The #1 Global Beauty Brand Deems Rose Blonde and Smokey Grays the Must-Have Shades for 2018
L’Oréal Paris, the leading beauty brand and company that invented hair color, today revealed its inaugural Hair Colors of the Year – Rose Blonde and Smokey Grays. The shades were selected by the brand’s color designers after months of analyzing hair color trends, studying search data and traveling the world, drawing inspiration from the fashion, design, art, music and automobile industries. As part of the Hair Colors of the Year announcement, L’Oréal Paris is unveiling two new product collections – Superior Preference Rose Blonde and Feria Glam Grunge – allowing people to easily achieve these on-trend shades at-home.
“As the #1 selling hair color brand*, we are committed to bringing innovation, inspiration, and newness to the Hair Color category. This year, I visited numerous countries studying people from many different cultures, visiting exhibits and art fairs, going backstage at fashion shows and meeting with the top master colorists all around the globe,” says Orrea Light, Vice President of L’Oréal Global Marketing Beauty Innovation and Acceleration. “Through this process, rose gold and 90’s-inspired grunge consistently emerged as the top trends. We challenged our color labs with creating hair color shades that would allow people a premium, yet accessible, and fashion-forward way of expressing these trends and are thrilled to now introduce them.”
With one collection offering a more sophisticated and glamorous look and the other an edgier, 90’s-inspired look, people can pick the one that best reflects their style. The new L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Rose Blonde collection was specially designed with warm, rose gold tones for a luminous and multi-dimensional, rosy look. The collection is available in Dark Rose Blonde and Medium Rose Blonde. The Feria Glam Grunge collection blends the smokey undertones of grunge with L’Oréal Paris sophistication. The four, jewel-toned shades – Dusty Mauve, Downtown Denim, Vintage Teal and Purple Smoke – were inspired by cutting-edge fashion trends and hair color artistry.
“Both rose gold and grunge-inspired hair color shades have taken over as digital sensations, editorial obsessions and are now trending in professional,” says Daniel Moon, L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Consulting Colorist and owner of the LA-based HAIR salon. “What I love about the new Superior Preference Rose Blonde and Feria Glam Grunge collections are that people are now empowered to recreate the trends themselves at-home.”
The integrated L’Oréal Paris 2018 Hair Colors of the Year program will be brought to life via advertising, tutorials and educational content on Beauty Magazine. People are encouraged to show off how their own Rose Blonde and Smokey Gray looks tagging @lorealhair and using #HairColorsoftheYear to help inspire others.
*Based on Nielsen data for units of L’Oréal Paris brand hair color sold during 52 weeks ending 10/21/17.