White Chocolate Mocha Is The Most Delicious Hair Colour Of The Season
'Tis the season to indulge - and that's not just with a tin of Celebrations on the couch but also with our hair, as a new delicious beverage-inspired hair colour trend is taking over Instagram this winter.
'White Chocolate Mocha' is the new sumptuous blonde hair colour that is commanding attention online for the all the right reasons.
Not as extreme as other sweet hair trends like 'Candy Cane' or 'Raspberry Bourbon', the 'White Chocolate Mocha' colour is an icy beige blonde, which is given dimension and a rich milky coffee hue with ashy lowlights.
The way the colours work together make it look like a white chocolate espresso delight, which not only is a feast for the eyes but is also sure to help our strands fight seasonal dullness for the Holidays.
But how do you translate that drinking goodness to our hair you ask? Well, Robert Eaton, British Hairdresser of the Year 2019, told Tyla that it's "crucial" to get it done in a salon to avoid brassy yellow tones.
He began: "The gorgeous interlacing of bright icy blonde with subtly blanched brown lowlights. It's a beautiful colour dimension, great at bringing out your hair's natural movement, and it mimics the creamy silkiness and milky coffee tones of an iced mocha.
"It'll bring you some zing every time you look in the mirror."
The hair expert added: "It's crucial to get a professional colourist to lift your hair to a clean foundation first. This is so that you avoid the brassy yellows of home-done hair bleaching."
But what are you to ask your stylist for exactly? The award-winning hairdresser, who is based at Leeds salon Russell Eaton Hair, said: "Ask your stylist for beige tones, and light brunette infused blonde shades.
"Getting the lift right is so important, as from this even base, the shades and eventual toner applied will bring out the icy, velvety colours to make your hair look expensive and luxe."
Although the colour pay-off is absolutely second to none, Robert explained that to keep that striking tone try using a silver shampoo at home and if you can, a monthly gloss treatment in your local salon.
"Keeping it fresh is down to intentional aftercare based on what your hair actually needs. That could be a moisture injection or more protein to strengthen the hair's structure," the stylist said.
"You can use silver shampoo to brighten your locks, but nothing beats a monthly gloss treatment in the salon. This works especially well for highlights and colour combinations that tonally can fade quite quickly. It's like a magic reinvigoration!"
Robert said try styling the look with smooth bouncy waves to "show off the flow of colour, especially when the shades blend into each other moving from woodier tones at the root, to mellow beige and then frosty white."
So there you have it, hair so good you could drink it!
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