It appears that January Jones has been swatting up on her spring summer catwalk references, because the actress appeared at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills sporting a pale blue studded Jenny Packham dress with washed out pink streaks in her blonde tresses. And we can tell you that the lovely lady is in very good catwalk company…
When it comes to beauty looks it’s no secret that the spring summer catwalks tend to bring a profusion of pastels and eye-popping brights. This season, backstage areas bore witness to an unforeseen abundance of colour in the form of a brand new breed of bright; namely colours that are neither fluro, nor primary but somewhere in between. Think raspberry, rose, tangerine, spearmint, azure, vermillion, amethyst applied any which way you want to eyes, cheek, lips and you’ve guessed it, hair.
Thakoon and DSquared2 Spring Summer 2012
Backstage at Thakoon, Issey Miyake, Narcisso Rodriguez, Peter Som and DSquared2 (phewf!), this obsession with candy-coloured hair was inspired by everything from Indian festivals, to organic flowers and seaside sweeties and as models finished one show with bubblegum locks and dashed to another where glossy blowups were on order, backstage teams invented portable washing stations to remove colour in tip top time. Needless to say we’ve been obsessed ever since… What better way to complete a new summer wardrobe than by matching your most coveted colour tone to a streak or two in your hair?
At it’s not just models who have been working the trend (though we would probably put money on catwalk darling Charlotte Free getting the colour ball rolling when she rocked up at fashion weeks with hot pink tips in her beach blonde hair). Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Katy Perry and Lauren Conrad quickly followed her lead, dipping their toes into the trend.
Peter Som Spring Summer 2012
“While working a head of sea blue candyfloss might be too full on, there’s nothing more charming than loose streaks of colour poking out through a tousled blowout,” says session stylist Zoe Irwin “this is a much more subtle and wearable way to work the trend.” Go for an instant update by adding a few temporary extensions into the lower part of your hair and styling as normal.
Take note that, while darker skin tones can give any shade a go, paler English-rose complexions should stick to cool flattering tones like blue, turquoise, mint green and pale pink, while matching a colour streak to your eye will make them pop! Ooh, and nothing looks better that orange in warm chestnut or caramel hair.
With a veritable abundance of clip in extensions and temporary sprays you will be spoilt for choice, but those looking for something more permanent need look no further:
1. Bleach London were the first to bring catwalk colour to the high street. Check out www.bleachlondon.co.uk
2. Aveda’s fabulous new and naturally derived Customized Colour service, from £57 delivers the very brightest colours any which way!
3. Great lengths offer a whopping 18 shades of the finest quality human hair extensions which last up to 3 month at salons nationwide. Prices start from £25. Call 0113 216 3070.
4. Too nervous? We love Kevin Murphy’s cute color bug hair shadows which can be rubbed onto hair for a temporary but very fabulous take on the trend.
Have a scroll through the gallery above for some celebrity hair-spiration and let us know: will you be in the pink this summer?