Whether or not you’re a beginner to hair colouring or simply want a change of hair type this new 12 months, there’s a color and a lower ready for you.
To get the most recent on 2018 hair tendencies, celeb hairstylists Shawn Loong and Miko Au inform us what colors and cuts are in, and find out how to take care of our hair and scalp.
Loong, founding father of Shawn Cutler Group, says when you liked the balayage (which means to comb or paint in French) it’s most likely time to say goodbye to it as 2018 is all about taking part in with hair color by firming and softer cuts.
“In 2017, balayage was all the fad together with pastel hair highlights and colouring. Now in 2018, it’s extra about reaching a full size color which requires the talent of the colourist to play with the hues by firming its shades,” says Loong in an interview in Kuala Lumpur.
For lengthy hair, Loong says the complete size of color will probably be visually extra outstanding the place colourists apply a deeper color on the roots of the hair whereas a lighter color reveals alongside the decrease a part of the hair.
“It’s like taking part in with a color chart in your hair. Balayage was extra about bleaching however this development, which began in Europe about three months in the past, is about emulsifying hair colors to realize totally different tones,” Loong elaborates.
He explains that color firming is about mixing colors like blonde and purple or crimson and purple, or it may even be a mix of three colors, and it’s a way more inventive manner of colouring hair with the intention to see totally different dimensions on the hair.
With this color approach, Loong says hair have to be softly layered and with lighter cuts.“With color firming, your hair would wish extra motion to point out off the attractive tones. Lengthy hair particularly would wish some bounce in order that the dimension of the colors will be appreciated,” Loong says.
“Malaysian ladies are prepared to do that nevertheless it depends upon their persona. Somebody in a inventive business can put on a bolder color whereas these in a extra company job can nonetheless put on these colors, however in deeper tones,” he opines.
For medium size hair, Loong says final 12 months, a whole lot of affect got here from Ok-dramas the place hair at this size had a little bit of wave and was normally bleached to hold pastel colors. This 12 months nonetheless, medium size hair appears extra blunt, however in a softer model.
Loong identified that 2016 and 2017 brief hair was all about bangs – edgy, brief bangs however this 12 months, “A really brief fringe is taking centre stage together with color firming.”
For individuals who have by no means colored their hair earlier than, he recommends selecting a brown tone as it could not prove the way in which you want … so this tone can simply be modified, not like stronger colors like reds.
When selecting a a lot lighter hair color, Loong says bleaching is concerned and this dries up hair cuticles, which suggests a superb shampoo have to be used.
“When you have an oily scalp, you shouldn’t be utilizing only one sort of regular color shampoo. You must use a scalp shampoo that’s appropriate on your scalp situation not less than as soon as per week.
“To know your hair and scalp situation it’s necessary to hunt session with a hair skilled in order that you understand what hair merchandise are appropriate particularly for you,” he advises.
This 12 months, much less is extra in keeping with Miko Au, and he explains, “It’s not essential to over-indulge by having too many colors in your hair. As a substitute of making use of a number of shades, simply select one that’s interesting and fits you and your pores and skin tone fantastically.”
“The colors that will probably be well-liked in 2018 are very traditional wearable colors like ash brown, cool brown, cool beige and brown gold,” says Au, founder and CEO of Miko Hair Studio salons and Academy, and Bang Bang, his latest salon idea at Starling Mall.
Earlier than recommending a change of hair type or color, Au believes that “in the end it’s all about steadiness. We take a look at the purchasers face form, her persona and what she does for a dwelling to see what fits her finest and whether or not she will be able to carry it off.
“In case your facial options seem harsh, it may be balanced with a softer extra female type. When you have an extended face, a really brief hair lower will solely emphasise and elongate the face whereas when you’ve got a spherical face, cuts that lead to rounder edges across the face won’t be flattering,” he explains.
For normal ladies who usually are not fashions or doing advert campaigns Au says, “Colors and cuts needn’t be excessive style as they aren’t sensible on a regular basis types for girls to take care of. Traditional cuts and colors will at all times be in style.”