Color was in last year. We rocked shimmering blues and majestic purples, sought out temporary or non-committal ways to wear color (enter hair chalk and eye-shadow), and we were loving the ombre. Now there is a new way to glam up your highlights.
If you are one who’s into the social media scene, you would know that there is a new hair color trend that has already made the ombre stale news.
I guess you could even say it is a hybrid of the ombre. This new buzz word is ‘xpresionpixel’ hair coloring, which is a craze hitting salons in Spain , New York and London.
The technique was pioneered by three Spanish colorists Jose Luis Almendral, Marco Antonio Restrepo, and Jorge Cancer, but the technique has since been adapted for the new Revlon campaign.
For those who have never heard of it, it’s like color blocking for hair. The hair is soaked with square blocks of color and then blended with other colors to create a fun and quirky cascading effect.
It’s like airbrushing color onto the hair (Talk about giving your highlights some character 🙂. The colors are up to you in that you can select shades close to your own natural color or from that same color family, or if you are the more adventurous type you can go all out and get contrasting neon shades.
Sounds like something you would try? Well don’t run out and try to get you a DIY kit yet. I doubt those exist. Besides, Rebecca Counsel, Art Director at HARE & BONE strongly advises that you speak to a professional color technician and do not try it at home. She further stated that the look is best suited to short hairstyles, as such styles will better display the color detail.
Now while I haven’t yet seen any black beauties sporting this new color trend, I suppose it won’t be long. Maybe we are waiting for one of our celebrities to rock it first.
Also, since the original technique seems to be semi-permanent, I guess some might still be on the fence about trying it. Either way, we’ve never really shied away from color and the more adventurous among us could have a ball with this.
Now that I think about it, perhaps someone in our community is talented enough to get the same effect using hair chalk or some eye shadow (I’m just saying ;)). So let us know: is this new pixilated color something you would try, or will you be giving this one a miss?
MsRisha McAlpine says
Gloria Moore says
Shayla Hicks says
Lol, it looks like people are trying anything and every color in their hair these days!!… Soon we will be seeing paisley print, cartoon characters and sport logos on the hair strands of the many!… too funny… #LOLatpixelcolor
Shannon M Brown says
Charlene Jeffers says
Why oh why?
Enez Laurendine says
My whole thing Is the care you would have to put into your hair after you do this crap to it! Who has the time? Maybe it’s just me! I’m not a color person for that reason my life is too busy and I’m comfortable with my seasonal regimens with the minor changes they bring! I can’t! But somebody will!
Phoenix McGee says
Lol seems like a lot of effort. Nah.
Cheryl Kirksey-Newsom says
Nope!!!! I will never use color again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pamela Smith says
Therapy. Someone needs therapy. Why would you wanna do this?
Shá Beazer says
Why man?? Why??
Johnna Williams Nash says
For a fashion show maybe, &it’ll have to be a wig ..lol
Tracy McCoy says
This hair color has that ” just burned with an extremely hot styling tool “look
Ihscesce Lucas says
no it sounds like it’s tear my hair up my hair growing & healthy im not gonna mess it up its not even cute
Bria Brown says
its not it looks like a bad dye job
Nani IllNana says
Ayo Sam Harrell says
No, No, No!! Some things are better left alone!
Crystal Cummings says
Tamera Wyche-Lovett says
Looks like a dangerous trend to me
Alexandria Patrice says
You know I would
Jamie Carter-Bailey says
Jamila Gresham says
That’s looks terrible!
Markisha Tingle says
Nobody wants this super Nintendo dye job!
Alycia M. Ward says
That belongs on a pair of leggings.
Christine Tina Zeigler says
Kamila Nott says
Brittany Avery says
Worse as coon tails
Ihscesce Lucas says
^^ yea it does
Amina Brooks says
I know lol
Maya Woodall says
Shiiiii I coulda did this! That’s what the finish product would look like anyway so hey I guess in a pro
Anna Isaac says
Precious Saba says
Kharrima Stevens-Jackson says
I Wouldn’t even get that with weave..
Tina Waters says
Jeanette Allison says
Not for me
Cori Wilson says
Anna Ogonji Smith says
I guess! I’ve tried a lot of things, but you never know how it will actually look on you until you try it. I’d change it a little bit though.