Summer Hair Colors That Work Well

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So many of us are gearing up and itching for the summer weather to kick in. Of course, with the start of summer also comes the start of summer hair. Every time the seasons change so many of us are eager to switch up our hair color to accommodate the change in seasons with our hair. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to change your hair color and embrace something new into your life. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your hair, so changing the color is a great way to update your look easily. We always hear about hair color trends, but we wanted to focus on summer hair colors that work for women of color.

Pop of Blue
You’ve probably noticed that bold, bright hair colors are kind of a thing these days. This summer, we definitely have quite a few bright hair color trends happening, one of the colors that some experts suggest work best for women of color are blue and purple tones. Since these hair colors tend to take a LOT to get your hair to hold the color, the best way to incorporate the trend without having to deal with constantly touching it up every couple of days (or putting too much stress on your hair) is to choose an area of your hair to add the color. Adding a streak or chunk of hair with the color is a great way to add the color, but not have to constantly deal with the excessive maintenance if you were to color your entire head of hair with the color.

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Golden Blonde
When we think of the summer months, we tend to be drawn to lighter and bright colors… even with our hair. If you’re interested in something drastic for a change of pace with your hair, one of the super gorgeous hair colors that work for women of color this summer has to be the addition of golden blonde hues. It’s often quite a change of hair color, but when you have your hair colorist add a lot of golden undertones to the blonde hue it can look stunning. Beyonce is a woman who has rocked this type of hair color for a while, but this summer season we’re expecting to see more and more of it. It’s a total shift, but perfect for the summer months.

Red Hot
Red hair is definitely having a moment, for women of all color. We love the edginess that you can achieve by incorporating some red tones to your hair. Typically, the darker shades of red work best for women of color and similar to the blue/purple tones the darker the red the easier it’s going to be to maintain such a bold color. With red, you can really incorporate as much or as little as you like or resonate with for yourself. Just adding in a few pieces of red, or a haze of red can be great if you don’t want to go for the full effect.  But if you’re feeling really red – try going for a full head of dark red.

Be The Woman In Red

Woman in red

We always hear about blondes and brunettes, but why not be the woman in red? Red hair is always a stunner, regardless of the actual shade of red it is. We’ve noticed that red locks have become more and more popular recently, and we thought you may be curious about what some of the popular shades of red we can expect to see in the next year or so. You may even be considering going for a change in hair color yourself, and stepping outside your comfort zone and into something like red. Regardless, we’re sharing some of the popular red hair colors we’re excited to see.

Dark Garnet Locks
Think that red hair is all about the lighter colors? Not anymore! Recently, we’ve been seeing ladies bringing red hues into their locks with a dark twist. Dark garnet hues are being seen on locks everywhere, and we’re not expecting it to go anywhere anytime soon. It’s a fresh take on the red hair color, something that’s a bit edgier and different for those that like red but want to step outside the norm a bit. Typically, the dark garnet hair is blended in with darker roots (almost close to a black color) to add some dimension to the color and an even edgier twist.

Blonde-Red
You may have heard about the blorange hair color trend that’s pretty popular this year already, which is the combination of blonde and orange hues. If you’re not really about the orange mix, but you really want something a bit different and to embrace the red hues the blonde-red color may be the perfect fit for you. Essentially, this is a blonde shade of hair that’s mixed in with a tint of red. So it’s a real mix between the two. Giving you the lightness that comes with blonde hair, but adding a unique twist with the red hue mixed in that can really give you a nice update and be the woman in red everyone takes note of.

Copper hair

Copper
Of course, we can’t forget the popularity of the copper red hair color. It’s what many of us tend to think of when we think of a natural red head, but this year we’re seeing copper amped up a bit in the trend world. So many ladies are rocking copper hair, with extra shine. The super shiny element of the copper color really gives it a gorgeous pop that emphasizes the natural hair color in a way that’s incredibly natural but different from blonde and brunette hues. Which is why it’s so stunning!

Bright Red
You’ve probably noticed that the past year has been a year filled with super bright hair color trends. Well, that trend doesn’t stop with the red tones, in fact it’s one of the more popular ways ladies are rocking red hair this year and we kind of love it. If you really want to be a lady in red, you may even think about going for a super bright/bold red hair color for a total change.

Will Green Locks Be Trending This Summer?

