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Smoky Hair: The Hair Color Trend Inspired By Makeup


This winter, the L’Oréal Professionnel brand is launching a new coloring service inspired by the world of make-up: smoky hair. Take a look at this colo which uses the codes of an essential make-up.

When it comes to coloring, uniform colors are definitely out of fashion. Balayage and ombré hair reign supreme in the hair to adorn it with pretty reflections which sometimes just sublimate the natural base. And this is precisely the key to the success of these trendy techniques: providing hair color full of nuances thanks to several hair colors combined into one.

After giving in to the illuminating effect of the front touch color hair color, which offers targeted lightening that changes from scanning, we are therefore happy to opt for the new all-nuanced hair color signed by L’Oréal Professionnel: smoky hair. Designed as the new dye effect to adopt this winter, this coloring is inspired by a star eye makeup from our beauty looks the gradient of smoky eyes.

Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup
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Smoky hair coloring: what is it?

Taking up the codes of the famous eye makeup which consists of making a fade with several eyeshadow colors ranging from the lightest to the most intense, this L'Oréal Professionnel hair beauty treatment also promises to create a beautiful gradient of cool colors. but this time in your length! The technique consists more precisely in associating up to three different shades in the hair to draw a very harmonious fade gradient. A new way to afford coloring with natural reflections thanks to an innovative smoky effect that ultimately brings luminosity to the color. A colo effect that is already shaping up to be a big trend of the season as soon as we get back to our hairdressers.

What are the differences compared to a scan?

Described in this way, one may wonder how the smoky hair technique promises a result really different from the classic balayage as we know it. A question answered by Jérôme Guézou, hairdresser ambassador of L'Oréal Professionnel and co-creator of the Angel Studio salon which offers the technique: “What differentiates smoky hair from balayage is already the“ placement ”of the zones: the sweeping will be done even while the smoky hair will be intensified on the bottom of the hair ”. In addition to this targeted placement of the color which differs from that achieved for a traditional balayage, it is also and above all the number of colors used to achieve this smoky effect which radically changes from classic balayage as explained to us by the expert hairdresser: “he There are at least three different shades (from darker to lightest) and the top of the head is often left almost natural ”.

Smoky hair: for whom?

The good news, this coloring technique is suitable for almost everyone. In fact, smoky hair coloring “can be done on all types of hair”, Jérôme Guézou says. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or even curly, then you can give in to the trend. On the other hand, the hairdresser ambassador L'Oréal Professionnel warns us: "the only constraint" of this technique is that you must "have a minimum length" of hair to adopt it. He specifies that it is essential to have hair that reaches shoulder height "in order to be able to differentiate the different shades" along the length.

Another advantage of this coloring effect with multiple shades: it can be “personalized to each client” as Jérôme Guézou explains to us before adding that each one thus has “her” smoky hair ”of her own in addition to embracing the trend. Indeed, the coloring expert develops: “you can play with warm or cold shades and add light without altering the base color. We can achieve multiple shades very gently”.


New hair color shades available in the salon

In order to be able to offer this brand new coloring technique, L’Oréal Professionnel has designed no less than seven new cool shades in its different ranges of dye used in salons. Are you a fan of the Majirel Cool Inforced range? Shades 4.1 and 10.1 with ashy highlights will soon be available at your hairdresser who will combine them with more classic ones to create that trendy smoky effect in your hair. If you are more used to coloring your hair with the Majirel Cool Cover range, know that two cold and iridescent mocha shades (shades 7.82 and 9.82) complete the current offer to allow you to give in to the trend and adopt a modern and gourmet brown, just like an iridescent purple hue which will replace the shade 4.20 in the current range of Majirel.

As for the Inoa colorings, these are two shades with ashy and iridescent reflections (8.12 or 10.12) which will join the panel of shades currently available in order to neutralize the warm reflections and allow your hairdresser to create a perfect smoky hair in your hair.

Can't wait to try them out? All these new coloring shades will be available in L’Oréal Professionnel hair salons from January 2021, when you can therefore adapt this new trendy coloring effect.

New hair color shades available in the salon | Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup
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What maintenance with a smoky hair coloring?

Everything will depend on the precise shades chosen to achieve your personalized smoky hair. Since this color effect is tailor-made, it does not require exactly the same salon maintenance from one person to another. On this subject, the co-creator of the Angel Studio salon explains: “as always, the further away from its base color, the more regular the maintenance will have to be. On the other hand, if we create a smoky hair with the darkest color, a color very close to the base color, then the maintenance can be annual if good care is taken to the color”.

Color to be tested via a filter before adoption

Wondering what this makeup-inspired coloring could look like on you or are you already afraid to regret your hair change? Good news, you will be able to virtually test smoky hair coloring via L’Oréal Professionnel's 3D hair makeover application, the Style My Hair Pro app. To be used at home as in hairdressing salons with your hairdresser to better discuss your color change before moving on to the famous coloring step, this 3D coloring simulator will allow you to get a more precise idea of ​​the effect what kind of smoky hair color will have on your hair. On the Style My Hair Pro app, all you have to do is use the Smoky Hair filter which allows you, in just a few minutes, to test the color that you virtually like to avoid disappointments once your hair is dyed or just better. define with your colorist the look that suits you best, supporting images.

3 examples of smoky hair to copy

Smoky hair coloring on long hair

3 examples of smoky hair to copy | Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup

3 examples of smoky hair to copy | Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup
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Smoky hair coloring on curly hair

3 examples of smoky hair to copy | Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup
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Ultra trendy long square smoky hair

3 examples of smoky hair to copy | Smoky hair: The hair color trend inspired by makeup
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Thanks to Jérôme Guézou, hairdresser ambassador L'Oréal Professionnel and co-creator of the Angel Studio salon.

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