Elbek Pulatov, coach Paul Mitchell
It seems that everyone, including provincial schoolgirls, has already tried the sharp transition from dark roots to light tips. A few seasons ago, this may still have a right to exist, but in the spring of 2019 it looks strange. And it’s sad. Especially on older girls. A more relevant and harmless alternative is the so-called “soft ombre” with a gentle transition of shades from natural roots to slightly lighter tips. Please note that it is almost impossible to get this effect on your own. Don’t experiment.
The effect of “stripes on a watermelon” can still be found in the bowels of the subway. And if someone thinks that such a technique refreshes the image and gives additional volume, this someone is greatly mistaken. Sharp contrasts are not particularly relevant now. Instead, opt for modern highlighting techniques where small strands are taken and a very beautiful and natural sun glare (or baby light) effect is created. Of course, they lighten the strands by no more than 2-3 tones.
Dyeing in one tone can be compared to the notorious black dress. It seems as if this is a classic that is not subject to fashion. But in practice, styles and finishes change … It’s the same with hair. Standard painting in one color, whatever it may be, now looks boring and does not distinguish its owner in any way. The more fashionable option is to add depth in the roots, and leave the length a little lighter. This technique is ideal for thin hair, as it visually adds volume to it. It is possible to lighten several front strands by 1-2 tones in order to beautifully frame the oval of the face and emphasize the cheekbones advantageously.
A season ago, dyeing “gray hair” was at the peak of popularity. But in the spring you still want more color, so give preference to some more saturated shades. If you really want “gray”, paint “metallic” in shades of steel. The hair will first have to be lightened, and then toned in the selected tone. This color will wash out pretty quickly by itself, so keep a purple shampoo handy.
Cold shades of blond
With a cold blond, everything is complicated. First, he is very capricious, so there will be a lot of trouble. It is not so easy to make the shade not go into yellowness or greenery. In addition, many greyish tones require a perfect complexion and can add age. This season, a warm blond has finally returned to the catwalks. And this is really good news. It is much easier to maintain a beautiful wheat or honey shade in its original form. They go to almost everyone and are successfully combined with both tanned and pale skin.
Horizontal bright strands
At first they were popular only on the catwalk, but soon they migrated to the streets. Now, however, contrasting strands around the perimeter of the head are a thing of the past, and hardly anyone seriously regrets it. This technique may be able to emphasize a creative haircut. But if you wear a completely classic bob, and even more so long hair, just forget about it. A much better alternative is vertical strands. Pastel shades look very beautiful: pale pink, light green, light blue. You can experiment with neon tones.
Staining with natural dyes
Henna and basma are still considered by many to be a harmless substitute for “chemical” dyes. This is a very serious mistake that can cause you a lot of trouble. The fact is that all natural dyes accumulate in the hair and can react with artificial pigment molecules. Simply put, dyeing your hair or lightening it after henna is very risky – the result is unpredictable. If naturalness of the dye is important to you, use modern ammonia-free products. Now their choice is very wide, and their safety has been proven for hair health.