In a Rut? Color It Up!

Do you glance in the mirror and long for a different look? Maybe you’ve been coloring your hair for some time and are just plain sick and tired of the same color over and over again. Why not take advantage of the new color trends this season? Your stylist has hundreds of color combinations that she can choose from to bring your look up to date and get you out of that boring rut.

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Pastels: One of the hottest looks this season is pale blonde with pastel accents. You can choose an all over color wash over a blonde base or opt for shots of color in bold streaks or smaller sections woven throughout. This isn’t the old fashion blue hair of old ladies gone by, this is a whole new concept that is showing up on runways and hair shows all over the world.

Vibrant Reds: Nothing says sexy like a vibrant shade of red. Reds have been popular for many years and this season they are being reinterpreted in deep auburn and violet-red shades. One of the most daring looks is a deep red base color with chunky highlights of violet, orange and gold. If that is too much drama for you then try a beautiful mahogany red shade with deep chocolate low lights that will fire up your look.

Bring on the Brunettes: Deep chocolate, espresso, mink, and all shades of brown are popular this season. Full of depth and movement, today’s brown is shot through with caramel and golden highlights. This color choice is a great way to blend in gray without looking unnatural. Brunettes look stunning with any complexion and your stylist can help you decide which shade will bring out the best in your features.

Midnight Black: Whether you choose blue-black or a soft black, this is one of the most dramatic colors that have gained popularity today. Think Abby off of NCIS and you can see how black can be a fashion statement. Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli and Jane Russell all rose to stardom wearing glossy black hair. You can add even more drama if you’re daring enough with violet low lights or stay subtle with coffee low lights.

So get out of the color rut and let your stylist bring you into the season with a new hair color. She has the knowledge and skills to help you find a color that is perfect for your skin tone and lifestyle. Color treated hair needs tender care so be sure to choose shampoos and conditioners that will protect and nurture your hair. Ask her for product recommendations to help keep your color as vibrant and fresh as the day you leave the salon. No matter which color palette you choose, a new color can breathe a breath of fresh air into your look.

Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Out of town appointments welcome.