We’re all familiar with balayage, the hair trend that involves painting colour through the ends of the hair to create a natural, sunkissed finish. It’s a look we’re still obsessed with, so we were super-excited when we heard the news of a colourful update on the trend.

May we introduce you to pastelage, which adopts the same techniques but involves using semi-permanent pastels through the hair.  

Bright and bold hair has become the norm, and lots of our fave celebs and influencers are ditching the natural in favour of a colourful hue. So it’s the perfect time to give pastelage a go.

L’Oreal Professionnel colour ambassador Jack Howard says, ‘We’re seeing more and more women come into the salon asking for vibrant and colourful shades, and with the new #COLORFULHAIR range, you can easily incorporate pastel tones through the lengths of the hair. It’s semi-permanent, so it’s a low-commitment option, which appeals to all ages.’

You can also recreate the look at home with a colourful semi-permanent hair dye of your choice, which you paint through the ends of your hair.

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