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Trend Alert: Metallic Hair Color

By February 1, 2017No Comments

Trend Alert: Metallic Hair Color

Let’s talk about taking that leap: that leap into bold hair trends. The metallic hair trend is popping up everywhere – and it’s pretty perfect for spring. At Salon Antoine in Fairfax, VA, we’re always up to date on the latest techniques and trends, so you can bet we’re more than excited to tell our clients about metallic hair. Are you thinking about a drastic change as the weather warms up? Then let us tell you everything you need to know about metallic hair color.

Do I Have to Bleach My Hair, Though?

Contrary to popular belief, not all metallic colors require your hair to be white blonde to achieve them. Now, let’s be clear, if you want metallic gray, pink, lavender, or any other shade deemed “light,” then, yes, bleaching will likely be required. However, darker, cooler tones, like a unique emerald green, vibrant purple, or a deep blue are all on the table if your luscious locks aren’t naturally as white as undisturbed snow. If you’re willing to commit to the process, though, the world of metallic hair shades is at your fingertips when you come to Salon Antoine in Fairfax, VA!

You Have to COMMIT.

We’re the first people to say that trends offer require a certain level of commitment – especially when it comes to color. Metallic hair is one of those trends that definitely raises the maintenance level of your hair, so be prepared if this is a hairstyle you can’t let pass you by. It’s crucial that you use a color-conscious shampoo – one made specifically for hair that’s been dyed. Buzz words that you’ll want to keep an eye out for when picking your brand: sulfate free, no harsh detergents, and any moisturizing or strengthening words (amino acids, proteins). If you’re one to constantly frolic in the sun, you’ll want to choose some styling products that boast UV blockers so that your color isn’t altered and your hair doesn’t dry out. Other tips and tricks for hair care include using coconut oil masks, making sure to have any dead ends trimmed off regularly, and washing your hair in some bracing cold water.

At Salon Antoine in Fairfax, VA, we’re here to assist in every way that we can. We can recommend products, provide advice, and also caution. If you’re pretty anal about your roots showing, we can recommend ways to enjoy the metallic hair color trend without driving yourself crazy – such as by using a darker color towards the roots and using a balayage or ombre technique to blend it all in. If there’s a will, there’s a way, so speak with one of our stylists today!

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