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Spring/summer's hottest hair color trends

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In a rut? Change your hair color

Get yourself out of a beauty rut by changing your hair color. This season, don't be afraid to experiment with unique colors or at least add some highlights to your hair. Check out some of the hottest hair color trends.
Pastel hair trend

Pastel hair

We have seen Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry pull off pastel hair. Can you? Of course you can. Pastel blue, green and pink are all popular this season. You can try allover color or just a few streaks of pastel hues. Read more information from SheKnows about the pastel hair trend.

 

Ombre hair

Ombre hair

So many celebrities embraced the ombre hair trend in 2011 that it's a little played out but still remains popular this year. Basically ombre hair is darker roots gradually fading to lighter tips. This hair color looks best when it's subtly blended. Find out how to get ombre hair.

Red hair

Red hair

Red hair is in once again this season, from deep auburn to light strawberry blonde. The hottest shade is a rich coppery red that is vibrant but not so bright that it can't be worn in a professional environment. Copper shades look great with almost any skin tone, but talk to your stylist to see if you need a warmer or cooler hue to look your best.

 

Balayage highlights

Balayage highlights

Balayage is a process of highlighting the hair by painting on the product in a sweeping motion. The stylist has much better control of the application with balayage than with traditional techniques. The result is very subtle blonde and honey highlights that look natural. Balayage provides multidimensional color and allows for better outgrowth. In the beginning, you will need at least three appointments spaced six weeks apart to really build up the color. From that point, you could go four or five months without needing balayage, just getting a treatment to freshen the color every six weeks.

Rainbow hair

Rainbow hair

Rainbow hair is all the rage right now. If you can't fathom this look all over your head, start slowly with just rainbow shades at the tips, or instead you can add rainbow extensions without the commitment. Check out these tips to make rainbow hair tasteful.

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