Punchy pop colours
AS SEEN AT: Pastel colours have been around for a few seasons now but this A/W17, designer Ryan Lo wanted to amp his models up and go for slightly more vibrant pastel shades citing Hello Kitty dolls as his inspiration. At Versace, colourist extraordinaire Josh Wood, applied pre-coloured pieces to models for flashes of taxi cab yellow, vibrant blue and magenta pink. WHAT TO ASK FOR: Ok, so you might not want to copy the look from Ryan Lo exactly, but either a wash of pastel all over, dipped ends or even just a flash of colour underneath a la Versace, are great options. This look does come with some prep work. ‘Your natural hair will have to be pre-lightened to take it up to a white blonde,’ explains Jessica Zurowski, stylist at Pastels Salon in Jumeirah. This will obviously take a bit more work and maintenance the darker you are, but it’s totally achievable. ‘To keep the hair strong, your colourist should use add a hair bonder into your colour – such as L’Oréal’s Smartbond or INNOluxe – they will help protect the hair as it gets lifted.’ Then it’s time to choose your shade. Blondes look great with pinks and peaches, while brunettes rock purples and blues.