The fashion industry has a long-standing love/hate relationship with rose gold. A colour that exists somewhere between fashion and luxury, it’s not a gaudy as gold but also not as timeless and we’ve seen it go in and out of style a lot over the years.
Right now everybody and their dog is loving it, and we’re seeing it plastered across our Pinterest and Instagram feeds in the form of jewellery, interiors, tech and of course, hair.
Hayley Austin from TONI&GUY Long Acre Salon in Covent Garden, who was awarded the UK Gold Award in the Color Vision Category of Wella’s Trend Vision Award UK & Ireland Final 2016, has given us a few of her top tips for achieving this double-tap worthy look. #rosegoldhair
“The rose gold hair trend is like a new era of warming up blondes, as we’ve seen over the past year or so, colours such as pink have become so wearable. It’s non-committal and gives your colour an edge. As a colourist, it’s exciting that clients are so open to these kinds of colours now, as it gives professionals an opportunity to be more creative which is so much fun!”
“Rose gold can be used in a softer way to tone highlights, or a full head of pre-lightener which will give a more editorial look. However my favourite is to incorporate rose gold/strawberry blonde/mermaid pinks and peaches into a balayage. They blend in really well with a lot of colours, but teamed up with a warm, auburn base colour, you can achieve a gorgeous natural look.”
“I would suggest asking you client to visit the salon every 6-8 weeks to have their roots and toner touched up. I would recommend using the label.m Colour Stay Shampoo and Conditioner in-between touch ups to maintain the colour as long as possible. Using the label.m Heat Protection Spray (£12.95) would also be a great way to ensure that the hair remains healthy, as the regular colour treatments can be damaging.”