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Heading into the summer months, clients are searching for a bit of shimmer in their style. Glowy illuminizers and highlighting palettes have been trending all over Instagram and as clients head back into the salon, they’ll also be looking for a new way to illuminate their locks. Take a peek at our top color trends and product picks to illuminate your color this season.

Add A Subtle Hint To Your Shade

An ethereal shade of pastel pink has been one of the top trending shades that has emerged from our time at home. The ability of this shade to be tailored to various skin tones and perk up any style is what has let to its instant popularity. Celebs like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa are among the latest stars to set the trend, so we’re sure to see an uptick in requests for similar looks this season. 

Get The Look: Wella Professionals Opal-Essence by Illumina Color is the perfect pair for any palette and this season and is the best way to get a shimmery shade of pastel pink. Although best achieved on lighter hair, Opal-Essence Titanium Rose and Copper Peach will create a beautiful hint of pink on various levels. 


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Opt For A Contouring Balayage

Balayage is a great way to create natural-looking highlights with contrast. The key to illuminating the overall look lies in the placement of your lightener – which means the haircut and natural texture play a key role in the finished style. This season, swap out sun-kissed tones for a shade that really packs a punch and brightens your client’s best features, like this fiery rendition created with Wella Professionals FreeLights White Lightening Powder.

Get The Look: Wella Professionals FreeLights White Lightening Powder is the ultimate way to create a contouring balayage. Formulated to be used with open-air techniques, you’ll be able to paint to your heart’s content while achieving up to 6 levels of lift.


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Skip The Bleach

Bleach can be an absolute miracle worker behind the chair, however there are other creative ways to easily get an illuminated look. This season, clients are on the search for quick services and low-maintenance options, which is why skipping the bleach and opting for a high lift option might be the perfect answer. Utilizing color to create highlights allows you to cut down on time behind the chair and extra services (such as toning) while imparting a beautiful shine. 

Get The Look: Pair your desired shade of Koleston Perfect with 20, 30, or 40 Volume developer to created a sun-kissed style in a single service. 


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