This weekend is the annual New York City Pride Festival— recognizing our LGTB friends who are often dismissed & under-celebrated. So lets celebrate this fun weekend with loud funky colored hair + bold head turning styles.
This color does something unusual: it makes rainbow hues look sophisticated. We’re used to bold colors on celebrities like Katy Perry and Ke$ha, who definitely rock the look, but not in a way that most of us would want to adapt for our own heads. In fact, bold hues are a trend that most people are still afraid of, probably because they picture something that looks very alternative. But this look, even though it’s made of ruby red and grape purple, looks very polished. The secret is in the contrast, the placement, and the structure. With these three elements in balance you can make any color look high class. Click through to learn more. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
Rose gold hair color has been a huge color trend for a few important reasons. First, it’s a hue that occupies a space between rainbow and natural at a moment when vibrant shades are fashionable but for many impractical. Second, it’s a blend of warm and cool hues so it works against almost any skin tone. Third, its underlying warmth makes it easier to achieve and maintain than many other fashion shades. It’s no wonder this color keeps on trending. Click the notes learn more about the latest variations. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
Photo: Glamour Italia August 2014 | Olga Maliouk by Signe Vilstrup
In this time of blow dry bars on every corner, rainbow hair, and some crazy perms, it’s more and more difficult to keep your hair healthy. But don’t fret, you don’t have to throw your iron out the window, even less than perfect hair can be revived with a few little adjustments to your regular haircare routine. Healthier, shinier, and gorgeous hair is just five tips and a few products away. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →
After a year of wild hair colors—pastel, sand art, rainbow—things finally seem to be calming down as we head into 2016. Colors are getting softer and so are placements. There’s a resurgence of traditional highlights and single process shades, and we’re seeing the bright hues that once covered the head mixing with natural shades to create understated effects. The looks shown here have a neutral ash-brown base highlighted with bits of soft pastel, the effect is grungy, muted, and muddy, like paintbrush water, as if all the bright shades have blended and blurred. Click the style notes for steps to creating the look. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →