Vivid Visions

March 02, 2023

It’s safe to say that the hairdressing industry, specifically the colour sector, loves nothing more than a theme. Whether it’s a day of celebrations, a particular colour palette or a trend in its own right, we love to create and bring our visions to life.

This week, we spoke to creative colourist, Safy B, on how to achieve colours that WOW!  

As our industry has progressed, clients are being much more creative with their looks and adding a few more trends into the mix. As a colourist, I love it; what’s better than creating something new and challenging? The vivid trends are great as they can be bold, but also very subtle – it depends on the individual client and their personality.

Here are my favourite colour looks and trends for this year’s vivid-inspired clients.

The Rainbow Vivid

Through incorporating reds and pinks, with a combination of rainbow tones throughout, this colour can be taken to a whole new level. It’s what you call a head turner!

Melting from a ruby red at the roots into a fuchsia pink, the holographic rainbow is placed in the mid-section to provide a subtle surprise underneath the hair.

The Red Rose 

For those who want a statement transformation, whilst also preferring something subtler than the bright vivid tones of a rainbow, the red rose is the trending colour. This is very much a consumer-focused colour, providing a real wow factor that is in keeping with salon trends. It’s a colour full of warmth and one that will forever trend at this time of year.

Tip – it is vital you work with a clean and pure base before attempting this colour. The colour must be carefully applied to allow for full coverage throughout.

Formula – Goldwell Topchic 7RR@RR with full 10% of red Pure Pigments.

The Subtle Vision

Colour doesn’t have to be an all-over, full-scale transformation – sometimes the subtle additions can make just as much of a statement. I named this ‘The Subtle Vision’ because of its small, discreet placement of colour, making the look much more playful and fun. The root shadow is a favourite with short haired clients who want to change up their look and be a little more creative.

Tip – when creating a root shadow, always remember that less is more. Here, I focused the colour placement at the crown and blended ever so slightly – around 2-3cm maximum – to give the ‘shadow’ effect.

Formula – Goldwell Elumen PIRose@10