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ash blonde hair colours

What exactly is ash blonde hair colour? If you’ve ever wanted to sport an edgy, ‘ice queen’ look, ash blonde is for you. Think light blonde with a grey or ‘ash’ tint.

It’s blonde with the temperature turned down, basically, leaving a brilliantly unique shade with an undertone of grey and silver. If you have a light complexion, ash blonde is a certain winner, but there’s actually a shade of ash blonde that will work for everyone.

When it comes to trending hairstyles and colours, ash blonde is certainly popular right now. There are plenty of celebrities with fine examples we’ll highlight. So let’s get straight to the list!

1. Ash blonde ombre hair

If blonde all the way doesn’t work for you, pick ash blonde ombre hair. It will look as good at work as it will in a bikini.

A celeb who loves it: Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna in Pretty Little Liars.

ashley benson's ash blonde hair

2. Dark to light ash blonde

Just like yin and yang, the dark and light really work well when it comes to ash blonde hair. Think black roots that blend into platinum, and you get an idea of how stunning contrast can be.

dark to light ash blonde hair

3. Ash blonde brown hair

Who says ash blonde can’t incorporate brown? Try starting with dark brown roots and ending with honey blonde ends, and take a bold step from brown to the exciting world of ash blonde.

A celeb who loves it: Cara Delevinge, whose famous dark eyebrows make the brown in her ash blonde really sparkle.

cara delevigne's ash blonde hair

Here are some other examples of ash blonde and ash brown hair – the spectrum is endless!

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4. Ash blonde highlights

Highlights are another perfect way to step tentatively into the ash blonde realm. Take your prized brunette tresses and add some ice queen flair with ash blonde foils – in a long bob, especially if you have thin hair, it looks particularly chic.

A celeb who loves it: Taylor Swift, whose baby blue eyes really pop with ash blonde hair.

taylor swift's ash blonde hair

5. Dark ash blonde

When you add some more obviously grey tones to that ash blonde look, you’re really getting on-trend in 2018 with a darker undertone. It’s also daring – and every eye on the room will be on you.

A celeb who loves it: Kim Kardashian, who will often opt for ash blonde with grey when she trades in her signature black hair.

kim dark ash blonde

6. Buttery ash blonde

Ash blonde and 2018 are all about breaking the rules, so let’s commit the sin of mixing those cool and warm tones. The result for ash blonde is a dynamic, buttery look.

A celeb who loves it: Amanda Seyfried, whose ashy roots blend deliciously with warm ends.

amanda seyfried ash blonde hair

7. Silver ash blonde

You’re thinking grey and icy, but how about thinking more silver? Add in some metallic tinges and really make it pop with dimension via platinum highlights at the end.

 

So there you have it: ash blonde is not just ash blonde. Do you have a favourite?

The really great news is that there are actually DOZENS more ash blonde hair colour ideas to choose from, so ask the friendly hair colour experts at Lily Jackson to help find the perfect one for you!


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iskra lawrence rose gold hair

We just can’t get enough of rose gold hair.

It’s a massive trend of 2018, and we just can’t get enough of looking at fabulous rose gold colour sensations through our rose-tinted glasses!

Don’t believe us? Iskra Lawrence said goodbye to her blonde, Bella Hadid combined her rose gold hair colour with dark roots, Elle Fanning showcased her rose pink hair on Instagram … and the rose gold hair colour hits just keeps on coming!

Is that because rose gold hair looks awesome on absolutely everyone?

We think so! Here are some of our absolute favourite rose gold hair colour ideas:

1. Rose gold ombre

ombre rose gold hairIf you’re not quite sure how your boss will react, try this for a toe in the water – rose gold ombre hair. It’s perfect for a brunette, as it only fades into rose pink at the ends.

2. Rose quartz

quartz rose gold hair

Rose Quartz hair colour in Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018

If you caught Alexander Wang’s Spring Summer 2018 show, you already know all about rose quartz hair. It’s like throwing orchid and lilac into a pot and getting peach hair at the end, with a result that’s easy, practical and still edgy.

3. Metallic rose pink hair

metallic rose gold hairIf your rose gold colour preference edges towards the more purple end of the pink scale, you’re probably reaching for dark rose gold hair dye. It’s a rose gold hue that’s almost metallic, and it works best if you crank up the shine.

