2023 has brought in the soft layered haircut, promoting volume, and this can be worn in any hair length. With that being said, hair color trends are all about color, highlights, and balayage accentuating the layers. How is this done; once your desired color is achieved; whether it be chocolate brown, rich red, violet, copper, or all tones of blonde, layers are tipped with a complimentary highlight! Highlights can be achieved free-hand (balayage), foliage, tipping, and foiling, with special attention on the frame of the face. This color technique adds a more voluminous look by adding dimension and making the hair look thicker.
Complimentary Colors With Highlighted Layers
Shorter bangs are very popular, this is a great opportunity to add highlights to the area giving a sultry look. Word of advice; just push the bangs every so slightly away from the eyes.
You may have noticed that many colors from the past several years have been mentioned; all colors are popular! Vivid shades are still popular, but not nearly as popular as it was 5 years ago. Vivid/fantasy shades are now more realistic; red violet, blue-black, brick brown, and of course chic blondes.
Blonde colors are never going away; the bleach and tone process is here to stay, but highlights are still in high demand.
French balayage is applied in the same way as the original balayage with one caveat, it is a bit more natural looking and blended. The color transition does not involve harsh color blends (black to blonde), but more subtle tones. The french balayage is easier to maintain and color glossing is highly recommended which helps to emphasize shine and healthy hair.
Color techniques are left to the expertise of the hair colorist, there is more than one way to skin a cat, but my motto is to keep hair healthy.
The "split decision" hair color is very popular; which are 2 colors placed on either side of the head. The hair colors used are a bit different than previous years, that being more natural colors are utilized example; copper and copper brown, golden blonde and dark blonde, butter blonde, orange copper, chocolate brown, and soft black. In the past, the "split decision" color combinations were pink and purple, blonde and black, and other opposing colors.
In conclusion, hair color tends to be a bit more natural in shade, soft and balanced. You can pick the shade that works best for you and try out a technique that peak your interest. I do not recommend trying these colors at home, seeking an experienced hair colorist is the best way to achieve the best end result.
Seriously, try adding layers to your hair with highlighted tips, I assure you this style and color will be a head-turner, it is a very sultry look!
Note: 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 might get you ready for a fun season, taking the right precautions will get you there stress-free.