The New Ombre
Ombre hair color was huge in 2013, and continues to be a major trend. However, the new ombre is more subtle than its older counterpart. It has less contrast than previously popular ombre styles. To achieve this look, select a shade for your ombre that is no more than two shades lighter or darker than your current color. Make sure that it is blended properly to avoid an outdated and harsh looking contrast.
Barely There Balayage
The French balayage technique adds subtle contrast to the hair and was a popular alternative to traditional foil highlights in 2013. However, the dark roots trend is now taking the back seat to a more sophisticated and subtle balayage technique. Instead of creating noticeable highlights, the new balayage style is adding barely there dimension. Go only one shade lighter than your current hair color to make it as natural as possible.
Bold hair colors have come in and out style over the years, but this year, you can expect to see bold hair colors more than ever before. Instead of adding chunks of bright, unnatural colors to the hair, hair colorists have opted for all-over color. Particularly, pastel shades of pink, lavender, and teal have taken the spotlight.
Natural-Looking Solid Color
Natural hair color is always in style. Many hair colorists are promoting natural-looking, even hair color that looks polished and sophisticated. This trend is easy to care for and maintain. As a general rule of thumb, you should never go more than three shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color. Following this rule ensures that your new color looks completely natural.
Hair color trends may be ever changing, but that doesn’t mean you need to follow the crowd. It is important to feel confident in your new look, so don’t be afraid to tweak these trends to best suit your style and preferences. As always, seek advice from a professional hair colorist to achieve the best results possible.