The Hair Colour Ideas 2017 Can't Get Enough Of
Brown, blonde or red? There are more than just these three hair colours in the world, and there's no better time to switch things up than summer 2017. This season calls for a whole new approach to hair dye, which is why we enlisted the help of three hair colour experts who revealed their biggest hues right now.
We spoke to Nicola Clarke, creative colour director at Color Wow; Sapphire Driver, manager of Bleach in Dalston; and Melanie Smith, creative master colourist from Josh Wood; and they told us about the trends that are taking hold of 2017.
From blondes and pastels to babylights and vermillion (yes, really), there are plenty of interesting ways to change up your look with these transformative hair colour ideas. Of course, to avoid any colour mishaps, which are sadly all too common, the best way to ensure you and your colourist are on the same page is with visuals—as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
For this reason, we've collated a gallery of these new hair colours so you can print them out and take them to your hairdresser. We're good like that, you see. Keep scrolling for new hair colour ideas for summer 2017.
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"This year has seen a real mix of different colours," says Clarke. "Rather than being about block-colour blonde or brunette, the look is super-natural baby highlights, taking hair back to what it looked like when we were children, before it was damaged and changed with blowouts, colour changes and styling."
Driver confirmed the trend, saying, "We're also seeing a real return to natural, textured hair. People are wising up to the effects of heat damage and ditching the straighteners to let their hair air-dry and embrace the natural texture and movement they already have in their hair."
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For those who love ombré, fear not; it hasn't quite disappeared yet. The fade-out style is tipped as a new take on the look this year. Clarke says that this is an update on ombré but is "a much softer, more lived-in look, adding subtle roots to highlights or updating a blonde balayage," and that she "[applies] a darker toner to roots and lengths, leaving the ends brighter. It's so easy to wear and grows out beautifully."
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As for blondes, there's a new way to do that too. Smith revealed that while the light hue is always a "top trend," there will be a new way for blondes to keep their look for longer by creating a vanilla colour. "This colour is anything but boring," says Smith. "A beigey root with a vanilla-blonde end is so current. It allows you to grow out [your hair] and not really have regrowth, which is amazing for blondes."
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In addition to pastel, Clarke says that bronze will be big. We particularly like Jenna Coleman's subtle nod to this trend, with splices of bronze that add depth to her brunette hair.
Thanks to Kylie Jenner and Pinterest, rose gold is one of the biggest trends we saw at the end of 2016 and will continue into 2017. Want to give it a spring update? "Work in a few soft blonde shades to give more depth and texture to the hair," Clarke suggests. "I always recommend that my clients use the Color Wow Kale Cocktail (£22) to keep their hair in good condition if they're bleaching."
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Finally, there's a real showstopper of a colour—vermillion. "This can be adjusted with copper elements to soften the look," says Smith. "But the combination of copper, orange and amber makes the colour more wearable."
Like your colour but want something slightly different? Smith revealed, "Some of the redheads we created this season wanted to go browner next season, so we have the undercoat of copper red. The brown on the top has violet hues."
Keep scrolling for more hair colour ideas in the gallery below.
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