‘Amber slate’ was a Wella-branded colour harnessing a lot of attention at the start of the year, and it seems, ‘throwback tones’ are sure to continue throughout the season. “The 70’s isn’t going anywhere” – explains our Wella insider – “so expect to see warmer shades intertwined in rich bitter brunettes. For blondes, it’s all about adding dimension; bespoke ribbons of colour will create more luxe, high-shine results.” After all, nothing beats a really great balayage.
We asked a world-class hair expert which trends would be big this year
At 15, my sister asked me to dye her hair platinum blonde. I grabbed a paintbrush – only the finest equipment used in my salon (bathroom) – some cling film, and a box of hair dye. £5 from Bodycare, naturally. I applied it. Waited thirty mins. Then unstripped the cling film from her hair, to reveal a speckled colour selection of brown, Sunny-D-yellow, and deep orange. We both learnt a lesson that day; my sister would only ever trust the salon, and I was to move far, far away from her for a good few months. Older, wiser, and with good hair on everyone’s agenda, it’s in the pros we trust. Here’s one of them – Wella’s Technical Manager – telling us which trends will be big in 2019. Interestingly, DIY ‘leopard-print’ doesn’t crop up.
By Rachel Spedding