Whether you’re currently enrolled in aesthetician school or cosmetology school, or you simply like to stay on top of beauty and design trends, you’ve probably already heard that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. A thoughtful, dramatic shade of purple, this color communicates visionary thinking, originality, and ingenuity that makes way for what the future holds.

Enigmatic Purples in Counterculture

Purple shades like Ultra Violet have made their mark in counterculture for years. Symbolizing artistic brilliance and unconventionality, the following musical icons were known for bringing shades of violet to the front of the pop culture scene:

  • David Bowie
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Prince

Whether used for an all-over dye job or in makeup tones, this shade symbolizes non-conformity and inspires people to get out there and fearlessly leave their mark on the world around them.

Beauty and Ultra Violet Shades

This year, you’re going to see Ultra violet used on the lips and nails to give off statements of non-conformity. You might also see purple hues blended with shimmers and metallic to use on the eyes for a futuristic look.

When it comes to hair, using purple shades can give off a look of boldness and creative expression. Since purple is on the spectrum for every beauty medium, thanks to its complementary and bold traits, it will pop up everywhere this year in clothing, makeup, nail colors, and hair styles. This purple color also works well with hazy and smoky hues, like lavender and mauve, to create timeless, effortless looks.

Put Your Skills to Use

Whether you’re new to the idea of makeup school or you’ve wanted to attend for years, now is the time to put your knowledge of current design trends, like the Pantone Color of the Year, to good use. For more information about the cosmetology programs we offer here at LuRoss Academy, fill out the form on our site.