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Rose Quartz is the new Rose Gold

Consult the power of this crystallized pink tone for a brand new 'do.

Looking to out-shine the competition this season? There's a new hair color trend in town that's guaranteed to brighten up any look: rose quartz! Before you go thinking this is just another name for rose gold hair, it's time to take a closer look at this ultra-chic, shimmering pink hair color that perfectly represents one of the season's trends: healing crystals! Ready to heal your hair color dry spell? We asked the incredibly talented color chameleon artist - L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador Shelley Gregory – all of our burning questions.

Rose Quartz: Fashion's New Favorite Hair Color

We first began seeing the versatile rosy shade, now known as rose quartz, pouring in and out of the doors of NYFW. While we know runways are the round table of fashion and beauty trends, we wanted to wait to see how this non-traditional rosy hue would pan out long term. However, we are still totally in love with the ever-emerging shade.

So, what sets this pink hair color apart from, say, rose gold? Unlike the noticeably peachy, rose hue of last year's favorite rose gold craze, pink quartz is all about combining multidimensional hues of pink and lilac that are so subtle they almost look natural. So natural, in fact, that the trendy hair color often requires a double-take. Since the multidimensional hues are layered over a silvery-white base, the end result is an almost metallic shimmer, giving hair a crystallized depth and shine that epitomizes everyone's favorite love stone.

How to Achieve Rose Quartz Hair

As with many trendy hair colors, achieving rose quartz hair at home isn't advised considering the advanced lightening and multi-tonal coloring techniques. This result requires the gesture of a salon professional. An experienced colorist will know exactly what shades to blend, as well as where to blend them for the perfect crystallized result. According to Gregory, this usually will include lightening the hair, followed by an allover gloss, and then topping it all off with #COLORFULHAIR Pink Sorbet and Electric Purple.

How to Maintain Rose Quartz Hair

Gregory explains that the most important part of caring for rose quartz hair is to use a sulfate-free shampoo and to only wash it with cool water. Simple enough, right? To take your color-treated hair care a step further, be sure to turn down the temperature on your hot tools, always use a heat protectant and skip heat-styled looks altogether every once in a while. What's more, consider adding a treatment by Serie Expert to your hair care routine. The Powermix treatment offers an intense dose of nourishing care, available in multiple formulae to target your specific concerns: from color protection to smoothing, strengthening and more! Ask for it in salon!

 

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