Pink, red, aqua and more hair-colouring styles in Dubai
Time Out staff
Candyfloss pink Rule-breaking, rainbow-hued pastels pave the way this season. As Katy Perry’s polished red-carpet ’do will attest, the look is more pretty than punk.
Ali Keogh, Creative Stylist at SLaM salon, says… ‘This trend will suit just about everybody, providing the right tone is chosen and the client has the courage to rock it. We start by bleaching the hair to a pale white shade, which is why we recommend this look for people with shorter hair. To get that soft pink shade we use rich pink pigment and apply it on wet hair. The colour only lasts about two weeks. High-fashion colours such as this one need to be maintained frequently as they only last a few washes, and there are products available for after-care. If you want a temporary look for a night out, go for Kevin Murphy Colour Bugs – hair chalk that provide wipe-on, wipe-off colour.’
Ombre For those who love a more natural look, ombre and balayage continue to be the most sought-after hair trends for the season, as Jessica Biel demonstrates.
Kelly Cyndrowski, Owner of Salon Ink, says… ‘We’re seeing a lot of ombre but the more sombre tones. This means the hues are softer blends and not as contrasted – browns paired with light browns and apricot tones mixed with blondes.’
Red Channel Emma Stone and bring your tresses to life with this fiery hue.
Cyndrowski says… ‘Red suits light to medium skin tones and I’d avoid it if the skin is not clear. Red hair requires a lot of maintenance as it fades very quickly and bleeds onto pillows and towels. Also, think about the colours of your clothes because not everything goes with red. Blondes going to red will always have amazing results with vibrancy of the tone. A Salon Ink secret is that we always work with semi-permanent colour when making blondes darker as it lasts longer. If you have coloured dark hair, Wella Professional has a product called Magma – similar to a bleach but soft on the hair, which deposits the red at one time.’
Aqua Mermaid shades look great on shorter styles. Follow in Kylie Jenner’s footsteps and experiment with azure-toned dip-dyes.
Cyndrowski says… ‘We’re doing a lot of pastel teal and aqua shades. They look amazing next to each other but these are very eclectic looks and don’t suit everyone. Pastel shades need topping up on a regular basis, allowing you to change the colour every week.
Lavender Kelly Osborne’s candy-coloured hue isn’t the easiest to pull off, but it makes quite a statement.
Keogh says… ‘The first step towards a lavender tone is to get the right base. The hair must be bleached to white to achieve the true colour, which can take two to four hours. Then it’s just a case of applying the colour – it’s basically down to toning and tricks of the trade. The toner is applied on the hair and left to soak for about 15-20 minutes.