He notes that getting creative with existing techniques and using new terminology to describe them helps clients and colorists communicate better. “These names speak much more clearly than the [standard terms] — tint, single-process color. If you go in and ask for virgin hair, your colorist will know you don’t want a chunky highlight. It’s like designer clothes — you want to say what you wear. If it’s got a name, they can identify it.”
We’re not sure if it’s the plummeting temperatures, the chunky knits invading our fave stores, or the foliage porn all over our virgin hair right now, but we’re feeling all kinds of fall. And a new season usually sparks a kind of Pavlovian response in us toward changing up our hair.
New cuts, yes, but mostly color — all of the color. Don’t get us wrong — we don’t subscribe to the whole “a new?virgin hair requires you to go darker/lighter/whatever-er.” You go ahead and wear any effing color that makes you feel purty, seasonal mandates be damned. No, we’re talking about embracing the spirit of the changing seasons, and all that new-beginnings jazz, by spicing up your strands.
Well, thanks to a recent boom in downright nifty coloring techniques, there’s no better time than the present to get your ‘do did. Crystallizing, virgin hair, whispering — there are so many cool new trends to try. Best of all, they work for all types of colors and needs, whether you’re a rainbow-hair fan or a die-hard brunette.