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How To Get Pastel Blue Hair That's Red Carpet-Worthy
07 January 2019
Award show season is officially in full swing and for the beauty obsessed, there’s no better time to try out some of the most iconic red carpet looks from our favorite celebrities. On January 6, Hollywood’s biggest names gathered in Los Angeles for the 2019 Golden Globes. Aside from celebrating their achievements in television and movies, all eyes were on the attendees for their stunning hair, makeup, and wardrobe choices.
A certain pop star turned actress, known for some of the most outrageous fashion and beauty looks in award show history, debuted a bold new hue at this year’s show. The starlet stepped onto the red carpet sporting pastel blue hair in a sophisticated updo to match her Cinderella-esque floor-length gown.
If you’re as obsessed with this pastel blue look as we are, you’re in luck. We’re breaking down all there is to know about how to achieve, maintain, and the best ways to wear the dreamy shade.
What is pastel blue hair?
We recently got word that smoky hair colors would be huge in 2019, and this toned-down blue is one of our favorite ways to wear the trend. To achieve pastel blue hair, your colorist will begin with a light blonde base before painting your strands with the pastel hue. If you’re beginning with a darker base, your colorist will use bleach to lift your color completely before applying the pastel blue shade. Bleaching your hair will always cause damage, but the right colorist will be able to improve the look and feel of your strands before you leave the salon.
How do you maintain pastel blue hair?
As with any pastel hair color, you’re going to need to make some changes to your hair care routine to keep your new hue looking it’s absolute best. First, we recommend using a shampoo and conditioner system formulated for color treated hair. We recommend the Biolage R.A.W Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This system is formulated with coconut milk and meadowfoam to help protect color-treated hair, leaving it soft and shiny with lasting color vibrancy.
Pro tip: When shampooing with steaming hot water, your hair cuticle can open up. This can cause your hair color to fade more quickly. To help extend the life of your pastel blue hue, try rinsing your hair under cool water.
While there’s no way to completely avoid damage after bleach, the right hair care products can help improve the look and feel of your strands. We recommend incorporating a weekly hair mask like the Redken Extreme Strengthening Mega Hair Mask into your routine. The two-in-one strengthening hair mask is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for your damaged hair.
Pastel blue will require you to head to the salon for touch-ups every four to six weeks. If you’re not ready for a high maintenance hue, why not try a temporary hair color? Temporary hair color will vanish completely after just a few washes, making it a great way to try pastel blue hair without the commitment.
Who should try pastel blue hair?
Those with pale skin will particularly adore pastel blue hair—although the shade can be worn cooler or a bit deeper to flatter darker skin tones.
A full head of pastel blue hair is bold and statement-making. If you desire a more subtle take on the trend, however, opt for a pastel blue balayage or highlights.
Ready to give pastel blue a try? Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your final look with us.
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