5 New Metallic Hair Colors Your Clients Will Love


Soft, subtle, shimmering… See metallic hair color in a new light with our latest launch: the new Opal-Essence collection from Illumina Color. The range centres on light-reflecting hues that stand out for their sheer, milky and wearable finish, spanning every shade from metallic rose pink to burnished copper tones.

There are five colors in the collection, inspired by high-shine looks hot off the catwalk, and they all boast a fresh, soft-focus effect your clients are going to love. Plus, as the hair moves, the multi-tonal shades actually shimmer under the light. If 2018 was the year of heavy metals, trust us: 2019 is going opalescent…

Silver mauve Opal-Essence hair color by Wella Professionals

Silver Mauve

An intense violet hue with a silver sheen. If your client is currently sporting an icy blonde shade, this could be their new season update.

Metallic olive green Opal-Essence hair color by Wella Professionals

Chrome Olive

Bored of brassy blonde? Remove warm tones with this metallic olive green. It’s got a touch of silver chrome for a cool, light-reflective finish.

Pale pink Opal-Essence hair color by Wella Professionals

Platinum Lily

Jazz up a pale blonde with this beige blush hue. The platinum finish keeps the shade feeling fresh.

Rose gold Opal-Essence hair color by Wella Professionals

Titanium Rose

The new rose gold. Take your client's shade into the new season with a touch of titanium rose. Perfect for adding a blush hue to blondes and brunettes.

Copper peach Opal-Essence hair color by Wella Professionals

Copper Peach

Great for light brunettes, this warm copper has a touch of metallic peach shine to warm up their shade.

Movement and Light

Taking the trend for high shine hues out of this world, Opal-Essence shades are specially formulated to glide over the surface of the hair, capturing both warm and cool light reflections. As a result, the shade looks at its most pure, with a milky metallic sheen to finish.

I love the flexibility I have when working with the new Opal-Essence shades.

Andreas Kurkowitz, Wella Professionals Global Color Ambassador

Light pink metallic hair color by Wella Professionals
Wella Professionals Opal-Essence Illumina Color

Special Effects

But aside from just looking great, these new metallic hair shades are also the perfect multi-taskers. Reduce existing warm tones in hair by smoothing Chrome Olive through lengths, or apply Silver Mauve to remove brassy tones; the most neutralising color in the collection.

Create different color effects depending on your clients’ needs. For an even, opalescent shade, apply the formula to block color, or for a multi-tonal effect, smooth over hair with pre-lightened sections. Opal-Essence shades can even be mixed with others in the Illumina Color range, opening up new color opportunities to suit every shade and style.

With the new Opal-Essence collection, it’s always time to shine.

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