Somewhere during the life of any popular anything, there can appear some distinctive elements found within that anything which simply offer a greater degree of staying power, ably sustaining the popularity and life of what started out as a trend, so that ultimately the trend migrated to the status of being textbook worthy as a design, or style. With a wave (excuse the pun,) of so many glamorous coloring effects from which to choose, there appear to be many trends poised to make the transition from being just too good to totally ditch. What may have started out as one trend in coloring now just continues to evolve into another form of application by means of tweaking, to another, and another and so forth. These stunning trends are remaining, but more with the distinction of evolving, rather than remaining as unchanged and flatly accepted styles. One such coloring technique more or less began with the highly popular ombre, which manages to continue in a number of different forms.
Know Before You Go
Anyone considering a color change has never before had such an impressive variety of wonderful choices before them. It’s good to know exactly what each method entails, as some defining differences among them are slight, while others are jump off the page bold. With the basic question beginning identically, here are the most current trending forms of hair color, broken down. So, what is…
Methods of application of this process bearing a French moniker can vary slightly, but the result is a move to somewhat darker and more natural looking tones for the root area, and a gradual progression of lightening that increases on its way down to the ends.
Ombre, with a softer result, and a more gradual progression, featuring a more natural effect with less contrast than Ombre.
Ombre, gone a whole lot bolder. With several edgy to natural color options – this one rocks color.
This technique involves blending of luminous colors to produce multi-tonal depths of dimension. A bolder technique with silver, deep colors and gold shimmer effects.
A very natural, handpainted lightning technique that is performed foil less and capless.
Ecaille, or tortoiseshell?
A way to go darker and deeper with ombre, while holding onto the blonde highlights. Provides an enrichment to overall hair color with a strong focus on creating a vivid sheen.
Unofficially the 2015 version of ombre, this one allows a full 6 months between redos, and it is a rather tedious and time-consuming process, taking up to 3 hours to complete, but oh so worth every second of eloquent hand painting technique.
Remember to check with your stylist BEFORE trying out these newer methods of hair coloring if you are going to do it yourself. It’s always better to get a professional’s help before attempting something new, than after. Prevention is way easy than fixing (and less expensive!)
We would love to hear from you – what are some of YOUR favorite new hair coloring techniques?