Editors Notes: Pink is still one of the most popular colors a few years running. Cool or warm, it’s a flattering shade for most skin tones, and one worth trying at least once in your life. Whether it's a full head of pink or pink dipped-dyed tips, check out these hair ideas to inspire your next look with Wella Professionals.
Pretty in pastel pink is the vibe for ‘21, as clients turn to fun, fresh hues that shimmer and shine as the temperatures rise. This pretty shade is trending head to toe – in your hair and in your closet – meaning an influx of pastel pink hair requests is about to come your way.
Be ready with eight inspiring formulas for every type of pastel pink ‘do, from a bright-to-light ombre, to a sparkly rose gold mane. Plus, discover the aftercare you should be recommending to your clients. This soft hue is prone to shade fade, but Wella’s must-have tips will keep locks vibrant for longer.
1) PASTEL PINK HIGHLIGHTS
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If you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge with full-head pastel pink, opt for macaron ribbons through a light blonde base. Those candied highlights catch the light in the prettiest way.
2) LIGHT PINK HAIR
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If you’re looking to take the plunge to dye your entire hair but still want it just light, this might be for you. This is pure pastel pink at its punchiest.
3) PASTEL ROSE GOLD HAIR
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Rose gold everything is trending – including high-gloss rose gold hair. What you’re going for is pastel pink with warm blonde reflections and a hyper-metallic sheen.
4) PASTEL PINK TIPS
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Check out these pearlescent pink ends! The sheer, matte gloss gives locks a temporary touch of pink perfection.
5) PASTEL PINK AND BLONDE HAIR
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Feeling a sunnier hue? Pastel pink doesn’t just work on light, almost-platinum hair. It will look great on honey blonde too, as it adds a dose of candyfloss-inspired fun to their look.
6) BABY PINK HAIR
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The shine on baby pink hair is next level. The loose waves definitely upped the sparkle.
7) ASH ROSÉ HAIR
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For the subtlest take on pastel pink hair, try rosé ribbons on an ash blonde base. The cool tones flawlessly intertwine, so blush highlights have a ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ quality.
8) PURPLE PINK HAIR
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Is it lilac frost? Is it icy pink? This reflective shade shifts with every swish and sway, lending a multi-tonal effect that’s beyond mesmerizing. This purple-meets-pink hue flatters all skin tones. Seriously.
Because pastel pink is soft in tone, it tends to fade faster than brighter hues. So if you want to lock it down, proper aftercare is a must. Before you leave the salon with your macaron mane, Wella Professionals recommends using a color-kind shampoo.
Then, use two conditioners: one for everyday hydration, and another to top up the tone, like Color Fresh Mask in Rose Blaze or Lilac Frost, P1,199. The latter is a 10-minute nourishing treatment that veils strands in a hint of a pink tint. Used once weekly, it refreshes salon color, nurtures tips and maintains pastel hues until the next color appointment.
Finally, demonstrate the safeguarding powers of a heat protection spray that protects locks from UV and heat styling damage. Heat – whether from a hair tool, hot tap or scorching weather – is one of the key shade-fade culprits. That’s why a hat on hot days and washing locks with lukewarm water is essential keeping pinks punchy and bright.
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