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Rainbow Foils or the Grey Hair Trend?

Who would have thought that after years of plucking, colouring and wishing our grey’s away that we would be begging our hairdresser to colour our hair grey, thanks to the latest grey hair trend that’s currently all the rage amongst A List celebrities, cat walk models, Instagram and Pinterest.

Some of the celebrities who’ve been spotted embracing their inner granny and rocking grey hair include Rhianna, Kate Moss, Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner and Zosia Mamet

How to rock the granny grey look

Unless you’re already a pale blonde you’ll need to bleach all colour out of your hair before you can go grey. Once your hair has been bleached and is an nice even colour all over, your hairdresser will complete the look with grey colour or toner. Similar to blonde hair, grey is a high maintenance colour trend. You’ll need to keep on top of your regrowth and use regular toner at home or your hair will start to take on a yellow or orange tone. Using a high quality sulphate free shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair is an absolute must to minimise fading and preserve the colour. Regular intensive moisturising treatments will help to keep bleached hair in great condition.

It’s probably best not to attempt to recreate the grey hair trend at home unless the look you’re hoping to achieve is wicked witch than silver chic.

Steel grey or white – which shade of grey is for you?

To work out which shade of grey works best with your complexion you’ll need to know whether your skin is a warm or cool tone. If you’re not sure, check the colour of the veins on the inside of wrist while outside in bright sunlight, if they’re a green or yellow colour then you’re warm toned and a steel grey is the best option. If your veins are a purply-blue colour then the whiter shade of grey will suit your cool skin tones.

Rainbow foils

If grey hair isn’t your thing, it turns out that rainbow tresses are no longer reserved solely for My Little Ponies, goths or punks. Rainbow foils are as hot as the grey hair trend right now. Candy pink, sea green, purple or sky blue? Choose a single colour or combine several for a rainbow effect.

Achieving bold, bright coloured highlights is easy to achieve if you’re already blonde, if you’re brown or brunette then you’ll need to bleach your hair first. As with achieving the grey hair look, rainbow hair is best done in a salon by an experienced hair colourist. It’s far too easy for things to go wrong when bleaching your hair at home. Over processed and fried rainbow hair is not cool.

Maintaining bright colours is a commitment, as you’ll need to touch up the colour about every 6 weeks. If you’re not quite ready to commit to permanent rainbow hair but still want to have some fun, try before you buy by playing around with hair chalk, coloured hairspray or coloured hair clip-ins.

COEV boast some of Brisbane’s most talented hair colourists who can help you achieve the latest grey hair trend or rainbow foils, whether you want an all over colour change or just dip dye your ends. They’ll ensure that you’re turning heads for all the right reasons.

Call us for an appointment on (07) 3844 4766