15 Hot Hair Color Trends for Winter 2016

The winter months offer the perfect opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate our hair. One of the perks of coloring your hair is that many formulas are fortified with silk, amino acids, protein and hydrating ingredients.

They serve to heal your hair from within by replenishing elements inherent to healthy hair. You’ll see instant improvement resulting in stronger, manageable, shiny hair. If your hair is dry or damaged, ask your colorist to perform a treatment prior to coloring for the best results.

Healthy hair is the key to long-lasting hair color. Unsure of which hue to choose? Keep it simple.

Stay within one-to-two levels of your current shade. Enhance your look with a flattering semi-permanent shade or color gloss treatment. Create subtle dimension by adding a few highlight accents around the face and fringe.

The possibilities are endless. Here are 15 hot color trends for this winter season to get you inspired!

TOPAZ TEMPTATION

A great way to enrich over-highlighted hair is to darken the base as close to natural as possible. The ombré style is still quite popular, but it may leave you craving a bit of brightness. Add subtle face-framing highlights to refresh this look.

Topaz Temptation Darkened Roots

Topaz Temptation Darkened Roots Side View

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Sandy blonde hair works best with fair skin and light-colored eyes. Finely textured hair worn in a wavy style promotes fullness, volume and dimension.

Tip:

Weekly deep conditioning treatments will keep hair nourished. Violet-infused shampoos help maintain brightness and combat brassy undertones.

BLACK SARDONYX DREAMS

This soft-black tone works best on naturally dark hair that simply needs color balancing. Take this look a step further by adding subtle smokey grey streaks on the surface layers for maximum shine and reflection.

Black Sardonyx Dreams Deep Glossy Color

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Soft black hair works best on most skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Thick hair is best worn in full curls or lush waves for improved control and manageability.

Tip:

Take a break from hot tools by re-creating this look with a soft pin curl set.

RED TIGER EYE BEAUTY

Deep brunettes can spice up their look with this rich, cinnamon shade. Warm tones are quite flattering and create a more youthful appearance.

Red Tiger Eye Cinnamon Shade

Red Tiger Eye Cinnamon Shade Side View

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium brown hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light colored eyes. Hair is best worn in soft, spiral curls to encourage dimension and high shine.

Tip:

Accent hair with a flower for a feminine touch.

CARNELIAN QUEEN

Stand out in the crowd during this blustery cold season. Add a pop of this fiery copper-red hue to your fringe and face-framing layers for a glowing effect.

Carnelian Queen Copper Red Shiny Color

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Bright copper blonde hair works best with fair skin and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn straight for a super reflective effect.

Tip:

Use a straightening iron to smooth texture for a controlled finish.

RUBY RED DELIGHT

This delectable cranberry hue is perfect for warming up by the fireplace during a cold winter’s night. Be sure to protect your color with deep conditioning treatments or treat yourself to a gloss treatment for high shine.

Ruby Red Dream Sleek Color

Ruby Red Dream Sleek Color With Waves

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Vibrant red hair works best on fair skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn long with soft, voluminous waves for an ultra-glam look.

Tip:

Use a shine-enhancing hair serum to nourish ends and for healthy sheen.

BROWN TIGER EYE PASSION

Create high impact color with this fashionable ombré style. Color blocking techniques allow you to experiment with minimal maintenance.

Brown Tiger Eye Subtle Highlighted Look

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Dimensional brunette hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn long or medium-length with full radiant curls.

Tip:

Use a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to maintain this vibrant shade.

BROWN AGATE BOMBSHELL

Velvety curls get a boost with graceful berry swirls that pop against this plum-brown base.

Brown Agate Bombshell Full Glossy Color

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Deep brown hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Thick hair is best worn in its naturally curly state.

Tip:

Try a rich Argan oil treatment to keep curly hair healthy and nourished.

MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN WAVES

A warm-brown shade is a great choice when transitioning from blonde to brunette hair. Super-reflective tones ease the shock of going darker by offering lots of shiny dimension.

Mahogany Obsidian Waves with Reflective Tones

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Multi-dimensional brunette hair works best on light to medium skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Finely textured hair is best worn in soft curls to promote movement.

Tip:

Use a large-barrel curling iron to create these glossy spiral curls.

RAINBOW OBSIDIAN SWIRLS

Rich brunette is delicately enhanced with cool undertones. The result is a luminous shade with a velvet finish.

Rainbow Obsidian Swirls Glossy Dark Cool Undertones

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Dark brunette hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a mid-length cut with light layers to promote movement and shine.

Tip:

Use a medium barrel curling iron to create cute curls for a soft, wavy look.

CITRINE CRUSH

When blonde is all you crave, keep surface layers light and bright. Pale blonde highlights provide the perfect contrast to a golden blonde base.

Citrine Crush Pale Blonde Shades

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Golden blonde hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Fine hair is best worn in soft layers for extra fullness and body.

Tip:

Try a sea-salt spray, texturizer or serum to create casual, beachy waves.

CINNABAR SPICE

Brunette hair gets a perky boost with this stunning auburn hue. This is a great way to refresh your color without going lighter or darker.

Cinnabar Spice Auburn Hue Wispy Pieces Cinnabar Spice Auburn Hue Glossy Color

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Auburn hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a medium to long-layered cut for maximum versatility.

Tip:

Use a flat iron to keep strands super sleek.

AMETHYST AMORE

This raven crop is ultra-chic with a flash of purple brilliance. There’s no denying the elegance of this creation.

Amethyst Amore Spiky Pixie Purple Highlights

Amethyst Amore Spiky Pixie Purple Highlights Side View

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Dark brunette hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a short, textured crop with longer fringe layers for a feminine finish.

Tip:

Try a light hold wax to enhance texture.

APRICOT AGATE

Platinum blondes will enjoy this modern update. The soft apricot tone is perfectly balanced with a matte finish.

Apricot Agate Modern Blonde LookApricot Agate Modern Blonde Look Side View with Wispy Bangs

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Light blonde hair works best on fair skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Fine hair is best worn in a short bob cut for a volume boost.

Tip:

Try a light-hold working hairspray for a touchable, soft hold.

DELICATE YELLOW OPAL

Pale, buttery blonde hair glistens with silky, luminous sheen. This ultra-light hue benefits from a moisturizing color gloss treatment.

Yellow Opal Silky Luminous Blonde

Yellow Opal Silky Luminous Blonde - Side View

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Pale blonde hair works best on fair skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a blunt, medium-length cut for soft manageability.

Tip:

Try a dry shampoo for extra volume or to refresh your style.

AMBER AMBITION

Light and dark amber tones playfully interact to create this multi-dimensional style. Rich auburn tones are a sassy way to liven up sandy blonde locks.

Amber Ambition Light and Dark Tones

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Amber hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a long-layered cut to promote movement and body.

Tip:

Style your hair in soft, glamorous waves for a classy look.

Take a cue from nature and discover your next hair color inspiration. Gemstones are my favorite source because they offer such a wide range of choice: natural colors, luminous tones, pastel shades and vibrant rainbow hues. Whether you choose to play it color-safe or go wild with a fashion-forward look, remember to treat your hair well. Nourish from within and protect your hair for longer-lasting color.

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By Kerri-Logan 08/31/2016 20:58:00

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