Hair Colour Trends Sported by Celebs

Our hair colour has an immense impact on our overall look. The tone of one’s hair has the ability to bring out the most subdued feature or can also suppress a prominent feature. There are plenty of styles to choose from like solid colouring, highlights, balayage, streaks, rainbow colouring and more. Hair colour is like fast fashion; trends come and go in styles and techniques.

Come winter, cosy hair colours and effects find their way in. During spring and summer, the trend of streaks and lighter highlights tops the chart. This is the time we start searching the good old web for some solid inspiration from famous celebrities.

Here are some popular celeb-inspired hair colour trends that, we predict, will be big this season.

Sunset Brown Gradient

Image Credit: Dabboo Ratnani

Gradient is basically a type of highlight where the colour creates a waterfall effect with the darker to lighter hair colour or a gradient of 2 shades. Sunset highlights look best when the darker base colour is a deep shade of brown and the highlight is something with a bright vibe. Sunset brown colour looks quite good with natural brown tints of common brunette hair. In this style, the shade comes out more prominent with warm ambient lights.

Copper Highlights

Image Credit: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

This is a continuous highlighting style where part of your hair’s length will be coloured with a slightly different tone than your natural hair colour. This particular style is a good option for beginners or people with sensitive skin. Here the roots are left out; only a portion of the length is coloured. Hence, there will be much less scalp sensitivity or hair fall than the root-to-tip colouring styles. This is a great colour style if you have light brown, amber or hazel eyes.

Mahogany Touch

Image Credit: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Reddish tinge does not look that flattering on Indian complexions unless done by expert hands. But you can also try twirling highlights of brown-based mahogany instead. This is a safer option that looks flattering on anyone. You can easily increase or decrease the lightness or intensity of the mahogany colour as per your preference. Kareena has kept the highlights very muted so the highlights can blend with her natural hair well. This specific technique provides an illusion of volume on thin and weighed-down hair.

Cool Brown Sombre

Image Credit: Malaika Arora

Malaika never fails to stun us with her experimental hair colours and this season she has done a beautiful and extremely natural-looking cool brown sombre touch on her hair. Sombre is a certain type of ombre hair-colouring style where the highlight colour is nicely tone-matched with the base colour so that the highlights look more blended together and less obvious. These sombre styles look cool on warm undertone people and it is also a very low-maintenance style.

Babylights on Caramel Brown

Image Credit: Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Caramel-brown goes really well across skin tones and this is the newest colour trend Priyanka has been experimenting with lately. Babylights are nothing but strip highlighting. But this style uses thinner strips than the regular highlighting. Babylights are especially preferred by those who wish to create both formal and informal looks. The added benefit is that you can create a messy as well as a neat hairstyle with these highlights; both look groovy and presentable as per the occasion. This again is a low-maintenance hairstyle.

Amber Ombre with Coloured Streaks

Image Credit: Sara Ali Khan

Funky and colourful hairstyle makes a comeback every season with slight variations. Straight strips of multicoloured highlight do not look that flattering on ebony or deep brown natural hair tints that most of us are blessed with. But you can first opt for a basic balayage and then add a few colourful strips as per your liking. If you are one to shy away from permanent red, pink or green strips on your hair, you can always try semi-permanent or washable hair colours.

Multidimensional Smokey Gold Balayage

Image Credit: Disha Patani

Balayage is a continuous highlighting hair colour style that has gained immense popularity in the past few years. Unlike the traditional streak highlights, it gives a natural transition and gradient to the hair. It makes the hair look fuller and voluminous. Smoky gold colour and style are the hottest trends right now. This uses a golden-brown colour as the main highlight, the natural brown or deep brown as a base colour and a smoky brown colour for creating a shady transition between the base and highlight.

So, keep these celeb colour trends handy for when you take a dive into the world of hair colours.

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