All the hair inspo you need to take on Pantone’s Colour of 2018

The colour of royalty


By Wei Yeen Loh

All the hair inspo you need to take on Pantone’s Colour of 2018

If you haven’t heard (or read) the news yet, Pantone has officially announced Ultra Violet as its Colour of the Year 2018. Rather than a pastel lilac or sprightly lavender, the shade has more depth than that—described as “dramatically provocative and thoughtful, Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”. 

While we aren’t sure about it communicating visionary thinking, we do agree that this striking shade packs a punch—from being associated with royalty to its symbolic expression (experimentation and non-conformity). Beauty wise, this colour screams edgy especially when it’s in the form of a lip colour. But if you’re looking for something more permanent and statement-making, dare we suggest colouring your hair in this vibrant shade? In case your gut feeling is saying that ultraviolet isn’t for you, explore other shades within the same colour wheel for an exciting new look. Click on to see which celebrity hairdo you can reference for your next hair colouring appointment:

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