Summer is coming to an end, and you have to say goodbye to all those summer habits you have, like eating watermelon and staying on the beach ’till sunset. The latest hair trend of watermelon hair may be over, but fall is preparing us for a new one. Remember when you were trying to make a new change of decor in your apartment? I’m talking about succulents, those low-maintenance plants that don’t really need much of your attention. Well, if you really happened to “kill” a cactus, don’t worry, because you can now have a succulent hair instead! It’s not actually succulent, but it looks like one. And people are falling for it!
Succulents have inspired many hair stylists to dye clients’ hair with a gorgeous mix of green, purple, teal, and pink to mimic the natural colors of succulents.
On Instagram, under the #succulenthair tag, you’ll find many beautiful examples of the hair-color trend. Some women even wear them on their wedding day.
I’m not sure whether it looks better on a bright hair or a darker one!
A woman was so obsessed with the plants, that her stylist decided to make it come true.
Meanwhile, stylist Aly Louch shares some of the biggest mistakes women do when dyeing their hair.
Aly, a stylist at Shear Excitement Salon & Spa in Pompano Beach, Florida, tried out succulent hair on a client who is obsessed with the plants. “We had been talking about creating a piece inspired by succulents for some time,” Louch tells Allure. “Finally, we just decided to stop talking about it and do it.”
Before the succulent dye job, the model had different shades of blue, purple, and pink in her hair. That’s why Louch had to strip her hair of the rainbow entirely before starting the coloring process. Then Louch brushed on a mix of Pravana dyes in vivid greens, leaving out the bottom two inches. Finally Louch went back in to “melt and diffuse the ends with a mixture of pink, magenta, and wild orchid with a drop of violet,” she says.
It’s important to note that succulent hair is definitely something that you would do in a saloon. With all those bold dyes at play, there’s huge room for error. If you already have bold colors in your hair, the stylist recommends washing your hair every day for a week with clarifying shampoo and hot water. That will help to remove some pigment. During your consultation, Louch advises you to bring examples of succulent hair. “Personally, I love when my clients bring pictures. It gives me a better understanding of what it is they truly want and what they want to avoid so that we are on the same page.”
Sadly, succulent hair isn’t as low-maintenance as its plant counterpart. Louch tells the clients to wash their hair with ice-cold water and shampoo less often to keep the colors fresh.