Ask the Experts: How can I have fun with my spring hair colour? September 5, 2018 13:27
Spring is officially here—and if you’re like us, you could very well be thinking of changing up your hair colour in addition to your wardrobe.
Instead of making the typical seasonal transition to a lighter, blonde hair for the warmer months, why not take a little inspiration from 2018’s top beauty trends and embrace a rainbow/pastel/candy shade or two?
Known in the industry for her extensive background in training and education, as well as being a Master Stylist at Morgan & Morgan Hair Collective since 2001, Jennifer Morgan @jennifer.morgan.hair is the go-to girl with any colouring conundrum and her passion and skill set are enviable in the hairdressing community.
Her technical expertise and precision has also seen her in the roles of Artist and Educator for industry heavyweights such as L’Oréal, Redken and Schwarzkopf.
So in this blog we ask her to share some standout colour ideas that are sure to inspire you for the season.
Rainbow/pastel/candy coloured hair isn’t always the easiest hair hues to achieve and some of our suggestions are a little more intricate, here is something to inspire your next conversation in salon
Besides the technicality of your desired look, you’ll also have to keep in mind your starting shade. If you aren’t starting with highlights or lightened blonde hair, we will need to pre-lighten your hair first — and the darker your base shade, the more work it takes to reach your desired hair colour.
If you think achieving a candy coloured rainbow ‘do’ will require lightening your hair, you may want to consider booking a consultation appointment with a professional colourist first
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #1: PEEK-A-BOO
With a versatile peek-a-boo, the underneath layer is coloured a different shade from the top layer. The color is only visible when it shows through the top layer of hair or when the hair is worn up. The peek-a-boo look will work on any type of hair, in any colour, the only thing you need to decide is if you want a wild color like hot pink or a natural color like caramel blonde.
CANDY HAIR COLOUR IDEA #2: MOONSTONE
Crystal hair colour hues are trending at the moment, moonstone hair being one such trend. The beautifully titled hair trend allures to the gemstone, which is known for its vibrant light blue and violet shades. Similarly to the moonstone, this inspired hair trend featured integrated shades of lavender, magenta and periwinkle. If you need to keep it subtle try a silver, near-white hue on the top layer that conceals a handful of rainbow colours beneath. When you wear your hair down, it’ll be your own little secret!
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #3: SEAFOAM
If you’ve scrolled through your social media feeds recently, then you’re probably well aware of how popular seafoam (light teal) hair continues to be. The oceanic hue can be brightened for summer and darkened for autumn, making it the perfect hue for your spring hair debut.
CANDY HAIR COLOUR IDEA #4: MAUVE
Mauve is a dusty violet pink colour that is popping up just about everywhere these days. As rose gold hair’s cousin, mauve hair is a bit ashier, while remaining light. The ashy tones make this the perfect rainbow hair colour pick for those with cool undertones.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #5: GEMSTONE HOLOGRAM
This hair colour embraces a series of gemstone colours placed throughout brown hair. Gemstone hologram hair is known for the way it’s both bright and reflective while remaining true to springs lighter hues.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #6: DENIM
Denim, a blue/navy/ash hybrid, is a gorgeous smoky hue that can add a certain coolness to your spring look. as versatile as a pair of jeans…this trend comes in a myriad of tones and shades of blue.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #7: TANGERINE
If one of your favourite parts about spring is the way the garden comes to life with a plethora of vibrant colour, the perfect time to transform your hair into a beautiful tangerine shade
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #8: OIL SLICK
Here’s the scene: You’re walking to your car, only to get mesmerised by the dark puddle of oil you have to step over. As you go to step over it, you notice how the shades begin to change, revealing a gorgeous mermaid-like rainbow of colours. Now picture that same effect on your hair. Like moonstone hair, oil slick hair is all about having a solid surface hue with rainbow tints hidden beneath it. Most often the outer colour will be somewhere along the spectrum of blue smoke to ashy black, with bright rainbow colours on the underside.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #9: MAROON
Looking for a fun hair colour that isn’t too out of your comfort zone? Maroon hair is perfect for you! Nothing says fun like a brilliant shade of red, and this shade is on the darker side making it easily wearable for your day-to-day activities.
RAINBOW HAIR COLOUR IDEA #10: SILVER
Once upon a time, going grey was something many women feared—but it certainly wasn’t something people asked for at the salon. Times have changed. Nowadays, silver hair is seriously popular due to its cool, modern look. Just take a peek at the latest fashion week runways and you’ll see models strutting their stuff with silver locks.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW RAINBOW HAIR COLOR
After you’ve picked out your candy/rainbow hair colour and had your hair coloured, it’s time to make a few changes to your hair care routine. Switch to a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask that are safe for colour-treated hair. Try the new Color-Save range from BC to keep your hair in pristine condition and get a FAB-Pro treatment conditioner blending for your exact shade