Award winning men’s hairdresser, Jim Shaw, shared his comments on this season’s pastel hair colour trends for men.
With us now in spring, pastels are one of the biggest trends we are seeing this season. Pastels come back on trend year after year in springtime. However for 2023, pastels have a more contemporary and stylish update! Below are some of my favourite, current and on-trend ways for male clients to wear pastels this year…
Match pastel tone to natural shade
I love to cut my clients’ hair right down at the sides, revealing their natural hair colour, and then bleach and tone the top, longer section of hair. This creates a super cool and quirky contrast. I particularly love this look with a steel grey tone on the top or a blue. This is a great way for male clients to update their look with colour without opting for too much of a bold/statement hue.
Adding an opulent/pearlescent toner is another way for male clients to give their pastel hue an up-to-date finish for 2023. Giving the hair an opulent/pearlescent finish, instead of the ordinary soft pastel, creates a more expensive, luxurious, and high-shine look.
Follow the seasons
Ashy/silver blondes have been on trend for some time but as we come into the warmer months, we will see hair colours becoming a lot warmer. Now is the time for men to go blonde and if they’re feeling bold and adventurous – try yellow! A pastel yellow/blonde hue can look great when teamed with the right cut. I think this looks particularly stylish with a crew cut. It’s such a fun, playful colour and a perfect match for men with bubbly personalities!
Embrace the rainbow
For those feeling daring and adventurous, pairing two or three pastel tones together is another modern way for male clients to wear their pastel hair for 2023. Teaming shades of blue, pink and green together will create an incredible rainbow-inspired hue that will have heads turning.
What’s the key to keeping pastel hair colour looking its best and long-lasting? Hair care! Clients should be advised to use a good quality, professional shampoo and conditioner that’s for coloured hair. They should also consider using a hair mask once per week to keep their hair in optimum condition and colour sealed in.
Heated styling tools can of course lead to colour fade, so it’s important that clients are aware that should they need to use heated styling, to always protect their hair with a heat protection spray first.
Find Jim on Instagram as @jimshawhair