Say it in Scandi | Tracey Ann Smith

November 17, 2023

This week, we sat down with award-winning hairdresser and salon owner, Tracey Ann Smith, to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s Scandi Hairline trend…


What is the Scandi Hairline Trend?

For those who don’t know, the Scandi Hairline Trend is a colour technique that works to brighten the edge of the hairline around the face. Through lightening the baby hairs, as opposed to two full front sections, the technique differs from a money piece. Creating a natural-looking hairline, Scandi Hairlines help frame the face to give clients a brighter glow. Remember though, this trend isn’t just for blondes – the Scandi Hairline can work on any hair colour.

Choosing the right shade is crucial. Ensure you select a colour that is just one or two shades lighter than the rest of the hair. Also go for a colour that suits the natural base, this will ensure the final look is low-maintenance for the client.

As hair health is always the priority, it’s important to not over colour the baby hairs – these are fragile and easily prone to breakage, so should only be coloured a few times a year. Ensure clients are aware of the at-home maintenance that will be required to keep the colour looking its best in between appointments – this is a good opportunity to retail silver/purple shampoos and conditioners.

Finally, be cautious when you are bleaching close to the skin. I believe it’s always worth using a protective barrier between your clients hair and skin for further protection.

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