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Your current colour trends round-up for South Africa

13 February 2019
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It’s time for a colour countdown! 2018 is over, and we’re bringing you all the latest hair colour ideas to keep you on-trend in 2019. So, without further ado, these are the looks that will be hot and happening for a fabulous South African summer!



Surfer blonde


Say bye-bye ice queen, and hello surfer blonde. This shade of blonde is still very light, but slightly warmer than the platinum hair that’s been on-trend in the past few years. It’s the signature hair colour of surfers who are always out in the sun or young children whose blonde locks haven’t darkened yet.


While surfer blonde is a less intense shade than platinum, your stylist will still need to use bleach to lift the colour. To keep your hair healthy, make sure you use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair. We love the Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde range, which is perfectly formulated for all shades of blonde hair. Use Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde Miracle Filler as a daily treatment to strengthen and replenish damaged cuticles, and to brighten any brassy tones.

Surfer blonde not for you? Sun-kissed honey highlights are the next best thing.

Richard Nienaber National Education Manager Redken and Pureology South Africa

Honey, honey


Surfer blonde not for you? Sun-kissed honey highlights are the next best thing. From strawberry to golden blonde, this hair colour trend looks fantastic with long, messy beach waves. Keep your hair nourished and the colour vibrant with a good shampoo for coloured hair.


We recommend Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. These violet toned products help to neutralise brassy colour and keep your blonde highlights bright and beautiful. The entire Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde range is formulated with Strength Cure Asta Repair™ to repair brittle colour treated hair and prevent dryness and breakage.



Chestnut brown

2019 isn’t just about going blonde - brunettes will have their chance to shine too! Hair colour trends are definitely moving toward warmer tones. If you’re thinking of going red, go chestnut instead. It’s a more natural look, with gleaming copper highlights, lowlights and ombre tones.

Rainbow colour trends


And then there’s bold colour that is anything but natural, but simply magnificent if you’ve got the confidence to pull off the look. Fashion hair dye colours are often influenced by the Pantone colour of the year. We’ll still be seeing a lot of last year’s signature shade, Ultra Violet, in the form of lilac and denim blue hair.


The colour to watch for in 2019 is Living Coral, interpreted as hair colour hues of pink, peach, and rose gold that are simply perfect for tropical summer vibes.

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