This year for the first time ever, Pantone announced two shades as Color of the Year. Rose Quartz & Serenity.
Pantone Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz & Serenity, are calm pastels seen all over runways, home decor items, and in the beauty industry. In addition to their Colors of the Year, the introduction of 10 new Fashion Fall Colors, led by the blue family, represent tranquility, strength, and optimism. They range from earth tones like Potter’s Clay to vibrant colors such as Aurora Red. As the summer approaches, here are 10 ways to incorporate these future trends into your hair routine.
1. Protective StyleDon’t worry if you missed out on the Granny Grey hair that was so popular last year. This year, Sharkskin keeps the trend going. While I would never suggest destroying your curls with the coloring process, perhaps a safer route is incorporating the color with crochet braids. Check out this grey hair protective style by YouTube creator Jessica Pettway.
2. Curly Haired Clip-In ExtensionsChannel your inner fiery goddess with vibrant red hair extensions. Aurora Red is a bold red shade that can be achieved without the damage by using clip-ins. You can either try a two-toned burgundy red ombre weft or color the extensions yourself with a vivid color like Pravana’s ChromaSilk Vivids in Red.
3. Demi Permanent Hair Color
One of Allure’s Best of Beauty winners for 2015 was eSalon.com, a website designed to create a custom hair color by asking a series of questions regarding your natural hair color and texture. For first-time clients, it’s only $10 to get a professional grade hair color custom-blended and delivered to your home. As a test, I signed up to see if they could come up with a color that would most represent Potter’s Clay, a rusty orange hue. After entering all of the details, I came up with the perfect version for my curls.
4. Hair ChalkHow could I not include a deep sea blue to represent the beauty of the ocean? Riverside is a cool but vibrant color that will definitely turn heads. One of the quickest ways to get such a color is by using Splat Temporary Hair Chalk in the shade Midnight Blue.
5. Temporary Coloring
I recommend using this eyeshadow: Pomegranate Punk by Maybelline easily mimic Pantone’s Dusty Cedar, a faint rose-toned shade. Try a balayage effect by applying the shade to fingertips. Then press your thumb and index finger along small sections of curls and glide down. Watch as YouTuber Charmsie shows us exactly how to use it. For a color that will last a little longer than an eyeshadow, and won't transfer onto your clothes, try a temporary color like Clairol Professional's Jazzing Collection.