Prediction: These Will Be the Most Popular Hair Colours of 2018
Whether you plan on taking the whole "new year, new you" thing super literally with a drastic change in hair colour or are just looking to enhance your natural shade, now's the time to start scoping out your options. Which is precisely why we turned to Cutler Salon colourist Carly Militello and TIGI U.S. technical educational director Renee Valerie to share the key colours they believe will be taking over our Instagram feeds throughout 2018. Click through to see the hair colour trends that are slated to be major news this coming year.
"Traditionally our clients have wanted to go deeper and darker for winter, but the latest trend is brightening up a little. There's little sun, so having some brightness in your hair is gorgeous. For brunettes, this means lots of face-framing highlights, end-lights or soft brown baby-lights," says Militello. Case in point: Priyanka Chopra's gorgeous look above.
Militello also recommends looking to Serena Williams, who shows off her natural curls with a subtle light brown tint.
- "All highlights, whether blonde or brown, are intentionally slightly deeper at the roots," says Militello. "At Cutler, we call it a 'root dim.' You can achieve this look by using a darker colour to highlight the roots and by using a lighter colour for the ends. This means two different formulas in the same foil. You can also get this look by glazing the roots at the sink with a slightly deeper colour than you would use at the ends." A great example of this? The one and only Khloé Kardashian.
Also on our experts' radar when it comes to 2018 hair colour trends? Thinking a bit more experimentally. "I find that what was more unconventional two years ago is more commonplace now, so clients are more willing to try something new," Valerie tells us. "Colors from the violet family are definitely going to be more common after Ultraviolet was named the Pantone colour of 2018. So look forward to seeing a lot of pink, lavender, mauve, and violet hues," says Valerie. We don't know about you, but DJ Sita Abellan's tresses are giving us major colour envy.
"Fantasy colours will still be trending in 2018, but they'll be much more subtle and pearlescent. Think soft pearly pinks, rose golds for both blondes and brunettes, and dusty pastels," says Militello. Sienna Miller, ever the trailblazer in all things trendy, showed off this look back in 2013.
Remember when Kylie Jenner debuted a pearly pink shade on her Instagram earlier this year?