4. Platinum rose gold hair

platinum rose gold hairFor blondes looking to leap onto the rose gold hair colour bandwagon, this platinum variety is an easy first step. We love the lilac magenta root fade/ombre too! We’re talking about rose gold highlights applied in a freehand balayage technique.  And this colour and style can also work particularly well if you have a traditional bob style to boot.

5. Red rose gold

red rose gold hairIf even brighter and even shinier is your cup of tea, try pouring a bit more magenta and pink into your rose gold hair colour. It’s strawberry with the volume turned up, so make sure you love a bold step into the world of rose gold hair.  Support this look with professional hair care which is kind to rose gold colour.

6. Peach rose gold

peach rose gold hairIf bright and bold is a step too far, try breathing some fresh warmth into your rose gold hair colour with a touch of peach. This gorgeous colour is particularly easy for those with lighter hair colours. Wella have released some new coral tones in their Colour Create range – mixed with some pink and you have a definite peach rose gold winning formula.

7. Smoky rose gold

smoky rose gold hairFor someone with a busy lifestyle who wants a lived-in rose gold colour straight off the bat, try rose gold with a smoky twist. This look requires a full head of colour: the roots and base colour are applied, the lighter sections are achieved through the application the free hand colour balayage technique to lighten the hair in the right places. The lighter hair is then toned with the perfect smoky rose gold formulation.

8. Strawberry rose gold

strawberry rose gold hairThis variety of rose gold hair is for a dash of lilac and pink on a platinum blonde head – maybe there’s a small amount of truth to blondes having more fun? Especially when they have strawberry rose gold hair! Red heads and brunettes fear not! Just ask your stylist at Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup how you can get some strawberry rose gold love too: root stretch or root fade, balayage or ombre are all available to you.  Just ask your stylist.

9. Lilac rose gold

lilac rose gold hairLilac rose gold highlights are a great way to explore the exciting world of purple, without looking uber dramatic. Just remember to keep these amazing lilac rose gold locks looking good, you need a great shampoo and conditioner and styling products with heat protectants.

10. Light pink rose gold

light pink rose gold hairIf you love your layers more than you love the idea of pink hair, experiment with rose gold by going light. Often, it’s the subtle variety with soft bursts of colour that catch the most attention, anyway.

Are you rocking rose gold? Got a favourite pink hue, spotted a rose gold celeb, or come up with a fab tone of this gorgeous colour? We’d certainly love to hear from you! Want to try it yourself? Then get in touch with our talented Sydney hair colour stylists for a fresh new look.


Image Sources:

https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Ombre-Rose-Gold-Hair-Color-Inspiration-42305870
https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Rose-Quartz-Hair-Color-Trend-Alexander-Wang-Pink-Hair-43997219
https://www.allure.com/story/guy-tang-metallic-hair-dye
http://stylecaster.com/beauty/how-to-get-rose-gold-hair/

There are so many hairstyle buzz words around these days: ombre, sombre, balayage and bronde …it can be hard to keep up!

Don’t fret, we’ve created a simple outline so you know exactly what to ask for on your next visit. This way you can gain understanding of the techniques we use to achieve perfect Instagram ready colour. As colourists reinvent and improve techniques, the resulting colours are “re-branded” to differentiate it from other techniques and keep hair colour exciting for clients.

Traditionally, foils are used to achieve different hair colouring techniques. Balayage and ombre are modern, massively popular trends in hair colouring.

Where foils produce a uniform, defined colouring, balayage and ombre produce a more random or blended transition of colour for your hair. It can be done with blondes, browns, auburns, or bright colours like red, purple or even grey. The technique has developed to such a level of expertise that now the best hair colourists have down pat the perfect blend or fade for your hairstyle. Read more

Grey Hair

grey hair styleGrey hair can look stunning. Just because you have grey hair doesn’t automatically mean that you are unfashionable or your hair will look ugly. But you do need a tailored approach for your colour and a killer cut.

At Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up, we create bespoke colour and style solutions that work with your hair type, lifestyle and sense of personal style.  Going grey is a big decision, and a process.

Read on to find out the many options on how to wear grey hair fabulously and go grey gracefully…

 

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