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EVO Rewind : Got the blues

When Pantone first decided to name a ‘color of the year’ 20 years ago, they had no idea how influential that decision would be. Two decades later, every year when Pantone make their announcement, a wash of color-inspired collections grace the fashion, hair and beauty worlds. Each year, a color is chosen based on what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.

In December of 2019, Pantone announced their color of the year for 2020: Classic Blue. According to the brand, this shade instills calm, confidence and connection. This enduring blue hue, which is reminiscent of the sky at dusk, highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era and a new decade.

            With bolder and more creative colors growing in popularity in the salon world and, increasingly, in men’s hair, Classic Blue has become the focus and inspiration behind a range of editorial and commercial collections. Get ready to see blue take center stage, from icy hues, to deep, rich, royal blues.