From fashion runways to red carpet events to a typical workplace, it’s easy to spot the hottest trends in hair color. For the year 2014, it’s a mishmash of different hues ranging from the really eye-catching platinum blonde to the classic brunette. Here, we will take a look at the hottest trends in hair color for the year.
The Hottest Hair Color Trends for 2014
Ever heard of balayage? How about ombre or ultra-bright Kool-Aid highlights? These are just some of the exciting colors that we’ve seen on celebrities and trendy women so far for the year 2014. There are still a few months left before we bid the year goodbye, so there’s still time to catch up if you haven’t tried any of these shades yet. Stylists recommend a do-it-yourself home color kit – but only if you’re going for a safe shade like red or brunette. If you plan to color your locks more than two shades lighter or darker, or if you really want to go for something ultra-trendy like platinum blonde, it is better to invest and leave the job to the pros.
Here are the year’s hottest hair color trends:
Seen on celebrities like Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Aniston, balayage is a hair color that made a huge splash in fashion runways this year. What makes balayage such a trendy color is that it works on blondes, brunettes and other natural hair colors which will serve as the base for the highlights. The idea for this hairstyle is to get perfect sun-kissed highlights on natural locks so it works on pretty much every woman. Using a paddle, the colorist applies color onto gray hairs to cover a section, and other chunky sections are colored as well to achieve the sun-kissed look.
With the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton serving as a fashion icon, more and more women are opting for the classic brunette hair color. Those with natural brown hair need not spend a fortune on dye jobs anymore because being a brunette is ultra-trendy.
Popularized by supermodel Gisele Bundchen in 2007, bronde is a combination of brown and blonde. Colorists say that it’s the perfect shade between blonde and brunette. Those who do not want to overtreat their hair with color and have either natural brown or blonde hair may go for this shade.
As the name implies, dip-dye hair color involves coloring only parts of the hair. Often seen in music artists, the colors can range from brights to Kool-Aid colors to pastels or ombre gradient shadings.
Ombre is a French term which translates to ‘shaded like a gradient’. For this, the roots of the hair remain dark while the rest of the locks become lighter. It is best to leave this hair coloring effect to the professionals.
- Platinum Blonde
If you want to really stand out in the crowd and you have naturally blonde hair, you may want to go a shade lighter with platinum blonde. This is perfect for those who would like to trade their darker blonde hair with lighter ones, although it pays to check first if the shade complements the tone of your skin.
Which among these hair color trends for 2014 are you willing to try on your own locks?