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Raspberry, blueberry, spumoni—we’re not talking about gelato, or even spring makeup palettes, but the season’s haute hair colours. Countless shows, including Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake and Dsquared2 got in on the wild colour action with theatrical hair paint sprays and Day-Glo extensions. Perhaps none took the confectionery directive more seriously than legendary stylist Odile Gilbert. At Thakoon, she used an edible organic clay powder, mixed into a paste, to hand-paint the candy-coloured braided chignons. Not everyone loved the sticky- sweet trend. “I thought the hair [colour] was silly,” says Revlon’s Gucci Westman. But we spotted a wearable takeaway behind all the colour madness at Peter Som. Wella Professionals colour ambassador Aura Friedman dyed extensions a warm rose-gold (among other hues), which she felt was a natural evolution of the punky pastel hair trend. To keep the “uptown come undone” look feeling posh, a single colour panel was added to a deep side part. For seamless blend- ing, Friedman shaded extensions at the root to match the models’ natural hair colour.
FLARE picks: Kevin.Murphy Color.Bug Hair Powder in Pink, $20. Wella Koleston Perfect Hair Colour, available at select salons.
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