The 6 Hottest Hair Color Trends for 2012
Ombré hair color has been popping up on red carpets for more than a year and is a great color option for brunettes. Ombre hair color is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. It is usually achieved using a balayage technique and is ideal for clients looking for a low-maintenance style.
Dip-dye hair color has seen no signs of flagging in popularity in 2012. Not just a trend for teens, dip-dye color — in which the ends are dipped in color, while the rest of the hair is left natural — is popping up on women (and men!) of all ages. Celebrities like Jessie J and Katy Perry have been seem sporting dip dyed hair this year and it’s a look you can achieve easily at home.
Bronde or “brown blonde” is that perfect shade between blonde and brunette that was first made popular back in 2007 by supermodel Gisele Bundchen and remains popular into 2013.
Balayage is taking the country’s salons by storm and works on all hair colors, but is especially great on blondes with a beautiful base. Balayage is a hair coloring technique designed to create very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. Many stars and models use this process on their hair.
Bright hues including streaks, washes of pastels, Kool-Aid hair color and more. A-lister celebrities of all ages have been experimenting with bold hair color choices. Whether it is in the form of streaks, dipped ends or overall base color, bright hues have been gracing the heads of many celebrities.
Platinum blonde hair remains popular going into 2013. Keeping hair this blonde is high maintenance, however, and won’t suit all skin tones. If you have super pale skin and brown hair, consider going lighter or at least having some highlights painted or foiled in.
Super dark shades can wash you out and even make you appear older. I love the uber-trendy “bronde” and”ombré” styles for brunettes for the perfect sun-kissed look. Home-color kits have come a long way in the past few years. They are perfect for busy people and those who want cut the cost of professional colorings.
But if you plan to color your hair more than 2 shades lighter or darker than your natural shade, you should head to a pro. When it comes to hair color, you basically have 3 options: highlighting, single-process color or double process.
Try the hair color on a small piece of hair first. Try something under your hair by the neck. Mix the color, apply to a small section of your hair as directed, and then see the outcome. If you are satisfied with the look of the color then proceed to use the hair color on your entire head.
If you dye your hair a lot, style it often, or use a lot of product your hair could be damaged. This dryness, brittleness, and overall hair damage will affect the outcome of the dye. You do not want to put hair dye on damaged hair. Get your hair healthy and strong before you try to apply any type of hair color.