Blonde hair color returns to richer, glossy shades after a season of pale platinum blonde color trends. Just like your wardrobe, your hair needs to be updated on a seasonal basis. What the new hot hue blondes should be coveting right now is a spectrum of honey and caramel blonde color.
Also, celebrity blondes suddenly became warmer, richer, are highly wearable and far more low-maintenance than previous season’s “platinum epidemic” that has been copied by every celebrity and fashionista from LA to New York! So it’s natural that trendsetters are going to opt for something a bit different when it comes to blonde hairstyles.
Jennifer AnistonBlake Lively
This season, trends are big on condition, glossy healthy locks and honey and caramel blonde shades give just that – they look more natural, healthy, have less root re-growth and require less bleach than a very bright blonde, and are less harsh on the hair.
One of the reasons you should switch to honey and caramel blonde is that it’s easy to wear for most skin tones. Cool blondes can easily wear some honey by having a toner or a golden gloss treatment applied. If you’re a brunette, try a few highlights around the face to brighten up your look. Those who are naturally very dark shouldn’t go too light as they could be left looking washed out, instead try toffee blonde highlights.
Kylie MinogueAnnaLynne McCord
When choosing your honey blonde shade always consider your skin tone: there are different tones of warm honey as seen on Blake Lively and muted shades like Jennifer Aniston’s hair color that will work great on warm skin tones. Cooler skin tones on the other hand should opt for beige, buttery shades, otherwise it can end up looking yellow. You have a warm skin tone if you tan well, have dark eyes and green veins, or cool if your skin turns pink before tanning and your eyes and veins are blue.
As with all color treated hair, blonde hair color can be prone to fading, so use specific products to keep your hair looking fresh and bright. Get color-lock shampoos and conditioners made especially for blondes and treat your hair to an intensive treatment once a week to replace any lost moisture.
When styling honey and caramel blonde ‘dos, boho waves and glossy, groomed tresses will suit this hair color trend well. So either blow-dry it just like Leona Lewis or Jennifer Aniston, curl it like Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively or style it with textured flicks like AnnaLynne McCord.
Leona LewisSarah Jessica Parker
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