Are you on the edge of your seat wondering what fall’s new, hot hues for hair could be? Let’s be honest, the answer is probably “meh” for one of several reasons.
Maybe you’re perfectly happy with your current color and have no desire to switch it up. Perhaps you fancy yourself a special snowflake that doesn’t follow anything described as a trend.
Or, most likely, you don’t give two hoots about what any article calls “fall 2016 hair color trends” because experience has taught you it’ll show the same warm shades that are, oddly enough, always named after food or spices (hello nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice!)—and you figure there’s just little value to reading about a seasonal shift in hair shades.
And that is where you’d be completely wrong. What? Really! YES.
The Slightly Hidden Secret to Following Hair Color Trends
Here’s the thing: Editorial magazines might run out of colors to make trendy for each season, but what you should really be following are the application techniques that make a distinct look.
Thanks to hard working stylists who share their innovations (read: risks that turned out great), the way we apply pigment to your locks is constantly evolving.
So, what you’re looking for isn’t so much a seasonal shade of fancifully named red or brunette. Instead, browse hair color trend articles to see a new method might appeal to your style or, in the case of 2016, save you some spare cash. (We’ll get there soon, promise!)
For example, fall 2011 probably said something about cinnamon ombre, fall 2013 might’ve mentioned cinnamon balayage, and fall 2016?
Fall 2016’s Totally Awesome Hair Color Innovation
Fall 2016’s trending look is a soft root. Basically, this look artfully combines the color you that you should have been born with (but have to dye to achieve) starting at a variable point in your length somewhere four or five inches down from your scalp
It’s almost like an ombre. Almost.
If ombre was spring break in Cancun, soft roots are a trip to Paris to celebrate your promotion.
But, here’s the kicker: where ombres were quickly dated because they were a defined trend, soft roots literally do what anyone who dyes their hair has always wished for: less commitment and longer time in between salon visits.
Fall 2016’s hair color trend depends on your color artist creating an artfully blended space where your natural root color is slowly, gradually, and naturally (at least, looking) blended into your preferred color.
What does this mean for anyone who changes their hair hue? MASSIVE SAVINGS. Soft roots mean not having to come into the salon every six to eight weeks. (Don’t forget your trims at twelve weeks or we’ll have words!)
But seriously ladies, are you not relieved? After several years of insanely gorgeous (and crazy commitment and cost intensive) pastels, there is finally a trend that’s kind to all complexions and budgets!
For Once, Staying On Trend Will Save Your Hair and Budget
Let’s be real: You know that there’re at least ten things at Target you want right this minute. So, you’re probably thinking, why come to Shades Color Bar and Salon for a professional color instead of that $8 box dye?
If you’ve ever suspected that how hard your stylist will sell you on the benefits of professional color is a kind of industry ruse to charge you for something you can do at home, let us rest your mind at ease: Short of trimming really awful split ends, trusting your color to a professional is the single, best move you can make for your hair!
Basically, box dye is the devil.
The box hair dye you buy at the store is formulated to work on everyone—even that person with the crazy resistant dark hair.
Meaning that your delicate strands are subjected to the same hulk strength super-harsh (and damaging) formula as everyone else, all because there isn’t a trained colorist to keep an eye on what develops.
Additionally, most box dyes use microscopic metals to deposit color (otherwise known as pigment.)
This might not sound like a big deal, but these deposits build up over each time you apply box dye—even if it’s “temporary.” This makes it super-duper difficult for your stylist to change any color that’s been deposited by a box dye. (And, corrective color isn’t cheap!)
So, in a nutshell, this fall’s hottest new hair colors themselves? Probably not groundbreaking. However, the application trend of soft roots with your favorite shade could easily help save your strands and your wallet.
Interested in giving this new look a shot? Contact Shades Color Bar for an appointment with your fave stylist at (916) 960-5929.