Since the beginning of time women have been trying to change their hair color to one more suitable for
them. During the Iron* Age women used limewater to bleach their hair to achieve a stark white. In ancient times the Greeks used mixing potash water with yellow flowers to get a yellow color. Roman women used a mixture of ashes, earthworms and boiled walnut shells.
With history in mind, here are the hottest trends to try this year:
This color could be characterized as being between blonde and brown, actually it is a great transitional shade. Even more, it could be the best color for the summer, because since it has a darker shade, it won’t turn green because of the copper* found in the water of pools. This way it is more forgiving.
These could have been seen worn by Ashley Olsen and Kelly Osbourne. They have worn baby-blue streaks and lilac. Nonetheless the new trend is less dramatic. To achieve the perfect look you should ask you hairstylist to add a bit of pastel tint to the toner to achieve a little blush with the blonde hair.
The difference between the brunettes of this season and the brunettes of the past season is that the new ones come with a spectrum of unexpected undertones. You could be thinking about light browns with a hint of caramel reddish tone. Another good idea is to try cedar browns with a bit of light catching violet.
Regardless whether you like blondes or not, we have to admit that platinum is the catchiest color of them all. There is also a new kind of shade, the champagne that is gaining more and more ground these days. The Nordic blonde could also be a good option. This is blonde and bright but in the same time it is a clean classy shade.
This isn’t really a new color, but a shade of every color. ‘Ombre’ actually means ‘shadow’ in French and from this point of view it is an effect. Through this the color of the roots gradually turns into another shade at the ends. The best thing to do with this technique is to add fine highlights to the roots and keep it thicker at the bottom.
If you would like to have something spectacular this summer, the best thing you could do is to go to a professional and try to describe what you would like to have. You can be sure that if you go to the right place the stylist will know what you want and he or she will know how to offer it to you.
You should know that the majority of these places are quite expensive, but the tools and products that they use are of high quality and the stylists are up to date regarding the latest trends and techniques in the industry. All you have to do is to sit back and relax.
Originally posted 2011-08-22 01:30:18.