Silver Strands For All

Everything You Need to Know About the Seriously Stunning Hair Color


Rounding out the first month of 2018, it is clear to see that not only are platinum and color-coated gray strands are having a serious fashion moment, but silver strands are here to merge the two trends for a head-turning look. L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Sebastian Langman-Kirtley can help you learn what you need to know about before scheduling a consult with one of our stylists and deciding to integrate a silver look into your style.

The Best Silver Hair Color for Every Skin Tone

Like makeup and clothing staples, there’s something to be said for matching the colors you choose to your skin tone. By taking your skin tone into consideration you’ll be able to accentuate your features for your best look yet. So, when it’s time to transform your strands or enhance your existing gray into a shimmering silver masterpiece, there’s a few things you want to consider. “For those with fair skin, I like working with a delicate palette of shades from silver white to pale gray blue,” Langman-Kirtley says. He points out that it’s important to keep the color desaturated, as too much contrast will wash out a fair-skinned client.

“For medium skin tones, I like a sterling grays and silver beiges,” Langman-Kirtley says. When determining the depth of his silver hair color formula, he looks closer at the eyebrow color to create the perfect tone of hair.

“With deep skin tones, I suggest a dark root shadow and tones of steel and chrome through the mid-lengths and ends,” Lagman-Kirtley says. He points out that keeping depth at the scalp gives a flattering contrast and also allows a softer grow-out of the natural color.

The Best Lazy Girl-Approved Silver Hair Color

Like just about any other hair color, we feel it’s important to provide options for the those who prefer a little less maintenance. “For a low maintenance client, I would recommend silver-toned balayage once or twice yearly,” Langman-Kirtley says. He explains that since the lightener is painted on the surface of the hair, the grow out is extremely blended and wears well over time.

The Most Popular Silver Hair Color Shades This Season

While it’s clear that silver hair is on-trend, it’s still up in the air which shades will reign supreme. Langman-Kirtley points out that, as of right now, blue-grey balayage, all over fashion silver, and a transitional shift to natural grey are very in. He expects that in the coming season there will be a shift from deeper metallic shades to soft silvers with hints of pastel pink, lilac, and ice blue. “The shadow root will continue to stay on-trend because of its added dimension and soft grow out,” Langman-Kirtley points out.

How to Maintain a Silver Mane At Home

As with all color-treated hair, the way you care for a silver mane plays a big role in how gorgeous it looks in the days, weeks, and months following your appointment at James Geidner Hair Studio. Langman-Kirtley specifically suggests an anti-breakage shampoo and masque, such as the Serie Expert Inforcer and a color-neutralizing conditioner, such as the Serie Expert Vitamino Color Corrector Blondes. It is so important to keep the hair hydrated and strong to make the most of your color commitment and investment.

Now that you know the ins and outs of the season’s favorite hair color, the only question left to answer is: When will you make your appointment with us?