HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

Aubergine appears on the very violet spectrum of your deep reds, like ripe plum, with a slightly purplish hue and dark red tones.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

This hair color trend is extremely versatile and can look great on all skin tones. For cooler complexions, focus on your purple, eggplant hues; for warmer skin tones, add a few brownish-red colors to ensure skin does not appear yellow or sallow.

“I love formulating this hair color for my darker leveled clients,” says Jennifer Morgan, Redken Artist & Owner of Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat, “Aubergine is the perfect complementary color for cool or neutral brunettes living at levels 4 and below.”

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

Much like the wine, Merlot is a rich red color with subtle hints of cherry and cocoa.

This vibrant shade contains equal parts violet and red, and much like Aubergine, can be easily modified to suit all skin tones.In 2016, you’ll find requests for all over colors to be a rarity – most everyone is looking for a little pop or dimension. That being said, Merlot is the perfect color pairing for brown-based reds, and can be used as a deep lowlight or in slices to create beautifully dimensional redheads, which are also on very on trend.

Move over, ombre! There’s a new hair color trend in town, and it goes by the name “babylights.”

Babylights are reminiscent of the soft, sunkissed strands that graced your hair as a child. To achieve this look, pair finely woven highlights with handpainted pieces for a dimensional, yet subtle glow around the face and ends.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

As the name may infer, Babylights have the ability to add a hint of youth to your hairs overall appearance.“Never doubt the power of a few face framing highlights.”Babylights are particularly low maintenance, and can be done on all hair types, making it a great choice for almost anyone in the salon

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

The key with this hair color trend is to find the delicate balance between placement and natural color graduation. Unlike your ombré technique, bold and high contrasting root to end colors with lines of demarcation are not the goal.

This is about micro-highlighting in small sections where you need control (face + crown), and using your baylayage technique through the mids and ends to keep the final look as natural looking as possible.To achieve the natural sun kissed look its important to keep some warmth and not take the pieces too light – about 2-3 shades lighter than your base color.

Rose gold is one of the softest and most universally flattering tones

These gorgeous pinkish copper tones can be accomplished on almost all hair colors. However, in order to achieve this highly sought after hair color trend, we will need to pre-lighten or begin depositing on levels 8 (light blonde) and higher.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

For longer lasting rose gold hues, we need to leave a slight touch of warmth in the lightened hair and then glaze with Redken Shades EQ #shadeseq or Goldwell Elumen #elumen to get the perfect rosy glow. The glaze will need to be refreshed every 3-4 weeks and a toning conditioner like Fabuloso Pro will make the colour last all winter long

Caramello…chocolate with a caramel swirl

It’s a classic, but a rich chocolate brown hair color with caramel highlights is a great choice for brunette who crave dimension without commitment.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

If you’re looking for a beautiful brown base color to pair with caramel highlights, look to your mochas and neutrals. Too cool of browns can cause your hair color to appear dull and flat.However, don’t be afraid to mix caramel tones in with your soft, beige blondes for an ultra sophisticated look.

Copper hues are trending for all almost hair colors this season.

Whether you’re thinking apricot blondes, spicy reds, or dimensional brunettes, copper tones are the perfect partner for hair colors with a golden hue.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

This hair color trend is best suited for netural to warm complexions with gold, peach or yellow undertones.

Silver Grey

On one of the end spectrum, silver can be used subtly to create an overall natural look, but right now we are adapting this color for an edgier look with gray, violet and  your blue colors creating an all over fashion result.

HOTTEST HAIR COLOR TRENDS IN 2016

To achieve this look we will need to pre-lighten the hair to a very pale yellow (so keep expect that Olaplex treatments to be part of the recommendation)! #olaplex