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Pastelage: The celebrities rocking the new hair trend

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Alex Light
Alex LightBody Work Columnist
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Forget unicorn roots, bronde, blorange and the hundreds of other hair trends that make their way to us via Instagram - it's time to ask your hairdresser for pastelage.In short, it's the pastel version of balayage - a technique for highlighting hair in a natural, graduated way - and most bloggers and celebrities have been rocking the trend in the form of a pretty pale pink hue.Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner debuted the trend at Coachella earlier this year, dyeing the ends of her blonde locks pastel pink.

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Sophie Turner rocking pastelage

The term 'pastelage' was coined by L'Oreal Professionel, who have launched the #ColorfulHair range, which is a semi-permanent in-salon colour.Another star to jump on the wagon was Joan Smalls (pictured above), who looked gorgeous with the ends of her dark glossy locks dyed a soft pink. Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, meanwhile, also got in on the trend with a slightly more warm pink hue.

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Ashley Benson sporting a pastel pink hue

Other A-listers to rock the look include Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.While you can try this trend at home, we recommend going into a salon - DIY-ing it just isn't a safe bet and you *might* end up with more colour than you bargained for! Simply type 'pastelage' into Pinterest, screenshot your favourite looks and take it to your hairdresser. Happy pastelage-ing!

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Perrie Edwards looked lovely with pastelage hair

#PASTELAGE is available exclusively to L’Oréal Professionnel salons nationwide. Go to to find your nearest salon.

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