Feeling adventurous and a tad bold this holiday season? How about some seasonal transformation for your hair? Watch this magic makeover turning a summer girlie into a winter queen!
The professional hairstylist Sharon Spellman shares her secrets of achieving a natural flow of color when going from light to dark locks in the colder season. With the right color formula and a skilled hand, moving to the brunette tones would only enhance your original tone. And don’t worry, you will still be able to go back to blonde for the summer afterward!
Going darker for fall and winter isn’t new. The trend has been raging all over the Internet for years. However, this season, we see not only lowlights and toned down blonde shades – brunette tones take the lead!
Experts say that darker hair colors are taking over in 2024 (sorry blondies!) thanks to their subtle elegance and effortless look. They add a natural glow to your hair and appear to be complementary to almost all complexion types. Unlike blonde tones that require high maintenance and regular in-salon care, brown shades are not that demanding. They are washed out naturally, leaving no stark grow-out lines.
Sharon Spellman goes for the alkaline toner instead of the permanent hair dye to achieve a natural transition from the client’s darker roots to lighter ends. She combines a light brown shade with the ash brown one for the roots to create a perfect blend with an original hair tone.
Transitioning from blonde to brown is not as straighforward as it may seem! The hairstylist takes a copper golden blonde shade mixed with ash blonde to neutralize greenish tones and obtain natural light brown hair. The result is a near-balayage effect, with darker roots fading into lighter tips. In this case, brownish tones make the natural color show through in the roots before blending into the rest of the hair. For those wanting to refresh their hairstyle, toning blonde hair darker is an absolute go-to.
Some movie stars and pop singers have already embraced their natural locks. Shailene Woodley’s dazzling balayage demonstrates how darker roots and lighter ends complement the original hair tone without drastic changes to the natural color. Likewise, Chrissy Teigen, who previously stunned her followers with bleached blonde hair, is currently wearing honey-toned highlights. The brownish tones make the transition from blonde look both casual and red-carpet-worthy.
If you’ve been waiting for it, this is your sign to leave your blonde behind for the cold days. Darker shades, brown tones, or enhanced natural hair color. The choice is entirely yours. Because, you know, your hair needs a break, too.
Featured image via @sharon.simplyinsane
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