Those rainbow shades and ombré dye jobs seen on the streets and runway all year long are giving way to something shiny and new—at least in London (the city that recently provided the world with the tanicure). “We were seeing a lot of metallics trending in fashion and we thought, Hmm, why not hair?” says Mel Halacoglu, a senior colorist at Hari’s salon on King’s Road. Neither an ash nor platinum, this particular shade of “bronze” helps “tone down full-on blonds, as well as softly lightening winter brunettes,” she explained.
Unlike the gold and silver flecks found in some nail polishes, there is no actual metal in the dye—it’s more about the magical sheen it produces. “These aren’t just highlights that are plonked on without any thought—I call that the ‘worm’ look, where you just see squiggly wormlike lines in hair…it distresses me to see that,” she said. (Girl, we’re with you.) Instead, she uses the balayage technique to apply the exclusive golden-honey hue—a shade popular with catwalkers weaning themselves off bleach like Aline Weber and Sasha Luss—that instantly adds radiance to dull strands and warms up a pallid complexion. If you’re hopping across the pond for the holidays, we suggest going for the burnished beauty treatment while in town. A New Year full of good hair days? That’s what we call a gift that keeps on giving (at least until your next appointment). Source: Style.com