From ash blonde to mushroom brown, cool-toned hues have completely stolen the spotlight in 2019. If you’re looking to stick with warmer hues, however, don’t despair. The latest color trend is sure to inspire you to stay on the warmer side for the winter. Meet mustard yellow hair—the orangey blonde hue that’s taking over Instagram.
Interested in trying mustard hair color for yourself? Read on for everything you need to know about this spicy blonde shade.
What is mustard yellow hair?
Mustard yellow hair isn’t your average warm-toned blonde. This statement-making shade blends yellow and orange with hints of brown and copper to create a zesty, warm hue that mimics the appearance of spicy mustard.
If you have dark strands, your colorist will need to use bleach to lift your current color before you can achieve mustard yellow hair. Bleach will always cause damage—but your colorist can help to restore the look and feel of your strands before you leave the salon.
How do you maintain mustard yellow hair?
As far as vibrant shades go, mustard yellow isn’t too difficult to maintain. Still, a quality hair care routine is essential for prolong the life of your color. First things first: You’ll want to start with a shampoo and conditioner system formulated to protect color-treated strands. We recommend the Kérastase Reflection Bain Chromatique Riche Shampoo. The multi-protecting shampoo is ideal for very sensitized color-treated or highlighted hair. Be sure to follow your shampoo with the Reflection Fondant Chromatique Conditioner.
If your strands are feeling the effects of bleach, incorporating a weekly hair mask can do wonders for the look and feel of your mane. We love the Redken Extreme Strengthening Mega Hair Mask. This two-in-one strengthening hair mask is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for your damaged hair.
You’ll also need to maintain a regular touch-up schedule to assure your mustard yellow hue remains looking it’s absolute best. You can expect to hit the salon every four to six weeks, but your colorist will be able to help you determine a personalized schedule that best fits your color and lifestyle.
Who does mustard yellow hair work best for?
What we love most about mustard yellow hair is how customizable it is. Your colorist can create a hue that’s vibrant and bright or deepen it with brunette undertones—making it a gorgeous option for just about any skin tone.
If you’re wary about keeping up with frequent salon visits, ask for mustard yellow balayage. Your colorist will leave your roots untouched and paint the mustard yellow hue on your mid-lengths and ends, which helps to lengthen your time between touch-ups.
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