One woman’s love for the new Urban Decay Backtalk Palette was so real that she coordinated her hair color with it. California-based colorist Brittany Holland recently shared on Instagram a dye job she did for her client Chrissy to match her favorite eye-and-cheek kit. The result was a gorgeous ombré pink look.
“I was super excited when my guest arrived with her Urban Backtalk Palette in hand as a reference for what she wanted to see in her hair color,” Holland tells Allure. “I love the trend right now of muted tones in hair, so I was up for the challenge.”
Because Chrissy usually colors her hair bright, unicorn-inspired shades, Holland had to remove the semi-permanent pigments from her last dye job with a direct dye remover. (The colorist loves Pulp Riot’s Blank Canvas, in case you were wondering.) Once she had an all-over blonde base to work with, Holland brushed the Midnight Rose shade from Guy Tang’s Mydentity permanent color line onto Chrissy’s roots. Then, Holland added the Rose Red hue to the midsection of Chrissy’s hair. For the lighter ends, Holland colored Chrissy’s hair with Redken’s new pastel pink dye. The whole process ended up taking about three and a half hours. “Luckily, we had a great starting canvas since her hair had already been pre-lightened,” Holland says. “Otherwise, it would have taken much longer.”
Suddenly getting hair-color inspiration from your favorite palette? Holland recommends bringing it with you to your color appointment. “My advice for anyone seeking out this color is to bring in your inspiration and talk freely to your stylist,” she says. “The way the world of color is right now, so much is possible. You just can’t be too afraid to ask.” If you’re not ready to dye your hair to look like the Backtalk Palette, you can create an ombré makeup look with it instead. You can shop it now for $46 on sephora.com. Fun fact: The palette in and of itself takes inspiration from something else, too. Its eight eye shadows and four shades of blush and highlighter take cues from Urban Decay’s best-selling mauve Vice Lipstick of the same name.
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