Fall is in full swing and we’re all getting ready for the holiday season. Make sure you’re looking your best by starting at the very top…of your head that is! The summer was fun, but it’s left us with faded color, neglected highlights and roots itching for attention. Give your hair the gift of color and check out a few trends we think are going to be very “present” this season.
Ombre to Sombre
If we had to pick a hair trend to represent 2013, we’d definitely pick the ombre. A gradient lightening (or darkening) of hair from roots to tips, this color technique popped up everywhere and has created a life of it’s own. If you’re still in love with the effect but are looking for a change for the holidays, get to Embodyment Salon and turn your ombre into a sombre. Sombre is ombre’s sexy yet sophisticated cousin. It uses the same technique, but where the ombres of the summer tended to be higher contrast with various color levels, the sombre is a more natural graduation of color, keeping the tips only a few shades lighter than the roots. This subtle change gives you a warm glow, much needed for the cooler weather.
For the darker haired ladies, think color in chocolate shades of brunette for the holidays. Chocolate brown is a warm shade that works as a great alternative to harsher black-browns. It compliments any skin tone and is sure to draw attention to your eyes. All-over color is a great way to bring your hair back to life after a summer in the sun, and existing light pieces can mix with the color to create a multidimensional look.
Are you the type that likes to rock your natural hair color? We think that’s fantastic! Natural hair color sometimes works better for you than any from a bottle. But all that time spent with the same shade can leave you longing for a little more excitement. Give your natural locks a little pick-me-up in the form of chunk highlights. Ask your stylist to hand paint variously placed or scattered streaks in your hair starting fine at the root and getting thicker towards the tips. This technique takes a bolder approach than typical highlights and the effect it will have on your hair will be just enough to transform without taking over.
A Case of the Reds.
It’s never a surprise when a new crop of red heads pop up during the fall and winter seasons. Going red is a festive way to get in the holiday spirit and give you that extra va-va-voom on top. There’s a shade to compliment any skin tone and different levels depending on your hair’s original color. Think dark plums and deep auburns for the dark haired ladies, copper reds and strawberry blondes for those starting off with lighter locks. Once you add this fiery shade to your do, we promise you’ll notice more heads turning your way.
Call us to schedule your color consultation today!