Pantone have called it, yet again; 2020’s colour of the year is *drumroll please* Classic Blue. The colour – which apparently instils calm and confidence (I’m listening) – has felt the love from fashion and interiors for a while now. And now it’s beauty’s turn. Let’s start at the top, shall we?
Blue hair is bold, obviously, and it can be hard to nail the shade. Unless your hair is almost white, the yellow undertones can tone the hair to green or turquoise, especially as the colour begins to fade. If you’re going for a pastel or true blue shade, hair needs to be pre-lightened with bleach. Olaplex at the ready.
Committmentphobes, this one isn’t for you. Blue dye tends to stick around in hair for ages. Make sure to plan your next shade strategically (and get it done by a professional), the lingering blue tones can affect your new colour. If you’re not sold on all-over-blue, try some chunky highlights. It’s what the 90s would have wanted.
Ready to take the plunge into the blue? Here’s some inspo.
By Beth Ludolf