The world of hair colors is evolving fast and new trends are popping up more frequently than ever before. In this article, we discuss two hair color trends – highlights, which have been around for many years now and ombré, which has come under the limelight quite recently and is accruing a major fan following.
Getting color highlights is one of the safest bets to lend some character, vivacity and depth to your hair, without taking the plunge of dyeing all your hair. Color highlights involve streaking your hair strands or sections with bright hair dyes that are often pose a striking contrast to your natural hair color.
Highlights add an element of fun to your hairstyle, no matter what it's type, texture or length. They can make a monotonous hairstyle look vivacious, without you having to sacrifice the length of your tresses! From bold, edgy shades such as fiery red and pumpkin spice orange to more subtle hues such as mellow honey-blonde and sun kissed golden brown, there's an wide assortment of hair colors to choose from.
Never highlighted your hair before? You can have a test run with temporary highlights that last only until your next shampoo to get an idea of what color highlights will look good on you!
Ombré Hair Color
Ombré hair color has a gradual fade from dark to light, as seen in J.Lo's image above. There's no color streaking in or around your roots. You can also go for reverse ombré by letting lighter roots fade into darker ends.
Ombré hair resembles colored hair that has grown out and therefore, there's no clear cut demarcation between the dark and the light hair colors. The two shades blend beautifully somewhere in the middle of the hair shafts, from where on the dye begins to get lighter (or darker) as it moves towards the hair tips.
Ombré hair color is in major vogue these days and everyone – right from celebrities and fashionistas to plain Janes and girls-next-door – is trying it on their lovely locks. There's a mind-boggling variety of color variations to choose from, depending on the natural or the base color of your hair. Most importantly, this hair coloring technique gives your tresses a character and identity of their own, making them look beautiful and stand out in the crowd!
So, which hair coloring technique do you like? Vote above and let us know your favorite!