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5 Things to Know Before Going Pastel

5 Things to Know Before Going Pastel

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It’s inevitable in the year 2016 to not go a day without seeing some amazing hair color whether it be on Instagram, on Tumblr or in your favorite magazine. Hair colors are taking an incredibly beautiful and colorful twist! Pastel hair is an extremely beautiful hair trend right now, soft colors in mesmerizing cotton candy colored shades. If you're thinking about taking a dip into the colorful world of pastel hair, check out our 5 must know tips before making the commitment.


1. Blonde Is Better

Blonde hair with pink pastels

Photo courtesy Niina Secrets

According to Anha Durakovic, an SF-based hairstylist, for best result you want to start with a blonde base. To achieve the best and brightest color the lighter the hair the better. Durakovic says that by bleaching your hair the pastel color will take better because the hair will be porous, think of it as a blank canvas!


2. Healthy Hair Is Key

L.A.-based colorist Lorri Goddard says making sure your hair is healthy and strong before you begin this process is key! She recommends layering the color into your hair to keep in in fantastic condition!


3. You Need To Be Ready To Keep Up With The Upkeep

Celebrity stylist, George Papanikolas stresses that vibrant hair colors will fade pretty fast (think a couple of shampoos). She says that you will need to redo your hair about every 2 weeks to keep it bright and beautiful.


4. You Have To Protect Your Locks

Blue hair

Photo courtesy of Beautyoholic

The right shampoo and conditioner are key to maintaining your lovely hues. Kari Hill A celebrity colorist for L’Oreal Paris says that using a good shampoo and conditioner will protect the vibrancy and shine while maintaining the hair health. Hill also stresses to keep you hair safe from the elements as sun and chlorine can speed up the fading.


5. It's Important To Pick The Right Color For You

When it comes to picking your color, consider your skin tone and complexion as well as eye color! Roxie Darling, a hair colorist at Hairstory Studio explains that whatever you put into your hair will project and bring out your skin tone. For example, If you have pinky tones try a pink color in your hair to bring them out! If you have golden skin colors like lavender, baby blue, and aqua will be your best friends!


Are you thinking about going pastel? What colors are you obsessed with right now? Let us know in the comments below!

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