Blame it on lockdown boredom, but in the last year some of us have been experimenting with bold new hair colours. And, yes, pink is still among the top favourite. It just seems to be the cool shade everyone wants. Celebrities like Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift made the switch to baby pink and the look is awesome. So pink hair is definitely a thing for summer 2021!
Monia Grieco, a colourist at Pure salon in Montreal, has been creating stunning pink hair looks for a while now, and she still loves this feel-good shade. “It’s become part of our main go-to hair colours. It’s genderless, customizable for any skin tone, and easier to cover up than most other flashy colours.” Yes, that’s definitely true. When you’re ready to move on, you can easily go from cotton candy to a stunning warm blond in one appointment with your favourite colourist.
If you prefer a low-maintenance hair colour but still want to give pink a try, let us point you in the direction of pink balayage. These expertly placed highlights make it easy to extend time between touch-ups, as your base colour will remain the same for seamless, awesome colour dimension.
But if you don’t want to go for an all-over hair colour change to get that beauty upgrade, dip-dyed ends could bring that lovely pink effect on your hair. The perk? Zero maintenance. And when you’ve outgrown this trend, you can simply cut the ends of your hair. Yes, it’s that easy.
Pink Hair Maintenance Tips
Because pastel shades are more delicate than most other hair colours, make sure you only wash your hair with a professional shampoo formulated to cleanse and protect your new delicate pastel shade. Same thing for conditioner. A specially formulated conditioner for coloured hair helps absorb the proteins and prevent the colour from maintaining colour vibrancy.
A few weeks after having dyed your hair pink, if you want the colour to pop a bit more you can also add to your hair routine a pigmented mask that will give it more longevity. A good choice: Davines Alchemic Creative Conditioners in pink, with direct pigments for blond and lightened hair. Apply to dry or damp clean hair and distribute evenly. Leave on for up to 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
You can also book an appointment at the salon for a quick colour refresher with a new application of toner without the pre-lightening (or bleach) step.
So, go ahead, indulge in pink this summer to express your individuality in beautiful new ways!