SS19 What’s trending?

Schwarzkopf UK ambassadors, rainbow room international artistic directors and salon owners Suzie McGill (Uddingston) and Dylan Brittain (George Square) give their edit on the colour and style trends for this year.


With spring well and truly upon us, we talk to Rainbow Room International Director’s and Salon Owners, Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain on their trend predictions for the season ahead…


Hair colour

Smoky, grungy pink is one hair shade that was popular last Summer and remains popular going into Spring/Summer 2019. There are no boundaries when it comes to this colour trend, it can be matched to everyone and their skin type. This shade is so versatile and flexible for clients, as it’s easy to get in and out of the hair and creates different tones when it fades. This hair trend can be made low maintenance for clients and they can opt for a colour update on a weekly basis. If clients don’t want this as an all over colour it also looks great when panelled through the hair. I also like to create a smoky effect with this shade, having the colour stronger at the roots and faded out towards the ends.

Balayage and brightly coloured tips are another hair trend for the season, great for both blondes and brunettes who want to update their hair colour and add a pop of colour! For blondes, adding pastel pinks and purples look great, whereas for brunettes, plum and blue shades work particularly well. If clients don’t want to opt for a balayage, flashes of bright colour, colour blocking techniques and adding panels of bright colour to the hair are another great way to add a pop of colour to the hair and look very effective.


Lastly, a shade to be huge this season is of course the Pantone Colour of the Year, Living Coral. There is a strong movement towards bright colours, particularly this shade for SS19, which is a stunning warm, almost rose gold like hue with a golden undertone. This shade can be as bright and bold or as diluted and soft as the client desires and suits most skin tones. This shade resembles the summer sunset and underwater reefs and is the perfect colour for SS19 and for clients who want to update their look with a saturated colour that’s not too overpowering but definitely stands out.


Haircuts and styling

Blunt bobs are extremely popular coming into Spring/Summer 2019 and we will see a lot more sharper, blunter finished bobs without texture and layers. These bobs look great when cut just above the shoulder between the nape of the neck and the ears and when worn super sleek and straight. As well as blunt bobs, super cropped and pixie cuts have been becoming more an more popular in the salon, which are always edgy, sexy and cool and are so easy to manage. These styles look great with the messy hair trend, which is also popular at the moment. However, I think the main reason these cuts are becoming more on trend is because the style is so versatile and can suit any hair type. For those always on the go this style is perfect, as it requires little styling to look trendy!

Braids are also set to be big this year with micro braids being showcased on many of the SS19 shows, giving the hair a quirky vibe. Micro braids are look so effective when placed in the parting of the hair or at the side of the hair to give any hair look some added edge.


Hair accessories are also on trend again this season. From large statement pieces to delicate clips and ribbons. These pieces are ideal to give extra charisma to client’s locks no matter what the occasion or hairstyle.   Ribbons have been spotted on many of the runways recently and these romantic accents add softness and femininity to any hairstyle and are the perfect way to take a ponytail to a super stylish level. Think soft, chunky fabric bows and loose ribbons to make the hair look ultra-flirty.   Headbands and wraps are also super on trend this season. These accessories add some urban cool to any look. Anything goes from monochromatic and gypsy prints to printed turbans and is prefect for wash and go hair, curls or super straight hairstyles.