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Instagram Trend Watch: Blue Charcoal

Blue meets dark smoky grey in this seamless and edgy blend – and it's officially taken over our Instagram feed!

When we're looking for bold hair colour inspiration, a flick through our Instagram feed always delivers the good! The latest online trend to capture our imagination is a moodier take on the recently popular bright colour creations. Introducing blue charcoal! This smoky hue is perfect for girls that like their colour with a little bit of an edge. Here's what you need to know about the Instagrammable hue...

The Colour

The most striking aspect of this look is undoubtedly the bespoke blended shade. It isn't quite black, grey, blue or even silver – and yet it is also all these shades at once. The key to perfecting the tone is to strike a balance between all these cool tones – without their being a trace of warmth. Creating the shade requires an expert hand, so head into salon. Your colourist will start by first perfecting a platinum and silver base and then use that as a springboard for a charcoal blue creation.

The Upkeep

All coloured hair needs a little help to maintain the shade intensity long after you've left the salon. Invest in your home hair care routine by adding the into your arsenal as this will ensure coloured hair stays soft, hydrated and in the best possible condition. It's also important not to over wash dyed hair as this fades the colour faster – aim to cleanse your locks every few days.

The Styling

As showcased in these stunning Instagram examples, the best hairstyle pairing for charcoal blue is long and luscious locks with plenty of body and movement. Big bouncy waves that are concentrated through the lengths and ends are perfect for showcasing the multi-faceted colour. We particularly love how the shape allows the light to bounce off the hair to emphasise the nuances in the shade. All that's missing? An all-black ensemble and a little attitude!

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