Hair Trend 2018: Tortoiseshell Hair Colour

25 January, 2018 - by

Is Tortoiseshell the new Balayage?

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Tortoiseshell hair colour revolves around a mixture of 3 or more warm golden tones pulled all through the hair, rather than neutral tones of silver and light blonde balayage which had been a more popular choice all the way through 2017.

From the beginning of 2018 we’ve noticed clients seem to be more interested in warmer tonal qualities within the hair, wanting splashes of sun-kissed golden tones around the front of the face, which adds facial contouring. So this begs the question, is Tortoiseshell hair the new colour trend for 2018? Has the balayage root look had it’s time?

Rather than feeling washed out with tones of silver and very light blonde balayage, clients are definitely warming up their choice of colour.

Tortoiseshell allows this change to add more of a softer overall effect on the hair instead of creating a purposeful “grown-out” look by pulling the darker root colour all the way through to the ends of the hair, and adding another 2 colours to achieve a fresher, dimensional style.


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One of our favourite celebrity hair inspirations for Tortoiseshell hair colour is beauty and fashion designer Lauren Conrad. Being no stranger to the balayage trend that boomed in 2014, Conrad has subtly changed her light blonde balayage over time, by adding more colours to achieve the Tortoiseshell look.

We absolutely love this hair colour on Conrad, which adds those much sought after sun-kissed tones around the face to accentuate the facial contouring method. Are you brave enough to embrace dimensional colour in 2018?

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