Need a change in looks? Try these magical trends on hair

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‘After care’ for the coloured hair is important as it helps maintain the strength and natural texture of the hair.
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If you are bored with your same old looks and are ready for a makeover, just head straight to the salon. colour your beautiful locks with the trendiest hues and see yourself transform into a charming persona with oodles of confidence and positive attitude.

The hair colouring trend which started with a basic highlighting has now turned ultra stylish with rainbow hues on hair. While colouring your hair, it is important to choose a colour which one matches your skin tone. It should also reflect your unique personality and attitude. The natural black and brown shades are no longer the trend among the youth. They love to try out shades of blonde and brunette and flaunt their stylish look. These are some of the latest trends in hair colouring.

Balayage

Balayage is the trendiest technique which gives your hair the perfect sun-kissed highlights. It gives you a classic natural look as the colours produce a gentle gradation of light to dark. Many celebrities often flaunt their beautiful tresses coloured in trendy balayage.

The highlights are softer at the roots and get darker towards the ends. This recreates an effect of hair that has been naturally lightened by the sun. The highlights in different sections add colour dimensions to your hair, making it look more natural.

From the softer tones to trendy pop colours, you could choose the shade that best reflects your personality. Though balayage works on all hair types and lengths, it looks amazingly stylish on long hairs.

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Ombre

Ombre, which means ‘shadow’, is yet another popular highlighting technique. It adds a defined transition from dark at the roots to lighter shade towards the ends. The colour of the hair near the roots should be a few shades lighter than your natural hair. The highlighting shade at the tips too should match your skin tone and the natural colour of your hair. Using hues that do not match your skin tone may ruin the stylish effect of ombre. The beauty of ombre lies in its smooth transition from darker shade to lighter. Ombre looks amazing on those who have naturally dark hair.

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Sombre is the lighter version of ombre.

Sombre

Sombre is the lighter version of ombre. The highlights towards the ends would be softer and looks a little more blended than ombre. While ombre gives you a hot and fierce look, sombre is cool and casual.

Highlights

Though highlighting the outer strands of hair is incredibly popular, there are new trends in it as well. Sun kissed, contrast and chunky are some of the popular highlighting techniques. Highlighting a few strands would take away the dull look of the hair. Besides, in this technique, chemicals aren’t smeared all over your hair.

Slicing

In this technique, thin strands of hair would be highlighted. Fashion experts say that slicing increases the sex appeal of a person.

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Ombre

Baby lights

The natural hair shades of babies would be recreated using softer highlights. Babylights are subtle and look great on any hair colour and length. It would easily blend with the natural colour of your hair and is easy to maintain as well.

Dip dye

It is an incredibly easy technique. It suits people who are bold enough to try out a fun element on their hair. Any hue can be used for dip dyeing. In this technique, the colour of your natural hair does not match with the hair dye. So it is a statement hairstyle. Using a colour which is a few shades lighter than your natural hair would give a statement yet natural look.

Low lights

colouring sections of your hair in a shade or two darker than your base colour is called low lights. The shades could be beautifully blended to add dimension to your hair. Blonde and brown, dark and chunky, light and dark blonde are the most popular trends in low lights.

Ribboned

This technique perfectly suits wavy hair. It begins with a solid colour base and then blends in a lighter hue throughout the entire hair in ribbon like pieces. It creates a gorgeous contrast between light and dark pieces. When curled, these would look like ribbons. Blond and bright tones are used in this technique.

Frosted

It creates a ‘salt n pepper’ effect on your hair. During the frosting process, some of your hair strands are bleached. Frosting looks stylish on short hair. Pixie haircut, where hair is shorter in the back and longer in the front, goes amazingly well with frosted colouring.

Half and half

Those who are bold enough to sport a unique hair colour can try out half and half. It gives you an extremely bold look. However, this style is rarely seen here. In this technique, the hair is divided into two parts and is coloured in two contrasting shades. It would hardly have a natural look as you could experiment with the colours. The way you divide the hair too could be different. The first half is coloured, washed and dried before shading the other half.

Blocking

colour blocking is a technique that leaves large portions of your hair in a different shade than the rest of the hair. Two or more shades could be used in this technique. The blocks could be large or small. The different patterns of blocking would give you a bold or a softened look. Any colour could be used for colour blocking. The hair, however, has to be bleached before giving lighter shades.

‘After care’ for the coloured hair is important as it helps maintain the strength and natural texture of the hair. Special shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair should be used for at least a year. Occasional keratin treatments and hair spa would protect the hair from breakage.

Choosing colour

Blonde and brunette are the natural shades that are seen in westerners. There are different shades of blonde and brunette as well.

Honey blonde, caramel blonde, rose blonde and milky blonde are some of the trendy shades of blonde. Those who love to try out a statement look can go for strawberry blonde as well.

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Balayage (left) and dip dye

Meanwhile, brunette or brown, has different variants like golden brown, honey brown and cocoa light caramel. If you are bold enough sport unique shades and colours, then you can go for bright blue, teal blue, black berry, purple, pink and yellow. Rainbow and peacock shades are currently the hottest trends in hair colouring.

These techniques could be done in different patterns as well. colouring the lower part of your hair in rainbow shades would give you a unique look when it is tied in a sleek ponytail. colouring the entire hair in peacock shades too is becoming popular.

You could colour your hair permanently or temporarily. The permanent hair colours would stay for as long as three months. If you don’t like to sport coloured hair for too long, then you could try temporary hair colouring. Temporary colouring is done using hair sprays and you could wash it off. Though permanent colours stay for longer period, frequent washing of hair would fade it.

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