DFW Beauty Guide: Falling into Hue

 

You want your hair color to be light and lively but still look chic, and you like your hair to look fresh and bouncy yet have that certain uniqueness that turn heads, right?

If this sounds like you, then you may want to give pastel hair colors a try.

Celebrities have been doing it for awhile now from my personal favorite Kelly Osbourne  to Lauren Conrad and even Gugu Mbatha-Raw rocks it in the upcoming flick: Beyond the Lights.

IMAGE CREDIT: KELLY OSBOURNE

IMAGE CREDIT: KELLY OSBOURNE

You love it! You want it! YOU WANT IT NOW! But wait a second?...It’s not just a shirt or a pair of sunglasses we can put on and take off, it’s a HUE-GE commitment. It's your hair we're talking about.

We caught up with Dallas' “Hair Whisperer”, and professional beauty guru, Walter Fuentes, for more info on products, steps to take, tips, tricks and things to consider when wanting  to adopt this trend. Here is what he enlightened us with:

Trends come and go, do you think this pastel trend, grey and fantasy hues are here to stay?

I absolutely love the ability to express one's self through hair. These trends are a balance of innocence and rebellion. The pastel (and fashion colored hair trend for that matter) has been going strong for a couple of seasons now. It is all over the catwalks, celebrities, music videos, and fashion collections. Come on, Marc Jacobs and Chanel have even embraced it! 

IMAGE CREDIT: MARC JACOBS WINTER '14/'15

IMAGE CREDIT: MARC JACOBS WINTER '14/'15

So many women look at social media or the internet for answers... Do you think this is a good DIY project for any woman who wishes to rock the look?

We live in such a visual culture, that everything seems to be at our fingertips. Although web galleries, pinterest, and instagram are great places to explore our likes and dislikes, this task is best left to the professionals.

Why is consulting with a professional the best option for this specific type of trend, as opposed to buying a product off the shelf and DIY?

Anything that is not "au naturale" can create some stress on your hair. I highly recommend leaving the “coloring of your hair” to a professional to avoid and/or minimize the risk of damage.

Some of us are compulsive DIY-ers, if so, what are the best options for a DIY scenario?

As far as simple home exploration, I recommend trying temporary hair chalk, colored hair spray, or pre-colored extensions.

IMAGE CREDIT: WALTER FUENTES

IMAGE CREDIT: WALTER FUENTES

Can anyone working for Corporate America or under a strict and serious office environment still wear this trend?

Contrary to popular belief, anyone can wear it. All you need is some imagination, a great hairdresser to achieve it with minimal damage, and a goal for your end look. Do you want a whisper of hues or a shout of color? I have clients that are professionals and can't wear the all over pastel color, but they have several small panels concealed in the interior of their hair. That way, they can let it down and show it off or roll it up for a business meeting. Artist or ladies working in the many fashion fields can wear dipped ends, ombré, subtle highlights, or all over pastel tones. Lavender, mint, royal blue, rose gold, chartreuse, sorbet orange, and macaroon yellow are perfect shades.

Our DFW Beauty Guide readers would love to know some of the hottest DFW hair salons you can recommend to get this type of style going, got any favorites?

As with everything, check out and review the salon you will be visiting. Are they up to date on the latest trends and techniques? Do they offer at home care products? Can you have a consultation prior to committing? With that being said, I recommend Clive and Co, Dear Clark, Jean Philliipe Salon, and Halcyon Day Spa.

Any last minute tips for our DFW Beauties interested in trying this out?

Have fun with it! Explore your inner fashionista. Just make sure you do it safely. Use at home deep conditioning masques, sulfate free color conserving shampoo and conditioner, and a heat protectant!

IMAGE CREDIT: WALTER FUENTES

IMAGE CREDIT: WALTER FUENTES

SANDRA SAENZ GLOBAL BEAUTY EDITOR

SANDRA SAENZ

GLOBAL BEAUTY EDITOR