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Summer Hair Color Trends 2014

5 Smart Hair Color Trend Strategies This Summer

Choosing the right hair color for summer 2014 is critical based on two reasons: 1) it enables you to create stunning looks with less effort, and 2) it also determines your summer hair care routine. But what if I told you you can hit two birds with one stone? Indeed, it is possible to look chic by finding the right hair color that will suit your desired look. Hence, we have put together a guide that will help you pick from the hottest summer hair color trends 2014 to stand out and nourish your hair health at the same time.

Copper

hair color trends 2014

hair color trends 2014

If you have naturally rich and warm copper hue of your hair, summer 2014 is your time to shine. Hair and beauty experts insist that this hue is one of the hottest this season. It is also an ideal hair color to sport if you are looking to try out the wet hair trend. Additionally, redheads have always been head-turners. But if you are not a fan of a deep red, then copper is a good option because there is a hint of red, but not too dark as to bring forth too much attention to it.

Sunny Blonde

hair color trends 2014

hair color trends 2014 sunny blond

The sunny blonde is the perfect choice for summer because it makes your blonde hair color look as though it has been naturally darkened from sun exposure. It is a bit more edgy than a beach blonde, though, as it tends to be somewhat darker. However, the look is really natural and is recommended for blondes who want to go a bit darker on their hair’s natural hue.

Multi-Tonal Color

multi tone color hair color trends 2014

multi tone color hair color trends 2014

The multi-tonal hair color is recommended for summer 2014 because it works on almost all skin tones. It is the perfect combination of blonde, red, and brown rolled into one. However, the most striking feature about a multi-tonal color is that not one of these colors are dominant.

Monochromatic Blonde

monochromatic blond hair color trends 2014

Bright blondes are also drawing a lot of attention this summer. However, if you are skeptical about the idea of bleaching, don’t worry. There are newer processes that provide a high-lift effect that will not be as damaging to your hair as a bleach. The process is designed to lighten the hair color base without stripping away the warmth of the color. This color is most flattering on women with lighter skin tones. However, you should refrain from turning your blonde into something ashy or too light.

Pastels

pastel hair color trends 2014

pastel hair color trends 2014

 

Thanks to celebrity risk-takers like Kelly Osbourne and Nicole Richie, hairstylists have seen a huge surge of clients taking the plunge in the hair color department. And there is no better time to explore with pastel hair colors, but in the summer time. The fact that these celebrities are showcasing their bold colors on the red carpet has also made these looks multi-dimensional.

Which of these colors have you tried this summer?

Questions to Ask Your Hairstylist
Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

 



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The Fashionista’s Guide to Balayage

What Celebrities Know about Balayage That You May Not Have Considered

Balayage, meaning ‘to sweep’ in French, is a technique that the hair colorist uses a brush to hand paint lightener onto select strands of hair, applying the lightener in a sweeping motion going from thin sections at the root to thicker sections toward the ends of hair. This creates a unique look, giving your highlights that look like they were put there naturally by the sun. . . . just like a child’s hair. I love Loreal’s concept of “Less is More,” it applies with the technique of balayage.

I began using the technique on my clients and it made me rethink how I previously thought of hair color. I fell in love with the technique and how it looked on my clients hair. And best of all, my clients fell in love with how their hair looked! It creates a more natural grow out. Balayage application creates highlights softer by the roots and bolder towards the ends, which looks more natural than highlights done with foil applications. The foil highlight application gets lost towards the ends.

jessica biel Balayage

Another big plus with going with a balayage trend is that you won’t need to come into the salon every 6 weeks for a touch-up as you would with regrowth from a foil application. You will get used to seeing more depth at your roots and the highlights from balayage pop out more, giving a more beachy effect. You could also learn how to balayage your hair at home if you’re brave enough.

Attractive Model with Ombre Hair Color

The placement of balayage or ombre hair color is more artistic and more visual than a foil highlight application. You can balayage lowlights on to the hair, which also looks more natural and not as streaky or chunky as some highlights can become.

Most of my clients come in every 3 months for a touch-up. Some clients wait up to 6 months, but most come in-between the 3 month period to get their roots touched up or a toner/gloss, or just face frame highlight. Those of you who are used to the foil application of highlights or lowlights, don’t freak out! Talk to your hair stylist about easing you into the transition. Your hair stylist can also balayage your hair heavier around your face and hairline for an easier transition. That way you won’t feel like you still have regrowth when you leave the salon.

