VI­O­LET IN VOGUE FOR 2019

Herald Sun - - NEWS - ANNA BYRNE

HAIR trends are hav­ing a pur­ple mo­ment, with Lady Gaga be­com­ing the poster girl for the pop­u­lar look.

In the days fol­low­ing the singer’s bold hairstyle at the Golden Globes, searches for “lilac hair” on so­cial me­dia search en­gine Pin­ter­est rose more than 1000 per cent, with fash­ion fore­cast­ers pre­dict­ing pur­ple manes to be pop­u­lar in 2019.

Yes­ter­day, pop star Nicki Mi­naj was pic­tured leav­ing Mel­bourne air­port with the look, a day after per­form­ing at FOMO Fes­ti­val at Flem­ing­ton Race­course.

Rita Mar­con, direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion with Gold­well and KMS, says the trend is an ex­ten­sion of last year’s pop­u­lar vi­o­let hue.

“Ul­tra vi­o­let was the 2018 Pan­tone Colour of the Year, ev­ery­one wants it,” she said.

“It’s fem­i­nine, soft and un­like some colour trends, it doesn’t have to be a last­ing com­mit­ment as it will al­ways fade to a cool blonde tone and you can ap­ply the colour to dif­fer­ent depths.”

Colour tech­ni­cian Larissa Bres­ne­han agrees that its ver­sa­til­ity means pur­ple hair can still be ap­pro­pri­ate for the work­place.

“I love the com­bi­na­tion of nat­u­ral tones and softer pas­tels. Lilac doesn’t al­ways need to be bright and bold,” she said.

“It can be a softer and dustier tone or a more grungy re­sult, depend­ing on what shades you use.”

At-home treat­ments al­low fash­ion­istas to change their hair more fre­quently.

Pic­tures: TIM CARRAFA, MA­TRIX, AFP

Model Maya King, from Du­val Agency, tries the new trend with Shibui Sa­lon se­nior stylist Emily Ols­son.

NICKI MI­NAJ

LADYGAGA

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