Here's Why Pastel Blue Hair Should Be Your Next Colour Crush
28 August 2018
Pastel blue is a hair hue that’s going nowhere in the colour trending charts. The cool, muted blue colour isn’t only super-flattering but versatile, too. Turns out there’s a blue tone for everyone, according to Spanish L’Oreal Professionnel stylist Patrizia Robel: “To pull off pastel blue, it’s not necessary to be daring like some other vivid tones. This shade can be custom-made to fit your lifestyle and environment.”
So, that’s pretty and practical in one colour. All you need to do is find your perfect blue, with a little help from your colourist. From bold blues to sparkly silvers, pastel blue hair can be personalised to your individual style. Here’s how to get a head-start on the pastel blue trend with our pro advice.
Blue Meets Silver
Is it blue or silver? Let the light dictate your hair colour with a pastel blue that looks almost metallic in tone. Pastel blue-meets-silver hair looks especially beautiful worn in an ethereal way, like a softly pulled-out pancake braid. The combination of the whimsical colour and relaxed hairstyle is the ultimate effortless style.
Pastelage Effect Blue
Don’t want to go the whole way with a full head of pastel blue? Then try a Pastelage effect.
This low commitment look combines darker natural roots, blended with blonde lengths and cerulean tips for a colourful play on traditional ombre. You can also add personality to your pastel blue hair by playing with the colour intensity. “Try a darker shade of blue for dark hair and bluish for light, natural hair,” suggests Robel.
Icy Ombre Blue
For an ice-cool alternative to pastel blue, try a gradient that moves from vibrant pastel blue through to silver. The combination of cool tone colours creates a beautiful blend with dimension. And for those rocking a fringe? “Different shades of blue work well when added to a fringe, or if you have short hair,” adds Robel.
How to Get Your Best Blues: The Rules
1. Keep Your Natural Colour In Mind
Those with naturally fair hair are in luck, pastel hair is achievable with minimal effort. For those with darker hair, it’ll require some pre-lightening first. In order to achieve a pastel, your stylist will need to remove your naturally dark hair pigment with bleach. Once your hair is at the desired color, the pastel shade will be added to create the blue you’re looking for.
2. Leave It To The Professionals
You’ll always achieve your best blue with the help of a colourist. Robel says: “It’s important to get your pastel hair done by a professional as they are able to apply the colour correctly and give you the result you’re looking for - without any surprises.”
3. Keep Your Colour Fresh
One major plus of pastel blue hair is that, once it starts to fade, it still looks amazing. But if you really want to keep your blue clarity, toner and the right haircare products will keep your colour fresher for longer. “Maintenance at home can help to keep your shade looking perfect”, advises Robel. Try reviving your shade with Vitamino-Color A-OX Gel-Mask, which will not only help prolong your colour but also leave you with silky-smooth true blue tresses.
How To Achieve Pastel Blue Hair
If you are naturally fair-haired, you’re in luck because pastel blue hair is yours with minimal effort. For those with darker hair, it’ll require some pre-lightening, but fear not, your pastel blue hair dreams are not hard to reach. In order to get to pastel, your stylist will need to remove your naturally dark hair pigment with bleach. Once your hair is at the desired color, the pastel shade will be added to create the look you’re after. Robel adds: “it’s important to get your pastel hair done by a professional as they are able to place the apply correctly and give you the result you’re looking for”.
One major plus of pastel blue hair is that once it starts to fade, it still looks great. However, if you wish to keep your color popping, toner and the right products will keep your color fresh! Try reviving your shade with Vitamino-Color A-OX Gel-Mask, which will not only prolong your color but also leave you with silky smooth hair that’s soft to the touch. “Maintenance at home can help to keep your shade looking perfect”, concludes Robel.
And with that, you’re on the road to for pastel blue hair that’ll make you feel anything but blue!
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