"Drenched" Hair Color Is the Grungiest Trend We Never Knew We Needed
On the arbitrary list of things you might like to be "drenched" in, there is the good (diamonds, compliments, the sun) and the bad (perfume, sweat, perfume) — but perhaps the most unexpected is when the term is used in relation to hair color. The technique, coined by colorist Karissa Schaudt at Maxine Salon in Chicago, is when "the entire head of hair is saturated with at least two different colors" — and it's just the Spring trend you've been looking for.
Put simply, "drenched" hair color is the reverse of "dipped" (think: Billie Eilish's neon roots), but don't confuse it for balayage or grown-out highlights. "This isn't an ombré because the entire head is 'drenched' in color," Schaudt said. "The vision is decorative grunge. This modern color technique is original and punk displayed in a very striking way. It's for the client looking for a statement. It doesn't necessarily have to be as bright or funky as Billie's, but it will put a creative twist on anyone's outdated color."
During your appointment, you'll want to discuss your two takes on the trend (more on that ahead) — both of which provide a "mesmerizing look, but the extremity of it depends on the vibrancy and contrast in your chosen color pallet," she said. Make no mistake: this trend is certainly for the bold — but we have a feeling you'll leave the salon drenched in flattery, too.