The Return Of Dusty Pink Hair
by BRENDA L. / JAN 16, 2023
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You may not be the type to see the world through rose-coloured glasses, but even so – it’s kind of hard not to notice the revival of pink hair. As we dive deep in an avant-garde 90s wave of trends, rose tresses are experiencing a great comeback. From bright pink to dusty rose, if you’re looking to try something new, this delicious, funky, and romantic colour might just be what you’re looking for.
1. Bright Pink Hair: The Trend That Never Left
Some have dubbed it “the statement colour of the pandemic”, but let’s be honest: pink hair has been a thing way before lockdown homemade dye job experiments. From Chrissy Teigen’s pale pink hairdo to Lady Gaga’s bubblegum shade for her Stupid Love video, pink hair has been a popular choice for celebrities since a long time ago.
It all started with Kurt Cobain back in the 90s, rapidly followed by Kate Moss for a Versace show. Then, there was Gwen Stefani’s neon pink ‘do sported in 1999 – a shocking hair reveal that, according to the singer, marked an important era of her personal life.
A few weeks ago, supermodel Kate Moss revealed her new, bright pink mane for a shooting with Marc Jacobs’ latest collection – featuring vertiginous platform heels and the newest bucket bag. Kate described the experience of having pink hair as positive, remarking how that one backstage pic of her laying in bed with her rosy tresses spreading out on the pillow was one of the most genuine photos of herself: no make-up artists, no staged “supermodel look”.
Whilst Hollywood girlies and influencers alike are spending their money on pink hair extensions to achieve long, youthful rosy looks for this 2023, many others are left puzzled by the choice, wondering: why are celebrities dyeing their hair pink, and what’s so special about this shade?
2. Pink Colour Hair Has Psychological Effects
Pink is commonly known as a popular spring and summer colour option, as the weather warms up and people get ready to go out more, enjoy the sweeter side of life and simply have more fun. On top of that, pink has been one of the most popular shades for festival looks – and there’s a reason why.
As you may already know, colours have a huge impact on our mood and perception of things. The reason why we like certain shades more than others ultimately comes down to how they make us feel, and out of all the bright colours out there, pink is one of the most popular ones because of its soothing, calming effect.
Pink is commonly associated with feelings relating to youthfulness, romance, calm and serenity. When we are exposed to the colour pink, there is a subconscious process of connection and relaxment happening within – capable of physically reducing sentiments of hostility and aggression.
That said, dyeing your hair pink can not only be a cool, fashionable choice – it also alters (positively) the feelings you experience when looking at yourself in the mirror. Choosing the right shade of pink isn’t just about bringing whimsical feelings to your day-to-day life, but it’s also capable of brightening up your complexion and complimenting your natural features.
3. Hair Colour Pink As A Way To Connect
Pink is a noticeable colour, and dyeing your tresses in this playful shade can also be a way to stand out from the crowd and make yourself more noticeable. In a world predominantly populated by brunettes and blondes, bright-coloured hair naturally stands out on its own. Pink, in particular, being associated with romantic, whimsical feelings and calm and tenderness, is a way to possibly attract a more intimate connection.
This is often found in short, sleek hairstyles such as the lob – a popular and trendy option nowadays, or soft bouncy curls that exude femininity and bring you all the fairytale feelings. You can easily achieve this type of hairstyle with pink hair extensions, to achieve a fuller, thicker look that has a natural, soft finish, to bring the bouncy blowout of your dreams to life.
4. Pink Hairstyles Ideas
If you’re sold on the idea of romantic, fairy-floss hair, here’s a few hairstyle ideas to recreate by adding flashes of pink to your mane.
Pink Money Piece
The Money Piece hairstyle has been one of the most popular hair colour options throughout 2021 and 2022, and it’s easy to see why: not only does it allow you to brighten up your mane without getting too bleach-happy, it also allows you to try different colour combinations to play around with your favourite shades and find the one for you to express yourself the best.
A pink Money Piece can go places quite easily: if you’re a natural brunette, this will allow you to spare your hair some damage by focusing your rose-coloured streaks on the face-framing layers of your mane. You can add pink hair extensions underneath to add body and fullness to your tresses and boosting the rose accents without actually bleaching your natural hair.
Want to know more about this hairdo? Read all about it in our dedicated blog: Money Piece Hair: The Trend To Get Ready For Summer.
Pink Ombre Hair
If you loved the ombre hair trend back in 2013, you’ll be happy to know that a decade later the fading hairstyle is coming back stronger than ever. Ombre hair extensions are a great way to achieve this look without damaging your actual hair, allowing you to get big bouncy curls and trendy mermaid waves that will look as lively and voluminous as ever.
The great thing about pink ombre hair is that it’s easily suitable to pretty much every hair shade, making it a versatile option for everyone.
Pink Bixie Haircut
If you’re looking for a trendy option, look no further than the bixie – the longer version of a pixie cut, as seen on singer and beauty mogul Rihanna. The light pink touch to this trendy haircut makes it the ultimate fashionable choice, that you can also grow out in a glamorous ombre bob. Pink is the top choice for fairycore fans, and this short haircut topped with whimsical sparkly makeup becomes an avant garde editorial look that will make you look like the cutest pixie creature from a magical forest.
Pink Curly Hairstyle
Curly explosions are one of the trendiest looks for 2023, as long hair is as trendy as ever. If you’re a naturally curly-haired individual, adding pink to your tresses will bring up all the magical feelings in an effortless, trendy way. You can either add romantic flashes of pink to your natural curls or go for a full-head of bubblegum pink corkscrew-like curls that will make everyone fall in love with your hair. As curly hair naturally struggles in retaining moisture, make sure you follow up your dye job with the right hair care procedures – focusing on nourishing products and styling creams.
As 70s fashion dominates the scene in 2023, the afro has fashionably made its way back from the flower power era. If you have naturally coily hair, this might be your sign to let it grow out and wear it as a natural afro crown. But why not make it even dreamier with a touch of pink? Dyeing your ends in a delicate pink hue can step up your hair game even further, bringing colour and a haute couture finish to your look.
Pink hair is trendy, romantic and versatile: it goes really well with every eye colour and suits every skin undertone – whether you’re cool, warm or olive-skinned. If you’re looking for a new fashionable makeover this year, consider dyeing your hair pink – and get matching funky-coloured hair extensions for the ultimate mermaid hairstyle!