When I first heard that pastels were going to be a big thing this spring I was distinctly underwhelmed. Obviously I recognise that pastels are pretty, but I’ve never felt like a very pastel sort of person, usually preferring bolder and darker colours. However, the though of pastels has definitely been growing on me over the past month or so and I’d actually say I’m quite looking forward to an influx of ice cream candy colours into my wardrobe.
I’ve only really come to fully realise my growing appreciation for pastels through using Pinterest, which I only joined a week ago. I’ve not become as obsessed with ‘pinning’ as I feared, but I do enjoy going on a little pinning spree every now and again. My boards are currently being populated with pictures of cupcakes and hair and nails and Dita Von Teese – most of which have a distinct pastel tone, with a particularly large amount of baby pink and lilac.
I’ve definitely never been a lilac person.
But, things change, and now I’m so much a ‘lilac person’ that I’m considering it as my next hair colour move. Maybe not all over lilac, I’m liking the idea of a lilac slice through the centre section to the left of my parting (basically, where I always put a section of colour). I usually use Manic Panic hair dyes, and I think Lie Locks might be the best for achieving the colour I want, or maybe Mystic Heather. Either way, they’ll probably need mixing with a toner to dilute them to the exact shade I’m hoping for. Although, ultimately these things turn out how they turn out!
As I’m now a Pinterest user I thought I’d include a selection of my current hair inspirations, some lilac, some not.