What's trending in the world of Hair Fashion Colour is constantly changing and completely represents those that want to be bold and unique. New ideas and looks are being invented every day by professionals in the industry or those that just have passion and are brave enough to use their own head of hair as a test subject.
That being said, once these looks and methods start finding their way into professional salons and the mainstream population, you don't need to take any risks on your clients and now more than ever professional brands such as Wella, Matrix and Schwarzkopf
are formulating the tools that you need and teaching you how to use them. All you need to do is pay attention. Thanks to online platforms like Social Media those pioneers of the industry can share their ideas and experiences on a global scale. Here's what's hot right now..
1. Wella Colour Touch Instamatic
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First came the Instamatic
colours from Wella
that were released in 2015 and were instantly successful. Taking inspiration from Social Media photography and camera filters, the colours were more diffused and less saturated than what we were used to previously in bright pastels and rainbow shades. The range also came with a clear option to dilute the colours even further for a range of intensity.
are constantly sharing educational material with their customers on Social Media on how to use their colour ranges - including Colour Touch Instamatic. In this blog here
they describe how the Instamatic
shades can be used for a more personalised results when mixed with other Colour Touch colours as well as during colour correction.
Since its release we've seen the Mauve and Pink shades prove the most popular on Instagram
and those that use it are achieving a very sophisticated look commenting that it washes out beautifully and leaves their hair in better condition than the bright semi-permanents that came before from non-professional brands. Finally, brightly coloured hair is for anyone.
2. Matrix Colour Sync
Released May of this year, was the Color Sync Watercolor
range from Matrix
. The perfect name of these colours intended to achieve low-commitment colour that could be used on light or dark base hair. Colourists can 'paint' a completely bespoke look for their clients or 'canvas' every time with the popular Rose Gold look becoming a common request at the time of release making use of the peach and pink tones available.
The great thing about the Watercolour range
is that it can be used with other colours in the Color Sync
range (including other Watercolors) for an even more bespoke look and even the Clear option so colourists have complete control over the saturation and level of colour they want the hair to show. Hair is also left in fantastic condition and diffuses beautifully as it washes out.
have shared so much of their own creative team using this range
that it's impossible not to be inspired and let your creative side go. They urge that everyone shares their results with the hashtag #watercolorhair
so go ahead and see what everyone else has come up with.
2. Schwarzkopf Igora Colorworx
Finally we have the most recent release this year with Igora Colorworx
. Raved about by celebrity hairstylist Guy Tang
these are the newest in rainbow bright colours and can be diluted as well as mixed with any other of the Igora
range for different looks.
is most famous for mixing them with the Pearlescent shades
mimicking precious metals and stones but due to the intensity of the raw form of the colours we are also seeing a comeback in brighter, fantastical hair being labelled as mermaid, unicorn or even pegasus hair
which take inspiration from fairytale paintings and manipulated digital art. But still with a more natural and 'dirty' tone in contrast to the perfect baby pastels and brights of previous years.
With no developer needed and suitable for colour correction as well as shade enhancement Igora Colorworx
is proving a valuable and essential tool in hair salons across the world right now.
Whichever look you are trying to achieve or whether you are looking for the most suitable colour range to help you bring to life a creation of your own it's safe to say that Fashion Colour
is not going anywhere and is likely to develop and inspire even more as Professional Brands such as Wella, Matrix and Schwarzkopf
release their own advanced and technical manuals.