Haircolor trends – culled from the blog stats
January 22, 2008
People are always asking me what is new in hair. They may not want to participate in a trend, but they want to know what it is.
The Posh Bob is the most recent nationwide trend that has enamored Average Jane.
The last one was the Rachel Shag.
Now, I want you to go out on a limb and guess why.
It is because these hairstyles can be tweaked to be flattering on lots of different faces!
So it is this observation that leads me to my next comment about hair color trends.
Every day my blog stats tell me that people are searching for pink hair.
And I am here to tell you that in the land of non-traditional haircolors, pink is the stand-out winner.
Go out on that limb again and ask yourself why.
Because pink is a color that can be tweaked to be flattering on lots of different faces!
And it has the added bonus of being considered “cute” as well as “sexy” and when pushed into fucshia, “edgy” or “funky.”
So you see, pink is the crayon color that Average Jane can pull off (in bits and pieces) and still is unconventional enough that when applied with a heavier hand is acceptable in the alternative cultures.
Add to that the changes in technology that enable us to make a pink color that actually lasts, and you have a winner.
Now, this dabbling in the crayon box is nothing new.
Those of you who are old enough to have been doing hair or getting your hair colored in the eighties might remember getting a Cellophane. This was a Sebastian product that gave a bright deposit of color and was often used to make a boldly colored streak. My Aunt Cindy (a blonde in her twenties at the time) had a dusty blue streak. I thought it was very cool!
So here we are in the 21st century and we have done every natural color to death.
Blondes are blonde, browns are brown and reds are red.
Live a little.
Remember the cardinal rule of haircolor: If you don’t like it, we can always cover it with something darker.