The Secret To Perfect Pastel Locks
It was time to shake things up. So I went…
I love to experiment with my looks by way of beauty products, styling tools and sometimes even taking things a step further –- remember last year when I chopped off all my hair? It was a big, bold move but it was so worth it! It felt liberating not to hide behind all that hair. So why did I decide on the color pink this time? Because pink is the color of kindness!
Whenever I’m questioning anything to do with my tresses, I turn to beauty coach Riawna Capri. Last week, when I was thinking of switching up my hue, I reached out to her and this is what she had to say!
Riawna’s Three C’s of Hair Wisdom:
How committed are you? Are you coloring your hair for some Coachella flair? Or did you go through a break up and you need to change your look (as well as) your life? To achieve those vibrant or pastel tones, the hair needs to be basically white blonde for it to look pretty. For most, it’s a fairly intense process.
If it’s for the weekend, I might suggest something like “tips” where we only dip the ends in color. If you’re an existing blonde you could also get a gentle semi-permanent rinse of color that’ll fade (possibly simultaneously) with your want for your tresses to be an unnatural hue.
Now if you’re thinking to yourself, “No, I really am a unicorn!” and you want to go for it roots to ends — I respect that. My best advice is to please see a professional. Keep in mind that all-over bleach will result in roots about every 4-6 weeks, so be ready for that touch up. Don’t embarrass your stylist by not keeping up your unicorn magic. This look can go from hot to hot mess really easily.
Let’s talk hues. Which one is right for you? The first things to consider are your skin tone, eye color and complexion. Also, do you wear a lot of makeup?
Something about purple hair and green eyes always works. Blue eyes can pull off pink so well. With brown eyes it really depends on skin tone, but they have the most potential to pull off all colors. A side note for you au natural ladies: you may feel the need to wear more makeup than usual with rainbow colored hair. Very few unicorns are able to pull off the undone/natural look.
For the record, I’m a huge fan of fun color. I just wanted to give you all some more information about what it takes! Just remember, YOLO, and if that’s what you want in your hair than get it… from a trusted professional.
The world can always be more colorful! 😉