Pink hair has become surprisingly mainstream; from Rachel McAdams to January Jones to Helen Mirren, celebrities have embraced the delicate shade, and all across the country, women are following suit. But wearing this trend may be tough if you’re over thirty or have a day job. Pink tones make skin look flushed and provide a gorgeous contrast to pale eyes, yet the color has a certain stigma –– it just doesn’t seem very mature. But we’ve found a whole new way to wear this shade; in filmy wisps layered with copper blond the tone goes from fantasy to reality. The warm background and barely-there placement looks sophisticated and sexy with just a hint of playfulness. Read on for the application technique and a professional salon formulation. –– Laura Martin
Application: The key to giving pink a grown up twist is paring it in tones that blend. A mix of two strawberry blondes lend an overall rosy glow that allows the pink to melt into the overall effect. Place foils on a diagonal to avoid stripes, and weave the pink, for a softer look. Keep the medium tone near the face and glaze after highlighting to unify the colors.
Formulas: (On a starting level 7)
Pink Highlight: Goldwell Topchic 7PK with 20 Volume
Pale Peach Highlight: Goldwell Topchic 11GK with 40 Volume
Strawberry Highlight: Goldwell Topchic 8KN with 30 Volume
Glaze: Goldwell Colorance 9KG with Colorance Acid Lotion
Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted