England’s salons are back to business with colour services being in such a high demand at the moment; clients who have inches of roots or have attempted a box dye during lockdown are challenging colourists’ skills! Advanced Pro Salon technical director, Paul Chandler talks us through the two key post-lockdown trends- the colour edition!
“Most clients have respected their hair and haven’t coloured it for almost four months,” Paul explains. “Colourists are going to be faced with a lot of large roots and natural highlights – greys! So, it’s a great opportunity to start again and offer something new. Hair can be a new canvas to work on and offer them something fresh and exciting. I see two major trends emerge from lockdown – root stretch and solid colour. For those who have used a box colour, they will have applied it all over and may now quite like the all-over finish. Then there are those who have grown out their roots and like the low maintenance, so a root blend will be perfect for them.”
All-over colour is all about the shine and condition of the hair – whether it’s a bold red or vibrant brunette, condition is everything. Consultation is key for all-over colour to take into account lifestyle, texture and shape. The one-dimensional colour can be as dramatic or as subtle as you and your client requires. It’s higher maintenance – roots will need regular retouching – but hair will be left looking luscious and thicker. Regular deep-conditioning treatments are this colour’s secret to keep it looking and feeling healthy. ColourCode from Advanced Pro Salon is infused with exclusive ProPlex technology, which nourishes the hair from the inside, leaving it silky smooth and shiny.
Roots have always been considered a blonde’s worst nightmare, but can actually look modern and is the ultimate low maintenance style. In fact, dark roots can rock! Dua Lipa, Kim Kardashian and Charlize Theron have been poster girls for roots, and it can be a lazy girls’ best kept secret. It’s a great way of making a statement without compromising the condition of the hair. A root stretch with baby lights and freehand balayage around the face keeps the colour light and natural. It’s cool, it’s low maintenance and easy to look after. What’s not to love?
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