If summer has left your hair colour dull, brassy and generally a bit meh, here's how to give it a new lease of life – without booking in for a full head of highlights.

1. Keep it hydrated

Our hair is just like our skin: it looks dull and lacklustre when it gets dry. Giving it a serious dose of hydration will bring it back to life and repair any damage – without adding more colour. We love Philip Kingsley's classic Elasticizer treatment – particularly if your hair has been damaged by summer sun, sea or chlorine.

2. Amp up shine & beat brassiness

Sometimes your colour needs a tweak – not a makeover. Book in for a gloss treatment to add brilliance and shine between colour appointments. Or come in for a simple toner to beat any brassiness that's crept in, and restore your creamy blonde.

3. Try French Balayage

When autumn swings round and the light starts to change, it can be nice to shift your hair colour along with it. Our new French Balayage look gives you effortlessly cool Parisian vibes with warm copper tones that are perfect for brunettes and grow out looking beautifully natural.

4. Add definition

Many of us tend to focus on root re-growth, but sometimes our colour looks flat because our hair lacks shape and definition. Our pioneering Zhoosh Foam can be scrunched into dry hair to add instant shape and volume, thereby lifting your look overall. The ‘dry foam’ technology also disappears when you rub it into your roots, absorbing any excess oil that makes re-growth look worse.

5. And remember…

As much as we love freshly-coloured hair, we love colour that looks better as it grows out even more. A Great Colourist has the expertise to apply your colour in such a way that it grows out looking seamless and natural, so you don’t need to book a new appointment so often.