Although we are still early into 2022, stylists around the world have been predicting and coming up with plenty of hairstyle trends that are gaining popularity. These include everything from French glossing to the modern mullet and more. However, there’s one LA-inspired look that is starting to gain traction — and it’s set to take over as one of the most requested hair colors at our Boise salon. Introducing… Hair frosting!
What is Hair Frosting?
Created by Stuart Marsh, an award-winning color director at Taylor Taylor London, hair frosting shouldn’t be confused with the 90s boy band frosted tips. Instead, today’s hair frosting consists of bleaching individual hair strands to a cool blonde shade from root to tip, leaving nearby darker strands untouched. This hair color technique creates a multifaceted look that creates a subtle contrasting effect. As these lightened strands fall among darker hair, it resembles the frosty look of trees in the winter — hence the term’ hair frosting’.
Hair Frosting Vs. Balayage
Balayage is one of the most popular hair color techniques of the past decade. However, there’s a huge difference between hair frosting and balayage. While hair frosting and balayage are both hair lightening techniques that don’t require coloring every single strand of hair, frosting provides you with a more muted, subtle effect. On the other hand, Balayage means ‘sweep’, in French, so hair is lightened in much larger sections.
Keep in mind that frosting incorporates small, cool-blonde tones to contrast with the darker hair around it. Not only is it easier to maintain, but it can also create full layers of color with a detailed finish that doesn’t appear overdone. This makes it an excellent hair color option for those who want something easy to manage without high commitment.
Hair Frosting is Customizable
Want to know the best part about hair frosting? It’s completely customizable depending on how your hair falls naturally or which style you prefer to rock. This makes it perfect for all hair types and textures, providing you take care of it. However, it’s important to keep in mind that bleached hair is more prone to becoming dry and brittle. That’s why it’s important to wash your hair less (every other day), so you maintain your natural oils instead of stripping them. You should also cut back on heat styling and use a hydrating deep conditioner like Davines NOUNOU Hair Mask to help reverse damage and protect weakened, bleached hair.
How to Achieve the Perfect Look
Hair frosting is all about achieving a dainty softness — and it’s going to be extremely popular this year. At unDONE, we recommend taking some pictures of some hair frosting styles for inspiration ahead of your Boise salon appointment. You should also ask your stylist to add cool tones that contrast your darker hair and explain that you would like to create a more muted look than traditional highlights.
While it remains to be seen where 2022 hairstyles will continue to go, one thing’s for sure: women everywhere love the variations we are seeing and are ready and eager to experiment with new hairstyles. At unDONE Salon, your Boise salon stylist can help you achieve your hair color goals. If you have any questions about any particular hairstyle — including the new hair frosting technique, contact us at (208) 244-6744 or schedule a free consultation online today.