15 Hair Color Trends for 2018 You’ll Want to Try
New year, new you—and why not start at the top? 2018 hair color trends are all over the color spectrum, which gives you plenty of gorgeous ways to express your personality. Different shades of blonde, brunette, red, and even pink are making waves in the salon. Say goodbye to hair colors past and bring in the new year with one of these trending hair colors.
If you’re looking for a virtually maintenance free way to become a blonde, consider keeping light brown roots for a lived-in, carefree style that doesn’t require as many trips to your hair dresser.
This color gets it’s name from the golden highlights scattered throughout the head on a beige brown base. The highlight gives your hair a slightly sunkissed glow, making this a tone that easily transitions throughout the seasons.
Reds across the spectrum have had their moment in the past few years, from blorange to mulled wine. Now the true red that we all know and love is making a comeback, in a big way. Think bright, fiery copper to nail this classic shade.
Subtle Tone Change
This low-commitment color is easy to achieve whether you’re blonde, brunette, or red. A slightly different tone is added into the bottom half of your hair to give it just the slightest bit of dimension. This drippy, even-softer-than-sombre color adds just a bit of color to give your hair the boost it needs.
Made of equal parts cool and warm tones, the contrasting shades in this look cancel each other out to create a middle-of-the-road, neutral shade that’s incredibly easy to wear. This color is flattering on many different skin tones, which guarantees you can pull off. If you’re consistently changing tone based on the season, think about trying nude for your perfect neutral.
Going for jet black hair has never been easier. If you’re looking to make the plunge into your darkest hair color yet, invest in a shine gloss to get a reflective, almost raven like look. Worried about looking washed out? Consult with your hair dresser on how dark is too dark.
Start with a dark, rich brown color on top that subtly changes into a milkier, lighter brunette on the bottom. The sombré blend of these browns gives the hair a swirled hot-chocolate color effect that’s insanely flattering.
Pink hair seems to become increasingly popular every year—and shows no signs of slowing down in 2018. If you're interested in trying the trend but aren't willing to commit to allover vibrant color, try a washed-out pink that shows your natural hair color coming through. Funky hair has never been so effortless.
Issa Rae’s highlights are similar to her skintone, giving her gorgeous, allover glow. Compliment a dark base with highlights that match the color of your skin to get a similar effect. This can be compared to the gingerbread latte hair color trend, highlights added to hair that are just slightly different from the natural base color. The glow’s so real, you’ll look like you have a little light on the inside.
Gray has been gaining traction over the past few years as the it color to try. From smoky gray to almost-blonde gray, the color that used to be so stigmatized is finally getting the spotlight it deserve. Whether you’re naturally gray or not, make sure to use a purple shampoo a few times a week to counteract brassiness.
Platinum blonde use to conjur images of an entire head of flat, white blonde. That's no longer the case. Now you can get the dimensional, blonde hair of your dreams: Start with allover cool, white platinum base and top with baby blonde color for a soft, yellow undertone that'll give your hair a pearly, multifaceted color.
Blue is the hair color that gives you stab of envy every time you see it on Pinterest. Now’s your time to try! Right now blue is popular in every shade, from a smokier denim to a vibrant turquoise—the color variation seems endless. Take a step out of the comfort zone and copy Nicole Richie’s oceanic blue that's deep but still insanely colorful.
Margot Robbie’s hair color is a multidimensional blonde that is nearly the perfect shade of blonde. Trying asking your hair stylist for heavy highlights on your whole head that alternate between platinum, buttery, and baby blonde for the shade that’s become Robbie’s signature.
If you’re looking to give your hair a deep, edgier look try a deep brownish-red like Lana Del Rey’s. Lighter strands of red bring out the richness of the brown, giving you sultry strands without the full-on red commitment.