Haven’t you heard?
Spring has sprung!
The first official day of spring was March 20 and with warmer weather, sunnier days, and new trends have popped up like fresh flowers.
Imagine it's your day off from the salon and you're at the bar tapping your nails on the counter waiting for your next refreshment. Your eyes land on the girl standing next to you. Well, not so much her as her hair: glossy, caramel-tinted waves thrown haphazardly in a deep side part that, to the untrained eye, would read as God-gifted or sun-bleached from vacation.
But you know the truth: It's the work of a good colorist- like yourself.
To keep up with the latest trends can be tricky with how packed our schedules are. Elite Beauty Society is dishing on what’s new and what’s in for spring, so when someone else (a potential client) spots a gorg look at the bar, you’ll be the stylist they call.
If you follow celebrity hair trends, you may have noticed that A-listers like Lucy Hale, Emma Roberts, and Katherine Langford have all simultaneously broken up with their blonde highlights, taking their color to a rich, shiny chocolate-y brunette shade.
Celebrity colorist Larisa Love says the look is all about the more natural vibe.
"The next big color trend is going to be warm, but subtly so."
Creamy Blonde Highlights and Butter Blends
While bright blonde will undoubtedly come back into rotation this spring, when doesn’t it, another shade is sprouting up.
For upkeep’s sake blondes are going more creamy and yellow in tone, as opposed to stark platinum blonde. You can blend cream blonde accents into just the ends of curls for a look that reads like a warm gold tint, not a streaky blonde highlight.
You know what synonymous with spring? Pastel.
Gone are the days of BRIGHT, in your face color and unicorn everything (sorry, pulp rioters), the softer cousins of these popular colors are way in right now. Every woman (or man) may want to try a color at some point, but aren't ready to make the leap to COLOR.
Pastels are a great way to ease a nervous client into trying something new.
From the Kardashians to just about everyone else, these soft colors allow every kind of client to try our color without committing to full on neon blue.
Okay beauty squad, we know this has less to do with you and more to do with your clients, but trust us, they’ll love you for suggesting it.
From barrettes, to pins, to literal chains- it’s in.
Whether your client is going to a festival or just planning a night out- it’s something they’ll want to incorporate this spring. If you’re looking to make $ off this trend, try stocking up on some of these items in addition to your back bar supply and retail them.
Or if you clients are really serious about this trend, add the application of the accessories to your services menu.
TBH...we’re not so sure how we feel about this last trend, but we can’t deny it’s popping up everywhere.
The age old saying seems to hold true, what's old can always be new again.
From celebrities, to the coolest girl in your salon- it seems like everyone is rocking some fring-ed out 90's bangs.
On the bright side, it's 2019 and everyone knows not to cut their own bangs, so your services are very much needed.