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Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is a custom-blended shade – a first for the company to create a brand new color for the occasion. Pantone’s Color of the Year, Very Peri, or PANTONE 17-3938 is described by Pantone as a “dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.” Taking inspiration from this hue, Brooks & Brooks Artistic Director Marlon Hawkins describes why he loves the Pantone Colour of the Year and how to get the look. “Very Peri delicately mixes reds and blues to create a periwinkle vanish. This mix of cool and warm makes this shade unique and I love it.”

Get the Look

  1. Get a clean canvas with optimum condition, starting with L’Oreal Metal Detox to neutralise any metal buildup on the hair to stop breakage and give me 100% guaranteed colour results. 
  2. For the global pre-lighter use L’Oreal Blond Studio 8 levels and lift for 50 mins. It’s important to pre-tone the hair to help get a perfect target shade, I used Loreal Dia-Light 10.02 to neutralise and vanish the raw lifted blonde. 
  3. Colour formula for Very Peri using Majirel glow, L.22 (18g), Majirel Blue (2g) and Clear (10g) was developed for 20 mins. Glow has a beautiful shimmery finish that really brings this Pantone to life.
  4. Apply Redken One United and L’Oreal Tecniart Pli and wrap dry the hair with a paddle brush making sure there are no partings in the hair while smoothing out the length and ends. Then gently run the ghd Platinum iron throughout for a polished finish.