For those of you who are wondering if silver hair is still in style- it is. Silver hued locks are still trending this Spring/Summer, but the range of hues, tints, shades, and highlights continue to expand. From deep gunmetals, to soft silvery lilacs all things silver will be the ‘hot’ colour this summer on the festival scene. Silver is the new blonde and the mixed metallics look is an easier way to step into the grey tones. By mixing warm and cool tones into brown and blonde bases, you can experiment with the silver hues and still have a soft bronze or beige blonde base.
For the daring, going for all-over silver isn’t easy! It takes hours, and several lightening sessions to get the right base to achieve these true grey hues. Plan for both your budget and your time to be there! If you’re already blonde or have blonde dipped ends, choose the right silver for your look. I recommend going a little deeper than you initially think. Silver tones fade very quickly, so to get the grey to stay, I start with a level deeper than you may first consider. This helps blend your roots and can also give you the option of doing a color melt. This is a look that uses your natural depth and adds dark grey then stretches it into a lighter silver in the ends.
Maintenance is a must for these granny greys! Colour-safe, sulphate-free products are the only way to maintain your silver locks. Check out overtone.co for all your pastel and candy-coloured conditioners for at home maintenance while you shower! No more cool rinses or cold showers!
As always, make sure you’re booking in for consultations or inquiring about colour services before making the appointment, this will avoid miscommunication- and let downs! With Pinterest and Instagram, there are loads of pictures to use for inspiration; pictures speak a thousand words! Always trust your stylist if they recommend a few sessions to achieve these silvery looks. It is important to give your hair time in between colouring is to heal from the chemical lightening process and is a necessary step in keeping your hair strong and healthy. Booking in for regular treatments helps too. Did you know that a blow dry and deep treatment at the salon at JCI is only $15?! Now you have no excuses! Come in and see us for a consultation to determine what it would take to turn your locks into silver.
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.