Live it Up in Lilac

By March 28, 2019 Articles, Style Trends

From Katy Perry, to Lady Gaga, to Cardi B, all the celebrities are rocking the lilac hair trend, and you can be too! Whether you want to fully dye your hair a certain shade of lilac or only start with highlights, let our professionals pamper you here at Salon Antoine. We are located at 11092 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, so come see us soon so we can get to work on your gorgeous locks!

The Buzz on Lilac

Lilac hair made waves in 2018 and isn’t going anywhere in 2019. A few reasons why this trend is getting all the buzz could be because there’s a shade for everyone, it looks flawless no matter how you style it, and radiates even when it fades—music to our ears! And whether you decide to go fully lilac or dip your feet in by adding some highlights here or there, you can’t go wrong. This shade works on all hair lengths too. If you’re currently strutting beautiful and sleek long hair, you can expect to turn heads your way as soon as you walk into the room with the lilac shade. If you happen to have a bob, blunt cut, or hair right below your shoulders, you’ll be stealing the show whether you’ve decided to curl, let it fall straight, or put it up in a bun. The possibilities are endless!

two teenage female models pose back to back with pink and lilac dyed hair

What Shade is Right for Me?

So, you’ve decided to go for it and dye your locks lilac, but aren’t sure which shade is just right for you, or maybe you were convinced there’s only one shade. Have no fear! We’re here to suggest a couple of colors that might make the process to the ultimate shade much easier. First up is obviously lilac, a light purple that puts the sweet pea flower into your hair and brings it to life. It’s sure to make your eyes and facial features pop at the same time as the color. You definitely can’t go wrong with this choice. Next is violet. Unlike lilac, this color is more vivid and bolder. However, even this shade has more hues you could choose from, such as magenta-violet, red-violet, or just sticking to the timeless purple. The choice is all yours! Lastly, you could go with the everlasting lavender, which is more of a blue-toned purple shade that will make you the envy of the town! If all of the shades are starting to blend together, no worries. Our professional stylists here at Salon Antoine will help you decide the perfect one for you. Before you visit us, you can consider some aspects to help you locate the ideal color. You’ll want to choose a shade that matches and flatters your complexion. Also, make sure to keep your eye color in consideration when deciding what shade is the ultimate winner. If you’re looking for inspiration, you could always look to a celebrity with skin and eyes similar to yours and that might make the process easier. It’s no secret though, whichever you choose, you’ll have all eyes on you!

model smiling with dark lilac hair

Maintaining the Color and Shine

It might not come as a surprise that lilac fades quickly, however, there’s some action you can take to maintain the pretty color as well as the luscious shine. You’ll have to find the right shampoo and conditioner if you want to prolong the life of the color. After we’re done dying your hair and you leave our salon, we can assist you in finding the perfect products so you can keep your locks looking fresh for days on end. Along with this, you’ll need to invest in heat protector products to negate the damage and split ends that can happen when your curling iron or straightener meet your hair. You also might be tempted to wash your hair often, but we recommend to only wash it every other day at the most to prevent fading. Last, but definitely not least, come see us every six weeks or so for a haircut to keep your ends healthy and maintain that multi-dimensional look!

What are you waiting for, fashionista? Give us a call at 703-691-8878 to schedule your hair appointment today! We are excited to see you here at Salon Antoine and to give you the style that’s sure to make you the center of attention at any party. We can’t wait to meet you!

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