Trendlooks 2016

Quiet and Gentle – The New Pastel Hair Colours

Violet Hair
Nicole Richie coloured her wavy shoulder-length hair a greyish shade of violet. The unusual pastel hair colour suits her
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The subtle effects of pastel colours have found a new home in today’s hair fashion! Elegant pastel colours can be used to show an adventurous, daring personality. Stars are wearing hair colours like violet, pale blue, soft rose and even a hint of orange

  • If you prefer soft colours, then a quiet expression of a pastel colour is for you. Quite a few stars made the understated colours their own and the entire pastel colour spectrum is available to you! It is so easy to find the colour and shade that matches your complexion and style.

    Nicole Richie (see the photo above) decided on a cool greyish violet colour, which is just the right colour to be eye-catching and compliment her flawless complexion. The beach waves bring different shades and shine to the violet colour.

  • Stars Wearing Pastel Hair Colours

  • Violet Hair
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    If you have a lighter complexion, warm pastel colours like gold and pink are your best choice. Rumer Willis coloured her hair pastel pink and this is the perfect colour for her fair skin. For style, sleek hair along with a playful braid, give this hairstyle a young and casual twist.

    Left: Rumer Willis dyed her hair a shade of pastel pink

  • Violet Hair
    Kesha coloured her hair a greyish shade of pastel blue with a hint of violet
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    Trendy or unusual hair colours are nothing new for singer Kesha who changes her hair colour often - her newest hair colour is 'violet-pale blue'. This greyish light blue hair is more suited to her darker skin complexion - perfect along with pink lips and cheeks. Kesha brings life to her hairstyle with large soft waves and a glossy shine.

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    Paloma Faith easily pulls off this almost reddish blonde, pastel orange hair colour with ease! Paired up with striking eye makeup and the dark berry-red lips, Paloma creates a dramatic look.

    Left: The faint orange hair fits Paloma perfectly!

  • Violet Hair
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    Coloured strands of hair add a playful note to curly long hair. The Danish singer has skilfully selected shades between blue and green and combined them reddish violet tones. The undone style and natural makeup create a unique look.

    Left: Strands of various pastel colours weave through Nanna Øland Fabricius’ blonde hair  

  • For more colours like these and advice on how to get the look yourself, take a look at our LIVE selection on the Schwarzkopf YouTube Channel.