We can hardly breathe between the waves of hair trends hitting the catwalk this season, which makes it important to sit down and carefully diagnose each one. The latest: Gloss smudging.
Forget your roots
Remember when strong demarcations between your new and original hair colors were on trend? Well, these days we're a more subtle and discerning bunch, and any signs of unnaturalness are a no-no (with an exception for the surfer girl – she can pull it off.)
"Gloss smudging" is a new technique that's hitting the catwalk, and salons around the world, hard. Simply put, it involves your stylist, after coloring your hair, adding a gloss or toner to the roots in order to seamlessly blur the two colors together. This way, you can have perfectly sunkissed hair without the tell-tale root line, even when the color starts to grow out.
Embrace the future!
Gloss smudging works on any hair coloration that involves going lighter. That's right, brunettes, this one's for you too! Forget worrying about booking your next salon visit the moment you see some sneaky natural roots, gloss smudging effectively "smudges" the tones between the two, meaning you can go back to your natural color, or wait a little longer before calling your stylist, in total serenity. Low maintenance, high hair color perfection.
Opting for a gloss smudging effect is also a great idea if you're looking to lift your hair color without it looking too obvious, and an added bonus is that your hair looks beautifully healthy and...glossy!
Who do we have to thank for the gloss smudging trend? The color-savvy fashionistas in Los Angeles, who demand perfect-looking hair, but are often too on-the-go to drop into a salon every time their roots show. Sorry ladies, the secret's out now, and it's gone viral!