Embrace the colours of the rainbow with Safy B

With more and more clients opting for brighter hues, colourist Safy B shares some key techniques to fuel your creativity  

There’s never been a better time to encourage clients to embrace their own vision for their hair, creating something truly unique to them. Colour Queen Safy B, is known throughout the industry for her passion and incredible colour skills, working with her clients to create the most incredibly detailed styles, which turn heads and make a real statement.

Safy’s desire to push the boundaries when working with colour has seen her create a host of beautiful colour collections while being recognised globally by her peers and media titles alike.  

With the world now fully open and creativity back and more intense than ever, Safy has created her own rainbow guide of colour, to inspire her fellow colourists and push the boundaries of hairdressing once more. Within the colour world, there is something for everything, and through the rainbow each individual will find their own love and look.







Dead red

Perfect for: those who want to look FIERCE!

From my collection VIVACON, this is a look that will wow everyone. Rich, full of warmth and an overall application, it’s a colour that is strong and bold, promoting confidence and strong values.

Formula: Coloured using Goldwell Elumen Play Red, Orange, Metallic Petrol, Purple and Pink.








The Yellow Smudge

Perfect for: those who want a little colour but something that will turn heads!

An image from my recent collection, SMUDGE, this look is perfect for those wanting to experiment a little more and try something completely different. Using sponges, the colours were blended together by simply smudging into one another. This freehand technique really allows you to get creative and the hair truly becomes your canvas.

Formula: Coloured using Goldwell Elumen Play on the top sections, Yellow 20ml, Green 15ml +5ml Yellow, Metallic Petrol 20ml, Orange 15ml + 2ml Purple and Metallic Silver 20ml.







Fruit Salad Smoothie

Perfect for: bending colours!

Fruit salads are super colourful and this is exactly the inspiration behind this look. For clients who can’t quiet decide between two colours – blend them. It’s important to really work the colour into each other, in order to achieve a seamless and subtle blend, without harsh or bold colour lines.

Formula: 7RR@RR 30ml + 30ml 20vol + 3ml red, Elumen PK@ALL, Elumen YY@ALL








Emerald Blue

Perfect for: the cool kids!

This look is one of my favourites – it represents the colours of the ocean and the beauty that lies within, using a variety of different colour shades to perfectly compliment each other. Each colour is blended into the next, going from the deep depths to the lighter surface. 

Formula: Goldwell Elumen TQ@ALL, YY@ALL, plblue@10, BL@all.








Rainbow Dreams

Perfect for: those who love every colour

A rainbow flash – the most beautiful flash of colour you will see. This is the perfect colour selection for those who love every colour and can’t decide, those who want to embrace creative colour while keeping their overall colour much more subtle. When creating this look, the application is up to you – do your thing, painting the colour directly onto the hair n your own desired pattern.

Formula: Goldwell Eulmen Play BL@all, VV@all, PK@all, RR@all, KK@all, YY@all, GN@all 5ml + YY20ml, TQ@all







Holographic Pink

Perfect for: those who love modern day colour techniques and looks!

Holographic looks are a huge hit in the salons at the moment, with colour clients opting for them wherever possible. The illusion of the changing colours and the striking shades used are instantly recognised. When creating this look it’s simpler than you think. You over direct the sections to the front of the hair, taking the entire top section to the front, so when the hair falls back into it’s natural pattern, the colours are in slightly different sections and it gives the holographic effect

Formula: Goldwell Elumen Play, Pk@ALL, Vv@ALL, Tq@all, YY@all, KK@all.

Very Peri

Perfect for: 2022!

With Pantone announcing their colour of the year, it was only right I created something to represent this! Although predominately a cooler colour, this shade is full of warmth due to the purple and pastel tones used to create this colour. This look will be hugely popular throughout the year, going slightly darker as the months progress.

Formula: Pre-lightened global lightener 10N, pre-toned with Goldwell Colorance 10BS + 4 drops of Pure Pigments in Cool Violet, Elumen Play 100ml, Pastel Lavender, 30ml Purple and 5ml blue.






Atomic Tiger-Green

Perfect for: buzz cuts!

What better way to embrace your own individual style than creating beautiful patterns on the hair? Working with a global application on the base, the pattern is simply freehand painted onto the hair, bringing your canvas to life. For me, this gorgeous green was the perfect base – it’s bright, bold and such an individual colour.

Formula: Goldwell Elumen Play Yellow 60ml + 20ml Green, Black 15ml.

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