No. 1: Blended ombré Ombré was the biggest hair color trend of 2012, but it's getting an update for 2013. "We saw more of the severe-looking ombré trend in 2012," says Dumas. "There was a distinct line separating the dark and light hair." But for 2013, Dumas says the new version of the ombré look will be subtle and less in-your-face. "If the old ombré was a scream, then the new ombré is a whisper," says Dumas. "The new ombré is all about bringing the lighter color strands closer to the roots, creating a blended, softer look."
If you have brown hair, Dumas recommends going for a contrasting shade in caramel; if you have red hair she says to think strawberry; and if you're blonde she says to go for platinum or champagne-colored tips. "What makes the blended ombré style so great is that it's one of those rare looks that is truly available to everybody," says Dumas.
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie?
Enter your email and check the boxes below to get
free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops,
and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!