Achieve the perfect #MermaidHair
Teal and Aqua coloured hair is a huge trend right now both on the Runway and in Pop Culture. Stars from Kylie Jenner, to Vannessa Hudgens, and Paramore lead singer Haley Williams have been seen sporting variations of the blue hue on their short and long tresses.
Kylie Jenner with dark teal ends
Vannessa Hudgens with light aqua Ombre
Haley Williams with all over solid bright teal hue
On the Runway, models for Herve Leger sported electric blue streaks for Fall 2014. Models for Badgley Mischka sported light aqua streaks for Spring 2015, and paired them with patching eyebrows.
Badgley Mischka Spring 2015
The Colour Process
Here at Hair Republic, we are always updating our own styles. I wanted to try out this pretty Mermaid Hair Style and asked Senior Stylist Karen Lino to give me a hair transformation!
Karen started off by diluting Electric Blue direct-dye Sparks, which is a hair colouring product that can be applied directly to the hair without using a developer and is the Funky Colour product used here at Hair Republic. Since my hair was already blonde, she did not need to use any Bleach in this process. She spread the colour throughout my hair, from roots to ends, and massaged it thoroughly for even application. Because the blonde colour of my hair was still quite golden, it mixed with the blue to create the perfect seafoam green colour we were looking to achieve.
Once the colour application was complete, Karen shampooed and conditioned my hair using Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Wash & Rinse.
To style my mermaid hair, Senior Stylist Karen first used Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Spray on my wet locks. She then blow dried my hair to prepare for curling. Karen used a 1 and ¼ inch iron, the perfect size for beachy curls, taking large sections of hair at a time for variation in the curl. She then had me lean back so my hair fell straight down, and finger combed out the curls to relax them. Karen finished off the style with a quick spray of Living Proof Flex Hair Spray to keep my look in tact all day long.
The perfect Mermaid Hairstyle.
*All pictures taken from Pinterest (except for ones of our Front Desk Coordinator Alice Kapune).
Blog by Alice Kapune