If you’re looking to update your style or just want a change for the new seasons, the easiest way to get a new look is by changing up your hair color. You don’t have to make a drastic change by completely changing your hair color, highlights are a great way to update your look by adding dimension and brightening up your current hair color. Here are some of the top trends we’ve seen to add highlights to your hair for a subtle but exciting change.
Balayage. Balayage is a technique that has become quite popular. It’s a subtle and natural-looking way to highlight the hair by hand-painting strategically placed strands of hair to give a natural sun-kissed lightening effect to your hair. The color options are endless and it’s a perfect look for fall to incorporate color tones indicative to the fall and winter seasons.
Sun-bleached blonde. If you’re naturally a medium to dark blonde, give your hair a lighter tone that looks like it’s been bleached by the sun. By using the hand-painted technique of balayage, highlighting your hair with a light cream blonde will be reminiscent of hot summer days.
Chocolate Chai. If you’re already a medium to dark brown brunette, adding light brown “chai tea” swirls to your already dark roots will give your hair depth and dimension while brightening your color for fall, while still maintaining a low-maintenance look.
Chunky highlights. Another highlighting technique is called chunky highlights, It is done with foils that separate chunks of strands for the highlighted color. Chunky highlights stand out more than the subtle technique of balayage for a look that is all its own. Because the color stands out more, touchups will be needed more often, but it’s a bold, popular look that we are seeing everywhere this fall.
Shimmering copper. Red hair stands out by itself, but when you add highlights, it’s an extra bit of color that adds dimension, shine, and makes you stand out from the crowd. For fall, the trend is to add shimmering copper highlights to pay homage to the beautiful colors of autumn.
Ribbon highlights. This is a great technique to make your hair really stand out. By using a solid base and painting on ribbon-width strands of highlighted color, you can control the contrast from subtle to outstanding contrast depending on your style. These ribbon highlights start at the root and go all the way to the ends of the hair for a look that is stunning.
Have some fun with your hair color this fall at Martino Cartier Salon. Make an appointment today and we’ll help you create your new, energized style for the new season. By appointment, you can even have your new fall hair color created by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier! You can find us at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ to make an appointment, call us at 856.582.6600, or book your appointment right from your mobile device with our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.