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Hair Colour Ideas Straight Off The Catwalk

13 December 2018
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Lisa Haynes

Beauty Editor

Lisa is a London-based beauty editor who’s obsessive about anything and everything beauty, especially hair. Work hobbies include taking insta-hair Boomerangs and trend spotting backstage. She is eternally trying to achieve tousled, second-day hair (and loves a killer blow-dry).

Stand by for the shades on repeat for SS19. These are the hair colour trends we spotted on the runways at fashion month.

Just like fashion trends, when it comes to hair colour, it all starts with the catwalk. Traditionally, we’d look to the catwalk to find what the latest fashion week trends in hair styling were, but now colour has entered the scene. Even the wildest vivid colours paraded via an army of wigs on models will eventually be filtered down to the street – and your go-to salon. 
 
Fashion month is the instant fast-forward on next season’s looks, now. So what was the hair colour mood for SS19? Think antique pastels and fully-pigmented colour. Make-up might have been pared-back, but the hair colours were anything but with playful shades in the spotlight.

“SS19 is full of colour - it’s amazing how catwalk colour has become such a big thing,” says Josh Wood, Redken Global Creative Colour Director

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Stand by for the colour trends set to dominate SS19…

1. ANTIQUE PASTELS

How to make pastels look lived-in? Give them an antique update with a metallic base coat, as seen on the 37 models at Marc Jacobs SS19. Think less sorbet, more vintage-look pastels that wouldn’t look out of place in a period drama. This is anti-unicorn hair.

“Marc didn’t want a ‘fun’ pastel, he wanted an aged, vintage pastel that look like they have a history to them - like a grown-up pastel,” explains Josh. “We used a metallic grey base coat for each girl - titaniums and metals - all with Redken Shades EQ and Redken City Beats on top in peaches, pinks and greens.”

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HOW TO WEAR IT: Add contrast to your antique pastel with a super-modern cut. Your hair colourist will help you find your own bespoke candy colour that works with your skin tone. 

THE COLOUR KIT: 

Redken Shades EQ, Redken City Beats
 

2. PIGMENT POWER

Put neon-bright vivids on the back burner because saturated, ‘could-be-natural-but-isn’t’ hair colour has made its comeback.

“Marc didn’t want a ‘fun’ pastel, he wanted an aged, vintage pastel that look like they have a history to them - like a grown-up pastel,” explains Josh. “We used a metallic grey base coat for each girl - titaniums and metals - all with Redken Shades EQ and Redken City Beats on top in peaches, pinks and greens.”

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HOW TO WEAR IT: Get just the right tone of full-on red hair (or black) for you. Cool complexions should try blue-ish tones, while warmer complexions will suit red undertones. 

THE COLOUR KIT: 

Redken Colour Gels Lacquers, Redken Shades EQ Red

 

3. PAINT BRIGHTS

Brights are more Andy Warhol than wacky for SS19. The catwalk colour palette at Matty Bovan was inspired by a bold paint palette – think electric blues, emerald greens and sunset pinks.
 

“This kind of hair colour adds another level of individualism and the ability for the designer to really reinvent the girls,” says Josh, who created the individual, cartoon-style shades at Matty Bovan. 

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HOW TO WEAR IT: Wear it your way. These are fun, playful colours that can be worn with confidence in any style, from structured beehive to edgy buzz-cut. 

THE COLOUR KIT: 

Redken City Beats, Redken Shades EQ

 

4. WIGGING OUT

Newsflash: wigs are going nowhere for SS19. But you may not have even spotted them on the catwalks because they’re more realistic than ever before, thanks to clever colouring techniques used backstage. It’s the ideal way to ‘try on’ an out-there colour without touching your own, natural hair. 
 

“Backstage, we quite often have to colour match wigs to the hair of the model, which is actually tougher than creating a bright colour or something unnatural,” says Josh. “We add root shadows and face-framing colours to make the wigs look more realistic - plus environmental colour in the ends to add that weathered look that real hair has.”

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HOW TO WEAR IT: Realistically. Adding a root shadow will add even more authenticity to your new wig colour. 

THE COLOUR KIT: 

Redken Shades EQ

 
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