New year, new hair color? We totally agree! We’re here with some hair color inspiration.
Read on for some beautiful new hair colors trends leading into 2021, and make your guest’s hair color dreams a gorgeous reality in this new year.
Bold new color
Take a bold step into the world of bright color.
Bright hues like grass green, royal blue, brilliant red and pink are some of our favorites. Go for an all-over solid color, or combine a few bold shades to create a truly unique look.
Combine pink and orange or blue and green, for a new hair color masterpiece. Suggest coordinating colors and techniques that work best for each hair type, base color and maintenance routine.
If you’re starting with a darker brown or black base, we absolutely recommend blending in a deep, jewel-toned color like emerald green, sapphire blue or amethyst purple, whether it’s just a few strategically-placed strands or a full-on ombre masterpiece.
Subtle pops of color
Some may not ready to jump in the deep end of the hair color pool, and want to start off slower. Test the waters first, with more subtle pops of color that can either be shown off or tucked away.
Pale pink or another pastel shade can be a great first step in adding some non-traditional color to hair. These lighter shades work great with blonde or lighter brown hair as they are easier to blend and don’t contrast completely. They can also be great on darker hair for a bolder, more dynamic look.
Start with face-framing pieces, which can range in thickness from super-thin to chunky sections based on comfort level with the new color combination. Talk to your guest about their vision so you can strategically apply the color based on what they have in mind.
Another one of our favorite ways to add subtle color is to have it applied to the underside of the hair. On the surface, the hair could be a traditional blonde, brown, black or red, but underneath, a beautiful array of bright color. Choose one shade or multiple to really show off the guest’s personality, and pair it with a new hairstyle. Suggest new styling options to help them reveal their new look.
Blondes and brunettes
While blonde and brunette hair are both pretty common hair color shades, you can combine variations of each to make a completely new transformation. Add subtle golden buttery blonde balayage to medium brown, or try something different with a few “money piece” highlights in the front to test out new colors before committing to an all-over application of highlights, lowlights or something in-between.
Try a completely different all-over color look by brightening up blonde or brown shades. Suggest a shade (or two) lighter, and watch your guest’s mood and optimism improve along with the color of their hair! It can be surprising just how much a hair color touch up can change someone’s outlook, and it may be exactly what they need to embrace 2021.
Go lighter or darker, add subtle color or opt for a bold new shade! Recommend the best shade for your guest, if they are unsure.
Have fun with your new hair color adventure!
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