- Monika Knotts
Powder Blue: The 2019 Pastel Trend
The pastel hair trend is certainly not new to the mainstream, but what will be THE pastel color of 2019? Well, less than a month into the year, it’s looking like powder blue is the shade of this season. With big name celebrities like Lady Gaga and Ruby Rose showing up on the red carpet and on the ‘gram rocking the dreamy color, powder blue is poised to take over. So, let’s talk about what you need to know if you’re looking to hop on this trend.
What You Need To Know BEFORE GOING BLUE
First Things First
Firstly, as is the case with any pastel color, the hair must be bleached to the lightest possible shade of blonde before any pastels can be applied, otherwise the pigment not lifted from the hair will show through, and the color will not come across as it was intended. This means consulting thoroughly with your stylist, to determine if lightening your hair this drastically is possible, and if so, how many sessions it will take to achieve.
Another factor to consider is that of maintenance; fun colors like this can often be the hardest to maintain. Find out from your stylist how often you’ll have to be back in the salon for touch ups, and what products you should take home to keep your color from fading between appointments.
Luckily, in this day and age, there are several options for at-home care. The two products I would most likely recommend to a client looking to keep up powder blue locks are Olaplex 3, which helps to rebuild the bonds broken by the chemical damage that occurs during any bleaching process, and CelebLuxury’s Viral Color Shampoo in Baby Blue. These will keep your hair looking fresh all the way up to your next appointment.
So, if you think blue is for you, consult with your stylist, and you could be at the forefront of this hot trend!