The Millennial Pink Hair Trend: What Your Stylist Wants You to Know

hair stylistsMillennials pride themselves on daring to be different, even when it comes to their hair. Unconventional hues and edgy haircuts dominate social media channels, and young people often want to seem both bold and sweet. That may be why the ubiquitous pastel tone dubbed “Millennial Pink” has gotten so much attention. It looks completely dreamy and manages to be fearless without being off-putting. But if you’re going to think pink, here’s what expert hair stylists want you to know first.

Your natural hair color can be a huge factor

Naturally light-haired girls do have the advantage here, whether they go to hair salons or do their color at home (which we’d never recommend, by the way — more on this later!). For this soft hair color to show up, you’ll need a light base first. That means that brunettes and raven-haired beauties will have to go through a lot to ensure they’re properly tickled pink. You will have to bleach and strip your hair’s natural pigment before the colored dye can even be applied. If you’re determined to see the world through rose-colored glasses, be sure to go to a salon where the hair stylists specialize in creative color.

The upkeep can be enormous

Around 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful, which often results in a lot of extra work. If you aren’t prepared for the maintenance, you may want to think twice before getting pastel locks. Even when the dyes are permanent, they’ll fade a lot more quickly than natural shades. Pink-haired gals will have to book appointments with their hair stylists more frequently to keep their color looking fresh. They’ll also need to use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners and may want to consider rinsing with cool water (brr!). While we’d never want to discourage anyone from achieving the hair color they love, we also think it’s important to be upfront about how much extra work it requires.

If you’re determined to go pink, go to a salon

We understand how these little luxuries can add up. But if you want to make sure your pink ‘do wows, your salon is your best bet. Not only will you get the color you want, but you’ll also be able to avoid a lot of unnecessary damage to your hair. Your dye job will be even, your hair will be silky and healthy, and your results will last far longer. Plus, any hair color you’ll find in a box or in a bottle on a shelf simply won’t be as high quality as what you’ll find in the salon. Going the DIY route will likely lead to disappointment (and you may have to book an appointment anyway to fix the result).

We think pastel pink hair can be absolutely gorgeous, and just about anyone can rock this hue. That said, it’s important to be informed about what’s required before you commit. For more information on unconventional hair colors or to book an appointment, contact Salon Khouri today.