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 thatifthey 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
Crazy Color Hype is a new way to create your own hair dye shades.
It’s easy – you choose a base from Crazy Color New HoldUp Shampoo, Crazy Color Rainbow Conditioner or Crazy Color Neutral/Mixer. Next choose one or more of the concentrated pigments – red, yellow, blue, purple or pink. Add 1 pump of pigment to 20ml of shampoo or conditioner, mix well and apply!
For pastel shades you can use less pigment or you can add more than one pigment e.g. red and yellow to start creating orange shades. The possibilities are endless, you can even create several hues of the same colour by varying the amount of pigment used!
Both the HoldUp Shampoo and Rainbow Conditioner come in 250ml bottles while the pigments are a handy sized 50ml, but you only need 1 pump of pigment in 20ml of shampoo or conditioner to create your own hair dye!
Whilst we at Beeunique love hair in neon shades and styles, not all wokplaces do, so Crazy Color Hype is ideal for weekends and holidays as they last around 3-5 washes. Ideal to show of your wild side at the weekend or for nights out before going back to the normality of the 9 to 5!
There are other ways to use the pigments such as creating your own colour spray or mixing with your mousse or wax, and you can see more information on this on our All About Crazy Color Hype faq page
You can use these to create new dyes or for topping up existing colours and as with all semi-permanent hair dyes, these will work best on prelightened hair.
These are salt and sulfate free as well as vegan friendly & cruelty free
These will be in stock in approx 1 week on our website, and as always you can sign up for an ‘in stock’ notification to be emailed as soon as these arrive …Crazy Color Hype on Beeunique website.
Manic Panic Amplified colours are being changed to ensure they fully comply with EU regulations on hair dye ingredients. Due to this several Manic Panic Amplified colours are out of stock with no due date being given at this time.
Several Manic Panic Amplified shades have already been changed to EU formula – these can be purchased as normal on our website – Manic Panic Hair Dyes
As always you can sign up for a ‘back in stock’ notification on our website. You will then be emailed as soon as these Manic Panic Amplified colours are back in stock.
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
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
Silver Stiletto is a beautiful new shade from Manic Panic. It is a soft silvery-grey shade which can also be used towards neutralising brassy tones in bleached hair. Stiletto Silver has been added to our website on 2nd April 2019 and will be in stock very soon. As with all of our products you can sign up for a back in stock notification for this colour and you will be emailed as soon as it has arrived at Beeunique.
We are often asked why we don’t sell Arctic Fox or Sparks or numerous other brands. Below is a list of information we have on each of these brands and why we currently do not or cannot stock them in the Beeunique Shop.
We are asked about Arctic Fox a lot but unfortuantely these dyes are not yet EU compliant so we cannot stock them. This means that one or more of the ingredients is currently on the European Union banned ingredients list so they are not allowed to be sold in the UK or EU. Arctic Fox say they are working on EU compliant dyes and we are in regular contact with them to find out when this will come into effect. When it does, if the price is good then Arctic Fox is a brand we would love to stock on Beeunique.
Sparks We have contacted Sparks a few times over the years and have had the reply that they only allow their products to be sold to professional hair stylists i.e. to hairdressers etc and not to people who wish to retail them. Unless Sparks change this policy we will not be able to stock this brand.
Like Arctic Fox the ingredients in these dyes are not EU compliant and cannot be stocked or sold in the UK or EU at this time. They are hoping to amend their ingredients to be EU compliant soon.
Unfortunately Lime Crime are not looking for any distributors for their dyes at this time.
Again, like Artic Fox, the ingredients in these dyes are not all EU compliant and cannot be stocked or sold in the UK or EU at this time. They are hoping to amend their ingredients to be EU compliant soon.
We have contacted Affinage and are currently waiting on a reply reagrding possibly stocking this brand. They do say on their website that they sell to Professional outlets like Hair salons only, so they may not allow it to be sold on a retail website. We will update when we know more.
Splat Like Arctic Fox the ingredients in these dyes are not EU compliant and cannot be stocked or sold in the UK or EU at this time. We do not know if they are working towards an EU compliant version but will update on here when we know more.
Again, like Artic Fox, the ingredients in these dyes are not EU compliant and cannot be stocked or sold in the UK or EU at this time. They are hoping to amend their ingredients to be EU compliant soon.
Pulp Riot (Added to blog May 2019)
There has been a lot of talk in the hair dye community about this dye coming to the UK this month – yes, this is true however it is not for general retail sale. Pulp Riot have marked their product as For Salon Use only and therefore retailers cannot legally buy it to sell in shops or online. Only hairdressers and trained professionals can purchase and use this product.
This information on this blog is correct as of May 2019 and we will update this page as and when we receive new information from the manufacturers.
How can you help? With all the brands like Arctic Fox who are unable to be sold due to non EU compliance then you can contact them direct regarding this. The more customers in the EU who contact them, the more demand they see, then hopefully the quicker they will impliment these changes. Please contact these brands direct through their website or Social Media pages if you would like to see them EU compliant.
At this time we DO sell Special Effects, Manic Panic, Directions, Crazy Color, Adore, Pravana, Stargazer, Via Natural, Hermans and Rebellious Hair Dyes on the Beeunique website
UPDATE AUG 27th – ALL colours apart from Limelight and BAF Yellow are now being made and will be in stock in approx 2 weeks.
Its’s taken months but we finally have some update on Special Effects Hair Dye Delivery!
They are now shipping 13 colours from their range with a promise that another 9 will be available next month!
As most of you know the special effects hair dye delivery has been erratic since their premises move back in 2016, but now they are finally producing some more of their great colours. These additonal shades will be in stock next month!
Special Effects Hair Dye Delivery – due in approx 2 weeks:
Available colours are: Joyride, Napalm Orange, Wildflower, Blue Mayhem, Cherry Bomb, Atomic Pink, Electric Blue, Nuclear Red, Deep Purple, Blood Red, Virgin Rose, Pimpin Purple & Cupcake Pink.
Special Effects Hair Dye Delivery – due in approx 4 weeks:
Soon available colours: Fish Bowl, Candy Apple Red, Iguana Green, Burgundy Wine, Hot Lava, Sonic Green, Devilish, Hi-Octane Orange & Toner/Mixer
– we will update on a delivery date once we receive confirmation they have been shipped.
As with ALL products on Beeunique you can sign up for a ‘Back In Stock’ notification and you will be emailed as soon as the product is back in stock. We are against all types of spam so your email will only be used for this one notification and then discarded.
Crazy Color Back To Base Colour Remover is a new product added in June 2018.
This is an easy and gently way to remove dye from your hair and bring it back to your pre-dyed blonde shade.
Pack is a 45g powder kit you can mix with your required volume of developer and leave on the hair for upto 30 minutes to remove the old dye. Perfect for when you fancy a big change or simply want to go back to your pre-dyed colour for a while.
Instructions for use:
1. Use a non-metallic bowl to mix the full sachet of Crazy Color Back To Base with developer – you can use 5, 10 or 20 volumer depending on your needs and hair condition.
2. Section non-dyed hair as required
3. Apply the mix ONLY to the areas that have been dyed – allow to process at room temperature for upto 30 minutes, checking every 5 minutes
4. Rinse, shampoo and condition as normal.