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Mastering the Opal Hair Trend

If you can’t decide between the granny hair trend and the sand art hair trend well…


The crazy new colour trend is pretty much a combo of the two… Meet Opal Hair – the newest double-tap-worthy trend your clients will request when they sit in your chairs.

1The look is the brainchild of Aura Friedman from Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon, an Israeli-turned-American colourist who’s work has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and marie claire, and the heads of Soo Joo Park, Sky Ferreira and Lady Gaga. Aura has been treating her 26 thousand Instagram followers to a myriad of Opal hair looks, and other colourists have now joined in on the craze.


The look is created by colouring the hair to light base shades that aren’t quite grey, creating an iridescent pearl-like shine (cue the name of the trend). You then add a bunch of crazy colours to the mix, ending up with the more commercial answer to bright, rainbow hair.  It’s been described as Sand Art Hair’s muted contemporary, Granny Hair’s more fun, bolder sister and pastel hair’s cooler cousin. Got that family tree?


We know what you’re thinking, there seems to be a new creative colour trend every week. Well the internet moves fast, and because clients would be wise not to try this at home, that week could prove lucrative for your salon – especially with colour trends as wearable as this.


Give it a try.

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