Just a trend or here to stay?
Fashion colors date back all the way to the 1800s when an English chemist by the name of William Henry Perkin accidentally created the hair color mauve. In the early 1970s the punk movement gave way to the mainstream Fashion Colors we see today.
The breakdown behind the process.
The process begins with pre-lightning the hair to the desired level. Darker shades such as violet or red won’t need to be lifted as high as a pastel shade such as pink. (Some fashion color may be applied to unlighted hair but they will lack vibrancy and results are not guaranteed).
Once the hair has been pre-lightened it must be cleansed thoroughly with shampoo, preferably clarifying shampoo. DO NOT CONDITION THE HAIR! .Then the hair must be dried to almost 100% to allow even pigment distribution. DO NOT APPLY STYLING PRODUCTS IN THE HAIR PRIOR TO BLOW-DRYING, SO THAT THE
CUTICLE REMAINS OPEN!
After the hair is dried, apply your custom fashion color. Saturation is extremely important! (I always go through each section of the hair twice). .Allow the fashion color to process for no less than 30 mins, the longer it’s left on the hair the more vibrant the color will be.
Finally, wash and condition the hair using color-safe products, then style as desired. –
Maintenance is key to longevity and depends on how well you maintain your fashion color. Most colors begin to wash out 2-3 weeks after your first salon visit. Proper at-home hair care is vital to the longevity of your fashion color. Color-safe shampoo and conditioner, as well as heat protector and an oil/cream, is highly recommended. The Hair Spa’s Marula & Grape-seed Oil shampoo & conditioner, Olaplex System, Pureology 21 leave-in conditioner are recommended
The Hair Spa’s Marula & Hemp Oil for styling -Upkeep & Color Refresh. Always reschedule your next appointment before you leave the salon, you will need to revisit the salon every 3-6 weeks to refresh your fashion color. When you return to the salon after your first appointment you will only need a fashion color glaze, the entire previous process does not need to be repeated unless you wish to go lighter.
My Thoughts…Fashion Colors are a commitment for sure, but in my opinion it so worth it. I feel they are here to stay! Fashion colors are a unique and fun way to express yourself through your hair. They have always been a passion of mine and I strongly suggest everyone tries them out at least once in your life. My grandmother is 84 and she still gets pink tips on her naturally white hair. You’re never too old to express yourself.