There’s a new trend in town and it’s as colorful as ever! Ladies and gentlemen, meet gem roots – the playful pastel color trend taking roots everywhere by storm. Created by hair genius, Chita Beseau, gem roots combines everything we love about the ever so popular unicorn hair trend and crystal craze for a look that knows how to turn heads. Given the huge moment crystals are having in the beauty scene, it was only a matter of time before they reached our roots. And while gem roots might not offer the same healing powers and special energies that crystals do, there’s something magical about a really good hair day…
Get the Look
To create the look, Beseau started with a platinum blonde base to make the pastel colors pop. To recreate the color effect of geodes and gems, she used three colors; purple, pale green, and pink, focusing color on the roots only. The purple dye, the darkest of the trio, was applied first to create depth similar to that seen in geodes and other mineral rocks, followed by pale green, and then pink. To ensure each of the pastel hues could be seen no matter how the hair was parted, Beseau painted on different amounts of each shade to every section of hair. The result is a striking dark-to-light effect that fades from amethyst purple to a beautiful shade of aquamarine and finally, a light pink opal color. The entire process took approximately two hours.
A Versatile Trend
We love this trend for its versatility. It works on both long and short hair and can be as subtle or bold as you want it to be. If you’re hesitant to make the leap into the rainbow pool, start with something more muted. Even the thinnest line of color can make an impact. And while this look can be created on any hair color, if you really want your hair to absorb color, it’s best when it’s as light as possible.
For all you dark-haired beauties, this means for best results, you might have to commit to a little damage. But not to fear – all you need is the right product to restore your hair to good health. Both our Hydrating and Volumizing Collection offer color-protecting shampoos and conditioners and are up to the task! In fact, all of our products contain our exclusive 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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