News on hair trends is our goal, 2015 has brought to us an array of hair trends from colombré, Pixel hair, to rainbow hair, Opal hair, hand-pressed colour technique and Oil slick hair. WOW!
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According to Cosmopolitan, this hand-pressed colour technique will be just as popular as the rest. The technique itself creates blended effects with a slab of plexiglass, and in less time that a traditional foil dyeing job! Redken colourist Chiala Marvici came up with the technique and explained to Cosmopolitan,”I have a painting in my apartment that a friend did for me a while ago that has a lot of colours on it, and I fell asleep one night and dreamt of all these layers of paint living together on one surface. When I woke up, I thought about how beautiful that would be on the hair and how I would translate that vision onto the hair.” the list goes on.
When you think of plexiglass and a putty knife, it probably sounds more like the equipment you need to remodel your house than the tools you’d see at your next visit to a salon, but this unique combo might just be the secret to getting the best hair color of your dreams — at least that’s the case for Redken colorist Chiala Marvici. She came up with the idea of hand-pressing color into your hair using these tools from something she literally dreamed up: “I have a beautiful painting that a friend of mine did and it has multiple layers of colors and I think a lot of times you see something during the day and you dream about it at night. While I was sleeping, I saw these gorgeous transparent colors all living together and it inspired me to translate that into a hair color technique that you can use in real life,” Chiala toldTeen Vogue.
But what makes the hairdresser’s brand-new approach truly cutting edge is the ability to make multiple colors within the same style look seamless and natural, plus the fact that the technique cuts your salon time nearly in half. Whether you want to simply amp up your natural hue, or are looking for a more subtle way to incorporate trendy pinks and blues into your look, read on for everything you to need to know about this innovative technique.
What it is: “I was originally inspired by screen printing and the way they lay down the template and design with the colors and press the ink onto a fabric. So you’re creating the pattern with the hair dye on the board versus laying the hair down on the board first and painting over it. The effect is a really seamless blend of hair colors that look natural even if you incorporate bolder shades of blue or pink mixed in with muted gold and blonde tones. It’s gorgeously multidimensional and sort of has a holographic effect.”
The tools: “I originally attempted to do this using a standard color board and discovered it was too narrow and not long enough to imprint the color into the hair with one swoop. You also couldn’t see the pattern as well since those boards are too flexible. I was on the road and stopped by a Home Depot — you know, an obvious place for a hairdresser! — and just started looking for larger surfaces that could work well with hair color. You can’t use metal because that interacts with the chemicals. It turns out plexiglass has the thickness and sturdiness you need to make it work. I went to a hardware store to have them cut it into a 6-inch wide piece that was about 12-14 inches long. I also noticed that typical coloring brushes smeared the design, so instead I pressed the color using a 6-inch plastic putty knife. It’s like a spatula so it doesn’t drag the color like a brush does.”
Introducing the most recent hair trend: Oil slick hair. Oil slicked hair is a hair dyeing technique for brunettes. With pastel colours looking fab on those with blonde hair, it’s now time for brunettes to reap the benefits of these opal tones!
Celeb colourist to the stars, Aura Friedman created oil slick hair and spoke with Popsugar to explain how she came about this new technique, “I’ve been trying to re-create gasoline or oil when it’s on the ground and it rains”. She further explained, “I find that when you take dark purple and a dark green and layer them on top of the other, you end up with this iridescent feeling.”
There again, verily boldness and personalization has become the individual trademark. The individual is in search of his 5 minutes of fame. What should I do to be different from others and be able to show my difference and my extravagance. Social networks offer the opportunity to be seen.
Hair coloring with its variants have become increasingly bold and reached the Accessory of the Year title for girls. Formerly reserved for punk and gothic and a showbuziness elite, these colors were neon and ephemeral traces of a form of rebellion on the part of these individuals.
Today we find ourselves with cosmic hair color (galaxy) and opals or pixels, an openness to self-expression. Prejudice on the part of some people that form of society are gradually falling. Cultural mosaics around us gives us the opportunity to share and expand our horizons and increase our tolerance for other cultures and their identities.
So now you know, rainbow locks don’t have to limited to our blonde counterparts! Scroll below for some of our favourite instagram versions of this kaleidoscopic hair trend, that are sure to inspire brunettes.
Source: Teen Vogue