Top color curators share the leading trends expected to bud this spring. —Desiree Cole >
One new trend that is really taking off this spring is muted pastel hair, according to Jennifer J., Wella Professionals celebrity color ambassador. “It’s a color that is so pretty and feminine, yet still gives you a lot of freedom to have fun,” she says. Marilyn Cole, Aloxxi artistic advisor, sees a move toward dimensional color juxtaposition, such as golden violet brunettes with rosy coppers or fawn blondes paired with sparkling golden highlights. Meanwhile, Deborah Gavin, Keratin Complex international artistic director for color, expects to see a lot of dimensional red and golden tones this spring. “You see it everywhere on celebs like Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Amy Adams,” she says. Scruples Co-President of Creative Mia Liguori McHugh predicts that metallics will be all the rave this season—think silver blonde, copper red and bronze brunette shades. Robert Banyaga, TIGI Learning Lab technical director, finds that the rose-beige blending technique from TIGI’s 2015 Academy Collection is perfect for getting new clients into a color technique or giving current clients a new twist. For Mike Petrizzi, Zotos Professional AgeBeautiful artistic director, he sees a trend toward sandy iridescent blondes this spring. “This soft beige blonde has reflections of champagne and tan,” says Petrizzi, who believes that the key to making this color pop is to use the shade as the base color and combine subtle glimmers of multifaceted blonde. For Kim Vo, Schwarzkopf Professional blonding ambassador, blondes will be going darker, transitioning to what he calls an “oh-my-goth” shade. “Brunettes are tiptoeing into the blonde pool,” says Vo, who uses a technique he calls baby lights to create childlike highlights throughout the hair to keep it fresh and soft. On the topic of brunettes, Jim Markham, ColorProof Evolved Color Care CEO, sees a shift away from winter’s rich, dark espresso shades and a transition to lighter and brighter chestnut and milk chocolate tones.
We rounded up 10 products that can preserve the integrity of color-treated hair.
1. Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Color Enhancing Blonde Shampoo with caramel tones gently cleanses hair while preserving color.
2. Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Shampoo is a sulfate-free cleanser made with Quinoa Color Repair complex.
3. ColorProof Evolved Color Care SuperRich Moisture Shampoo locks in color and delivers vivid shine.
4. Bain De Terre Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo is infused with passion flower, argan oil and monoi oil.
5. Aloxxi Volumizing Shampoo is sulfate-free and contains 10 antioxidant botanical extracts to prevent fading
7. Scruples Total Integrity is an ultrarich shampoo that adds shine to color-treated hair and keeps color from fading.
8. Catwalk by TIGI Fashionista Violet Shampoo boosts cool tones in blondes and highlights, while reducing brassy toning problems.
9. Keratin Complex Infused Therapy Shine is a silky serum with precious oils that won’t build up on color-treated hair.
10. Pureology Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil has sunflower, coconut, olive and jojoba oils to enhance color vibrancy.