Move over Ombré, your dip dye days are done! It’s Eclipse’s time to shine; a hot new hair trend from the expert colour team at Jo Hansford Hair Salon is gracing the locks of London and New York fashion weeks, as well as fashion forward SJP and sultry Salma Hayek – does it really need any more justification?

A technique suitably named for the way it adds a single flash of colour to frame your face; the hot-footing hair trend is created by colouring small slices of hair in foil packets and tightly packing them together to result in a pigmented flash of colour.

Sarah Jessica Parker & Salma Hayek

Sarah Jessica Parker & Salma Hayek are both fans of Jo Hansford’s Eclipse trend (images courtesy of

Now the days are finally getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to experiment with fresh summer hair – so go and enhance that tan and brighten your complexion! Jaclyn Smith, Director at the prestigious Jo Hansford Salon, endorses the sunny season trend herself, stating how it’s ‘a chic yet bold technique for all ages’ giving the ‘hair a fun, summer vibe’.
But wait, it’s a hair trend; surely it won’t work for everyone? Wrong! The Eclipse can be adapted to complement any hair and skin tone, working in harmony with what you have for gorgeous, multi-tonal-tresses.

How can I make the Eclipse trend work for me?

Ease yourself in with ‘Classic Eclipse’. A soft option that uses blend tones to complement your natural colour; resulting in a subtle hue that enhances your features.

For the daring hair dye junkie, opt for ‘Acid Eclipse’. A bold look achieved by stripping and bleaching the ‘Eclipse section’ for a strong, clean blonde finish. Go one step further and tone with a whacky colour like pink, lilac or blue!

Mature hair will benefit from the ‘Charcoal Eclipse’ technique. Soft and chic, this colour blend uses charcoal tones to prevent unflattering brassiness.

So go on, be brave! Book into your nearest salon and add a flash of freshness to your locks this summer.

Top tip for looking after bleached hair:

If you do decide to dip a toe in the bleached pool, don’t forget that colour treated hair needs extra special care and attention, so ensure your locks stay healthy and hydrated all year round with something like the gorgeous Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque or the Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Intensive Masque, both available on HQhair!


Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair MasqueJo Hansford Expert Colour Care Intensive Masque

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