Trend by Contributor – Dartanya

You saw the beginning of the pastel craze creep onto the runway and magazines back in fall 2011. Since then it has appeared everywhere and held on strong! Jeremy Scott presented a small tasting of pink and lavender during his fall 2011 show and poured the pastel on during his fall 2012.

Did this trend begin with Charlotte free and a pinch of spice and 90’s grunge? Or did we channel our inner child with a touch of Alice in Wonderland meets Harajuku Girl? What ever it was it works. This fun childlike essence of fashion and the world of make believe collide to make for continuous colorful seasons.
Peach, Pink, Lemon, Baby Blue, Mint Green and Lavender locks have been showcased in the magazines W, Vogue, Teen Vogue,V Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Bazaar, Elle and Nylon.
Stars like Katy Perry, Rachel McAdams, Julia Roberts, and Kelly Osborne have all donned the colorful hair trend. The catwalk continues to have pastel haired beauties walking its runways and appearing in ads for Chanel, Jeremy Scott, Cynthia Rowley, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa, Givenchy, Peter Som, Prada, Theysken’s Theory, Anna Sui, Nicole Miller and Oscar De La Renta.
Whether you are uptown, downtown, east or west coast you have seen this trend and if you’re a fashionista you may have colored those once natural locks and joined the fashion express to childhood fantasy meets the real world.