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Introducing Balayage's cool younger sis, Pastelage

10 pics to show your hairdresser, ASAP.

By Meg Bellemore
Pastelage
@AdamReedHair

Keeping up with the latest hair trends can get exhausting.

In the last four months alone, we've learnt about hair dusting, blorange hair, unicorn roots, and now, we've arrived at Pastelage. Very simply, the pastel version of Balayage. The Kylie to your Kendall, you might say.

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The perfect 'Pastelage' finish all lies in the application technique.

Just like Balayage, the idea is for the colour to graduate seamlessly, so you can't see where the high and low-lights start or end, making your hair look unicorn-mane soft.

L'Oréal Professionnel are the pioneers behind the Pastelage trend, coining the term to coincide with the launch of their new #colorful hair range.

TBH, DIY-ing Pastelage isn't a safe bet. This level of colour precision requires a pro. We recommend scrolling through these references with your 'dresser instead, to avoid staining every single towel in your house fairy-floss pink.