“Pink hair has certainly become a mainstay in our colour menus, and for 2023 there is a multitude of choice from delicate to dynamic,” explains L’Oréal Professionnel Global Ambassador, Siobhan Jones. “Some of my favourite tones are delicate rose, fuchsia and softened tangerine. The great thing about pink is there is a tone to suit all skin tones and hair textures, making it one of the most versatile colours around.”
Siobhan offers her top tips for working with pink hues this summer.
1. Firstly, suitability is key, so determining whether your client is best suited to warm or cool colours is a must. If they are suited to cool, then adding tones of fuchsia or violet to your pink will work best; if they are more suited to warm colours, then going down the coral route could be a better option.
2. To get a soft pink hue, you must pre-lighten the hair first. However, due to its sensitivity, the pink can often actually take longer to process on the ends of the hair. To ensure this does not cause any issues, I often apply my pink of choice on the ends before the roots.
3. For clients who don’t want an all-over pink, opt for a panel of pink at the side, through the face frame, or on the fringe. Blush pink panelling looks great on blonde hair.
4. Always use a colour shampoo and conditioner, such as L’Oréal Professionnel Color Vitamino, to prevent the colour fading – this is non-negotiable.
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