12 Hair Color Ideas For The New Year
New year, new you. What better way to kick off 2019 than with a hair color change? The great thing about hair color these days is you can do a little, or you can do a lot, depending on where your mood takes you. Whether you’re dreaming of some trendy balayage highlights, a purple hair extravaganza or a striking red hair design, here are 12 hair color ideas that can transform your natural blonde hair or brown hair into something truly special. There’s something new for every month of the year!
Hair Color Credit: @frances_hairartist
This lovely neutral shade of beige highlights adds incredible dimension and sophistication to chocolate brown hair. Not too warm, not too cool—it’s just right! The beauty of balayage highlights is they can be applied lightly or heavily, depending on the desired effect. Here they’re applied in wide panels to frame the face and brighten the overall hair color.
Balayage And Babylights
Hair Color Credit: @omareskini8
For the ultimate in blended highlights in brown hair, upgrade your look with a combination of balayage highlights and babylights. The thicker, hand-painted balayage lights “live” on the mid-lengths and ends, while the finer babylights are placed off the part and around the face for a beautiful glow. Keep your hair silky and frizz-free with a daily, moisturizing leave-in tonic that also strengthens locks.
Metallic Rose Gold Hair
Hair Color Credit: @jaymz.marsters
Red hair color gets a juicy twist with this cool red hue. It’s perfect for a natural redhead who wants to intensify her hair color, or a natural brunette in search of something unique and vibrant. Keep rich hair color like this on-tone and healthy with shampoos and conditioners that prevent premature faded hair color.
Hair Color Credit: @juliocolor
Toast the beauty of your beige blonde hair with a splash of rosé! Sparkling pink ombré highlights provide a subtle and cheerful pop of unexpected color. Keep your color looking fresh with a leave-in, shine-enhancing spray designed for color-treated hair.
Snow Queen Color Melt
Hair Color Credit: @cbensonhair
Transform your bob haircut into something memorable with this wintery mint and iced grape color combination. The unique, “peek-a-boo” design places darker panels underneath the mint and offers a variety of effects, depending upon how you style your hair!
Hot Pink Hair
The secret to fashion hair colors is to blend a variety of tones for natural-looking highs and lows. Here, it’s a mélange of violet, lilac and lavender that play off each other in a lively and realistic way. To keep fine, color-treated hair, like these pastel hair colors, looking full and vibrant, use a lightweight, oil-free, gel-based conditioner.
Gemstone Hair Colors
Hair Color Credit: @al_chabot
Hello emerald. Hi sapphire. How’s it going, pink ruby? You may not have the budget to sport these precious gems on your earlobes or fingers, but you can certainly incorporate them into your hair color! Try a single jewel tone or create a jewel-box blend. Keep your precious color bright by dialing down the temperature on your hair styling tools. Or, apply a conditioning styling crème and experiment with air-dried hair styles.
Cotton Candy Color Melt
Hair Color Credit: @hair_by_love
If you think you’ve tried every hair color shade under the sun, it’s time for something truly unique. This cotton candy ombré combines fuchsia, bubblegum pink, blue and teal in a striking color melt hair look. Not sure if you can pull it off? The new Matrix Virtual Try-On Tool lets you test drive every shade and every palette.
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