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Hottest Hair Color Trends for 2015

Changing the Way We Think About Pops of Color

If your mantra is “new season, new hair color”, you are probably busy searching for new looks and hair color ideas. Well, you’re in the right place, as we are compiling those new trends for you here. On the one hand, there are no major changes when it comes to hair color trends however, there is a notable shift in the focus of color. Recently, natural looking tresses with a “pop” of color is what is defining hair color trends for this season.

If you are planning to book an appointment with your hairdresser for a new hair color, make sure you check out the trends below for these fun possibilities.

Balayage

If you are a hair color aficionado, then this isn’t the first time that you’ve heard of the “balayage” technique. This hair color technique has been combined with “ombre” coloring and is referred to as “blended ombre”. It is a highlighting technique that originated in France. Balayage is characterized by painted highlights that are very close to the natural color of the hair, which produces a more gradual color transition in the strands. This technique can create the perfect sun-kissed effect on your hair!

Ecaille aka Tortoiseshell Hair

Ecaille or tortoiseshell hair is emerging as the top hair color trend recently. It has been around for some time, but it has finally decided to take over ombre and step into the center stage. This highlighting technique provides a beautifully contrasted blend of colors with its use of dark and rich caramel tones along with some golden highlights.

Babylights

You might find the name funny or weird, but babylights is a new favorite amongst celebrities and supermodels. In fact, it is the ideal kind of hair color for fall due to the use of light hues and color tones. The reason why it works so well for the warm weather months is because it looks as if the sun lightened it! It is all about subtlety. With babylights, the highlights blend more with your base color as the tiniest bits of hair are sectioned out to be colored. Most of the color that shines through is your natural hair color. A few well placed babylights can also make your hair look healthier and the color more dynamic.

Soft Reds

As hair color trends are shifting towards more natural looks for fall, vibrant reds are being upstaged by softer red tones like auburn, or reds with a hint of gold. You can take inspiration on this particular hair color from celebrities like Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Jessica Chastain and even Kate Middleton.

Golden Highlights

Golden highlights, whether bold or subtle, add dimension, interest and warmth and seem to be a mainstay in the hair color industry, regardless of the trends. So, if you are in dilemma as of what to do, ask your hairstylist if golden highlights will work for you!

Dip Dye

The great thing about the dip dye job is how fun and temporary it can really be. If you’re not looking for any real color marriage, then a fling with a dip dye is the way to go. For those of you with shorter hair, we recommend dying the under layer of your hair to get the full affect of the dipped dye job – something on the top layer of your hair and be somewhat dramatic and could have a juvenile affect that is best to steer away from when you’re trying a trend. If you’re in the market for a dip dye job and you have longer hair, we suggest two different routes – the safe route or the wild ride.

For the safe route try something like ombre, if you’re a natural brunette, it’s a slow development from the darker roots into a very light blonde at the tips. We’ve even seen natural blondes try the look out with deep mahogany red at their tips. Any way you look at it, the dip dye job is fun and funky. If you’re in the market for the wild ride, then go crazy with funky colors like red, blue, green, and pink. If you have darker hair, mix it up with fun vibrant colors, don’t let the blondes have all the fun.



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2015 Hairstyles; A Little Bit Naughty

Trendsetting 2015 Hairstyles Will be Slightly Naughty

You’ll find us Harlots dancing together and goofing off at our salon in Venice Beach, CA, but we are quite serious about the upcoming trends we see and are creating. We are fond of saying that the trendsetting 2015 hairstyles are combining upscale with just a tad bit of naughty! With the perfect, slightly naughty haircut, any woman is ready to rule the world. As we head into holiday season, I’ve rounded up three sexy looks for all of you lovely ladies to rock day-to-day or for a special occasion. One of these ‘do’s ought to tickle your fancy.

Expensive Boho:

2015 Hairstyle the expensive boho

Calling all free-spirited flower children! Do you desire a color change but aren’t ready to commit to a totally different hair color? The expensive boho is the look for you. This style combines authentic color blocking to create a very posh hairstyle. It’s hair chalking for grown ups. You can’t go wrong with this look, no matter how short or long your hair is.

To style:

  • Dye a couple of thick sections of hair a drastic, pastel color. Don’t worry about getting the dye placement perfect. The more uneven and unnatural, the better.
  • Create heavy waves with a thick barrel curler.
  • Tousle those strands so the color meshes in the hair.
  • Add some flowers in your hair for a truly bohemian look.

Gypsy girls, this look is to dye for . . .

Lazy Fringe

2015 Hairstyle the lazy fringe

Summer is long gone, but don’t fret, my dears. You can still get lazy, beachy waves with this style that I call the Lazy Fringe. It’s uber low maintenance, so skater chics and beach bums with medium-length hair, this is the look for you.

This trend brings edge to the forefront with unique hair color, shape and texture. Sex it up!

To style:

  • Keep the natural color at the roots and paint a worn-in, artificial tone at the ends.
  • Cut your bangs to a longer fringe. I’m all about adding a sultry addition here and there to styles and these bangs are totally bangin’.
  • Texture the shape to marry all of the elements together. I can sense love in the air!

I adore a lackadaisical look that doesn’t try too hard but is still risqué, what about you?

