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Eggplant Hair Color: From Beloved Food To Latest Hair Trend

03 May 2018
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Nicole Vince

Beauty Editor

With a reputation for haircare wisdom and knowledge of the latest hair novelties, there isn’t a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

Keeping with Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, ultra violet, there’s another purple hair color trend appearing in the streets: eggplant hair! What can this particular shade do for you? Read on to find out, with some words from Abbie Addotta, L’Oréal Professionnel brand ambassador and stylist, on how your colorist can help you get this look.

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The Power Of Purple Hair

Eggplant hair is a darker variation of purple with brown undertones, which is sure to remind you of the summer vegetable it’s named after.

“It’s usually a deeper shade of purple—I myself wear this color!” Addotta says.

What this color represents goes beyond your veggie garden. Unlike burgundy hair, which has brighter red wine undertones, eggplant is cool-toned and much more subdued. Purple is a powerfully expressive color—associated with space and the stars, it’s all about glamour and mystique.

This intense tone is so alluring that your hair transformation will make you feel truly stellar! If you want to picture a version of yourself with eggplant hair color before committing, try L’Oréal Professionnel’s Style My Hair app on your phone or at the salon to take the shade for a digital trial run.

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How To Get Eggplant Hair

In the spirit of purple’s freedom and empowerment, there are no rules when rocking eggplant hair! Talk with your colorist about what would suit you best: going bold with total coloration for a statement-making grunge or glam rock look, keeping it more subtle by glossing on reflective eggplant tones in a balayage style, or perhaps pairing a deep violet with blonde highlights for look that is reminiscent of peanut butter and jelly.

If it’s your first time coloring your hair, have no fear! Addotta has a wide variety of options for taking your hair from glum to plum.

When working with virgin hair, your stylist can perform a color service with L’Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse, Inoa, or Majirel lines...For color treated hair, [your colorist] would need to lift out the old color with lightener and then apply your eggplant tones.

Abbie Addotta L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

Remember that different shades require different lightening processes, so it’s best to leave this task to your colorist.

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Prolong Your Eggplant Hair Color

Your colorist can also custom create your own unique formula at the salon with L'Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Powermix Color. Personalized color care will help make your purple hue glow brighter and flatter your complexion!

In between salon visits, our pros recommend L'Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Vitamino A-OX collection to help your eggplant hair color wear beautifully. Try the daily shampoo and conditioner for regular care and spritz on the multi-purpose Color 10 in 1 Leave-in Hairspray before styling for added hold.

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