Move aside ombre, balayage and say HELLO to Lived-In Color, the latest hair trend that everyone is talking about. The lived-in color is best described by The Cut as “made-up words like bronde or blondette best describe the effect. The end of a strand will look ashy blonde, the one next to it, ashy brunette, and the root, a solid brown. But seen a step back, these strands somehow work together to form a hair waterfall of color.”
It’s a lovely mishmash of both styles to give your hair that au naturel look. To start off, my stylist Nic had to bleach the bottom layers first. That’s how you get the gorgeous cool ashy blonde at the bottom. Incorporating the Balayage’s french technique of application, Nic then painstakingly paints each individual strand with a brush to create the natural-looking highlights.