Aveda Hair Colour

Cruelty-Free Hair Colour at Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty Salon In Peterborough 

As an ethically conscious hair & beauty salon in Peterborough, it has always been extremely important for us to select a natural hair colouring range which is not only good for your hair but also good for the environment.

We are proud to use Aveda hair colour at Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty Salon in Peterborough as it is 100% vegan, 95%* naturally derived, fade-resistant, gives a radiant shine and is customisable just for you. From bold and bright copper shades to caramel blonde hues, balayage highlights and rich, chocolate-toned brunettes, we are confident we can achieve a look you’ll love.

Those looking to disguise unwanted grey hair will be happy to learn that this fabulous range can help blend grey hair and regrowth. With an unlimited colour palette, the possibilities are endless!   Your hair will be left nourished, hydrated and with a sublime shine.

We are proud to highlight that Salon Owner Melanie, has earned a prestigious Aveda certification encompassing comprehensive expertise in colour. This accreditation positions her as our in-house educator and master of colour specifically for Aveda’s customisable colour range.

Responsibly Produced Vegan Hair Colour

Why use Aveda hair colour? Rich, radiant brunettes, high-lift blondes, fade-resistant reds – even vibrant creative colour results such as dusty lavender or rose gold are achievable with Aveda Hair Colour. We love how creative we can get! Aveda colour is 100% customisable so we can deliver a shade to perfectly match your skin tone & personality.

Aveda colour contains nourishing organic plant-based ingredients and oils to improve the condition of your hair as it colours, including protective plant oils such as – sunflower, castor, jojoba, coconut and babassu oils – no nasty petrochemicals! Better still, Aveda bottle caps are made from 100% recycled material, whilst the cartons are made from 100% recycled fibre, including 77% post-consumer recycled materials.

Aveda hair colours are designed to be fade-resistant. Using Aveda’s plant-based shampoos, conditioners and treatments for dyed hair will help lock in colour and resist fading to preserve its vibrancy long after you leave the salon. Chat with your Melanie Richard’s stylist who will happily recommend the most suitable cruelty-free & vegan hair care for you and your hair type.

Full Head Hair Colour 

Classic red hair colours, rich brunettes and golden blonde shades can look amazing as an all over hair colour. Working with colour brand Aveda, your Melanie Richard’s colourist will choose between permanent & semi-permanent colours as well as colour glosses & toners to leave your hair in great condition with a long-lasting shine. 

Bold Fashion Hair Colours 

We love to keep up with the latest hair colouring techniques and trends in our Peterborough salon and our team of creative stylists love nothing more than creating bold, vibrant & fun hair colours.

The choices are endless when it comes to fashion hair colours. We offer a full range of colour services including vibrant reds, deep purples, pastel shades and rose gold hair colours plus the latest coral hair colours.

Highlights, Lowlights & Babylights

At Melanie Richard’s hair salon in Peterborough, we have the skills and experience to deliver beautiful classic highlights & lowlights for a defined placement of colours, or we can also use highlights to add flashes or slices of colour for a fun look.

Highlights and lowlights are also a great way of adding subtle colour to your hair and transforming your shade without committing to a full head. Enhance your natural tones and let our team of hair colour experts give you that extra wow factor. Highlights and lowlights can also be applied to cover some of those stubborn grey hairs, giving your hair dimension.


It’s no secret that Balayage hair colours have been a game changer and they remain amongst the most asked for hair colouring techniques in our Peterborough hair salon.

Whether you want to stand out from the crowd with a daring fashion coloured balayage, or fancy a classic rich, chocolatey brunette balayage with some face-framing highlights – the hair colour specialists in Peterborough at Melanie Richard’s have you covered!

Transitional Grey Hair Colouring 

Wave goodbye to the dreaded box-dye! Covering grey hairs or root regrowth can easily be achieved by one of our professionals, and will leave you feeling revitalised. Top tip? Avoid dying your hair darker than your natural hair colour to avoid re-growth issues.

If your home hair colour has gone wrong, you’ll be pleased to learn that Melanie Richard’s offers a wide range of hair colour correction services. Common hair colour issues include hair that has turned brassy or yellow from an incorrect bleach application, unwanted warm tones in the hair, and hair colour that has turned out too dark.

Skin Testing Policy 

As Aveda hair colour has no harsh chemical additives, it is less likely that an allergic reaction or scalp irritation will occur. However, we are a colour responsible salon. A skin sensitivity test must be carried out at least 48 hours before any colour that will touch the scalp to protect you from a reaction to the colour. It can not be done more than 5 days before your hair colour appointment. 

The skin test will also need to be carried out again: Every 6 months, if it is more than 6 months since your last colour if you have had a tattoo, henna tattoo or permanent make-up since your last colour. Alternatively, you can purchase a Patch Test Kit for skin testing. These cost £5. Full details here. 

We will send an email reminder if it is more than 6 months since your last test with us a week before your appointment, please DO NOT ignore this very important reminder. 

Book Your Aveda Hair Colour 

If you would like to book a complimentary hair colour consultation with a member of our highly skilled team of colourists or would like to book your next hair colour appointment at our hairdressers in Peterborough, call us on 01733 553600 today or book online.

 Don’t forget to read our best salon reviews to see why our clients say we are a top hair colour salon in Peterborough.

Salon Review
Nicola Fothergill
Thank you Natasha for doing my hair love the balayage look !! Also thank you to all the staff there you all are very kind and helpful my daughter loved having her hair done well done to you all .
Salon Review
Thank you Mel for another brilliant Barnet! I’ve been coming to you to sort my hair out approximately every 2 months for about 10 yrs! And you nail it every time! Best colourist in Peterborough and cutter I know, Love love love! Same again in September please! Rannveig x

*From plants, non-petroleum minerals or water.