Because it doesn’t really fall into either blond or brunette, it’s a great shade for blonds looking to dip their toe into the dark side, or for brunettes wanting to go a little lighter. "I think Raspberry Bourbon hair color is so appealing because it feels like highlights for the winter," Devon Toth, hairstylist at NYC-based Salon SCK, tells Glamour. "It's an unexpected way of brightening up your hair color during a season when people typically take their hair shade a bit darker.
Brown Ale hair has a deep mahogany base and swirls of amber highlights. "It's different from traditional brunettes because of the richness and the depth it provides," colorist Colin Caruso tells Glamour. "It’s warm without the brassy or mousy undertones some people associate with traditional brunettes. " He says the shade is perfect for this time of year since it's a great way to go deeper and richer for the cold weather ahead while still offering a touch of warmth.
Lucy Boynton's creamy blond color is basically a lesson in tones. "It works with all skin tones because of the subtle warm and cool reflects," says Min Kim, senior colorist at Butterfly Studio Salon. "If you're on the darker shade of blond, ask for a beige version—which is deeper and just as complementary for all skin tones. © 2019 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
The seasons change—so why shouldn't your hair? "Every winter we seem to go darker with our hair, and every summer we want to go lighter," says Rebekah Nash, colorist at Cutler Salon in New York City. "A great middle ground would be to add highlights that frame your face. " This brightens your face by enhancing both your eyes and bone structure, she says.
Instead you need to brighten only certain places to complement your skin tone and natural hair color. "Ask for natural-looking dimension throughout your hair, starting away from the root, with some extra pops on the end," she says. "Then ask for the highlights to be toned down to the darkest blond or lightest brown—whichever tones they think would best to accentuate your natural coloring.
A root shadow might seem like something you don't want—but hear us out. "A soft shadow in the root after new or old highlights keeps things low-maintenance and modern," explains Tamara Defelice, colorist and educator at Butterfly Studio Salon. "Ask your colorist for a shade lighter than your natural color, to keep things soft and a shade darker for a bolder look. " This way, you'll be able to stretch your color appointments out a little longer.
Whether your hair is naturally jet-black or you're ready to go to the dark side, the shade looks even cooler when it's "rich, blue-black, and extremely shiny," says Austin Medearis, colorist at Butterfly Studio Salon.
These superfine, seamless highlights are the backlash to the chunky highlights of years past. "Babylights are ideal for adding dimension or breaking up old ombré," says Holguin. "It just adds sparkle to color. " He suggests giving your colorist guidance about how light you're comfortable going and how much dimension you want. (Pictures of what you do and don't want help. ) Another bonus: They work for anyone and everyone, he says.
Stephanie Brown, master colorist at IGK Salon Soho in New York City, loves this color because it's a pretty change for spring—and universally flattering. "Since this is a mixture of warm and cool, it works well with all skin tones," she says.
A year later, Zoë Kravitz's platinum pixie is still inspiring, and its popularity doesn't seem to be slowing down. "It’s so cutting-edge but still so chic," says Holguin. "When going platinum, be sure to go to someone who specializes in this, since it’s difficult to achieve this look. " He recommends asking for a pure-white platinum over an ashy-toned platinum, which can look too gray, and using Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 ($23) as well as a color-correcting purple shampoo—along with these hair-care picks beloved by those with platinum hair.
If you're a very dark brunette, caramel ombré highlights can soften and warm up your look. "This is still very dark but will have fine and very subtle babylights that fade to an ombré," says Brown. "You want the highlights to be subtle because you don’t want them to end up looking red or brassy; you want them on the neutral side.
Dirty blond hair, meet your match. "In many cases, [going lighter and lighter] doesn’t do much in terms of accentuating what you naturally have," says Lauren Burke, a stylist at Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles.
Instead they've been asking for a look that Jimieson dubbed "tweed hair," essentially subtle highlights that are evenly distributed. "A contrast is still present, but not as ‘overachiever’ as seen in recent seasons," he says.
Mushroom blond is an in-between color—not quite blond, not quite brunette, making it the perfect transitional shade. "It’s right in between light brown and dark blond, like an ashier version of brond," says Brown.
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