The Chocolate Rose Gold Hair Trend You Need To Join NOW
Posted by Jasmine Taylor-Moran in Tried & Tested, Hair
Back in October, we saw a whole range of different colour trends appearing across our Instagram and Pinterest feeds; grombré, chocolate mauve, flamboyage and introducing pops of colour to our manes. With these trends still hot on the radar, we’re wondering how to replicate these salon achieved looks at home, without causing damage or split ends.
Rose gold is a particular favourite trend here at MBM, with the golden hues, balayage effect and well, the pinkness, makes it one we really must try. Mixing a combination of mocha, light golden hues and a wash of pastel pink, the chocolate rose gold trend is born. Its blonde counterpart was and is a huge hit this autumn, as seen on the likes of Blake Lively, Katy Perry and Kylie Jenner, the newer brunette nod at summer’s pastel craze is back in full force with a subtle work-appropriate version.
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To get this look, we visited Celebrity Hair Stylist Jason Collier to get the low-down on creating this winter trend and see for ourselves just what the hype is all about. Using his own take on the traditional methods of balayage, ombré and hair contouring and creating bespoke shades to complement my existing hair colour and skin tone, I left my hair in his very capable hands to create this coveted look.
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Collier works out of the boutique Matthew Curtis Salon in Covent Garden’s Rosewood Hotel, which is styled to resemble the inside of a vintage train carriage, complete with brass mirror surrounds, luggage racks and a converted leather trunk full of every hair colour imaginable. Our new Resident Hair Expert is frequented by A-listers looking for a new ‘do or hair transformation, with clients including Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and Helen Mirren. With such high profile clientele, there’s no question why we’ve sought his skills and advice.
Contouring your face by colouring your hair is a fine art, with Jason’s steady hand, he used a rich mocha tone, a few shades darker than my natural colour to darken my roots and frame my face to give the illusion of chiseled cheekbones and a longer neck. To create this at home, select a shade a shade or two darker than your natural from the L’Oreal Paris Prodigy range, which are oil based to protect your hair from colour damage and get rid of split ends. Apply this to the roots and lengths of two small sections of hair either side of the face and allow to develop according to instructions.
Sectioning off a diamond shape of hair at the crown and taking strips of the remaining hair, use a Prodigy shade or two lighter than your natural colour for the ombré/balayage effect along the outer edges of the section and graduating half way down the length to the tips for that beautiful ombre transition of dark to light. Repeat this until your entire hair is covered in triangular sections of hair and leave to develop as per the hair dye instructions.
Time to rinse! Once you feel the colour is just right, use Kérastase Bain Chroma Captive Colour Radiance Protecting Shampoo to wash out the remaining hair dye. Once dye free, apply a pastel pink shade such as ColourOn Pastel Toner in Pink to the entire lengths and roots of your hair and wash off after a short development for just that glossy hint of pastel pinky gold running through. Lock this in with Kérastase Elixir Ultime for Coloured Hair to protect the condition and richness of colour.
Et Voila! You’ll have hair that everyone envies this Christmas and will have achieved it whilst getting rid of split ends and not causing any damage to your hair - just in time for your office Christmas party!
Having also trimmed the ends of my unmanageably long hair, my hair feels lighter, smoother and I absolutely adore the colour. It frames my face amazingly and the lighter balayage tones give it that added bit of movement, straight or styled. Jason was very knowledgable and gave me the confidence to give him full control over my hair.
If you’re looking for a new hair colour or hair products for your skin type, don’t forget to take our beauty quiz and discover which products are right for you. Whether it’s taming frizz or getting rid of split ends, we’ll do all the hard work for you and find your perfect match.
For your hair transformation, visit the Matthew Curtis Salon at Rosewood Hotel.