Christmas and New Year is slightly over a month away. The main challenge when it comes to this period of time, is that hair salons are always fully booked. Argh! The dilemma of dyeing our hair too early, is that the roots will grow out come the holidays, and we’ll end up with unmatching roots. Beat the holiday crowd and check out our suggestions on what are some suitable hair colour trends that are easy to maintain!
Ombré and Balayage, and meet Sombré
The most popular hair colour trend this year, hands down, is ombré. To put it simply, ombré is the style of the hair colouring, and balayage is the method of colouring hair. In French, Ombré means “shaded”. From dark roots and gradually to lighter ends, ombré has been a favourite across the world for its low maintenance. It’s common to see customers strutting around in gorgeous ombré hair across the entire spectrum of colours. Balayage ombré is simply a perfect match.
By Jesly of Picasso Hair Studio. Online booking for Picasso Hair Studio available on Wellnessly. Mention Jesly if you want her to work magic on your hair!
Now, meet “Subtle Ombré”, also known as Sombré. It uses shades of natural colours. See Rihanna with Sombré. Unlike foil highlighting, balayage blends the colours nicely together, and the product is convincingly natural. No wonder it’s the most adopted hair colour trend in 2015!
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The possibilities with ombré is limitless. From black roots to any coloured tips, you definitely don’t have to worry about going back for touch ups so regularly anymore! Even so, you do not need to compromise on the loud colours that you’ve always wanted.
By Carmen of Picasso Hair Studio. Online booking for Picasso Hair Studio available!
By Ted from D’sire Hair. Online booking for D'sire Hair available here!
The hair colour trend that was overshadowed by the popularity of balayage ombré, dip dye is a good choice for a low maintenance that will last past Christmas. Unlike ombré, dip dye does not fade into shades, but the hair should look literally dipped into a pot of dye.
The trickiest thing about Dip Dye hair styles is that your hair has to be sufficiently long or it’ll look like you grew out your hair from an old dye job.
You could possibly go for a darker subtler tone,
Done by Jeff from D’sire Hair. Online booking for D'sire Hair available!
Or a bright one!
Done by Chez Vous. Online booking for Chez Vous available here.
Not to mention, dip-dye looks great with perms! Speaking of which, do hop over to our article on how to resurrect your damaged or lifeless perms.
Sand Art Hair
The inspiration from sand art hair came from.. Literally, sand art. It’s a unique balayage method that is recognized by its bright colours, go team unicorn! Increasingly, we’ve been seeing quite a lot of people spotting this hair colour trend around in Singapore.
Credit: Sydney Ho
See the final look on Sydney
Even a top knot looks so captivating!!
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Pixelated Hair Dye
Originating from a mistake done by a hair R&D company called X-Presion, pixelated hair dye has brought digital pixel patterns into hairstyles.
Credits: X-Presion’s Instagram
Through dyeing blocks of squares or rectangles across various different layers, pixelated hair styles are low maintenance compared to the ombre counterparts as the pixels “move” as your hair grows.
The pixelated hair dye got Picasso Hair Studio onto The Straits Times, and we aren’t surprised why. This made the geeks in us really excited!
Or how about green for Christmas?
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Hand Pressed Colour
After balayage, hand pressed colouring is the latest trend in New York City. It’s an interactive process (if you’re into ‘painting’ your own hair under the supervision of a professional), and you can get some kicks out of the process!
Here are some behind-the-scenes of a hand-pressed session at Picasso Hair Studio:
Or you can opt to do it yourself!
Hand pressed colours will set you back by $299 for non-bleaching colours, and $359 for colours that require bleaching. These apply to all hair lengths and will include a haircut and an express treatment at Picasso Hair Studio.
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Finally, a hair colour trend for those who are opting for a secretive look, underlights are popular among those who have to hide their hair colours for work or lifestyle.
Not to mention it’ll look really pretty when you tie up your hair.
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How much will these cost?
While the exact cost of the service varies from salon to salon, the prices are generally broken down into a few portions.
1.Your hair length – naturally the longer the more costly it might be, but salons like Picasso Hair Studio has a flat rate for all lengths.
2.What’s the original colour of your hair – if you are going for funky colours, bleaching will be required. So if your hair has been prelightened, you might be able to save on a round of bleaching.
3.Bleaching– each round of bleaching you add will mean your cost will go up by the number of rounds needed. Colours not included!
4.Experience of your stylist – you pay for the confidence that your hair will not turn out wacky. Director-level stylists will cost you proportionally more but you can be reassured of the results.
To prolong the shelf-life of your hair colour and the condition of your hair, you should be prepared to invest in a good set of hair care products. Click here to read more on how to properly maintain your hair colour!
Tag us @wellnessly on Instagram and Facebook to share with us your hair makeover. We would love to see them! The holidays are coming, make sure you book your hair appointment early and get yourself a gorgeous hair makeover in time for the festivities!