French Blonde! Live in brunettes! Cherry Coke Red! Feeling the change of seasons and turning into spring, everyone suddenly called their colorist. And trust the mood board has been boosted by the wave of runway and red carpet dye jobs over the past few months.
“I’m definitely seeing people looking for more unique shades—they want to have fun,” says Los Angeles-based colorist Daniel Moon, who gave Jessie Buckley that “Volcano Amber” Bob seen at the Oscars. This spring, color is power, and it brings “the attitude adjustment that only a new hairstyle can give you,” he adds. It’s even happening globally, according to Stephanie Brown, head colorist at IGK Salon in SoHo. “The equinox, the beginning of the astrological year in Aries (enthusiasm, positivity and confidence), plus this year is also a new moon,” she said, noting that since everything is meant to change, it’s no wonder people reflect energy.
Also, Lena Ott said seeing the sun was a sign after months of gray skies, and she just sent Michelle Williams Brought to Hollywood’s biggest night in the shade of “Celestial Platinum.” “Your color needs to be tuned to the bright golden serotonin of spring,” she says. At Ott’s Suite Caroline salon in Manhattan, colorist Aura Friedman noticed as well. “People love adding a sunny, warm vibe to their hair, and that’s what makes it really fun and exciting,” she says.
Matt Rez, the pro who designs sophisticated shades for clients like Hailey Bieber and Eiza González, predicts that warmer hair tones will “psychologically evoke joyful and optimistic energy,” Make you dare to be bold. “Go forward, don’t back down,” he said. “The best thing about hair color is that you can change it up anytime.” Here are the top spring hair-color trends to watch, from cream blonde to chocolate.
Creamy Cool Blonde
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