Since Ultra Violet was named Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, countless iterations of purple hair have been invading Instagram feeds. Between photos of delicate balayage and low-key bronde looks, you can find purple hair in basically every shade imaginable. And stylists over at Be Scene Studios in Rockville, MD, have been experimenting with the trendy hue in ways you will want to try out as soon as possible. With spring coming up, there’s no better time to freshen up your colour, right?
If you’ve been into all the pastel hair trends we’ve been covering lately like kaleidoscope hair and pink cloud hair, you’ll love stylist Yokii Techi’s metallic lilac shade she adorably dubbed “taro bubble tea.” Prefer more vibrant hues? You’re going to want to check out colourist Ahn Le’s “smoked velvet” hair. Keep scrolling to find out more how the stylists created their viral purple hair looks.
Taro Bubble Tea Hair
t a r o b u b b l e t e a v i b e s ✨ From her lovely @scrupleshair muted yellow to the complete opposite! We decided to go cool tone and do a metallic lilac which reminds me of a taro bubble tea smoothie 😭💕 @yurhairness you look so good in cool tones 🤪⚡️ I started off with @schwarzkopfusa as a pre tone to get the silver metallic look and then applied @pulpriothair mercury blush and lilac to enhance the color💖 to maintain the integrity of the hair I used @brazilianbondbuilder which I simply can’t live without!🙏🏻 to style her I used @babylissprousa with @love_amika texture spray 🌸 #bescene #americansalon #behindthescenes #behindthechair #modernsalon #beautylaunchpad #hairbrained #maneaddicts #btconeshot #btconeshot_pastel18 #btconeshot_student18 #btconeshot_curls18 #btconeshot_unconventionalcolor18
Let’s start on the lighter side of the spectrum: taro bubble tea. Yokii Techi executed this dye job on Reina Salguero, another stylist at Be Scene Studios. If you’ve sipped on taro bubble tea lately, then you’ll know that the grey-toned lilac is incredibly spot on. Just looking at it makes me crave it.
To bring this unique purple tea colour to life, Techi started off by toning Salguero’s pre-lightened hair with a silver hue. Then, she brushed on a mixture of Pulp Riot’s Mercury (silver), Blush, and Lilac. Considering this delicious shade now? “Anyone with healthy virgin hair can achieve this in two separate hair sessions,” Techi tells Allure. The first appointment would be for bleaching your hair, and the second is for the colour.
Smoked Velvet Hair
Smoked Velvet 😈 on @ell.pham using all @pulpriothair for her color! I pre-toned it with the new @pulpriothair silver toner and Smoked, Velvet, Lava, and Clear for her color… @hairbykaseyoh taught me. 😝 thank you @brazilianbondbuilder for helping keep the integrity of her hair strong throughout. Styled with with favorite of all time @kenraprofessional dry texture spray. 😝😝😝 #btc @#oneshot #behindthechair #btconeshot_hairpaint18 #btconeshot_vibrant18 #btconeshot_unconventionalcolor18 #btconeshot_longhair18 @behindthechair_com
On the darker side of the spectrum, there’s smoked velvet hair, which is a rich amethyst hue. It’s deeper and more intensely purple than taro bubble tea hair. Ahn Le’s inspiration was less literal than her fellow Be Scene Studios stylist. “My look was inspired by the last colour that we did on my client,” she tells Allure. “She loved the way her hair colour faded out and wanted to keep the purple and have the same fade out.”
Like Techi, Le started off toning her client’s hair with a silver shade. Then, she painted on a combo of Pulp Riot’s Smoke (graphite), Velvet (grape), Lava (neon orange), and Clear. The whole process took about three to four hours, Le tells Allure.
Despite the dark shade of purple used, light hair is still necessary to accomplish the look. To be specific, “smoked velvet works best on level eight to nine hair,” Le says. If your hair isn’t already lightened, she adds that it should be healthy and strong enough to be lifted to that level.
No matter what shade of purple you choose this spring, be sure to show your stylist a picture of your desired look so they can whip up the right hue for you.
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