Are you looking for some holiday hair color ideas to spice up the season? "2021" is the year that anything goes in holiday hair color from "winter white," "vivid red," or "bold balayage!" Whichever color you choose, the goal is to keep your color looking healthy, shiny with lots of sparkles. Whether enjoying a peaceful family gathering or attending an elaborate holiday affair, aim for a color that compliments your skin tone, and personal style. Below are some inspirational holiday hair color ideas.
Fantasy shades are still en-vogue. Gem tones such as fireball red, deep purple, royal blue, and hunter green are shades that complement the holidays. Keep in mind that there is a lot of upkeep with fantasy colors, so be ready for frequent trips to your salon. In some cases, hair color will have to be removed in order to achieve a brilliant shade.
Red Hair Represents Passion
The color "red" exemplifies the holiday season. Red hair is a bold option, and there are so many shades of red such as; candy apple, cherry red, red-violet, and ginger spice (see below). Combining red hair with another complementary shade, such as black, creates a bold look Being a red-head is not meant for a wall-flower, it is for those who love to stand out in a crowd. The holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with red hair. Adding custom colored hair extensions is an option for those who want to take the look to another level of "wow!
White As Snow
Blonde hair from roots to ends has been in style since the "starlets" of the 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. Blonde hair will generally require a full bleach service and possible hair toning to achieve a blank canvas. As with vivid colors, expect frequent visits to your salon to touch up roots. I highly recommend using "Olaplex" both in bleach and for aftercare. Olaplex is a sure-fire way to keep your locks healthy and promote shine.
Balayage (pronounced bah-lee-aghe) is a free-hand hair painting technique. A stylish can add just the right amount of highlights to the hair, achieving perfect color placement. Balayage color exposes roots while adding sparkle throughout the hair. Balayage highlights are very low maintenance. A loose wave curl is a perfect style to show off-color. Many opt for a demure, more subtle, balayage with a complimentary tone to blend with their natural hair.
A color melt from your natural roots to balayage highlights erases any color imperfections and creates a natural color blend.
Black And Bold
There is nothing more beautiful than sleek and shiny black hair. Black hair is very flattering on ivory white skin or chocolate-colored skin. It is important to not run black hair color down the hair shaft since this will dull the shine. We often use a tinted gloss below the roots to add shine and sparkle.
If you are looking for a natural color, the highlight/lowlight foil technique offers a perfect blend of mixed shades. This technique can create highlights such as; blonde, gold, or caramel. The added benefit of the highlight/lowlight is "dimension", which will help fine hair to appear thicker.
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Grey hair is very popular and is not going anywhere. Grey hair comes in a variety of shades, the most popular being dark silver, chrome, platinum, blue-grey, and gun-metal. Grey tones work best on pre-lightened hair with the appropriate toner.
Embrace your own grey hair! Grey hair is beautiful, so why dye it? Salt & pepper hair is also a cool look. Imagine how many pay to achieve grey hair color, and you may already have it. A purple shampoo and conditioner will add lots of sparkles to naturally grey hair, as well as diminishing brassy hues.
Keep your hair from turning into a pumpkin
While there is a lot of fun to be had with a hair color chart and hair dye, if you have an existing hair color on your hair, you might need to be careful on the hair color remover and its process to achieve your baseline hair color to start from. While hair color trends for 2021 might get you ready for a fun season, taking the right precautions will get you there stress-free.
This holiday season is sure to be enjoyable as the world opens after Covid-19. Hair is our "crowning glory," have fun experimenting with hair color! If you have some color ideas you would like to share, feel free to comment below. Happy Holidays.