Gone are the days wherein colouring your hair meant going for a single colour tone. The hair colour trends of today are characterised by bold, daring and out-of-the-box ideas. However, there is no need to be a celebrity since you can rock these trends on the daily life. It is all about finding your natural hair colour and then determining what other colour tones work best with it.
The idea of using two-tone hair colour is nothing new anymore. After all, ombre has been around for some time and it is looking to stay. However, both work around the same premise of using more than one shade in a hair colour formula. It does not just mean focusing the different shade on the ends, though. The colours are integrated throughout the length of the hair resulting in a more dimensional look. It also provides more opportunity to become playful with colours as you can combine high or low colour schemes. The resulting colour is playful and eye-catching.
If you are afraid to go for a drastic colour combination, one technique is to stick with your natural hair colour and then add gradual transitions (think something like ombre). The gradual colour transition should happen at the bottom two thirds of your hair. Allow your hair strands near the ends to lightly transition in colour and soften up, especially when it comes into contact with the sun and wind.
Another approach you can take with a two-tone hair color is to combine analogous colours. You can start off with a simple base hair colour and then offset that with something more edgy or unsuspecting.
Meanwhile, a fun way to play with two-tone hair colour is to use shades from the opposing end in the colour wheel. As they say, opposites attract and if you can find the right colour combination, then you can produce quite a brilliant show of colours on your hair. For example, if you have naturally black or dark hair, you can use light hair tones to create a colour statement. It does not have to be transitional either. An abrupt change in colour brings out the drama in the look.
Here’s something for the daring few: paint box colours! Go for the flamboyant tones like green, red, pink and purple! These days, women who like to wear pastel hair colours are no longer shunned but are rather celebrated because of their guts to step out of the norm. No wonder that dip dyed ends were such a huge trend in 2013 and this year, too!
Have you tried the two-tone hair colour? What colour combinations do you like best?