Over the last few months you might have noticed clients requesting grey tresses rather than hiding them – don’t be alarmed! Granny-grey is a serious trend right now and, while not quite at 50 Shades standards, everything from ice-silver to metallic greys are firm favourites with fashionistas and A-listers alike. In the latest issue of PRO Hair & Beauty magazine, we loved the silver hair colour trend so much, we decided to put it on our cover and asked Issie Churcher, head of technical at HOB Academy to create it. In the video below, she tells us exactly how she transformed golden-blonde highlighted hair to silver-blonde locks.
Issie’s top tips
Use a sponge to apply a silver or grey hair the colour – it creates a much softer blend. When working with highlighted hair, avoid applying colour to the really light strands by weaving these out to prevent further damage. For the roots, change from weaving to slicing, allowing the colour to be applied closer together; it creates the illusion of the hair being fully bleached. Before you add the toner, partly dry the hair to help you spot which areas still have a yellow tinge. However, keep the hair damp as the elasticity becomes weak after pre-lightening. Make sure your client is aware that the silver tone is only temporary. If they frequently bleach their hair it will be thicker (and more porous), therefore the silver could potentially stay longer as opposed to finer, virgin hair.
Issie’s aftercare tip “Clients that ask for this look are usually part of a certain fashion tribe that often experiment with hair colour, so they should already know the drying effects this type of colour has on hair. I always recommend using a super-hydrating hair mask a couple of times a week.”
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