Fantasy hair color has been big news for a number of years now. No longer the reserve of punk and anime subcultures, all kinds of people with all kinds of fashion styles have been trying out bold, unnatural hair colors, and many have completely fallen in love with the feeling of having eye-catching rainbow shades of hair.
If you are set to make the change, here are some pointers about some of the most popular color choices:
One important thing to know is that you will need very light hair for the colors to show up as they should. If you are not currently at a light blond shade, then it may take one or more sessions of bleaching to prepare your hair for a fantasy color. Note that the colored hair dye itself isn’t damaging – these dyes are made of natural pigments suspended in a conditioner – but the process of getting a bold color can be if you are starting out with dark hair.
Pastel shades obviously require the very lightest starting color – you can only really get silver, candy pink or baby blue on platinum hair. A mid blond can be enough for some darker colors, however, like deep purples, navy blues, or fiery oranges.
Fire engine red, ocean blue, rose red, fucshia, magenta, turquoise and even neon pink are some great choices if you want to make a statement, and are all easy to achieve on light hair. What you need to consider here though, is that red and blue pigments can be among the hardest to remove from hair.
While crazy dyes tend to be labeled as temporary – they fade out over a few washes – some colors will leave behind a tinge or remain at a faded state rather than washing out completely in the time promised, and this depends a lot on your hair’s condition. This isn’t a reason not to choose these colors but be aware that you may need to dye over them after they fade, and that they aren’t the best choice if you absolutely need to look ‘normal’ again by next week!
It is possible to dye your hair these colors at home, however to be sure to get the result you want while keeping your hair in good condition, make an appointment today at the best hairdressers in NYC!