So, before you decide to ditch colour completely this year, let me spill the goss courtesy of our expert hairstylists. Okay, all I’ll really be doing is cooing over how great this color is, but I’m still going to put this all together, so you’re welcome.
I asked our UK stylist Dana from the Regis salon in London’s Putney to give me a little more info on the shade, and her breakdown was spot-on. “The smoked marshmallow look is an adaptation of the existing balayage and highlighting techniques,” explains Dana. “This colour trend is perfect for those who don’t have the time to maintain roots every month, but want to be able to enjoy color. The trick is to color strands in a way that works with your soon-to-grow out roots, not against them”.
Basically, this is a blonde look that won’t break the bank or take up all your free time on the weekends. When the perfect blend is created that works with your root color, the look not only appears more natural, but it’s easier to keep up with, too. So my advice to you, as a dark haired, lover of color and hater of maintenance, is to dive in and request this shade at your next appointment. Go on, make your day (and your stylist’s) by switching things up from just getting a cut to opting for this gorgeous color.
Now the techy bit, as explained by stylist Harrison which you don’t need to know, but sounded pretty cool so I decided to include it anyway, is as follows. “To achieve the ‘smoky’ effect, we use highlights and lowlights in a diagonal placement to achieve the softest rootblend, also known as a color melt.” Color melt sounds dreamy doesn’t it? Well, it looks it too: