If the first few months of 2018, we’ve seen a resurgence of rose hair color like never before…
For instance, in February alone, we witnessed several fresh and far-from-boring new ways to wear the popular hue, including “desert rose,” a combination of pink, purple, and gray tones, as well as arguably the most delicious-sounding so far: “buttered rose gold,” a blend of creamy yellow and pastel pink shades perfect for the season ahead.
Now, we’re less than two weeks into March and there’s already another rose-colored rendition on our radar. Introducing “rose brown,” which is a highly-accessible version of the pink hair trend that features an all-over brunette base with touches of blush seamlessly woven throughout. The mastermind behind this color comes courtesy of Australia-based hairstylist Thi Thuy Tran, who tells Allure a combination of bleach, Olaplex treatment, and brown and red dyes were used to create the look. This variation of the trend proves especially ideal for natural brunettes who are looking to shake things up without going full-blown rainbow.
This look is also incredibly easy to achieve at home if you’re not down to bleach your whole head, as more and more temporary ways of coloring your hair are hitting the market, including but not limited to: Kristin Ess’s Rose Gold Temporary Tint, which comes in spray form, and Allure Best of Beauty award winner, Clairol’s Color Crave Hair Makeup, which retails for just $11 at your local drugstore. Both options leave you with a subtle, though still noticeable, hint of rosiness — without stripping your precious strands. But it’s important to note that Ess’s tint only works on light hair.
If you want the salon experience, however, Tran recommends talking to your stylist beforehand to ensure your hair is in good enough condition to bleach. Also, you should definitely ask your colorist if an Olaplex treatment will be included, as this helps to maintain the integrity of your hair, despite it being stripped. You can also get the last step of the treatment, Olaplex 3 which is a concentrated strengthening agent you can use at home.
Needless to say, “rose brown” is definitely worth taking for a spin this spring if you’ve been itching to switch up your hair color, but want to keep it subtle.