Hair Styles

Spring Colors on Your Hair

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One of the best things about having a full head of hair is the opportunity to change its cut and color depending on your needs and wants for the season, be it the natural season or the fashion season. While you may have to grow out a short hairstyle or cut a lengthy hairdo, which involves radical change, you can easily change your hair’s colors with the changing of the season.

In the spring, for example, you can have your hair color changed by your favorite hairstylist while still retaining your old cut – or perhaps, you want to radically alter your look by getting both a new style and a new hue.  Whatever your choice, here are a few colors that you may want to consider and the tips in dyeing your hair.

Spring Is in The Hair

Of course, you have every right to choose the hair color that best suits your personality, preferences, and passion in life, such as a flaming red hair to express your fiery artistic side or a dark brunette to evoke your sensual personality. For spring, you may want to consider these colors as well.

Golden blonde

Celebrate the sun with your golden blonde tresses with champagne shimmer highlights. Ask your colorist for a golden base with plenty of light wispy pieces including lowlights and super-light highlights for added dimension.

Creamy blonde with multidimensional appeal

The contrast between blonde and cream-colored blonde woven through it gives the right balance between contrast and complementation. The light and dark strands create added depth without making it look like a do-it-yourself dye job gone wrong.

Fiery red

Be sure to have the confidence to pull off a fiery red color lest you just become another trying-hard-to-be fiery redhead. Ask your colorist to add lighter pieces throughout your tresses for a golden glow that will complement your porcelain skin, perhaps even your green eyes.

Warm brown-black

Choose brown tones on your dark black hair for enhanced dimension and shine to your overall look. Your hair will not look like a flat black expanse since the brown tones break up the monotony especially when the sunlight shines on it.

Rich dark chestnut brown

Natural brunettes can pull off chestnut brown hair with hints of red here and there especially when set against olive skin. The red tints add Pinterest-worthy dimension to the warm and dark brown colors, thus, making the hair appear so much more beautiful.

Soft black

While midnight black hair looks gorgeous on many women, it’s not on many others. A soft black, however, almost always looks good on natural brunettes because it has a more natural look than the darker shades of black.  Ask your hairstylist for a softer hairstyle, too, to offset the relative severity of an all-black hair.

Other spring hair colors that you may want to experiment with are strawberry blonde, tawny blonde, and golden honey. You and your colorist should be able to thoroughly discuss what will best suit your skin tone, among other factors, before a single chemical makes contact with your tresses.

Basics of Changing Colors

When changing your hair color, your colorist will use one of two types of kits. You have to carefully discuss the impact of each type on your hair before making your decision because once the chemicals are applied, it can be challenging to reverse the effects.

First, a permanent hair color kit usually works through a combination of:

  • A developer crème with ammonia, which opens the hair shaft’s outer layer
  • A color mixture to lighten the hair’s natural color while also developing and depositing the new shade

Second, a bleach kit works by combining a developer crème with a bleach powder pack coupled with a bleach lightener. Your colorist uses it to achieve lighter hair color of up to seven levels although the norm is just four levels. Add in an anti-brass conditioner to keep your new blonde locks as bright as can be without being disco.

You may want to wear a wig with your desired new hair color before actually having your locks dyed or bleached. While you may be unable to see the depths and dimensions of true hair in a wig, you will at least have a general idea about your appearance when you change from blonde to redhead, for example.

You should also follow a touch-up schedule. Your hair will fade over time so you have to adopt a few measures to keep its color looking vibrant, such as minimizing the use of heat-based tools (e.g., irons and curlers), using color-vibrancy shampoos and conditioners, and following a maintenance schedule (i.e., 4-5 weeks of salon visits for touch-ups).

As with any change in yourself, you should own your new hair color! You have to wear it with confidence regardless of the company you keep for, after all, it is part of yourself now.

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