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17th Jul 2021

‘Twilighting’ is the post-pandemic hair colour trend everyone needs to know about

Trine Jensen-Burke

wilighting hair trend

And not a vampire in sight.

Apparently, the term ‘twilighting’ refers to a rather amazing new hair colour technique, and having swooned over plenty of Instagram snaps detailing the trend, we are confident it won’t be the last you hear of it.

“Twilighting” is a brunette shade with warm undertones, meaning the colour reflects golden hues,” Karissa Schaudt, a colourist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, explained to Popsugar.

“You’ll be seeing a lot of this look because it’s a low-maintenance colour that will carry from season to season,” said Schaudt. “It grows out seamlessly, but a touch-up every 12 to 16 weeks is necessary so it doesn’t grow into an outdated ombré. It just gives a basic brown hair colour a touch more dimension.”

Sounds fab? We know! Just look at this:

And this:

If you fancy yourself with some ‘twilighting’ hair for spring, all you have to do according to Schaudt is ask your hairdresser to paint a few gilded balayage pieces throughout your hair, in addition to some foiled ‘babylights’ placed around the hairline and a couple inches into the fringe or hairline to keep it looking current, but uniform.

“The balayage is focussed toward the back of the head and concentrated on the mid to ends of the hair to maintain a natural effect.”

(Feature image via Instagram/Maxine Salon)