- The beauty edit
As we update our wardrobes every season, it seems only logical for our hair color to follow suit. We asked the world-renowned hair colorist Josh Wood to share his top three tips to help you find your perfect shade.
1. Be specific
"It's essential to have a clear understanding of the color you want to achieve, so do lots of research and bring magazine tears to your consultation."
2. THINK SUBTLE
"It doesn't have to be a dramatic change. Hair that is dyed to look natural is a big runway trend this season. Just the slightest tweak to your tone will instantly update your look."
3. MATCH IT
"Skin and eye color are crucial in finding the right tone. You should also address your hairstyle when considering a change."The last word... skincare specialist Sarah Chapman knows how to achieve a flawless complexion. the latest product in her Skinesis line is the Instant Miracle Mask, which creates plumper, brighter skin.
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Josh's celebrity clients include (clockwise from top) January Jones, Karen Elson and Alexa Chung
When did you make the switch from model to photographer?
I was on a Harper's Bazaar shoot when I asked the photographer if I could assist on his next story. That was the day I transitioned to the other side of the camera.
Has your experience as a model influenced your photography?
Yes, if you have an understanding of what it feels like to be in the sitter's position you will get a better photo.
Your ultimate career highlights?
In 2011 I featured in US Vogue's "Best Dressed" issue and had my first photography exhibition, You And Me, And No One In Between, in NYC.
Your daily beauty routine?
I cleanse my face, apply a day moisturizer followed by a sunscreen, add a touch of Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Éclat and I'm done.
And your hair routine?
I've found the perfect colorist called Christopher John at Garren in New York. He knows how to make my naturally blonde hair a little blonder, without looking like Barbie.
Embryolisse Lait-Créme Concentré
"I discovered this gem when I was working as a model - every makeup artist uses it. I always stock up when I am in Paris now; it's excellent as a primer."
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
"Along with my favorite lipstick (Tom Ford's True Coral), Touche Éclat is my instant pick-me-up. I don't leave home without it."
Moroccanoil Treatment Oil
"Every other day, I lather two pumps of Moroccanoil through the ends of my hair - which is naturally really dry - and it leaves my hair in amazing condition."
Tom Ford Black Orchid
"This scent is spicy and sweet in equal portions."
ManeNocte Day Cream
"I love their organic products. With Russian blackcurrant, gipsy weed, coconut water and SPF15, it smells like you are on holiday."
Dr Lucas' Papaw Ointment
"I have a tube of this in every coat and bag I own. I use it as a lip balm and it's invaluable when traveling, too. I slather it all over my face and hands as soon as I get on a long-haul flight - when I step off the plane my skin looks fresh and supple."
Malin + Goetz Peppermint Bar Soap
"I discovered this line at the Soho Grand Hotel in NY and have been addicted ever since. I like an old-fashioned bar of soap in the bath."
Tom Ford Lipstick in True Coral
"This color is so perfect for my skin tone, it's almost like Tom made it just for me (in my dreams!). One slick really lights up your face."
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm
"When I discovered this Australian brand it was a revelation. I particularly love this moisturizer because it is plant-derived, so it always makes me feel clean and smells like I am in Australia."credits
Photographs: Getty Images, Rex Features; Citizen Couture