For those of you wondering what ‘fashion hair colours’ are, I ask you what are ‘normal’ hair colours?
So ‘normal colours’ are red, brown, blonde…that’s it? What about violet, plum, and copper? Chocolate, caramel and toffee? Or beige, icy platinum, and sunny golden? These are all sought-after and regularly-used hair colours that are not made in nature. So why not pink, coral, lavender, purple or blue? Why are these ‘fashion colours’ not regarded as day-to-day hair colours? Why are they reserved only for the daring or for hairstylists themselves to wear? I say to everyone out there looking at Pinterest or Instagram who are thinking, “can I pull this off?”, yes, you can!
Here’s how you can get in on the fashion colour frenzy:
I think the best way to dip into colour is with swirls of fashion colours that compliment the tones you already have. This can be easily done with highlights of any vivid or pastel tone, along with your regular colour service. A few accent strands underneath or around your face will let you “try on” a fashion colour with little commitment. If you are feeling a little more daring, ask your stylist to change up the toner on your highlights or request an all-over lightening service to get a vivid or pastel colour. These colours are semi-permanent, can be fairly low commitment, and fade rather quickly. Note: the darker the fashion colour, the longer it lasts! Pastels really only stay in the hair for a few weeks before fading and needing to be refreshed. I can assure you, once you’ve tried a fashion colour, you’ll realize that they are just as normal to live with as any colour! You don’t have to change your makeup or clothes to compliment a pastel or vivid colour that suits you! Although, I must admit, it is fun to match your lipstick to your hair colour.
As always,make sure you are booking a consultation with your stylist before any new colour service! These fashion colours can sometimes require more time to apply, but make sure it’s the right colour for you! This spring, don’t be ‘normal’- be BOLD!
Hair Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor
Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.