

@princesscinsytam with @hairbygracieh mixing Wisteria, Carnation Pink, Cerise and Lagoon Blue

Looking pretty in this powerful combination of pinks, purple and blue, these vibrant colour slices leave hair looking like something out of a fairytale. We especially love the hint of Wisteria that brings this look together perfectly.


@mwg_x makes the mountains meet the ocean with Alpine Green and Turquoise

This subtle blend of blues and greens really shimmers! The light glossy hues of Turquoise are perfect for bringing out the depth and intensity found in the darker tones of Alpine Green.

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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