This Year's Trendiest Hair Colour Is Basically a Sunset Come to Life February 02, 2017 14:29

The year has only just begun and there is a new buzz in the world of colour…a take on the ‘rose-gold’ trend that has been around for a while now, but one that packs way more punch!

So we asked Colour Director, Salon Owner and Redken Ambassador Jennifer Morgan to explain more about this Bellini inspired colour trend

“Blorange”: a mix of tones that resembles a blood orange, bleeding together blonde, red, orange & pink hues, creating a peachy subtle ’sunset’ effect. The mix of warm and cool tones means that just about anyone can wear it. It brightens up most skin tones and looks just as flattering on curly hair as it does on straight hair.

To achieve this look you need to have some lighter pieces to create the dimension, texture and to make to colour pop. As colourists, our work is always a delicate balance between bringing our clients’ colour dreams to life and maintaining the integrity of their hair so with all our colouring service we use Redken pH-Bonder. This amazing ‘in-colour’ treatment protects the hair, but it also actively repairs. The hair becomes silky, smooth and even more hydrated than before the you walked into the salon. 

Not looking for a major change, you can just have the ends lightened in a balayage, ombre effect (or use the one you already have) then then get your colourist to blend some peach, some pink and some copper shades. Rather than applying one colour throughout we use a blend of alternating slices of City Beats 22g City Ballet Pink 3g Big Apple Red, 23g City Ballet Pink 2g Midtown Magenta and 22g City Ballet Pink 3g Yellow Cab

But for the full on effect (like the gorgeous transformations seen recently on Gigi Haddad and Georgia May Jagger, start with a strong balayage on the mid lengths and ends, blending into some baby lights around your face to create a frame of lightness.

Once the hair is lightened then smudge the root area with a a deeper mix of City Beats City Ballet Pink with a drop of Big Apple Red & a drop of Midtown Magenta to add more intensity and richness. This is then blended out into the mid-lengths and ends.

This formula can then be diluted with clear for slices on the longer lengths but to get the true ‘blorange’ results add in some slices of City Ballet Pink & Midtown Magenta with slices of City Ballet Pink & Yellow Cab

Redken City Beats collection consists of 8 intermixable, stay-true hues, plus a clear. With this range we can create an endless palette of creative colours that range from bold to pastel hues. The City Beats cream is an easy-to-use acidic formula that conditions and seals the hair cuticle for lasting semi-permanent colour and healthy-looking hair. Because this range is a true semi-permanent, our clients can change up their colour as often as they like without compromising condition

To ensure the longevity of the colour, condone is everything…as the more porous the hair, the faster the colour will fade. With this in mind, pH-Bonder is essential during the process and we also recommend our clients use Extreme CAT protein reconstructing hair treatment spray at home. This fab strengthening protein hair treatment spray reconstructs, reconditions and adds immediate strength with it boosts hair's shine and softness.

Rather than using regular shampoo we also send our City Beats clients home with Redken Genius Wash cleansing conditioner. This innovative multi-purpose range will cleanse and condition in one step for ideal moisture replenishment, manageability and colour radiance, so your hair is always clean, but never over-washed.

To find out more about our Creative Colour Director Jennifer, just click here