Grey hair, pastel, balayage and layage are all daring hair colour trends that have caught our attention. But the one shade we still can't get enough of is rose gold. It's glamorous, it's sophisticated and it's pretty and punky in equal measure.
The good news? This dreamy shade is still on trend in 2019 for those who want a more subtle version of pink hair.
Heading into one of the best hair salons in London, Hare & Bone on Great Titchfield Street, I had a consultation where we decided on a 'mellow rosé' shade – a golden-pink that was very fashun darling.
Here's five things I wish I had know before taking the pink plunge:
- If you're scared of a permanent change, talk to your hairdresser. I was sh*tting it before my appointment, but the colourist at Hare & Bone knew exactly what he was doing and really reassured me. He re-did my blonde first and applied demi-permanent pink toners over the top. This meant the change wasn't permanent and once it eventually faded (roughly between 10-20 washes), I would have a beautiful blonde waiting for me underneath.
- TAN. It was the first thing I did when I got home from my appointment. Pastel colours can wash you out, so if you're as pale as I am, a good bronzing will work wonders.
- Have plenty of light-coloured clothes on stand-by. I found whites, pastel colours and greys worked best with this shade of hair.
- Gold and bronze eye makeup looked amazing. Something about the metallic-ness of your hair and the shimmer of the eyeshadows just WORKS.
- Your hair colour will look really different depending on the light. In natural light mine looked like bright, golden pink, whereas in darker light I could pass as gingery strawberry blonde.
But most importantly, treating myself to a mellow rosé change was so FUN! I had so many compliments and it's such an easy way for blondes to play around with their look (without too much commitment). JUST DO IT!
It's now been five months since I dabbled with pink hair, and I'm ready to go back for round two (perhaps a peach this time?). It took three to four weeks for the colour to be gone completely, slowly fading out with each wash. Towards the end, there were a few days where the pink was only a whisper and made my blonde look a little mucky, but after two days of meh and a final thorough wash with a clarifying shampoo, my blonde was back and better than ever.
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