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When we’ve got a craving for something grungy and a bit sultry, we think of super cool, black blue hair. Megan Niccolls, Artistic Director Voodou Liverpool is our colour-loving guru for all things bright, talking us through this deep shade, and advising us on the best ways to wear black blue hair, and why it’s the right colour to try for all your dark based hair babes out there!
Blue black hair is that subtle sheen of blue colour that shines on the deepest of black hair. A high-shine colour like the night sky. There are a variety of ways you can introduce a black blue tone into your hair, whether it be with a pop of blue colour - try a black base with bright blue highlights - or a hot vivid tint like a contrasting black to a blue ombre. If you’re looking to take on the full commitment of black blue hair, ask your hairdresser for a bluey-black colour melt, transforming your locks into a moonlight sky! Whatever technique you opt for, your hair will look luscious and enriched, transforming in different lighting to give your locks dimension and lustrous shine.
“Like any hair colour you need a good starting base and the hair to be in good condition!”
Blue black hair is a naturally flattering colour, and suits most tones. It’s ideal for brunettes and those with dark hair, making it possible to add colour without any bleaching or pre-lightening necessary - a real bonus for us girls who never get to dip into the world of colour without sacrificing our dark hue first.
“I personally think blue/black hair is a statement hair colour, it can be paired perfectly with an edgey hair cut or on olive skin tones or even the palest of skin tones.”
If this all sounds like a bit of you, it might be time to dial up your stylist and book in for a new blue you!
"I love experimenting with colour and placement of colour, I think when your guest sits in your chair and they’ve decided on their colour choosing placement to make there new look stand out against their style is the best part! It all depends on how bold or subtle you want the finishing look to be, slices and a colour melt would be a lot more dramatic than say highlights or balayage! Playing about with different techniques/tones and hues can really change your look!"
1. You’ll need to keep your hair looking really shiny for this black blue hue
“Shine is always important on colours like these, for example if your hair colour is black and you have a hue of blue you want to shimmer in the light, then using oils and shine sprays will make the colour pop more!”
2. Styling will involve a little curve here and there.
“You can create different looks with blue black hair having a curl or wave in your hair will show the colour differently than having it completely sleek and straight!“
3. Don’t be a stranger to your stylist
“It’s important to go to the salon to colour your hair to ensure your hair is kept in good condition.”
4. Opt for pro-care for your black blue hair
“Using salon professional shampoos and products will ensure you get the longest possible wear out of your new hair colour and also keep the shine and condition to your hair!”
You want your coloured hair to last for as long as possible opt for Pureology to care for your freshly coloured hair, a firm favourite of many pros this range is specifically designed for those with coloured hair.
Treat yo’self, as in treat your hair to a hair mask one a week to keep hair nourished, colouring hair can take its toll but not if you use a mask such as the Redken Color Extend Magnetic Megamask. A tube within a tube makes this shower must-have a real treat for once a week!
Imagine a lip gloss…but for your hair! Set to be a big trend this year, hair glossing is the modern way to add a super shine to your hair. In-between colour visits, book into your nearest Redken salon for a Shades EQ gloss services and reap the benefits of a new hair glow.
Black blue hair is the new black - you heard it here first! Thinking of going black blue? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.
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