During the Christmas break I had the chance to catch up with some of my friends and colleagues in the fashion, hair and beauty industries to discuss what hair trends will be huge in 2019.
If you’ve not seen it already on Instagram, then bottle green hair is set to be ‘a thing’. The trend echoes what has been the must-have fashionista’s colour for their winter wardrobe and if done professionally, bottle green can look super-healthy, vibrant, strong and glossy. Not only that, it goes perfectly with gold jewellery or burgundy-coloured clothing.
In the late 80’s and early 90’s, ‘petrol’ hues were essential in the fashion world, especially in men’s suiting. Now it is one of the coolest looks for your locks. Naturally dark hair and deep skin tones are perfect for this shade. However, if you fall in love with the colour and want to keep it, you may have to bleach your hair first.
Remember Sigue Sigue Sputnik and their hit Love Missile F1-11? In the summer of 1986 they were the oddest-looking band on Top of the Pops by a mile and their guitarist, Tony James, became just as famous for his crazy hairstyle, complete with cerise extensions, as he did for being in the group. So, while the band’s fashion sense is far from making a comeback on the High Street, neon pink hair most definitely is.
Another 80’s-throwback trend will be rich, jet-black hair. If you were a goth back in the day, here’s your chance to be so much cooler than your kids – without the angst. Make sure you keep your new inky-black do shiny and glossy by using colour-enhancing products.
One of my favourite looks for 2019, and will look ultra-hot on those of you who have or suit chestnut hues, are golden, face-framing highlights. If you’re already from a brown base, this colour is a doddle to maintain.
Last year’s passion for silver hair takes a step towards the dark side as ash grey looks set to become the chic choice across the generations. The look should have the darkest sections at your roots and graduate to a lighter grey towards the tips.