Enough of the whole “New Year, new me” mantra that you and the rest of the world have been slinging every January 1. We know that gym membership is going to collect dust and your closet is going to stay clean for about 5 minutes. This year, opt for something that will help you look and feel your best—sans the hard-to-follow resolutions that usually fizzle out within the first week: a fresh hair color. That’s right, if you’re determined to make some major moves in the year ahead, it should start with your strands. While a new cut can drastically affect your routine a new hair color brings about change without prompting a brand new styling regimen. Check out five hair color trends that will undoubtedly have you running to the salon this season.
(And just in case you’re wondering, all the following looks were created by our talented stylists at Xanadu.)
1. Living Coral
Pantone definitely got it right by naming Living Coral as the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year. This warm coral shade walks the line between pink and orange, making it ultra-wearable for a variety of skin tones. This is easily achieved on high-level blondes or within highlights on darker shades. Not ready for a bright shade? Consider adding it as an undertone for a warm effect.
2. Ash Gray
Eager to add a little edge to your look? This shade imparts mega-drama without the strict commitment of a jet-black dye job. Unlike the silvery looks of years past, this cool-tone look features dark roots that seamlessly transition to a lighter gray. An easy transition from the popular platinum blonde shade from last season, be sure to pick up a Eufora Color Revive that will keep your strands looking silvery!
3. Chocolate Copper
Who says blondes have to have all the fun? Looking to amp up your brunette locks? Warm tones are definitely the way to go. A copper balayage adds an inviting hint of color without overpowering your look. This color won’t affect the condition of your strands and can easily go lighter and brighter as we approach the spring and summer months.
4. Bronde Balayage
Bronde is back (again!) and we are living for the hybrid shade in 2019. For a modern take on the look, opt for a bronde balayage to add movement, light and dimension to a chocolate base. Ask your stylist for a few shades lighter than your base. Want to keep going lighter? Be sure to do it gradually because 2019 is all about healthy hair!
Finally, another hybrid we can get on board with! Think of it as a new take on the classic “Strawberry Blonde”. A fusion of red and orange, this warm hue looks sleek and sophisticated and adds light to any look. Ideal for natural redheads looking to go a little lighter or brunettes looking for an alternative to their regular shade, this striking shade is destined to become a hit in the months ahead!
What shade sticks out for you this season? Be sure tag your transformations on Instagram @HairXanadu