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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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Blonde Hair Colors for Cool Skin Tones

Hair colors for cool skin tones

Gorgeous blonde hair colors perfect for cool skin tones.

When your hair color meshes with your skin tone, you look and feel healthier, more natural and put-together. Get this delicate balance wrong however, and your hair color can look painfully off, and your skin can appear muddy, ruddy or washed out.  Knowing if your skin tone has warm or cool undertones, will help you in choosing the most flattering hair colors for you.  Not sure what your undertones are? Here is a quick and easy quiz that will help you determine your skin tone.

If  you’re blonde, (or you want to be) and your skin tone is cool, you have plenty of hues to choose from.  Colors are especially stunning when combined as dimensional color with multiple hues. Dimensional color involves weaving a mixture of complimentary colors into the hair to give it depth and a natural appearance. The colors that look best are those that compliment your skin tone.

 

Blonde hair color for cool skin tone

Light olive skin tone

For gorgeous hair color inspiration look to Carrie Underwood’s at the 2014 ACM Awards. This combination of cool blonde tones compliments her light olive skin tone.  The dark natural blonde base with wheat blonde highlights adds depth and dimension and looks natural and stunning.  Going too light on olive skin tone can make skin look yellow.  Avoid golden or caramel colors in favor of cool blonde tones like honey, taupe or cool ash browns.

 

 

Blonde hair color with cool skin tone

Medium olive skin tone

Shakira, like many Latino’s and Asian’s, have true olive skin tone.  Her skin tone is part of her classic Latin American attractiveness. She has gone through some hair color phases that were not as complimentary as this tawny honey blonde with ashy undertones. Warm golden blonde shades look unnatural with olive skin and have a yellowing effect on the complexion. Instead, choose platinum-ash highlights and avoid the temptation of getting all-over light . . . It won’t do your skin any favors!

 

 

Hair colors for cool skin tones

Fair skin tone

If you are fair-skinned like Gwen Stefani, with blue (cool) undertones, you are the envy of all.  You can go as light as you dare with your hair color. The general rule is; the lighter the skin, the lighter the hair.  Platinum blondes are all the rage now and can be worn as a solid monochromatic color, or interspersed with creamy blonde balayaged pieces. If you’re skin is fair and you want to wear the lightest blonde shades, you run the risk of looking too pale or washed out.  Makeup that defines your eyes, eyebrows and mouth will help solve the problem.  If you love the platinum look but you’re not a natural blonde, talk with your stylist about the maintenance; it could be a problem.

 

Hair colors for cool skin tones

Light skin tone

If you’re not ready to take your hair to platinum blonde, there are plenty of shades of hair colors that work for cool skin tones with names like; honey blonde, champagne, cool ash blonde, dark cool blonde, medium ash blonde, light ash brown, sandalwood, bamboo and more.  Cate Blanchett is wearing a strawberry-blonde which adds some richness to her overall cool tones.

 

Hair colors for cool skin tones

Dark cool skin tone

Dark-skinned divas can totally rock a blonde style, (if you don’t mind the maintenance) as Rihanna knows. The same color rules apply; keep away from warm, honey or caramel tones if your skin tone is cool, in favor of ashy colors. Check Mary J. Blige for some inspiration on going blonde when you have dark skin with cool undertones.

There are a variety of blonde hair colors that work well with cool skin tones, but instead of relying on a name ( different in most brands) a color chart is a good tool to use. If you still aren’t sure what to choose, go to the mall and try on some hairpieces. Bring along a trusted friend who will give you good objective advice. Or, consult with a hairstylist or two, till you feel confident about which color suits you best.

For more ideas see our Pinterest Hair Colors for Cool Tones Board.

  



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How to Choose the Right Hair Color

Side by side photos of four women with different skin tones
If your skin tone is cool and blonde is your goal; here’s what to do and what not to do.

Laura asks:

Hi, I am pretty confused about what skin tone I am. I can get REALLY tan, but I usually burn before I tan (at least at first). I am a natural brunette, medium to dark, but I get blondish high lights very easily (sometimes they are reddish). My veins are blue, though. I have never dyed my hair and I want to go blonde but I’m scared that I’m too dark for it. Then I see celebrities like Jessica Alba who have a darker complexion rocking blonde and it makes me hopeful. Should I chance it, and if so, what shades won’t look horrible with my skin tone??

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Jessica Alba- too blonde!Jessica Alba – warm and cool tones

Hi Laura:

I think Jessica Alba is a good choice to look at when considering a hair color change such as you are. From the above description I think you fall into the ‘cool’ category as does Jessica Alba. That doesn’t mean your skin tone has the same depth of color, but you both still have cool skin tones, cool natural hair colors and cool eye colors.

Consider high lights rather than an all over color to lighten your hair! My eye says, Jessica Alba looks much better when she stays closer to her natural hair color than going too light. My favorite hair colors for her are the chestnut browns with mostly cool (and some warm) highlights. These hair colors compliment her skin tone and eyes best. Darker hair compliments blue and brown eyes better than a light blonde hair color.

The best way to go lighter with your hair is by first placing two or more shades of highlights around your face. Keep your high lights within two shades of your own natural hair color and it will look more natural. Two or more shades of highlights will add dimension to the hair. Start slow and see what you like best. You’ll hear compliments if your hair colorist gets it right.

Don’t make the mistake of opting for such a drastic hair color change all at once (from your dark brunette to an all over blonde.) This especially holds true if you have never colored your hair before. Slight changes with hair color will make a big change in your appearance and not compromise the health of your hair as an overall lightening would.

Another big thing to consider when choosing a new hair color is the time and $$ you are willing to spend on upkeep. To go an overall blonde, you will need a root touch-up every 4 to 6 weeks. With highlighting, you can go possibly 2 to 3 months between tough-ups!

I don’t recommend the over-all blonde for you. I think it could wash you out, like it does on Jessica Alba above. Opt instead for the more natural looking highlights, no more than two shades lighter than your own hair color, and I think it will be just what you’re looking for!

 

  



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