Hair trends come and hair trends go. In 2015 we saw some pretty big trends, like when rainbow hair lit up social media sites, and Kim Kardashian's platinum locks nearly broke the internet. It's a new year though, and new trends are beginning to emerge in the hair coloring world. We've collected four of the biggest trend for 2016.
Babylights are all the rage in 2016. Babylights are simply highlights that are applied to very fine strands of hair using a mesh or plastic wrap technique. The concept of babylights accomplishes a few things. First, it lightens up a darker head of hair without looking over-processed. Second, it gives a multidimensional look to the hair that really helps a face glow and shine. If you are looking for a lightening method that looks completely natural, babylights are the way to go.
2014 was all about the ombre; 2016 is all about the sombre. Sombre is simply a softer ombre. Instead of the stark contrast of a traditional ombre, the sombre coloring method opts for a more gradual change from dark to light, creating a sun-kissed, grown out look that is soft and romantic.
Instagram lit up in 2015 with celebrities and ladies rocking rainbow hair. While rainbow hair is still in, the trendier ladies are setting their sites on opal hair. Opal hair is a complex coloring that utilizes pinks, purples, greens and blues to create a pearlescent effect. Raven Simone and Ginnifer Goodwin have been spotted rocking this look. It's a great look for those who are a bit more adventurous with their hair colors.
If you are looking to keep it professional, while creating a bit of edge to your hair color, you happen to be in luck. 2016 is gearing up to be the year of blue tints. This black hue adds a blue tint to the overall color, creating something very reminiscent of Betty Page and the pinup girls era. It's an edgy look for a lady who is looking to keep it relatively tame.
If you are in the market for a fierce new color for the new year, contact the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown in Amarillo. We will be happy to help you find a color that makes you feel fabulous in 2016.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.