Bid farewell to 2014’s Radiant Orchid, and say “ciao” to the new hue of 2015 – Marsala, inspired by fine Sicilian wine. Marsala has been named the official 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, which will heavily influence everything from hair color and fashion to home décor.
Formerly blonde True Blood star Anna Paquin made a drastic beauty transformation recently, fulfilling her teen dream of “being a mermaid.” Her multi-colored mane is a deep shade of purple with touches of turquoise and sea foam green.“This deep, ocean violet color looks amazing on everyone! The green and blue peek-a-boos throughout especially flatter those whose skin tone look best left cool,” says PRAVANA Artistic Hair Color Director, Vadre Grigsby. Check out Vadre’s formula below to replicate this look:Formula:
Though bright, bold colorful hair has been trending among celebs, Lilly Allen’s sunset strands stand out among the rest. This star recently stepped out rocking a beautifully blended and colorful mane that is multiple shades of awesome. PRAVANA’s Artistic Color Director, Vadre Grigsby breaks down how you can create this look:
First seen on the Chanel Cruise Runway, a new shade of pastel has been rocking strands from models to concert goers this summer – “Porange”. This shade of pastel combines tints of pink and orange for a sherbet like effect. Sienna Miller rocked a similar shade earlier this year, but take the look a step further going fully pastel for summer with the below formula and tips from PRAVANA Artistic Director Vadre Grigsby
Another former Disney star has transformed her tresses, rocking bold, beautiful, multi-colored strands. Raven Symone debuted her new look on Instagram, calling it “washy purp and grey.” Mixed with a few colorful streaks, this rainbow style is sure to turn heads in San Francisco, where she plans on attending college as an on-campus student.Vadre Grigsby, PRAVANA Artistic Director, shares the formula to achieve this look below.Get the look:Pre-lighten hair to a level 10 with Pure Light Power Lightener
Rihanna decided to take the pastel plunge, following in the footsteps of other celebrities like Nicole Richie and Rumer Willis, at a recent Los Angeles Clippers game. Rihanna’s look may be temporary (a cropped wig for the evening), but you can copy her color on short or long hair with the recommended formula from Vadre Grigsby, Artistic Director at PRAVANA.
From the edgy Fall/Winter 2014 fashion runways to Nirvana’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, grunge is making a comeback in a big way. Kristen Stewart traded dark locks for bright orange, Katy Perry went green, and Amber Heard is sporting a dip-dyed pink style. From the runway to the salon, colorful strands, spiked ends, and unkempt texture are more than just a passing fad.
From blue mohawks to subtle pastel ends, punk style has influenced hair trends in the music and fashion industry for decades. Demi Lovato refreshes these iconic looks by showing how incorporating color can appear spontaneous, yet casual. The singer has left her blue hue behind for a hot pink shade. Bright hair colors are becoming mainstream among celebs, and chances are some of your clients are looking to achieve similar styles. Perfect for spring, pink warms up strands and can add a creative punch to lack luster locks.
At the recent American Music Awards, stars like Bonnie McKee and Ke$ha stood out on the red carpet with vibrantly colored pastel strands. While Bonnie McKee's bold copper color perfectly complemented her pale skin and bray-blue eyes, Ke$ha went for a split-personality look with light pink locks on one side, and pale blue on the other.Here, PRAVANA artist Vadre Grigsby shares the steps for recreating each of these gorgeous, stand-out looks. Bonnie McKee's Colorful Copper:
Recently, actress Vanessa Hudgens changed up her ordinary ombre locks with fall-inspired red and blonde hues. The bright pops of color stand out even more against her dark, chestnut roots for a fun, colorful effect. Love the look? Pravana's Artistic Color Director, Vadre Grigsby has provided a simple step-by-step of how to recreate this fall-inspired hair.Formulas:Base: 1 ½ oz. 5.3 + ½ oz. 6.34Pure Light Power LightenerVIVIDS Yellow + Clear in equal parts with a drop of Orange.