Spring Forward With a New Hair Style

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Spring forward with a new hairstyle for you

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing… but how’s your hair? Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings, not only for Mother Nature, but for us, too. Here are our best tips for achieving the best new hair style for the new season.

Spring Hair Refresh Tips For Blondes

Natural tones of blonde like golden, caramel and dirty blonde were practically made for the spring and summer seasons. If you are looking to keep more of your natural highlights but want some depth and contrast try Balayage – a French hair coloring technique that is an excellent way to achieve this soft graduation of color. The gradual contrast from darker to lighter shades creates a perfectly sun-kissed look. If you want to make a bit of a bolder statement, but still don’t want high drama, ask your stylist about some subtle strawberry highlights. Use Kerastase Reflection Touche Chromatique Cool Blonde Kit For Colored Treated Hair to keep your perfect blonde shade looking perfect in-between salon visits!

Revitalizing Tips for Brunettes

If your hair is considered a rich dark chocolate color consider softening it with some milk chocolate highlights. If your hair is already a milk chocolate color then add some auburn lowlights for a flattering contrast don’t forget to use Kerastase Reflection Masque Chromatique Riche Hair Mask For Colored Treated Hair for long-lasting results.

Tired of drab winter hair? Try highlights to add a whole new season of dimension. Carefully placed highlighting can make any shade of brown hair appear thicker and fuller.

Subtle Ombré is another nice option for anyone looking to achieve some elegant color contrast without any harsh color line. This coloring technique allows for a soft, flattering color transition from dark to light. One slightly more daring option is reverse Ombré, where hair graduates from light at the crown to dark at the tips.
Springtime Fun for Red Heads

As with all hair colors, skin tone and eye color are always important considerations when choosing the ideal hair color. But taking these factors into account is especially important when it comes to the rarest of all hair colors: the red head.

First, keep in mind that the cooler your skin tone the cooler your red should be. And the warmer your skin tone the warmer your hair color should be.

If your hair is a naturally soft red consider kicking it up a notch by adding some golden color throughout for your spring look. This especially works well if you have a light to medium complexion. If your hair is a deeper red, consider adding a drop of violet for depth and richness. The result will be a striking rosewood color that will make your already vibrant locks stand out even more.

Have you heard? Being “ginger” has never been trendier. To achieve this look consider adding a hint of brown mixed in with copper warm highlights.

A Season of Daring

Spring is all about new beginnings, so now is also the perfect time to experiment a little! To really jump into spring, why not consider going pastel? That’s right – pastels aren’t just for Easter Eggs! Hues like candy pink, lovely violet or purple punk can give your overall look a fun, theatrical, spring hair effect. And don’t worry, temporary looks will wash out by the time the flowers start drooping.

We hope these tips have given you a few ideas about how you’re going to turn heads this spring!

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.