The Pantone Colour for 2023 is Viva Magenta 18-1750, a nuanced crimson-blended shade which is described as “brave and fearless; a colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration.” Sounds like the kind of year we all need! With bold, pink hues already a client colour favourite, we look forward to seeing a lot more of this powerful shade, whether it’s in dramatic doses or as a more subtle accent colour.
Check out our Colour Memo Special on page 14, where we pay homage to this magical magenta. And talking of powerful colour, can we take a moment to admire the vivacious combination of colour on our cover shot this month, courtesy of the lovely Robert Eaton @robertjeaton at Russell Eaton Hair @russelleatonhair. We think it echoes the same lively sentiments as that of Viva Magenta! Moving on to our Men’s Special, where we consider the variety of trendy haircuts that your male clients may be requesting in 2023. From buzz cuts and bobs to emulating Elvis, there’s a style out there for everyone as our edit proves. To get into the ‘boyzone’, turn to page 33.
Enjoy the issue!