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Trend Alert: Sherbet Dip Dab and the New Balayage

Sarah Black, colour expert for Linton & Mac salons, UK, predicts two of the hottest trends that will be in demand this spring-summer season.


You can thank the hair team at Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer ‘19 show for creating what is now set to be summer’s hottest colour trend. Sherbet hair is powdery, yet vibrant frosted pastel shades, reminiscent of the sherbet sweets of childhood, that manages to be both subtle and soft, yet wildly attention-grabbing. It is a grown-up, pastel shade with a veritably vintage feel, and no hint of fairytale. Unless hair is very white to begin with, this light hue requires a pre-bleach to take on that pale but punchy finish that sets it apart from its fairytale pastel predecessors.


The balayage technique will remain popular, but will be used with a different focus and purpose. We will move on to and play around with the depth this technique can create – rather than the lightness – and we will use balayage to add depth and movement. The darker elements of the hair will be the focus, adding dimension to the hair, in contrast to the lighter sections. The aim will be to create balance between the tones; just the right amount of light against the perfect amount of dark, and the look will be richer, more polished, and more multi-dimensional than we’ve seen in seasons past.

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