The new trend in hair color: lustrous hair, reflective shine, and supercharged glamour with distinct tonal separation in freshly brewed hues. Think espresso, cappuccino, mocha latte, and more. All very wonderful and wearable for the cool-weather season.
Silver, white, or ash gray — be that as it may — is no longer a "stigma" in today's modern society. Instead, it is a sign of self-confidence and character, and one of the hottest hair trends at the moment. Breaking with the agist stereotypes or with what is usually seen, hairstylist Antonio Garrido proudly showcases natural, elegant, and sophisticated looks for both women and men.
Wondering what's new in hair color trends? According to Steven Robertson of 1 Salon in Salt Lake City, Utah, it's pastels. Pretty hues that look dipped, tipped, and dunked, delicately complementing the hair artist's flaxen canvas. This nuanced trend, albeit more runway-inspired than reality-based, is a nominee in hair color for the prestigious North American Hairdressing Awards.
When it comes to reds, finding your right shade is essential. It's about working with your personality and being able to adapt to the mood and feeling, all while complementing your skin tone and eye color. And once you find it? According to the OSMO Creative Team, proper color care is a must-have to keep your inner (and outer) redhead looking vibrant and salon-fresh.
Stylist Sam Ashcroft describes Mushroom Blonde as a dimensional blonde with more earthy hues coming through. It falls between dark brown and light blonde, working on the cooler side of the spectrum, and is a shade that suits most skin tones.
As the cooler months set in, shades for hair deepen and richen. A long-held fall favorite, reds have bled over into a new winter trend. Shown here with shimmery dimension, look for pops of lightness strategically placed around the face and a hint of depth at the root.
According to Neil Barton, Goldwell ambassador and owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing in Edinburgh, Scotland, blonde shades never go out of style. They are not just for summer but all year round. This past winter, this seasoned colorist saw a lot of warm-toned blondes, with lighter blonde toning their hair down and opting for golden and honey hues instead.
In case a shag isn't edgy enough for you, consider some funky color accents to take things to the next level! Canadian Colorist Maggie Semaan sees hair color as a way to express the nature of an extravert but uses hair to define the characteristic. She looks to a deep abyss-like base color to allow the sparks of yellow to accent the tips and draw attention to crucial internal texture.