TH1 HAIR HAIR COLOUR PREDICTIONS FOR SS21
THOMAS HILLS, DIRECTOR, TH1 HAIR, REVEALS HIS HAIR COLOUR PREDICTIONS FOR SS21.
YOU GLOW GIRL
“Fluorescent lit up the runways quite literally at a whole host of shows last season, and while it was more about painted roots for AW20/21, this season the trend was intensified to an all-over glow. Standouts were Charlotte Knowles (think Billie Eilish’s signature slime green and you get the picture). Here hair complemented the psychedelic style of the clothing, for some laid back 70s hippy chic. The slime green theme continued over at Gareth Pugh while at Collina Strada, the psychedelic theme intensified with directional and aced-hued tie-dyed wigs. Over at Matty Bovan hot pink reigned supreme. I created this look (left) as part of my Wink collection, and I predict that clients will look for the endless possibilities presented to them by switching up their colour using more creative pastel tones for SS21, in a bid to bring lightness into the new season.
If your client is looking for less colour commitment, this look (right) from my Craft collection showcases how toners can be used to bring a more neutral base colour to life. Both bright, both beautiful, the only question is how pink do they think?
BACK TO BLACK
One of the surprise colour hits of the new SS21 season was the inky black hair colour trend. Usually associated with the more darker, winter months, the trend was showcased at a host of seasonal shows where the easy breezy colour palettes of the spring/summers of season’s past faded into more muted tones – perhaps a visual representation of 2020. Case in point: Balenciaga, where dark, solid colour fabrics complemented the night-time hair colour. This inky palette was also on display at Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior, proving it looks like a strong contender for the forthcoming season. I created this super dark, rich global colour for this look (pictured left) from my Wink collection. I love the solid, yet one-dimensional, display of bold blue-black, worn – as it should be – in a sharp strong cut for a serious style statement. I also personally love hair that’s so black you know it’s courtesy of a colourist and the beauty of it is it’s surprisingly flattering on varying skintones. For clients with naturally brassy tones and lots of natural warmth to their hair, I would use a base that’s more ashy or violet-based to counter the unwanted red tones, and to keep this colour as dark and delicious as Balenciaga envisaged.
My love of textured hair is no secret, and while I’m a big fan of how texture can help lift and dominate a style, I also love how colour can be used to truly accentuate the look. I predict highlighted and coloured curls will be big this season, on both European and Afro hair. After two UK lockdowns I’ve found that many of my clients have learnt to embrace their natural hair texture, and highlighting select curls can really enhance their natural curl pattern to full effect. A golden blonde balayage can really work to emphasise curls and when placed away from the root ensures it grows out well, too. I created these faded pastel coloured curls (left) on my model’s hair with the movement in the picture really showcasing just how bold this style can look – with stunning results. I predict this will be a huge hit this forthcoming season,” – THOMAS HILLS.
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