Forecasting 2024: The Hair Colors Set to Dominate the Year
Changing your hair color is a fun way to embrace a new season or year. When contemplating a hair transformation, you might be torn between coloring your hair at the salon or opting for the convenience of a pre-colored wig. It is also a great way to show a different side of your personality. The good news is that there are numerous options, from minor changes that will leave you feeling ready to take on anything to bold ones that make you feel like you have a new set of hair. While numerous interesting hair color choices have dominated 2023, this article focuses on the ones we think will be popular in 2024.
Blonde and Brunette Fusions
Everyone knows about blonde and brunette hair colors. But did you know you can fuse the two to create incredible hair color combinations? This combination of the two has become very popular, and we predict it will continue in the coming year.
It is a multidimensional look that can produce vastly different results depending on how you combine the colors and the proportions you choose. It mixes tones to create a warm effect that combines the best aspects of both colors. Its versatility allows you to try different shades and tones, from chestnut to honey and caramel.
Balayage is an excellent choice for those who want to add dimension to their existing hair color without making a dramatic change. It involves soft painted highlights that can start in the middle of the head and blend in effortlessly, leaving the ends with some darker patches but with hints of the new color. The hairstylist can also paint the highlights closer to the roots in what is known as a rooted balayage.
This hair color and style is low maintenance, looks more natural, and is easy to care for, says Elena from Elena Hair Salons. It also extends the time between salon visits and treatments, further highlighting its low-maintenance nature.
This is another style that combines two hair colors and is great for those who want to make a statement. With this style, you get two hair colors, one on each side. The best thing about this option is that you are not limited to the colors you can use.
We have seen blond and bronze or even blue and purple. The key is finding a hairstylist who will help you choose colors that complement each other and blend perfectly in the middle.
Vibrant Red Options
Vibrant red colors have seen a resurgence in recent years. It is now common to see colors like auburn, copper, burgundies, and deep reds. These hues produce a cozy and warm feeling, and you can expect to keep seeing them when the winter is over.
Options like copper and red are perfect for those with a fair complexion. Whole mahogany and sultry burgundy are great for those with darker tones. You can also choose a single color or a blend of up to three depending on whether you want to be demure or make a statement.
Highlights used to be trendy in the 90s, but they are trending again. They are great for framing the face, and you can choose different looks depending on what you are going for. Many people choose a few strands to lighten with colors that are two to three shades lighter than their natural hair color. This option adds interest, depth, and dimension to make the style look less boring.
However, you can go the other way with this option. For example, you can color most of your hair a bright color like pink and then let the hair with the natural color work as the highlights. Bright and neon highlights pack a bigger punch and are the better option for those who want to stand out or make a statement.
Instead of using pastels for highlights, why not use them for all of your hair? Many people are experimenting with vibrant pink, electric blue, and pastel purple options to make a statement.
Although they look great, these colors require pre-lightening and regular maintenance to keep looking their best. This is why you should only consult an experienced stylist to help you achieve the look you desire using pastels.
Shades of White
White chocolate, ice blond, and arctic blonde colors have been trending for a while, and we think they will continue to do so in 2024. However, you can also expect to see icy and ice-cube vibes and tones.
You will also likely see options like azure white, a color that leans towards a very light green, and Seashell white in balayage styles. Both colors go well with shooter bobs, which are also becoming very popular.
Your hair says a lot about you. Perhaps you are an adventurous person or one who wants to experiment with multi-tone finishes. Regardless, there are some that we expect to be dominant in the coming year, such as different blonde, brunette, and red hues, while some will be everywhere but not garner as much attention, such as highlights because they have been around for some time.