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So far in 2017, we’ve been seeing some pretty bold and different hair color trends popping up on the locks of ladies everywhere.  The past couple of years, hair colors trends have changed from the traditional blonde and brunette shades to incorporating more bold hues.  You know what?  We kind of love it!  It’s fresh and exciting, we have to say.  We’ve seen colors ranging in a lot of different hues and we noticed some green hues popping up already.  It got us thinking…will green locks be trending this summer?  We did a little internet searching and found some forecasts from the experts on this topic…

Ok, so will green locks be trending this summer?  Throughout our searching on the trends to expect for 2017, it looks like YES green will be trending this summer season.  Green hues may not be the most expected hue to take place in the locks of ladies, but thanks to social media sites like Instagram ladies are getting more experimental and bold with their hair color choices.  Some of the bold colors in hair have been starting for the past year or so, with the start of blue and purple tones making their way into the galaxy inspired hair color.  While we’ve seen a lot of blue and purple tones, it was probably a natural progression to start to see some green hues making their way into locks of ladies.

Woman with green hair

Much like some of the other bold color hues that we’ve seen in hair trends recently, the green locks we’re expecting to see (according to some of the experts in the industry) are going to range in different brightness depending on the person.  Pastel and bold hair colors are pretty popular right now, with no sign of them slowing down.  One thing that you may find is fairly consistent with the addition of green locks for some ladies this summer season is adding green mixed in with some other fun colors for their locks.  From what we’ve seen already, many ladies that are making the bold green hair color switch are adding green in with purple, pink and blue tones as well.  Making for a super fun, multi-dimensional hair color look.  We’ve been seeing multi-dimensional hair colors made popular since the start of the ombre hair color trend – so it only makes sense that ladies are incorporating that same coloring technique and applying it with bolder hues.

While we’re all about making a statement and having fun with your hair color, if you’re thinking about making a switch to something like a green hair color for yourself it’s super important to make sure that you’re going to an expert colorist to do so.  Coloring anyone’s hair such bold and different colors can be a process, and it can be damaging to the hair if it’s not done the right way.  Ask around for referrals on what colorists are respected in your area and ask what their experiences are with coloring bold hues before booking your appointment.

Get Ready For These Hot 2017 Hair Colors

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2016 was a year filled with exciting and different hair colors, wasn’t it?  It seemed like every time we turned around there was a new bold hair color, making waves on the locks of ladies everywhere.  It’s one of the things we love most about the hair world, things are constantly changing and evolving.  Of course, now that we’re in the beginning weeks of a new year we have some brand new trends to look forward to.  New year, new hair colors?  Yep!  Get ready for these hot 2017 hair colors because you may just want to adapt one (or all) of these yourself!

Bronde Hair
You’re probably wondering…what is bronde?  Well, it’s actually exactly what it sounds like, the combination of brunette and blonde!  In 2017 it’s going to be all about the golden bronde hair, the greatest part of this hair color trend is that you’re able to adjust the tones and colors to fit your personal coloring to flatter YOU.  For those that have been hesitant to go blonde, or want a little warmth to your blonde hair, this is the perfect hair color trend for you.

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Blorange
Can you tell it’s all about the mixing of different shades in 2017?  Blorange is a color combination of orange and red, done in pastel tones.  Since we saw so many bold and vibrant colors like blue and purple in 2016, we’re not all that shocked that the pastel color trend is coming into 2017 but with a shade we haven’t seen before.  It’s a fun, unique color combination that almost gives a blonde like hue with some fun twist to it. You’re likely going to see blorange done in an ombre effect as well as a full head in the blorange shade.

Tigers Eye
When you hear tigers eye you may think of the gemstone that’s pretty popular in jewelry and crystals, but it’s now going to be synonymous with a hot hair color in 2017!  Tiger’s eye is a different take on the ombre/bayalage hair trend we’ve seen in recent years.  For the most part, tiger’s eye in done with the majority of the hair being a dark brown shade, but mixing in lighter blonde like pieces throughout the hair in a natural and unique way.

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Chocolate Mauve
Another color combination for the win in 2017!  We weren’t kidding when we said it’s all about mixing different colors together for this year’s hair color trends.  This is another unique color combination with the combination of chocolate/dark brown hair with mauve like highlights mixed in.  It’s a color trend that gives a really unique and different take on a traditional brown hair color.  So many of us tend to add in blonde highlights, but if you’re looking for something a bit different that adds some warmth and definition, it’s all about the addition of mauve hues to the mix.

Whew!  Those are some pretty hot hair colors for 2017, right?  Do you have a favorite of the colors mentioned above?

Haute Hair Colors For 2017

As we get ready to celebrate and welcome a new year, we have to acknowledge the fact that a new year means we’re going to be graced with new trends.  You already know how quickly and consistently the hair and beauty world change with trends.  Every season and every year is filled with new and exciting trends that we get to adapt in a way that’s unique to us and feels fun.  Since we’re exciting to welcome 2017, we thought it was the perfect time to share some of the haute hair colors for 2017 that we already see being pretty popular.

