What the Cool Kids Are Wearing: Hair Color Edition
From sombré to pastel, the new hues to try in 2014
Who Can Pull It Off: Anyone can go brunette (spoken by a dark hair color devotee), but medium, olive skin tones pull off warm hues (caramels and auburns) best, without calling attention to any skin imperfections. If you have a cooler skin tone, choose cooler brunette shades (ashy colors, deep chocolate) for a more natural look.
What to Ask For: Rather than contrasting dark and light tones, de Souza says to ask for softer highlights that connect seamlessly from shade to shade. "Drastic shade changes more than two levels from your hair color are not the trend now. A shade and a half max for highlights."
Beware Of: Too often de Souza sees brunette clients who have gone too light in the name of "beachy." "Make sure the highlights blend softly or else the ends of your hair appear thin, or worse -- see-through,"he explains.
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