This summer, it’s time for your blondes to dabble in the pink to create showstopping rose gold hair—one of the simplest ways to achieve a trendier look without going overboard.
With all the emphasis on funky colours we’ve seen in the last two years, even the “classic” blondes now want to have more fun with their colour.
“Generally, I see a lot of a women on the blonder side who want to experiment with something new but don’t want anything too extreme,” says Joey Marchese, an Essential Looks Artist for Schwarzkopf Professional and a hairstylist at bob & paige salon in Toronto.
Blonde with a touch of pink is an uplifting change for most clients, as the colour enhances almost every complexion while playing on the warmth and luminosity of longer summer days. “This beautiful blend of pink, red and blonde is pretty easy to achieve,” says Marchese, who mixes copper blonde with a medium gold blonde and a touch of red to create that coveted rose rich hue.
Rich like molten gold
At Wella Professionals, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection includes the ecaille trend, “with colours that seem to melt into each other and create a rich multi-tone effect,” says Paul Nasrallah, an ambassador for Wella Canada who will be presenting onstage at this year’s North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHAs) in Las Vegas. “It’s a combination of warm and cool shades that create a super-rich, molten effect that shimmers as the hair moves.”
Optimal colour placement is also what will help create this stunning “liquid gold” effect. “The shape has to come from the back to the front and from the crown in a diagonal shape to make it look like you’re creating a mirror reflection: one edge warmer and one edge cooler,” Marchese explains.
If your client is curious about this shade but hesitant to take the plunge, you can add a slight touch of rose gold to the tips of a coppery blonde. Or go for an ombré!
“Creating an ombré with rose gold is also a beautiful way to incorporate these new colours without hair being too dark or too light,” says Marchese. Ideally, you should pre-lighten the hair to a level eight or nine and then add the toner, making sure to blend the colour into the hair well to avoid any lines and creating a gradient dip-dye effect.
It’s the perfect look for those garden parties your clients will be flocking to come June.
Keeping it beautiful
Having the right products on hand will help your clients retain their hot hues. Here are two top-shelf picks that the pros recommend:
Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Smoothing Anti-Frizz Cream helps protect hair from hot tools.
Blow-dry hair with a flat brush and apply Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Anti-Oxidant Smoothening Oil for additional shine.