Fifty shades of grey and don’t know w which one to choose? Platinum or silver blonde, de, this hue can be a tricky sport, but we’ve got you ou covered. By Li Ying Lim.
Silver blonde, grey, platinum, violet-grey – to truly succeed in carrying this hair, you have to think whole package. Pale skin tones must slip on the hottest red for a siren slant, or the darkest berry lip colour for a very Lorde-esque, romantic goth influence; and like protecting metal from rusting, maintenance is truly key to avoiding brassiness. Ever heard of purple shampoos and conditioners? These toning haircare products are excellent for sustaining that sheen on silver pigments.
“A pixie cut would work beautifully with this sort of hair colour,” recommendsr Albert Nico, hair maestro and owner of Albert Nico Boutique Salon. “I like to use the L’Oréal P Professionnel Blond Studio lightening range, Majiblond,M to get that superior quality in dye, and Pro Fiber for in-salon post-colouring, as well as ho home care. I can’t emphasise how important it is to tr treat and seal the cuticles to ensure the colours comeco out as you envisioned it.”
As individualistic as this style can be, so it is that you accost this cautiously with your most trus trusted hairstylist. This look is most definitely not for the wallflower.
Silver hair pins
Kérastase Densifique Hair Youth Activator
An elfish blonde looks mystical and brightens the skin, as seen at Guy Laroche Autumn/ Winter ’15
Model Soo Joo Park goes all ice queen
Grey hair gets cooler with a cascading shag at Akris Autumn/ Winter ’15
Studs and hoops give punk elegance
to silver tresses
Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Absolutes