Is Peach The Next Big Hair Trend?

24 October 2011


Forget pink tips, or even rainbow brights, peach highlights are being ushered in as the next big trend in hair colour. If you’d have told us last year that we’d be sick of seeing pink hair we’d have hardly believed you but with celebrities such as Katy Perry and Dianna Agron dying their locks pink, the trend has gone from kitschy and cute to wholly mainstream. Peach tresses are the colour to get this fall (but if you’ve recently gone pink a peachy-pink is super easy to get). Whether you choose a warm apricot or rosy golden shade, this complimentary colour is a great way to add depth to your hair especially on golden blonde or chestnut tones.  



Sienna Miller sported pinky-peach tips in August (above) but the trend really kicked off at the Peter Som Spring Summer 2012 show when celebrity colourist Aura Friedman added chunky custom dyed extensions to the models’ hair. Friedman described the technique as spot highlighting which added a dimensional effect with a clear focus to the show’s loose, undone styling. Tones ranged from coral to rose gold but all looked washed out and multi-faceted, giving them a relaxed and natural look compared to the bright candy pinks we keep on seeing. It was refreshingly different to the classic dip-dye and easy to achieve at home with some store-bought extensions.


Inspired by Som’s runway hair, glossy-haired former reality TV star, Lauren Conrad, polled readers of her beauty blog on whether she should imitate Som’s models and dye her formerly rainbow-hued tips to a warm peachy tone. With an overwhelming majority of 73% voting yes, the star, with help from her colourist Kristin Ess, opted for a toned down but decidedly peach colour for the ends of her golden blonde hair (below). Also inspired by everyone’s favorite rainbow-bright toy, My Little Pony, Ess mixed three colours of dye to get a unique shade that was a pretty peach with just a hint of pink.


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So, will you be making the switch from pink to peach this fall? Or are you over the dip-dye craze?

 - Sarah Joynt


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