Switching up your hair color can be a way to refresh – or totally reinvent – yourself. Whether you want to "whisper" (boost your color slightly), "talk" (make an attention-grabbing change) or "shout" (try a bold, all-over fashion color), spring is a great time to go in a new direction.
The Salon at Ulta Beauty is celebrating four Spring 2018 hair color trends: Sun-Lit Chestnut, Color Block Luster, Honey Glow & Iced Pastel. From "whisper" to "shout", here's what they're all about. Which one is right for you?
It's an evolution of balayage, with some highlights for extra radiance. Balayage is a painting technique that gives the look of sun-kissed, natural-looking color. Ask your stylist for anything from "babylights" (delicate highlights with subtle, dimensional hair color) to full-on platinum blond highlights, depending on your base hair color. To keep your color fresh and texture oh-so touchable, try Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo & Conditioner.
Color Block Luster
Think bold, rich shades melted together for hair that's ready to shine. A root touchup is an easy way to achieve this "talk" look between color services; it keeps your whole look fresh and can add a new color dimension. At home, makes sure to use Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo & Conditioner to keep your hues popping.
Transform from your usual brown to soft highlights that look like warm honey. These highlights add definition to layers and curls, lighten the overall color and add soft warmth to your hair and complexion. When you're in the Salon, ask for the Damaged Hair Restorative Treatment (Heat Cure). It will use heat to repair any damage and give new life to your hair. Plus, it adds strength, shine and softness!
Think tousled, cotton-candy colored hair. It's fresh, pretty and flirty and will be so hot for festival season. Before you go to the salon, find a photo of a pink shade that you want to try. Pink can be super bold or mixed with soft whites (hence, the "ice"). If you go with this look, be sure to use a color kit that pumps up the vibrancy. We love Redken's Color Extend Bonder Kit, which you use for two weeks after your salon visit.
These spring hair colors let you express who you are – or who you dare to be. Go ahead and try something new!