21 Nov B/A Photos, Hairstyle Trend 2015,2016: Is the ’90s Chunking Color Trend Back? Face-Framing Highlights A La “The Rachel”
Looks like the latest hair color trend is called CHUNKING, beauties! And it’s more of a ’90s hair revival than anything else. We caught up with Master Colorist for Ted Gibson Beauty/L’Oréal Professionnel Brand Ambassador Jason Backe as he talks us through the nostalgic hair color trend (Can we talk about The Rachel? Not so much the cut, but those highlights, Jen!), his inspiration for sexy, bold hair and why so many women are ready for a change!
The modern take on highlights framing the face was seen during the Carmen Marc Valvo 25th Anniversary NYFW show, where Ted himself created the “50 Shades of Gray moment” on the models with a silver streak on one side of the head (see image above). Read on to find out how you can rock this hair color trend for 2014 and beyond!
“In an era of Ombré and Balayage, as I scroll through Instagram, I’m starting to feel like it all looks the same,” explains says Jason. “Yes, it’s gorgeous. Yes, it’s going to be around for a long time. And yes, it will pay the mortgage honey! That said, I’m getting a little bored of it which has led me to being inspired by hair color from the ‘90s. It’s bold, it’s sexy and makes a statement. After all, your number one accessory — your hair — is your biggest statement.”
“When I was a young colorist in NYC, there was one person to look up to: Brad Johns,” boasts Jason. “As far as color was concerned, he was THE MAN! At the time he was famous for “Chunking” and the “Butter Blond” (think Carolyn Bessette Kennedy). I am really inspired by his work and I’m having a lot of fun using his inspiration to create my own version of sexy, bold hair color that says something about who you are when you walk in the room.”
“This is a new trend I am seeing on the young and chic around the city — it’s catching on because people want to do something different,” explains Jason. “When every girl you know has ombré, it’s time to step out and be unique. The ‘90s also have a huge influence in fashion right now, so it only makes sense that it will translate to hair.
“I’m super-excited about this trend right now and am loving the different variations of the look that I’ve been seeing,” exclaims Jason. “There are so many possibilities – don’t be afraid to try it! It would make for an amazing fresh look for the holiday season!”
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