PASTEL HAIR COLOR
Pastel shades are still among the most popular new hair color trends. Pale hues of pink, violet, blue, etc. are pretty and soft while adding a touch of funky to a style. These pastel shades will only show up on hair that has been bleached to a pale blonde first. They can be high maintenance as the pigments are prone to quickly fading. Avoid excessive shampooing and heat styling to retain the color longer.
Keep your pastel colors fresh with these shots of pigment added to shampoo and conditioner. It’s like having a personalized toner applied every time you wash your hair. Simply add the Shotz to your shampoo and/or conditioner, shake and apply!
SILVER/METALLIC HAIR COLOR
Metallics have become a raging hot hair color trend. Shimmering tones of silver and steel are unique and edgy but still understated. As with the pastels though, these pigments are very difficult to retain in the hair and require frequent upkeep. Here are our recommendations for achieving and maintaining metallic pigments.
temporary color rinses
This classic product is the best solution for keeping those elusive silver tones in the hair. Wash and towel dry hair, apply this product while your hair is damp (for less deposit) or dry (for more deposit) and then style as usual. The ‘SILVER LINING’ shade gives a nice sparkly silverish tone to the hair and the ‘TRUE STEEL’ has a darker gunmetal result. It is temporary, so washes out immediately upon shampooing, but can easily be used each time you wash/style for the ultimate silver hair upkeep solution. *Use dark towels and bedding as there can be some transfer of pigments from this product
Try this one for a metallic silver-blue color. Keep in mind that this is a semi-permanent color, so it will remain in the hair for much longer than a rinse. Use on dry hair for maximum deposit and a darker tone, or damp hair for a more pastel shade.
This new hair color technique creates gradual shifts in color tone and darkness. Balayage (hair painting) is great for giving hair color a lived-in look, even mimicking the effect of natural sun lightening. Done with a much more ‘freehand’ application than coloring with a traditional highlighting approach where the color is applied evenly from root to end on each section. Painting the color on in this way allows for much more customization.