Yes, sadly the rumours are true, Special Effects are closing!
We found this out late last week but wanted to know more before posting and causing a hair dye stampede.
Why Special Effects are closing:
Special Effects want to make it clear that they are chosing to close at this time and it ‘may’ not be forever. They moved premises a couple of years ago and this caused a huge backlog in dye production which they were still playing catchup with. Their new premises are now being sold which means another move and they simply cannot deal with yet another move and keep up with making their hair dye so decided to close while they decide what to do in the future. I would like to stress that if they do decide to open up again then it will be at least a year or more as they would need to find new premises, set it up and then stock-up on colours. They have us on their contact list and have assured me they will call when or if they know anymore, but for the time being they are definitely closed.
What Colours are still available?
Another reason for our delay in posting this was to find out what colours they can still ship and we are pleased to say we have an order for over £20,000 placed with them. This new order should arrive within 2-3 weeks and will include the following colours: Blood Red, Blue Haired Freak, Blue Mayhem, Burgundy Wine, Candy Apple Red, Cherry Bomb, Cupcake Pink, Deep Purple, Devilish, Fish Bowl, Hi-Octange Orange, Hot Lava, Iguana Green, Joyride, Nuclear Red, Purple Smoke, Sonic Green, Wildflower & Toner.
They have none of their other colours in stock and wont be making them again before they close.
You can buy the available dyes or sign up for a ‘back in stock’ email notification in our Special Effects Hair Dye category
Pravana have discontinued a the Locked In range of their hair dyes.
We are out of stock of Locked In Blue & Locked In Purple, but all other shades are still in stock – Pravana Locked In. If this is a favourite of yours, grab it while you can as these are no longer in stock with the manufacturer.
There are still 34 shades in the Pravana range including the newly in stock Crystals colours and you can see them here Pravana Hair Dye
Manic Panic have discontinued a few more of their colours, below is a list of the shades they are no longer making: Amethyst Ashes / Electric Lava / Inferno Red / Red Passion Hot Pink
We are out of stock of all of these colours apart from Red Passion (now out of stock). If this is a favourite of yours, grab it while you can as these are no longer in stock with the manufacturer.
On our Manic Panic post at the end of last year we also noted the following Manic Panic discontinued colours:
Voodoo Blue / Green Envy / New Rose / Fleur Du Mal
There are still 46 shades in the Manic Panic range and you can see them here Manic Panic Hair Dye
Adore have discontinued a few of their colours over the past 6 months or so. Below is a list of the shades they are no longer making:
Hot Pink / Rich Fuschia / Dark Chocolate / Medium Brown / Pink Fire
There are still 56 shades in the Adore range and you can see them here Adore Hair Dye
There have been a few manic panic colour changes this month.
They have added a brand new shade called Amethyst Ashes which is a light silvery-lilac colour. This new shade is in stock and can be purchased on Beeunique now – Manic Panic Amethyst Ashes
Unfortunately there are a few other manic panic colour changes as they have discontinued the following shades from their range – Voodoo Blue, Green Envy, New Rose & Fleur Du Mal
These are still in stock just now and can be purchased here: Manic Panic Hair Dye