The latest colour trend to crop up on our feeds might just be the prettiest (and most wearable) yet.
A subtle coppery red tone with a hint of pink, rose gold makes a perfect colour update for those who are bored of blonde but can’t commit to a deeper shade of red. It’s strawberry blonde, with an Instagram-friendly edge.
The trend was first pioneered by early adopter Sienna Miller, who debuted a faded pink hue back in 2013. Now, Scream Queens star Emma Roberts is the latest A-lister to provide us with rose gold hair inspiration.
As you’d expect, this colour works best on those with lighter hair (naturally or otherwise), but that’s not to say that brunettes can’t get on board with the trend. Instead, the end result is a subtler and warmer – but equally picture-perfect – colour finish.
Tempted to jump on board with the trend? Find out what you need to know before heading to the salon.
WHAT SHOULD YOU ASK FOR AT THE HAIRDRESSERS IF YOU WANT ROSE GOLD HAIR?
‘Taking in pictures is always massively helpful as there are so many shades of rose gold hair and then talk through what you’re looking for with your hairdresser.’
WHICH HAIR COLOURS DOES ROSE GOLD WORK BEST ON?
‘Rose gold looks best on pre-lightened or naturally light hair, it won’t immediately show on dark hair.’
HOW CAN PEOPLE WITH NATURALLY DARKER HAIR GET THE LOOK?
‘If you have naturally dark hair you will need to lighten it if you want a true rose gold tint.’
HOW MUCH UPKEEP DOES IT REQUIRE?
‘Most pastel and soft shades need a lot of upkeep as they are not permanent. Using a toner with a conditioner will keep the colour vibrant or using Olaplex Step 3 locks in colour when used with a cold rinse. Washing hair with a sulfate free shampoo will stop the colour from leeching out.’
IS THERE A LOW MAINTENANCE WAY OF OPTING FOR THE COLOUR IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FULLY COMMIT?
‘Having a stain added to hair will help you get a feel for the colour and will only last a weekend. If you don’t want to fully commit try adding the colour to a small section of the hair underneath or one strand, that way you can see how it looks, without fully committing.’