Hair color trends are ever-evolving (remember high-contrast highlights from the early 2000′s?) but lately things have taken a turn for the candy-colored. We asked Sine Qua Non Salon stylist Brad for his tips and thoughts on going Rainbow Brite-bright.
Lately, a lot of celebrities have been testing out wild-colored hair. Why do you think it has it become mainstream?
Lately, it seems that fashion in general has been reflecting certain colors of the 1980′s. I think that wild-colored hair has become a bit more mainstream in light of this general throwback. However, having said that, some things just coalesce without explanation.
What do you tell people who come in and want to go wild with color? Do you try to ease them into it, or go full-tilt on the first visit?
I rarely get clients who ask for wild-colored hair. However, when I do, I generally go full-tilt. I do this for two reasons. First of all, I work in the customer service industry, so I generally have to provide what clients ask for. Secondly, it is just hair; why not try something different? If it doesn’t look good, it can be changed!
Are there any special steps to consider when going pink, peach or another crazy color?
The main things to keep in mind is the upkeep. These types of colors generally fade more quickly than more traditional colors. The reason for this is that in order to support these types of tones, the hair must usually be lifted to a very light color first; something that typically leave the hair more porous. With this extra porosity, the hair will usually not hold on to the pigments as long as more traditional tones might. In addition, this type of pre-lightening often leaves the hair feeling damaged and dry.
What is upkeep like for these types of colors?
Using color-specific shampoos and conditioners in conjunction with shampooing your hair infrequently seems to work best.
Chalking seems to be a way to try colors without committing. Are there other ways to flirt with the trend without diving in?
The least risky way to go about this is probably with clip-in hair extensions. Also, I have a client with whom I will be trying out some florescent Highlighter markers on his platinum hair… I’ll keep you posted.
Who are your favorite celebrities or musicians with wild-colored hair?
Grimes, Mary Kate and/or Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, and Blake Lively. Oh, and I almost forgot Dennis Rodman.
To book an appointment with Brad, call 773-871-2280.