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Smarter Style: Hair Color Trends

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Those of us devoted to our haircolor routine fall into two camps: those of us who do it for fun, and those of us who do it for necessity (or what we think of as necessity!). 

Those in the "fun" camp enjoy changing up their color every few months or so and relish the freedom that comes with getting to be a redhead one day and a blond the next. The "necessity" camp either started going gray pretty young (I started getting enough gray to be really noticeable at around 30) or for whatever other reason (maybe your blond hair is your signature but your natural tone has darkened) feel the need to maintain something different than what Mother Nature endowed you with.

No matter what camp you fall into, staying up-to-date on trends makes sure your dye job never gets dated. Trends for fall include:

Bright or pastel offbeat colors: Pink streaks seem to be big with my mom friends these days, and I've seen green and blue as well. It's daring and maybe something you shouldn't try if you work in a more conservative field, but can be super fun if you have a little more freedom.

Ombre color: A darker color close to the head descending into lighter color and highlights. Done right, this looks like summer beachy blond grown out naturally (think the way yours might have changed when you were a kid), done wrong it looks like you are just not maintaining your color properly.

Warm blondish brown: This happens to be the hair color of both my children, so I love it. This works with a lot of skin tones and you can do a lot with it: add red or golden highlights, dark brown lowlights, or leave it as it is.

Of course, the best color is the one that looks good on you. What haircolor trend are you trying this fall?

by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Red....and I want to get blonde highlights.

by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM
I color mine outta necessity! I can't take all this silver coming in! It's actually sparkly:(
Mine is dark brown. I would love one pink stripe. But, I'm not sure... Maybe an extension??
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Nothing really trendy for me. I want to put some highlights in my hair..nothing too bold though.
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by on Sep. 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

nothing really

by on Sep. 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

nothing new.

by on Sep. 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I do like this tho:

by on Sep. 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I havent dyed my hair in years

by on Sep. 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

blonde highlights!  not sure if it's a trend though

by on Oct. 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I'm going au natural. It's light brown/dirty blonde. 

by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:24 AM

I dont color mine

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