Looking to try something new with your locks? The world's passion for rose gold has reached such heights, it's turned into a hair trend too – one of the most searched-for on Pinterest this season. A metallic-inspired wash of colour giving added interest to blonde tresses, here's why we gave rose gold hair a try…
Talk us through the trend...
“Rose gold is the ideal colour if you're looking to make a colour change without going too drastic," Sam Burnett, Owner and Creative Director of top London salon HARE & BONE, explains. "It creates luminosity, shine and depth throughout the hair and is the best way to have fun with pastels by creating a colour that’s completely bespoke to you. It gives a beautiful metallic sheen to lightened hair, and can be applied as an all-over colour or freehand balayage for a multi-dimensional finish."
Who will it suit?
Anyone who’s gone blonde – whether you’re full-on platinum, have a half-head of champagne-coloured highlights or a darker, honey hue. The darker blonde you are, the darker the rose gold colour will be, but the look can be as bold or subtle as you like. Plus, the shade can be adjusted and made warmer or cooler to suit your skin tone and personal taste. It’s a great way to help draw attention away from dark roots between bleach or highlight appointments, too.
How can I get it?
We headed to HARE & BONE to try out the look. Our stylist used a mix of pink and lilac pastel toners to achieve our ideal shade – as our hair was on the golden side, the lilac helped cool down the colour and stop it from becoming too warm and peachy. We opted for a barely-there wash of colour that looks more rose gold as it catches the light – it won’t turn heads in the street, but will make people do a double-take.
Who does it well?
Sienna Miller, Elle Fanning and Georgia May Jagger have all sported varying shades of the rose gold look. One of SL’s favourite bloggers, Jessie Bush of We The People, has also tried the style – rocking a soft, candy floss colour.
Any tips for making it work?
The subtler you go with the shade, the less you’ll have to change your usual clothes and make-up. Team warmer rose gold hues with warm neutrals – they look great with camel and cream – and a soft brick-red lip. Cooler pinks complement pastel blue and lilacs, and brighter tones team well with monochrome edits. When it comes to styling, try natural, beachy waves sealed with a shine spray – the rose gold tones will look multi-dimensional with a pretty ‘metallic’ finish.
And how about aftercare?
As the rose gold look tends to be pretty subtle, the colour won’t last as long as bright, bold tones – but you can help stop it fading too quickly by using a good quality colour-protecting shampoo and conditioner (we love Maria Nila’s Luminous Colour range). Keep bleach blonde hair in tip top condition by investing in regular Olaplex treatments too – both mixed in with your bleach or highlights, and as an at-home hair mask.
What’s the next big colour trend for 2018?
Ultra violet, Pantone’s colour of 2018, is set to take over the hair world. While going full-on ultra violet is not a change to be taken lightly (the deep purple hue will be difficult for blondes to transition back from), Sam from HARE & BONE recommends asking for a pastel ultra violet finish for a subtle take on the trend and using a freehand balayage technique to achieve the most natural finish.
Colour services at HARE & BONE start from £22.
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