Tigers eye hair color

Tigers Eye
This hair color trend is pulling some inspiration from the gemstone, tigers eye.  It’s filled with a mix of brown and blonde tones, and that’s exactly what the hair color trend does.  For this hair color trend it’s similar to a mix of ombre and bayalage that we’ve seen in recent years, but with quite different shades used.  Typically the other hair color trends have been more natural in the blending of different colors, but with tigers eye it’s really about having distinct brown and distinct blonde tones mixed into the hair.  It’s a really fresh and unique take on a hair color, a great way to add a unique twist and add some fun detailing to your hair color.

Defined Lavender
You’re probably noticed that the past year (2016, that is) has been filled with vibrant and exciting hair colors.  Well it already looks like we’re going to carry over some of that colorfulness into 2017 because we’ve seen a ton of defined lavender hair happening.  Some are referring to this as a smokey lavender hair, whatever you like to call it – it’s pretty gorgeous.  Essentially it’s incorporating different tones into an all over lavender hair color that creates a lot of definition and dimension to the hair look.  Many of these hair color looks go from deep purple tones to very light and everything in between to really create a range of shades.

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Light Blonde
Blonde hair colors are always popular, but in 2017 it looks like it’s really going to be about the super light blonde hair.  In addition, experts are saying it’s going to be more about blonde hair that’s more of one solid shade than a lot of different blonde tones mixed in to kind of create a unique twist on the blonde hair color trend.

Chocolate Mauve
Another super fun and unique hair color trend the experts are saying is going to be major in 2017 is the chocolate mauve hair color.  It’s stunning and a statement maker, making it super haute.  Essentially it’s having an all over chocolate hair color, but adding in mauve highlights to the mix in an ombre or bayalage type of technique.  The mauve is typically added throughout the hair to create a subtly dimensional hair color.  Since the mauve is a bit more subtle, it mixes in well with the chocolate brown color, but still gives the ability to add color into your hair.

Look Great With These Winter Hair Colors

The beginning of the winter season means a different climate…and different trends!  One of the more exciting aspects of the change of seasons has to be the fact that they come filled with new and exciting trends for us to try out and adapt.  You already know that the hair world is filled with new trends and ideas all the time, and this winter is no different.  We thought it would be fun to do a little focus on some of the unique hair colors that we’re seeing this winter season.  They’re different than many hair colors we’ve seen in the past, so while you may be hesitant  – we’re going to chat about how you can look great with these winter hair colors

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Silver/ Grey
The bold and vibrant hair colors have been growing in popularity in the past year, and this winter season really is no different.  One of the hair colors that stood out to us initially for this winter season has to be that we’ve seen so many beauties coloring their hair this gorgeous silver/grey color.  Essentially it’s a pastel tone of grey, with some silver aspects thrown in.  While so often we hear about women wanting to cover up their grey, it’s being celebrated this season.  And ladies of ALL ages are rocking this hair color.  One way to really look great with this winter hair color is to ask your colorist to add some depth to the color, so that your hair isn’t all just one flat color but something that has definition and different tones mixed in.

Shades of Blue
Another one of the gorgeous hair colors we’re seeing for the winter months is shades of blue.  We’ve seen quite a few ladies on social media with the bold blue shades, but ironically this winter it’s more about the pastel tones of blue.  Ironically speaking, because typically pastel shades are synonymous with the spring season.  But rocking a pastel shade in your hair is super fresh and fun, and such a great way to give you a little color during the gloomy winter months.  Similar to the silver hair, adding different tones of blue throughout your hair is a great way to add definition to your hair look.  The really fun part about a pastel blue hair color is truly no matter how you style your hair with this color it’s going to look extra special – because the color is so stunning!  If you don’t want to be full blue, try just adding it to the ends of your hair for a different ombre effect.

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Pink Tones
This is another favorite, and a hair color you can expect to see quite a bit of this winter season.  Adding touches of pink to the hair is such a fun winter hair color.  Some are going for a full pastel pink shade, while others are going for more of a rose gold look (pink mixed in with blonde hues).  Similar to the blue shades, you can add as little or as much of the pink shade to your hair as you like.  You’re sure to look great and have a little Barbie inspiration with the pink.

Summer 2016 Hair Hues

Women have been changing up their hairstyles for summer ever since new hair hues and fancy cuts became an option. Now that beach season is finally here, you may be yearning for the perfect new ‘do. This summer, its all about going lighter, brighter, and intense with those locks. Check out our list of summer 2016 hair hues, and get ready to heat up your look!

