After watching Nicole Kidman and her glamorous golden red hair on Big Little Lies all winter, we are suddenly obsessed with red hues. And now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time for our hair to follow suit!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Style Noters! Ever wondered why we associate St. Patrick’s Day with the color green? There are quite a few reasons, actually!
First and foremost, Ireland’s nickname is “The Emerald Isle.” The green in the flag and in the clover St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism also played a big role as to why people wear green on this day. Some people still follow this tradition in Ireland. Catholics wear green and Protestants wear orange, representing the two colors in the flag while the white in the middle represents the peace between the two.
Red alert! Pumpkin spice hair is a thing! The eye-catching trend has already hit mass, dominating Trader Joe’s merchandizing , cereal boxes, even water bottles. In the beauty space the hue has become a pretty and popular hair color choice; it is an artful and individual way to celebrate autumn, especially if you’re feeling the sexy redhead vibe. Though marketers like us to think they invented the piquant punch of pumpkin, the shade was in salons long before we were sipping the coffee shop tipple: We’ve been writing about this trend for a few seasons; find further reading, formulas, and some inspirational examples of the color, in the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart
This shade of vibrant golden orange is named for the Australian Outback. It captures the vivid warmth of desert sun, and the vibrant hue of red sand. It’s a color at once earthy and unreal, an exotic shade that recalls spices and exotic flora. Get the professional formula in the style notes.–Laura Martin
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of painters who argued for a return to classical techniques, bright colors and meticulous, detailed technique. They tended to paint eroticized medieval scenes heavy with atmosphere. This shade of vivid but natural copper invokes mystery, sensuality, and the age of chivalry. Pair it with loose waves and waist-grazing length and you’ll look just like a Arthurian princess. Read on for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin