05 Nov The New Hair Color Trends
All it takes is one click on a #hairgoals hashtag, and you’re immersed in a world of dizzying color that just might leave you with more questions than answers. Like, is this what I should be asking my colorist for? How do I get my hair to look like that? Could I ever pull this off? And, why so much buzz around these new techniques? Have no fear—we’re here to break down the beauty world’s reigning trends (with a little bit of visual assistance from the Trios stylists).
The Scoop: Unlike traditional foil highlights, Balayage highlights are painted on in a way the leaves the color more heavily deposited at the ends of your hair and primarily on its outermost layer. This not only creates an enchanting sun-baked effect, but also makes the style blessedly easy to maintain.
Try It If: You’ve been doing traditional foil highlights and want something with a little less maintenance, or you’ve never experimented with color before and want to start with something natural-looking.
The Scoop: If you haven’t tried ombré yourself, you definitely know someone who has. This trend, in which the bottom half of the hair is lighter than the top, has caught on for many reasons—chief among which are that it’s easy to customize and doesn’t require frequent touch-ups.
Try It If: You want to winterize your blonde. Or, you’re tired of uniform color and are ready for a new look.
The Scoop: The natural evolution of the balayage and ombré trends landed us with this beautifully blended look, and we are so happy it did. Also known as “ecaille” (if you’re feeling French), tortoiseshell color is a swirl of gold, chestnut, and mahogany that’s probably something like your natural shade—but with amped up richness and depth.
Try It If: You want a bronde (somewhere in between blonde and brunette) with serious dimension—and are okay with committing to a bit more upkeep than balayage or ombré might require.
The Scoop: When it comes to hair color, why limit yourself to the natural spectrum? We’re seeing more guests (and celebs) trying out a single vibrant hue—or a rainbow of mermaidesque color. Thankfully, with essentially damage-free Aveda Color, achieving these shades is a whole lot easier on your tresses than it once was.
Try It If: You want a built-in statement accessory and love making bold moves.
The Scoop: Think of babylights as the delicate, understated cousin of traditional foil highlights. They’re not only smaller, but a bit more irregularly placed and varied in width. They’re also scattered throughout the hair to create an exceedingly lovely sun-kissed effect.
Try It If: You want a soft touch of color—think, your natural shade in its best lighting (or after a week at the beach and a really excellent deep conditioning treatment).
The Scoop: When it comes to amping up your brunette, a wash of black cherry or plum is a fun alternative to the smattering of caramel highlights you’ve probably tried before. This unquestionably festive look is a perfect one to try as we head into the holiday season.
Try It If: The fashion colors trend has caught your eye, but you’re not ready or able to take the full leap.
Ready to try something new? Give us a call to book your appointment with a Trios colorist. (It just might be the first step on your path to Instagram stardom.)