Nude
When it comes to fashion and makeup, nude tones are all the rage right now; it was only a matter of time before nude hair started gaining popularity. Nude is created through a balance of warm and cool tones. The opposing tones sort of “cancel” each other out and create a flattering natural color that looks great on all skin tones.

Pewter Blonde

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Pewter Blonde
Blonde is always a safe summer color but this summer, light blonde is turning up a notch! Pewter blonde is great for those who are already rocking beach-bum colored locks. Your stylist will likely make this look work for you by adding a full set of platinum highlights, then throwing in a few silver streaks. You can even request that your stylist to add in some honey or gold streaks in the front to help frame the face.

Watermelon
That’s right, your favorite summer snack might just be your favorite hair hue of summer 2016. Perhaps the most adventurous color trend of the season, watermelon hair is created through a double process. Your stylist will start by lifting or bleaching the hair so that it a ready for color, then (s)he will combine vivid greens  in the upper two-thirds, which will melt into sweet flirty pinks in the bottom portion of the hair.

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Creamy Blonde
For those of you who love blonde hues, but aren’t digging the rock ‘n’ roll vibe of pewter blonde, you might be interested in going for a creamy blonde color. Your stylist will add a mix of golden hues and white blonde hues, for a sexy, sophisticated, creamy blonde look that flatters just about every skin tone.

Color Bleed
The color bleed trend can be done with virtually any two hair colors, although we think the trend looks best on those with already-dark hair. Similar to an ombre, your stylist will gradually blend the vibrant color of your choice from the roots all the way down. When done correctly, it should not look like over-due new growth, rather the colors should just melt into each other.

Snowlights highlighting

Snow Lights
The trend of “snowlight” highlights began this spring and is getting more and more popular.  This new trend that every blonde girl should try is easy to achieve. Your stylist will take your hair to the next level by adding pale blonde highlights all throughout your hair, creating the illusion of lifted, shimmering locks.

Auburn Balayage
For all the girls who are in-love with Selena Gomez’s hair, but not to sure why, here’s your answer! Selena has been rocking her layered auburn balayage, and you can rock this look too! Ideal for longer-layered styles, your stylist will add dimension to already dark hair by strategically placing auburn colored streaks throughout the middle and end portions of the hair. You’ll leave the salon with locks that look like they’ve been kissed by sun.

Hair Trend Report: Tie Dye Style

Lionesse Hair Trend Report: Tie Dye Hair

With all trends in fashion, what goes around, always comes back around! The same goes for most hairstyles and when you combine fashion AND hair, you end up with this hot new fad that may not be the longest in history but is definitely the brightest! The next big thing in amazing hair effects has been showing up in all the hot spots. The once-trademark symbol of the Woodstock generation featuring multicolored clothing and fabrics that appeared first among the first hippies has been successfully expanded to include hair and nails. While the dominant “thread” of continued appreciation for the effects by which Tie dying is characteristically defined has been primarily restricted to tees, hair designers have found a way to carry the ambience of the tie dye effect over to a establish a new form of hair coloring. And judging from the looks of things to come, the instant appeal of tie-dyed hair effects seems to have opened the windows widely to expose a new range of many more possibilities for hair color design that will surely follow.

It’s All About the Colors
With hair as the canvas, the form of art that at one time was the product of spin art and customary tying off and dipping tees in various colors makes the grade among fashionistas, everywhere. The conventional tie dye colors of red, orange, yellow, turquoise and purple are being challenged by new and fun color combos that rock any look and identify the real artists among us. Being that this trend involves laying down of color, the best “canvas” to begin with (following the time-honored method of tie dying tees,) the best way to get the most true color requires light colored hair, with the ultimate foundation being hair that is bleached, Knowing that not everyone wanting tie dye effects will be OK with such a drastic preliminary step, there are ways to get enhanced color by using temporary methods like pressing eyeshadow pigments onto the areas of hair strands that would traditionally be dipped in a tie-dying process. One thing to remember as with all coloring – no matter what your hair color or type, condition and moisturize before and after dying hair to keep it in tip-top shape.

Why the Tie Dye Surge
Today’s technology gives us an advanced appreciation for colors, due to color enhancements seen everywhere. There’s a certain digital attractiveness we attain, in a high-def manner, whereby we can become the art of our Instagram pictures. As hair is one of the first aspects that others notice about us, it’s a form of personal power to know that we can affect the image we portray. Hair color, unlike most other feature-altering measures, is relatively easy to change, and also easy to change back. And in a world where it continues to become more challenging to create a unique appearance within the sea of humanity, tie dye becomes an all the more attractive choice among the zillions of brown shades in the world. And now, society no longer judges people by the strict standards of our forefathers. Go for it!