Top Hair Color Trends of 2018
We love to look our best, and often it all starts with the hair. What’s a better way to enhance our natural look than with a fantastic, fresh new color? Maybe it’s to cover up those greys, add a little edge, or just change up your everyday appearance. No matter the reason, there’s no denying we’re obsessed with dying our locks.
Since all the way back to the Egyptians, we’ve been seeking out better ways to change our hair color. By experimenting with new dying techniques, we continue discovering and obsessing over new trends—then can’t help but show them off.
Let’s take a look at 7 of our current 2018 favorite hair trends, plus a few tips on keeping your mane healthy even if you’re hooked on hair color.
Ombre, meaning “shadow” in French has taken the hair world by storm within the last few years. Typically, ombre will keep the natural hair color on top and slowly transition into a lighter, clearly distinct color at the bottom.
Today, hair stylists and trend setters alike have pushed the limits to see what else this technique can do. One trend that’s heated up is integrating pastel into the lighter ends of the ombre. We love how it’s a perfect mix of fun, gorgeous, and classy.
Another perk? Since regularly bleaching and coloring your hair with permanent dye causes damage, take advantage of the many temporary and semi-permanent pastel options. It’s also a great way to give your hair a break from harsher dyes without ditching your style.
It looks so much better than it sounds and no bowl cuts are required. We promise. This super-hot hair color essentially combines medium browns, dark blondes, and grays to create another color trend buzzword—greige.
This is a fantastic option for many hair types and skin complexions. It’s also ideal if you’re seeking a change with a modern edge, but also aren’t quite looking to rock the boat. Mushroom brown creates a perfect balance of professional, fresh, and a little flirty.
Blackberry Jewel Tone
Especially great for jet black locks, we love the dramatic pop that this deep purple provides to an otherwise straightforward head of hair. The color not only adds an edge, but also an exceptional amount of depth to previously ho hum hair.
It’s also easy to pull back—or amp up—the effect. For a more professional look, match the color tones closely to your natural tones and hide them under a layer of your natural hair. On the flip side, show off those more intense tones like pinks, oranges, and reds to create a truly show stopping look.
This look likely spiked in popularity thanks to the Mother of Dragons (aka Daenerys Targaryen) from Game of Thrones. I mean, who doesn’t want to be her? As beautiful as it looks however, heed caution before jumping in to avoid excessive hair damage or even hair loss. Though going to a certified stylist is always recommended to ensure optimal hair health, this is one look where you absolutely need a hair dye expert.
If you’re not already extremely blonde, you’ll probably have to lighten or bleach your hair. Any reputable stylist won’t let you don’t go too blonde too fast minimizing the chances of severely damaging your hair. This means it could take several months of gradually going lighter before actually achieving the desired look—and conquering the Seven Kingdoms.
Henna Red Hair
What could possibly be better than choosing an all-natural hair color that skips hair damaging chemicals like ammonia and peroxide? One that also looks absolutely stunning! Few other dyes fit that description closer than henna.
Using a dying process that’s been used for thousands of years, henna creates a range of vibrant hues ranging from bright reds to browns. You can find this alternative color option from shops like Lush Cosmetics, where they also combine essential oils for a truly au naturel experience.
Spooky. Scary. Hairy. It doesn’t get much cooler and creepier than this fun and incredibly unique look. Initially coined by London-based hair stylist and professional colorist Jason Hogan, this eye-catching creation uses blacks, greys, and iridescence to add shimmer, texture, and depth to formally flat platinum blonde hair. Why not take a classic look up a notch (or twelve)?
Like Ice Blonde hair, this is not a look to attempt at home. With the plethora of dyes, bleaches, and other chemical processes, always go to an experienced hair dye specialist. Otherwise, in a best-case scenario you can expect a subpar result. And a worst-case scenario—severe burns to the scalp and neck.
Face Framing Balayage
The recent popularity of balayage is continuing to rise and doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon. In case you’re new to the trend, balayage is essentially a technique where stylists hand paint lighter dye over the darker hair. This creates a more natural, gradual look in comparison to stark ombre or chunky highlights.
Balayage converts are continuing to see how else this technique can enhance their features and hairstyles. One newer approach is face framing balayage where the lighter hair extends all the way up to the roots in front, effortlessly highlighting your beautiful mug.
Think you’ve dyed your hair one too many times? Looking for advice on how to take care of it better? Or interested in treatments to regain your former hair glory? Trust the hair experts at Limmer Hair Transplant Center. We are committed to providing incredible results so you can have the mane you deserve. Contact us at 210.496.9992 or request an appointment online today.