Jennifer Garner balayage highlights

As a hair stylist, I’d much prefer to see natural and subtle highlights for someone rather than the unnatural and chunky pieces in the hair. If you have a one-tone all over hair color to your hair and want to try something new, this is for you. Jennifer Garner recently had balayage highlights put into her dark brown hair and the result is a skin brightening style that is really unique to her..

Balayage Hair High Lighting

Don’t be afraid to try something new and break out of the ordinary. If you are always pining for highlights like the Victoria Secret models, then this look is definitely for you. Expect to spend slightly more than you would for foil hair highlighting since this is a  newer, more trendy and personalized technique, that isn’t offered everywhere.

Long term savings may be another reason to balayage! The technique may cost a bit more up front, but since your hair will appear more naturally highlighted, you can go longer in between salon visits!!

Balayage highlights are a definite ‘do for the summer. Keep in mind that your hair stylist can also use the balayage technique to put lowlights into hair as well, but the technique is best used for highlighting.

So for new clients looking for that next best hair color trend . . . this is it. Remember the service will most likely cost you more because of the skill and technique level and the time involved. It’s the perfect time now to get your hair sun-kissed ready!

Lisa Amato
Contributing author Lisa Amato has been a hair stylist for 21 years. Specializing in natural looking balayage hair color. She is certified in Loreal Professional hair color and  INOA no-ammonia hair color. Lisa trained under Jack Howard and the “Queen of Balayage,” Nancy Braun at the Loreal Academy in New York. Lisa has worked under Kris Sorbie, Chris Baron and Sam Villa, along with Kaz Amor. Lisa is certified in Great Lengths Hair Extensions. Follow Lisa on Twitter, Facebook.

 



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2014 Hair Colors for Summer

Platinum 2014 hair colors

 2014 Hair colors for summer never looked so good!

Want hair as hot as a summer day? Well then you are going to love the latest trends sizzling this season. From bronde to ombre and bright bold hues, there is something for everyone with a magnificent blend of colors.

 

Bronde 2014 hair colors

Bronde 2014 hair colors

Bronde

Golden brown, “bronde” or brown blonde; whatever you choose to call this sexy style, it’s here and we are loving it! In fact it’s been around for a while when Gisele Bündchen, and Jennifer Anniston were embracing the look. Now it is back and bronde meshes well for both blondes and brunettes. So how does it work? The color is created by painting your hair, in order to lift the color, with two different types and volumes of cream. From Jessica Alba, to Giulianna Rancic, celebrity moms can keep the trend without harming their locks. Maintenance on this hair color is convenient, allowing for longer in-between root touch ups.

 

bright 2014 hair colors

Bright 2014 hair colors

Red 2014 hair colors

Bright Hair Colors

Bright bold hair color; from classic vibrant red to neon yellow and electric blue, bright hair color is still a craze. Best on lighter hair types this risqué set of hues requires regular maintenance but it is well worth the time. Tips for keeping the color longer;  wash hair in cold water (just like your favorite shirt, your hair needs TLC too!) Use a deep conditioner, we love Enjoy Professional Hair Care’s Hair Mask.

 

Ombre 2014 hair colors

 2014 hair colors

Ombré

Ombré hair color; we have seen the trend from pins to hashtags all over the Internet. But what does it really mean? Ombré is a hair color style that lightens the bottom of your hair making it lighter than the top. The dye can look natural, as if your hair is a gradient of the two colors you have chosen, or it can be bold and daring. The best tip for adding a multi-dimensional effect is to target random pieces instead of the more solid ombre coloring we used to see.

 

platinum 2014 hair colors

Phoebe Farrell in White Platinum Blonde 2014 hair colors

White Platinum Blonde

This hair color is not for everyone, but when done right it is a glowing, radiant look that speaks volumes without saying a word. Maintaining this look is more time consuming than most hair colors, and best results are seen by having a professional colorist do the job.  Because of the high lift bleach used to get this look,  make sure to keep your hair conditioned and use a thermal spray and a shine serum when styling.

There you have it! Four vivacious summer 2014 hair colors that play well all season whether you are a mommy or a beach babe! Embrace the heat of summer by turning up your hair color and go for a new wave of locks by adding a lighter tone or a bolder hue!

  



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