If you get out and about a lot in any big, fashionable city, including Austin, you’ve probably seen this fantastic new trend in hair coloring: pastels! It’s hard to miss; girls (and even some boys) have been dying their hair light, summery colors that we think are a spectacular look for the season. Whether all-over, in streaks or even in the ombre style we’ve showcased before, this hot new trend is a popular hairstyle in Austin on the cutting edge of fashion, and you can get it for yourself at Theory Hair Salon!
This summer-y pastel craze has a somewhat unique background which we find fascinating. It’s hard to say pinpoint where the trend began, though some point to the ever-groundbreaking trendsetting Harajuku girls in Japan and others to the rave culture, but we do know what
made it a worldwide phenomenon. Though it has been featured in fashion photo shoots, especially with very hip up and coming brands, it only became a true movement when the fashion-forward of Internet communities like Tumblr and Pinterest spread it like wildfire. The combination of being featured in high-fashion photo shoots and embraced by the ultra-hip Internet youth has made pastel hair the new big trend in hair coloring.
This trend, at its roots (pun intended), is rather simple, but highly effective at turning heads. Essentially it just involves bleaching hair and choosing your favorite color in pastel tones to dye it after bleaching. For those that might not be familiar with the difference between pastels and other colors, think of Easter colors. They’re a little faded and lighter than normal, and they tend to be summer or spring colors such as light pink, sea-foam green and sky blue.
While the all-over dyed look is very popular, and rather striking, many who embrace the pastel hair trend are experimenting with adding it to other styles. For instance, rising star and model Charlotte Free often
uses blonde or even white highlights with her well-known pastel purple/pink to compliment and contrast the hair color.
The ombre style of highlights is also popular with pastels, with color fading from natural colors to various pastel hues at the tips, either with all one color, or more than one. This brings up another point: feel free to use more than one pastel at at time! Two complimentary pastels, such as pink and purple, often look great together. Some people have even gone for a full rainbow pastel look!
One interesting thing to note about pastel coloring is that you don’t necessarily need to worry about roots as often. While some people with pastel hair do touch up their roots when they come in, it has actually become trendy to leave them in for an inch or so. This makes it an easier coloring process to maintain, and less costly too!
To achieve this cool, fun new look, come see us at Theory Hair Salon! While it’s possible to try and bleach and dye your hair at home, hair colored that way can become incredibly damaged, and the color will
likely be off from what you want. Additionally, boxed dyes are very likely to fade quickly, meaning you’ll have to redo it soon, which will further damage your hair.
With our incredible range of Aveda supplies at Theory Hair Salon, as well as the best hairstylists in Austin, we’ll match exactly the color you want and make sure it’s lasting and does as little damage as possible to your lovely locks. Get on this new trend early, and start wowing your friends with your daring color today!