Sometimes the names that come with hair color trends are just as fabulous as the colors themselves (who could forget tiger eye, blorange, or cream soda blonde?) and this trend is no exception. Ladies, let me introduce you to what is looking to be the “it” color of Spring 2018…rose quartz! And yes, it’s just as pretty as it sounds. It’s a blend of pink, violet, and coral – one transposed over the next – that almost glows due to its brightness.
A bit of back-story…
We can thank Alexander Wang and celeb stylist Josh Wood for this one. The designer enlisted Wood to create a standout color for his Spring 2018 New York Fashion Week show back in September, and the color has been popping up everywhere since. “This isn’t a Barbie soft pink,” Wood makes clear. “This is a definite downtown urban pink. I think we’ve seen pastels and brights for quite a long time but this opportunity to create a multi-layered, multi-faceted amethyst tone, for me feels we’re really creating something that’s not only really standout but also really wearable.”
The key to achieving this orchid color is in your base. You’ll need to lighten up your strands to a silvery tone, which can be a serious process. Wood shared, “We achieved the color by layering grays and titaniums as an undercoat and then applying different levels of pink over the top. This in a way creates a patina, the way that certain areas of color are more saturated and when there is less saturation you get to see more of the undercoat, which is a cooler grey tone.”
Yes, it’s a commitment – but we think it’s a well worth it one. It’s an incredibly versatile shade. Whether you choose to rock the palest pink or take it all the way to amethyst, it’s totally customizable. And it’s flattering on almost every skin tone! If you do decide to dive into the rose quartz colored pond, you’ll definitely want to befriend a loyal color-protecting shampoo and conditioner. The last thing you want is to watch your color fade right in front of your eyes. Both our Hydrating and Volumizing Collection offer color-protecting shampoos and conditioners up to the task! In fact, all our products contain our Liquid Vibrance™ Complex, which contains Black Currant, Soy Yogurt, Algae, Yerba Mate, and a blend of vitamins and minerals to restore natural vibrancy, protect color, and enhance shine.
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