Ear-length strands and rainbow roots aren’t the only ways to stand out in a society that rarely sees a head of virgin hair. Thinking outside the box doesn’t mean you should abuse the shock factor of your hair. Here are some twists on wild or normally damage-heavy colors that breathe trendiness into your hair without sacrificing your chic.
This demure rose gold shade is like the Sunday mimosa to your Saturday margarita--still fun, but a splash more classy.
This is the perfect look for those who want to push the edginess of their look without pushing the limits of their office dress code. If you are not already blessed with platinum strands, it will be necessary to lift (aka bleach) your hair to ensure the color turns out pastel, not hot pink. If you follow the appropriate steps with a credible hair colorist, you can watch as your rosy hair fades into a light blonde. It’s a two-for-one deal, really.
The middle child between blonde and brunette, beige is a magical hair bridge for all you raven haired beauties.
Think of it as a more modern, and much more toned, version of bronde. The 2013 go-to for transitioning to platinum would be the traditional ombré. Females nationwide posted Instagrams captioned “Went blonde!” as they proudly showed off their new orange hair. Erase the nightmare visions of brass from our earlier decade and look forward to beige: the ashy tone of this color will subdue stubborn hairs into believing in your blonde dreams. Just remember to be generous with that purple shampoo!Even if you have no intentions of becoming an atomic blonde, you can remain in the limbo land that is ash beige hair to earn double-takes wherever you go. Is she brunette? Is she blonde? Why is she such a mystery?
Want people to pay more attention to your pretty face? Paint the strands that are closest grace you cheeks a near white color to naturally pull peoples eyes right into yours.
The shocking brightness not only highlights your cheekbones, but intensifies the dimensionality of your layered and multi-toned hair. The extra-blonde pieces also serve as a safer tester for how well your hair maintains its integrity when lifted.
Make sure to enlist a reputable hair colorist to transform your hair. A popping Instagram portfolio backed up by thousands of followers and hashtags such as #olaplex and #brazillianbondbuilder usually determines his or her credibility. Happy hair dying!
Written by: Jade Boren
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