Deposits blue-violet pigments to neutralize brassy tones.
The year is rounding the halfway mark, and it’s been a minute since you’ve done something new and different with your hair color. Are you ready to change up your beloved balayage and do something fresh and unexpected? Here, the Matrix hair color experts identify 11 of the hair color trends that are turning out to be huge for the first half of 2018.
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Make a splash with this high-impact hue, inspired by the ever-shifting tones of the sea. Make waves by winding narrow sections around a small curling iron to show off the variation in the hair color and bring out the dimensional highs and lows. Hair color this intense requires lots of pre-lightening to accommodate the final blue/green tones, so ask your hairstylist about using one of the new bond reinforcement additives in each hair color formula to protect hair and prevent damage.
Whisper soft with a reflective metallic finish, “pastellics” is the newest iteration of pastel hair color shades. Think smoky lilac, stainless steel rose, silver gray or aluminum-toned mint. Satisfy any metal urge with luminous, reflective metallic pastel hair color.
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This season, military shades of olive green get glamorous treatment. Transformed into reflective yet subtle metallic hues, the effect of metallic camo hair color is equal parts fierce and high fashion. It’s an especially appropriate hair color option for darker hair colors—done either as accent shades or allover hair color.
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Who says balayage has to be blonde? Balayage highlights really bring the drama when they’re done in variations of orchid purple. (Which, by the way, is one of the season’s hottest color in hair, fashion, décor and makeup!) It’s the perfect answer to blonde balayage fatigue!
Shades of blue have left the realm of little old ladies and emerged as some of the most in-demand hues for 2018. An inky base color highlighted with twinkly blue streaks is a brilliant and creative way to make blue hair look almost natural, because the hair color design provides loads of realistic dimension.
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How cool can your blonde go? Blonde hair is flirting with icy tones like silver and slate to place it in the deep freeze. The effect is dramatic, eye-grabbing and expensive looking. Skip it if your complexion has warm undertones—if that’s the case a cool blonde shade will wash you out entirely. If you decide to embrace the look, stock up on purple-toned shampoos to keep your hair color free of unwelcome warmth.
It may not necessarily provide you with your daily recommended dose of Vitamin C, but citrus hair—lemon, orange, grapefruit—will definitely add zest to your look. Try a single, allover color, or mix up a few vibrant hues for a truly refreshing change.
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A burnished copper hair color looks unbelievably chic on curly hair. A touch of rich brown in the formula prevents the shade from looking too brassy and provides an overall, sophisticated effect. It’s a very grown-up option if you’re considering red hair but don’t want a shade that’s too bold or bright.
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If you think your options are limited if you have natural dark hair, do it like denim. A dark wash of deep blue retains the overall level of your black hair but adds a subtle upgrade. It’s important to make sure dark hair of any shade is always rich and shiny. Apply a hair oil treatment to damp hair before drying to add moisture and repair damage that can cause colored hair to look dull.
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Pantone named Ultra Violet as its color of the year for 2018, and every version of purple—from lilac to grape—is trending as a result. A favorite combination is orchid and blueberry ombré for a refreshing and unique spin on the color purple.
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Consider this rose gold hair color’s sophisticated older sister. It’s a warm, luscious shade, anchored by rich toffee brown shades and enlivened with sparkling peach/pink highlights. To prolong the life of any hair color, choose a natural-origin shampoo that’s formulated specifically to prevent premature fading on color-treated hair.
Deposits blue-violet pigments to neutralize brassy tones.
Neutralizes brassy warmth and corrects yellow tones on blonde hair.
Color-depositing hair mask with blue-green direct dyes for red neutralization.
Refreshes hair and absorbs oil to revive your second-day look.
Thinking about dying your hair blonde conjures a multitude of images, from the subtlest blonde highlights to complete transformations through the bleaching process. But regardless of whether you want to go platinum blonde from a dark natural hair color or simply liven up already-blonde tresses, the pros at Matrix can answer your questions and help you have way more fun going blonde.;Read Now
Brown is such an ordinary word, and it doesn’t begin to do justice to the incredible and beautiful range of brunette hair color shades. From honey to cocoa to chestnut to mahogany, the hair color options for brunettes are unlimited and truly gorgeous! Here are 23 of the best brunette hair color shades around, handpicked and customized for every skin tone by the pros at Matrix.;Read Now
Today there are so many fun things you can do with your hair. You can put it in adorable French braids, pull it up into a messy bun or command your hair stylist to give you <strong><a href="https://www.matrix.com/hair-color/blonde/rose-gold-blonde" target="_blank">rose gold hair color</a></strong>. One day it’s beach waves, the next day sleek and smooth glass hair. And then it’s Saturday, so why not try <strong><a href="https://www.matrix.com/hair-color/balayage-and-ombre" target="_blank">balayage</a></strong>? By all means--try it all and express yourself with your fabulous locks. But beware! Over-styling, over-lightening or just plain overdoing it can cause your hair to become damaged, brittle and broken. To prevent those things from happening, or to repair your hair if it’s already damaged, follow this advice from the pros at Matrix. ;Read Now