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Hair colour trends for 2019: tpm hairdressing tutors share predictions

tpm hairdressing tutors are constantly tracking trends in the industry. In fact, it’s an important part of their job role. Keeping up to date with trends means that the tutors are brilliantly placed to support apprentices achieve their hairdressing qualifications. Also it means that teaching is always current and relevant. So when it comes to hair colour trends for 2019 tpm tutors are always keen and ready to share their predictions.

Colour techniques are an important part of the hairdressing apprenticeship syllabus. Apprentices have to learn the skills to be able to meet clients’ demands. Here are the tpm hairdressing team’s predictions for hair colour trends over the next few months, and therefore what tpm apprentices will be learning about:

Hair colour trends for 2019

2019 will see an abundance of clients wanting block colour, colour melt, and root stretching techniques from their stylist. Whilst the balayage, ombré and baby lights are still strong hair colour trends in the salon, clients are looking for fabulous low maintenance hair.

Through the winter months the seasonal trends are reaching out to more rustic tones, autumnal rich tones like vibrant copper and warm golden tones.

Moving forward into spring summer 19, trends still seem to be set around block colour, but with a more futuristic approach like muted metallic and faded pastels.

Hair colour trend techniques explained

Here are those key colour terms explained:

  • Block colour
    This is a process using two or more colours whereby larger sections of hair are coloured. It offers an alternative to high or lowlighting.
  • Colour melt
    This is a technique that aims to blend the hair’s base colour with highlights so that the colours appear to melt into each other without any clear distinctions.
  • Root stretch
    Here colour is applied to the roots and blended down sections of the hair.
  • Balayage
    This means painting hair colour free hand as opposed to using foils. It results in a more natural look.
  • Ombre
    Here the aim is to create dark roots that gradually lighted from mid-shaft to end.
  • Baby lights
    A technique that creates a naturally sun-lighted look by using delicate white blonde highlights

What tpm apprentices learn about colouring hair

tpm apprentices are able to carry out the techniques listed above by the time they finish their apprenticeship. During their training they learn about the science and structure of hair; they learn how to choose the right products, tools and techniques to get a desired result: how to carry out tests on hair to find out whether it’s in a good enough condition to have the service without causing damage; health and safety requirements to protect apprentice and client during colouring processes; and the importance of following manufacturer’s instructions.

Interested in becoming a tpm hairdressing apprentice? Have a look at our current vacancies and then get in touch for a chat.