Many women today are embracing the bright colors, such as lavender, pink, and blue which seem to be quickly trending. What was once a taboo style of the 80’s and 90’s has slowly become a refined, more sophisticated look with all the growing popularity lately. No longer is the crazy color trend meant for a punk princess or, nonconformist, but anyone brave enough to wear it.
Many celebrities such as kelly Osborne, Katy Perry, and Hayley from Paramore are, and have been embracing the bright locks for some time. This has only increased the desire for many to finally experiment with bright colors.
Many clients have been interested in trying out these new color schemes for summer, but don’t’ know the process, or steps it takes to achieve these looks. The right process can give you righteous summer, hair and prevent you from a disastrous mess. As always we recommend always leaving it to the professionals. Here is an idea of what to expect in the salon:
- Most everyone will have to pre-lighten their hair in order for any vibrant color to show up and be vibrant. Depending on how dark your hair is naturally, and if it has previously been colored, will determine the finally result of how light your hair will end up at. The bleaching process to lighten ones hair color could take several sessions. We do this because we love you, and we want your hair to be as healthy as possible. Also be prepared to invest in good conditioning products
- As a consequence to lighting your hair, there will be some damage, minimal is goal. We will not hesitate to tell you it will require more than one session in the salon, again we do this because we love you. In any case we recommend starting your deep conditioning treatments, and laying off heat prior to heading to the salon. Any little bit will help protect your hair.
- Once the desired color has been applied, and the end result has been reached, making the color last is key. Most vibrant colors fade fast, especially on pre-lightened hair. A few ways to make this color last is to avoid over washing, or excessively washing your hair. Dry shampoo is a huge helping factor in making this possible. Also training your hair prior to coloring, helps prevent the hair and scalp from making excess oil. You can train your hair by going longer in between washing, this naturally regulates the production of oil. Also be prepared, vibrant colors when wet, bleed more than normal hair color. Always use a dark color towel when washing. Here is a few of our very own shag clients, that took the risk at trying out a vibrant color.
(all styles shown are done by master stylists Hayley Groll and Devin Ayanna)