Gone are the days when hair colors were just used to hide grays. Today, the hair colors are as much as an accessory as are the lipstick, shaving cream, and even soap. Actually, hair colors not only up your glamour quotient but also provide a necessary glint to your face. The easiest way to bring out a change in your appearance is by making a change in your hair. While until ten years back, no person could think of coloring their hair before it started graying, today, even, teenagers are opting for hair colors. With all the biggies in the fashion world bringing in their signature hair color, how could the en masse not get swayed. The trend of hair coloring is spreading rights and lefts and not without good reasons. Nothing can lift your mood and looks better than a good hair color. Fashion is fickle but in the world of hair colors, it changes very gradually and pretty much anything goes. The trend of the color largely depends on the season mainly winter and summer. While for summers all shades of blondes generally rules, for winter, brown and black shades are preferred. So if you feel it is time you checked the latest trends in hair color, read on to know more about 2010 hair color trends. Explore the pointers given below for the hair trends and get ready to get the red-carpet look for your hair.
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2010 Hair Color Trends
Shades Of Browns
As 2010 is a year of natural shades for hair, the year has brought with itself the rage of all shades of brown hair colors. In all the fashion weeks for the upcoming year, the models walked with brown or shades of brown hair. The idea behind this is that brown colored hair matches all the skin complexion and so people with any skin tone whether fair, pale, wheatish, etc can wear this hair color. Moreover, many hair experts claim that brown colored hair gives natural warmth to the facial structure of a person. Go for any shades of brown especially chocolate brown, light ash brown, dark golden brown, Glazelnut, cocoa, light chestnut etc. The celebrities who are sporting a brown hair shades are, Penelope Cruz, Dita Von Teese, and Rachel Weisz.
Blondes Are Back
Blonde is beautiful. Blonde hair has always been considered as sexy and attractive; remember the diva Marlin Munroe and the more recent Kylie Minogue, Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Steffeni and Cameron Diaz. Today all the celebrities from Victoria Beckham to Lindsay Lohan are seen sporting blonde tresses. So if you always wanted to sport this trend, it is right time for you to go for blonde mane. Experts believe blonde hair help in emanating warmth. Moreover, a variety shades are available to suite your skin type. Strawberry blonde, light ashes blonde, light golden blonde, medium champagne and dark blonde etc are some of the “in” shades of blonde hair color this season. However, remember that if you are olive or dark skinned, blonde color may look unnatural on you.
If you are bored with the same hair color but don’t want to experiment too much then you can consider shades of plums, mahogany or auburn. These not only give you a fresh and gorgeous look but would also give your face a soft look. Although before you choose any of the given colors, make sure that you are not giving your hair a drastic change. For instance if you have blonde hair, then switching to auburn, plum or mahogany, color would be a bit drastic. This change would be a good change for brunettes. However if you have ivory or creamy toned skin, then you can go with these hair colors.
Red hairs are all over ramps in this year’s autumn/winter and spring/ summer collection. Red hair helps you in enhancing the facial features making them look soft and give them a glow. It also gives you an innocent yet a mystical look. There is a variety of red hair colors to choose from. However, if you have a pink or rosy skin tone it is better to avoid the red shades of hair colors. If you have a warmer skin tone with brown or hazel green eyes, then red shades would look great on you. As red hair color is the brightest shade of hair colors, you need to choose the one, which compliments your skin tone. The different shades of red hair color ranges from light strawberry ginger, maroon, burgundy, to even fire red, cherry red, crimson color, orange red hair etc. You could also go with red hair color with different undertones.
Giving a black undertone to your hair will give a natural and glossy look to your hair. In addition, it will make your hair look more subtle and soft. Whether you are going for a blonde hair color or a brown hair color, you could give a black undertone to it.
Some Other Hair Color Trends
Although the most famous hair colors are mostly subtle this year, designers are also bringing out hair colors, which are funky and colorful, literally. So, if you are among people who dig punk style and want to go for dramatic and bold colors for hair, you don’t need to be disappointed. The hair colors like Deep tones of eggplant, Ombre highlights (Drew Barrymore style), lavender, multicolored highlights etc would also be “in” this year. In addition, the year 2010 will see a lot of reds or chocolates blended with purple tones. Moreover, one more trend, which is believed to be in rage throughout 2010, is the matching of hair color with the outfit. The hair is matched with the clothes by highlighting a strand or two or even more with a matching color of the clothes.