Ombré is so yesterday. The latest trend that shows no sign of fading is candy-colored hair: those unnatural but fun pinks, blues and lavenders. Everyone from starlets to studio execs is sporting hot hues, but getting them is tricky. We?ve found three stylists across town who can help you make a rainbow connection.
Silverlake Salon owner Julio Romano used bleach and Kool-Aid on his sisters while growing up. Today he paints hyper-pigmented Special Effects color on clients, who have been requesting dark green and lavender of late. Insider tip: Use the sulfate-free shampoo Colure to preserve the intensity of your tint. ($100 to $300) Shampoolio, 4312 Melrose Ave.; 323-663-6666 or shampoolio.com
Studio City Colorist and former magenta-tressed punk rocker Sheyanne Humphrey has clients who request silvers, pinks and turquoises. She likes Pravana color for its infinite hues, and recommends replacing your wet shampoo with a dry shampoo every other wash to make a dye job last. ($100 to $150) C the Salon, 12050 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 818-763-4005 or cthesalon.com
Santa Monica Maybe it's the seaside location--stylist Agi Shvarts?s customers request all shades of blue. She creates them using the Goldwell and Pravana brands, and suggests frequent conditioning with formulas designed for color-treated hair to keep tones true. ($85 to $150) Zaine Color Salon, 1609 Montana Ave., Ste. A, Santa Monica; 310-451-0295 or zainecoloursalon.com