Strong Bob

2015 Hairstyle the Strong Bob

Naughty sistas with a charming side, take note. I present the strong bob . . . a classic bob with a twist, so it’s perfect for anyone. Yes, I mean you!

Make it uniquely you by upping the ombré game to your favorite soft-hued color and setting the part on a different side of your head than where you normally have it. This look is so versatile and fierce, perf for flip-flopping from work to happy hour. I’ll meet ya there!

To style:

  •  Cut your hair to the collarbone and let it dry naturally.
  • Weave cut the hair. First, determine where you want weight, volume or looseness. Then take a thin slice of hair and weave your shear scissor back and forth through the slice.
  • Slightly close your scissors and backpedal to the head. This technique allows the texture to come alive on its own. Weave cutting is great if your client wants to keep their hair one length but also wants volume on the crown.
  • Color the ends a pastel color, which will look stunning against natural hair color, trust me.

It’s called a strong bob for a reason. Now go out there and rock it!

These trendy 2015 hairstyles are NOT for the weak of heart. Don’t just turn heads, ladies. Break necks. These looks will make you stand out in all the right ways, so what are you waiting for? Indulge me: I want to see your interpretation of these ‘do’s! Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram: @kokentheharlot.

Marylle Koken
Contributing author Marylle Koken is owner of The Harlot hair salon in Venice, CA is an accomplished professional and celebrity stylist. As an industry trendsetter, Koken takes her skills around the world with Wella Company and Sebastian Professional Educating hair stylists. Koken still manages time in her hectic schedule to work on exclusive Los Angeles clientele. Koken’s salon The Harlot has been voted as the #1 hair salon in greater Los Angeles by InStyle magazine.


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Fall Hair Colors Look More Dimensional

Hair Colorists Guide to Fall Hair Colors

You don’t need to know who’s in which movie or plays Which TV role or sings which song. You just need to know what they all look like. Colorists across the country are scouting celebrity trends to make sure they’re on top of what clients will want,” observes MODERN SALON Beauty and Fashion Director Maggi Mulhern. For fall, one thing seems certain: hair color will be part of every “what’s next” look. Here is what she recommends for her stylist readers:

  • BRONDING ~~ Golden highlights kissing a light brown base against an October late-afternoon sun? Can’t beat it! Introduce this hybrid look to both your brunettes and your blondes as an update for fall.
  • OMBRE ~~ As soon as you think it’s over some celebrity shows up rocking the ombré all over again. This look has legs, especially since it’s so forgiving for clients who need to stretch appointments. Fall’s deeper shades suggest a gradation of chocolate through caramel, and there’s also been buzz about spilling the ombré look onto a redder palette. Keep your eye peeled for a burst of rust-to-fire, or wear it yourself to inspire clients.
  • BALIAGE ~~ The twist on ombré is that it’s reignited the reverse: light on top, dark on the bottom. The advantage for long-haired clients is that the lighter area brightens the face.
  • DIP-DYE, TIE-DYE, BRIGHTS AND PASTELS ~~ The fun departure from natural shades is steadily going mainstream as clients seek ways to look edgier.

 

Fall hair colors always follow the natural flow of the season. Just as your wardrobe and make-up colors become deeper, fall hair colors also deepen to compliment these changes. Summers sun bleached layered hairstyles need refreshing and that’s done by toning down blondes and richening up brunettes and redheads.

Before committing to a new fall hair color be sure to read up on “What hair color is best for my skin tone”  then bring some pictures of hair colors you like to your appointment to discuss with your hairdresser. Sharing pictures are really the only way you and your hairdresser will know if you are both on the same page!

Also, you may be able to stretch your dollars by wearing high lights closer to your own natural hair color and going with a hairstyle that grows out easily.

Fall Hair Color Salma Hayek

Fall Hair Color Pelelope Cruz

Brunettes – Fall Hair Colors Hottest Trend

Farouk Systems Global Artistic Board says the trend for fall/winter is all about “hot chocolate and mocha.” If you are a brunette already (or even a wannabe) take note as these words will likely be used in your hair salon to describe the fall hair colors to embrace this season. These two BFF’s show off best brunettes fall hair colors! Salma Hayek’s dark strong tones are a sultry, sexy look with her coloring. Penelope Cruz’s deep, dark brown base is threaded with caramel hair high lights which enhance her warm skin tone.

Fall Hair Color Trends Sara Jessica Parker

Fall Hair Color Cameron Diaz

Celebrity Fall Hair Colors Trend- Ombre Effect

The Ombre hair color trend is still strong after it started showing up in Hollywood this spring and it will be big for fall hair colors as well! The Ombre effect is high lighted strands from mid-shaft down. These high lights are easy to maintain as long as the high lights are 1 to 2 shades lighter than your base hair color. To create this effect, hair is high lighted, balayage style or painted on the hair from mid-shaft down. Or as in Sara Jessica Parker’s case, she also has added balayage high lights around the face.

Christina Hendricks

Redheads Fall Hair Colors – Fiery and Red Hot Copper

Christina Hendricks, from Mad Men leads the way reds will be headed for this fall. Her pale skin tone is a good match with this sizzling hair color. Another celebrity who pioneered this fiery red hair color, Rihanna! Check out Julianne Moore, she wears copper-red hair perfectly with her pale, freckled skin tone and blue/green eyes!

  



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