The variety of shades and styles in hair color this year continues to be vast and amazing, bringing us natural beauty, bright, blended hues, and everything in-between. Nothing is off limits this year in the world of hair color; it’s only a matter of deciding which cool new look you’d like to achieve, and finding the right stylist to make it your vision a reality.
1. Dip Dye—
You’ve seen the girls with the hair that looks naturally-colored on top, yet features rainbow colors mixed in and blended together in the ends, right? This effect, which looks as if the hair has been dipped into bright, funky colors is known as dip dyed hair, and can be done with one color family, going from light to dark for an ombre feel, or with mixed colors for a wild show.
Decide which colors you’d prefer for your dip dye, and if you want a subtle effect, ask your stylist for an ombre-style dip dye in varying shades of a certain color.
Yes, in the world of hair color, bronde is a legitimate word, and what it means is hair that is a combination between brown and blonde (get it?). First made popular by supermodel Gisele Bundchen, bronde hair is what you get if you have naturally light brunette hair and you spend enough time at the beach to allow the sun to highlight your tresses to a warm golden blonde with brown undertones.
Because most of us have jobs that don’t involve posing in tiny bikinis on the beach all day, we can instead ask our stylists for bronde hair, and they will know how to deliver this sun-kissed look without a single trip to the ocean.
Bayalage refers to a different type of highlighting that involves your stylist sweeping highlight color into your hair using a paddle, rather than the traditional and more precise foil method. The bayalage process can create a more natural-looking result because it gives the stylist more freedom to artistically paint highlights into the hair, rather than coating chunks of hair to be wrapped with foil.
If you’d like to try this new trend, which is especially helpful for short-haired people, and those seeking subtle, easily-maintained highlights, ask your stylist for bayalage or sweeping method highlights.
4. Rainbow Colors—
Bright colors continue to be a huge trend this year, showing up on celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning and more. These happy colors have been walking the runways and on the streets as streaks of gorgeous pinks, blues, greens, reds and even greens—but the most popular color so far this year has been any shade of purple, from magenta to deep violet.
Your stylist can give you streaks of color in any shade you wish, and may have to bleach your hair a bit where you’d like the colors if you’re seeking a vibrant vision that really pops. And don’t forget the ombre and dip dye versions of this trend as options.
5. Black and Blonde—
These colors will always be popular classics by themselves, but what we’re seeing this year is a trend towards black mixed with blonde, which creates a striking contrast and an edgy, rock and roll vibe. Depending on the length and style of your hair, you can opt for chunky highlights that make each color stand out against each other, or dip dyeing for a truly modern feel.
To ask your stylist for this, simply explain that you’d like to have a blend of black and blonde, and explain where you’d like each color to be.
Hair color trends this year are allowing for more imagination and creativity than ever before, both in color choices and placement of shades. If you’d like to try one of these cool new tints, get yourself to the stylist and join in on the colorful fun today!