During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the famous jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé used rose gold for many of the jeweled Fabergé eggs commissioned by Russia’s royal family. At that time, the elegant gold-copper alloy was still known as Russian gold. During the Victorian era, jewelers called it rose gold. It then quickly became the favorite of Queen Victoria of England. At that time, the pink-colored precious metal often adorned in combination with blue sapphires. Rose gold remains extremely popular today. It enchants with feminine grace and is still used in the production of various pieces of jewelery for women. The unique pastel color resulting from the combination of yellow gold and copper can now also be seen in clothing, décor, accessories, makeup and even women’s hair. In today’s article we will take a closer look at the topic of rose gold hair color.
The rose gold trend encompasses the entire world of fashion and decoration
Enchantingly beautiful and unbelievably feminine
The rose gold hair color in the world of hair fashion
When you first look at a rose gold hair color, it’s easy to confuse it with similar hair color trends such as pastel pink, strawberry pink, or ash rose. However, if you put them side by side, you can see the aesthetic differences immediately. The rose gold hair color is characterized by a delicate, coppery, pink pastel color and a metallic golden blond shimmer. The hair is healthy and sparkles in the light almost as if it were made of real rose gold precious metal.
The goal of rose gold hair color is to appear metallic
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The different types of rose gold
Rose gold is not a naturally occurring precious metal, but a so-called alloy, i.e. a mixture and fusion of different metals. In the case of rose gold, copper is the primary use, although silver and zinc can also be added to achieve the desired hue.
Jewelers distinguish between rose gold, red gold, pink gold and crown gold. The most popular type of rose gold today is the 18k variety, which is 75% 24k yellow gold, 22.25% copper, and 2.75% silver. In the final state, the color is reminiscent of rose champagne with subtle golden undertones.
What does this mean in terms of hair color? Well, as we all already know, the rose gold beauty and fashion trend aims to replicate the precious metal onto other surfaces, including hair. That also means there are several different shades of rose gold to choose from. An experienced barber or colorist can easily achieve your desired hair color by mixing just the right amounts of pink, red, copper, gold, and silver.
Nicki Minaj with a perfect middle parting with blonde and rose gold
Is the rose gold color suitable for all hair?
The answer to this question is definitely yes! However, some hair types and natural hair colors will require a lot more work and attention than others. Luckily, as mentioned earlier, there is a Rose Gold shade to suit everyone.
Classic Champagne Rose Gold uses pastel colors, so it works best on blonde or redhead women. To achieve the look you want, this hair may not need to be bleached at all.
Women with hazel manes can go for rose gold, which also requires minimal bleaching on her natural hair color. Brunettes with dark brown or black hair should be aware that their mane needs to be bleached thoroughly to achieve even the darkest rose gold tones. This procedure can be very damaging to the hair follicles. The hair might appear limp and dry and the desired golden shine will be lost.
Excellent solutions for dark-haired women are individual rose gold highlights or an ombre hairstyle in which only the ends of the hair are colored. That way, you don’t have to expose your entire hair to harsh chemicals to join the modern trend. So you don’t have to worry about outgrowing hair roots, which usually have to be touched up again and again.
Rose gold is much more intense and goes beautifully with dark hair
Rose gold color variation with a higher silver content
Proper care for your new hair color
If you want to enjoy your new rose gold hair color for a long time, then you have to take good care of it. Your new care routine will again depend on your chosen shade and whether you have bleached your hair to match.
If your hair has been exposed to the harsh chemical called bleach, we recommend reading our dedicated article on the subject. If your mane is now a pastel color, many hairdressers usually recommend using a special purple shampoo and conditioner. If you have opted for a darker shade like rose gold, then a color protection shampoo and conditioner for red colored hair is usually sufficient.
When it comes to styling, you’d better keep it minimal at first. Treatments with hot styling tools can cause your color to fade faster. This is especially true for pastel colors. If you can’t do without your hair dryer, curling iron or flat iron, then by all means use a heat protection spray. This allows you to minimize the damage.
Let the Rose Gold story inspire you with hair accessories and headpieces. Adorn your mane with metallic bobby pins, claw clips and headbands with gemstones. Precious metals such as yellow gold, green gold, blue gold, silver, copper and platinum complement the pink pastel color beautifully. Rose gold also combines beautifully with jewel colors, but especially with sapphire blue.
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The rose gold hair color is seductive, feminine, elegant and subtle. It has a strong rejuvenating effect and immediately attracts everyone’s attention. It also offers you a great opportunity to participate in the current rose gold trend in a unique way.
The rose gold trend suits absolutely every hair type, length, face shape and skin tone
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Lady Gaga with multicolored highlights