HAIR COLOR HAS EVOLVED BOTH AT HONE AND IN THE SALON SO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT’S TRENDING SO YOU DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND.
It’s true that trends come and go but the world of hair color is so fluid, the number one rule right now is that anything goes. That said; there are questions that need answering so you can remain clued up on color in 2019. Here are the hot topics to talk about:
IS GREY HAIR OLD NEWS?
Absolutely not. Icy tones that bounce between white blonde and platinum grey are still soaring in popularity – for both men and women. Silver tips, slices of pale grey intertwined with cool lilacs and blues and pearlescent shades that reflect the light have become as common as highlights and thanks to temporary color products like KMS STYLECOLOR Iced Concrete it means you can delve into the futuristic palette with the confidence. Whether hair is blonde, brunette or even a vivid violet, the easy to use STYLECOLOR spray applicator also means you have the freedom to choose between light streaks of silver or a chunky ombre on the ends.
The thing with Balayage is that it’s not just a trend but a technique so it can never ever be boring. Quite the opposite, it makes life more interesting as you get to freestyle with color. From tortoiseshell effects to pastelage, pick any of KMS STYLECOLOR and go at the hair graffiti style. Feather the color from roots to the ends of hair or focus the majority of your color in the centre for a fade out effect.
The KMS STYLECOLOR have been designed to work on all base hair colors so whether you choose more traditional tones like Rusty Copper, Raw Mocha and Brushed Gold or a contemporary color like Vintage Blush or Dusky Blonde, there’s a Balayage option for everybody.
Look at the streetstyle around you and you’ll see it’s quite the opposite. People are embracing the rainbow of shades available to them and thanks to improved aftercare products it means the alternative hues are going the distance rather than fading fast. Purple hair was a big pull in 2018 when it was heralded the color of the year but for 2019, mustard shades, yellow and amber are going to reign supreme.
Color layering is having a moment so forget the adage that warm brunettes should only be worn alongside warm blondes and vice versa, mixing up the two tonal palettes creates even more choice and allows for your artistic side to shine through. Rather than placing colors side by side like traditional highlights, start with a warm undertone and then apply a cooler shade on top so you get a glowy effect from beneath – a bit like when skin looks ‘lit from within’.
Or if you want roots to look radiant switch it round and layer your warm tones on top. Not sure which you prefer? STYLECOLOR lets you mix things up commitment-free. Start with a pairing like Brushed Gold and Frosted Brown and graduate up to contemporary shades like Stonewash Denim and Vintage Blush.
OK so no-one does a double take anymore if your hair color doesn’t look like it was the shade you were born with (pink hair we’re looking at you) but just because it’s so popular doesn’t mean it should be avoided. After all, a worldwide acceptance that it’s as flattering as blonde, brunette, black or red is really rather refreshing.
Plus there’s a whole palette of pinks to play with regardless. The trend that started out with cooler tones can now be updated to a honeyed effect – think blush, strawberry blonde and peachy pink washes like KMS STYLECOLOR Vintage Blush that look worn in and ‘natural’.