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Daylight saving time has begun and spring equinox is here! It’s that moment of  seasonal change when and the first flush of green appears and the first flowers bloom: crocuses, daffodils, and snowdrops. This pretty violet brown accented with mulberry tips reminds me of those tender blossoms springing cheerfully from the muddy earth. And if you’re starting with a grown out ombre, this look offers a quick and easy spring transformation. Click the notes for formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

mauve and mahogany

We’ve mostly seen the pastel trend in full head applications, but candy colors can also work beautifully as accent tones on natural shades. The look shown here blends rich mahogany brown and dusky mauve for a bespoke violet brown. It’s a bold look but not garish and offers a take on pastel that feels more mature and sophisticated than a full-head application. Get the formulas for creating this look and application tips in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Add an edgy touch to your look by blending natural tones with a splash of vibrance. These off colors, which fall somewhere in-between neutral shades and fashion tones, provide a wearable alternative to pastels and brights. Violet brown, silver gray, and other off-color shades provide a touch of punk influence without feeling over the top. The understated take on fashion tones will add interest to your ensembles without demanding to become the focal point. Learn how to achieve this unusual hues in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Those of us who have been in the industry for a while become a little obsessed. We want to know, not only what’s happening now, but what’s coming next. For the fashion conscious, inspiration often comes from London and Paris, but for the latest, most daring cuts and colors, Japanese hairdressers take it to the extreme, pushing the boundaries of avant garde. The images above are just a few examples of daring looks created by Japanese stylists. To learn more about what’s coming west next, click the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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