Looking for a new look? The color wheel awaits your new mood. Colorists are enjoying unprecedented freedom of expression so that you can express yourself freely in any palette imaginable. Here are five directions we see hair taking this year. Click on any photo to see any artist on Instagram.
Ginger catches our attention; it’s rare, and it’s hard to achieve. When it looks natural, it feels magical, majestic, mermaid-like. If you had ginger tones as a child that matured into brown, think about revisiting them; you might feel more yourself. The key to achieving the most natural reds is veering towards copper and gold. If you’re adding highlights, make sure they stay warm.
Hair by: Julia Elena | Donovan Hills Hair | Shannon Foltz
Brown is underrated and often overlooked, but not this year. If you’re a natural brunette with blonde envy, think again. Browns can be rich, subtle, and a warm welcome-home for you who yearn to return to your roots. Add red, blue, green, gold, purple, pink, and amber to lend depth, shimmer, and fun.
Hair by: Julia Elena | Cyd Charisse | Washington Square Studio
Gold is the new platinum. Warm up this summer with buttery golds, creamy roses, or dusty purples that flatter in an earthier way than cool pastels do – and they’re much easier to achieve and maintain. Your skin is a medley of color, and your hair can be too.
Hair by: Carissa O’Brien | Bunny Behind the Chair | Cyd Charisse
Last year’s vivid pinks are leaning decidedly blue and are blooming in summertime shades of periwinkle, lavender, and lilac, one of Pinterest’s top 100 trends of 2019. And when it fades – as all flowers must – your base may be neutral enough to take on another autumnal hue.
Hair by: Nikki Wilmonth | Salon to the Woods | Julia Elena
Neon, pastel, bright, rainbow – we think we’ve seen it all, but there’s always something new in the realm of creative color. But besides the actual pigment, creative placement allows you to express your wild side in an ever-wilder world.
Hair by: Julia Elena | Onika Simone | Julia Elena