PASTELAGE-a pastel-toned balayage-is one of the hottest hair trends right now, and we are totally on board. The technique, made possible using L'Oréal Professionnel's new #COLORFULHAIR range, brings about a fun and creative way to wear pastels, including pink-one of our favorite shades. Here's how to rock pink pastelage like a total pro.
Choose the right shade
From subtle blush to hot pink, there are many, many shades of pink out there. If you are having trouble deciding which one will look best, check in with your L'Oréal Professionnel colorist who can introduce you to #COLORFULHAIR, a direct dye in 6 shades and one clear with thousands of bespoke pastel tone possibilities.
Depending on how colorful you want your hair to look, you can opt for pink streaks, balayage, or a full head of gorgeous pastel color. Choose the look that will best suit your style and personality. "What I love about PASTELAGE is that it is a low commitment way to have colorful hair," says Shelley Gregory, L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador on PASTELAGE. "Once the pastel shades have washed out, you are left with a beautiful classic blonde balayage. And depending on the client, they can come back in and try new pastel shades or leave their hair blonde."
Donning pink locks, no matter the shade, is eye-catching. Instead of shying away from the attention (and the look itself), embrace it! Rock your pink pastelage without apology and do so with confidence. As long as you choose the right shade for your skin type, which your colorist can choose perfectly, go ahead and wear the look with conviction.
Don't settle on just one shade
Can't decide on just one shade of pink? Guess what, you don't have to! Some of the boldest looks involve mixed-and-matched shades. Opt for dark roots, 'dip dye' tips, or treat your hair's natural part as the divide between two shades of pink-the sky is the limit and the choice is ultimately yours!
What's more? You don't have to stick to pink forever if you change your mind after the fact. "Consider that you don't have to commit to one pastel – and that is a positive," Gregory says. "You don't have to be stuck with a color you get bored of or something that isn't what you want when it fades. Embrace the fade and then play with different pastels with each salon visit!" Who knows, you may just be rocking blue or purple PASTELAGE next.