Top-of-the-Head Hair Color Trends for 2010

MissMalini , 28 Oct 2010

Vogue_Blogger_Badges_1-1These days Sapna Bhavnani is a carrot top! (As last spotted at The Art Conspiracy held over the last few days in Bandra.) I like it, its like her – fiery and kinetic. But this isn’t the first time she’s changed the color of her pixie locks (and surely not the last) I remember first blogging about her Blonde bob back in May 2008 which got me thinking about the hip colors of the season. I always feel like doing something brave with my hair around this time of year, if you do too here’s how to “do” it in Vogue!

Red Hot!

Sapna Bhavnani
Sapna Bhavnani

Red is the hot hair color trending for women in 2010. whether it a soft burgundy a firey or deep red, this hair color trends for 2010 will instantly jazz up your appearance. Try tones of cherry, auburn or copper and see which suits you best. If you’d rather not go all out, strategically highlighting a few chunks of your hair red works too!

Platinum/Dirty Blonde

Kareena Kapoor, Kashmira Shah and Rambha
Kareena Kapoor, Kashmira Shah and Rambha

Platinum blonde is pretty stunning on very fair complexions and one of the hair color trends going big this year is dual toning your locks with two shades of blonde mixed together. (But I’d err on the side of caution here because blonde hair doesn’t suit every desi girl, plus the whole “item girl” and Southie star posse taking to the trend hasn’t helped improve it’s Blond Bimbo association much!)

Chocolate Brown

Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu

If you like your hair color the way it is then you’re in luck! Browns are here to stay but try to go darker and deeper than your natural tone. Apart from dark brown, black is back. Try getting blonde highlights in black or deep brown hair for a fresh new look!

Funky Shades

Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza

If you want to get flashy its now or never! Citrus shades, like yellow and orange have been popular this summer but as the temperature drops go lavender or purple. Occasionally wearing blues and greens is also an alternative and pinks (my favorite) are another hit this season.

Fancy Words to Impress Your Stylist!

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Multi-tonal highlights: That’s what Jennifer Aniston has and you can see different hair colors and tones in her which look naturally and unevenly colored by the sun.
Psst! If you want to show off your new highlights, straight hair gives the full effect, because the highlighting lines remain uninterrupted.

Twilighting: When you want a lighter hair color to show a subtle change, twilighting is the answer. Twilighting tones down too-bright hair colors by adding a few darker tones. (Twilights are closely related to lowlights.)

Lowlights: A hair coloring technique that adds real depth to hair color. Like twilights, low lights add darker tones and soften the look of over-lightened hair or add dimension to hair color that looks flat. A skilled stylist can weave up to three different colors into your hair by pulling a few strands here and there through a weave cap for a subtle look or foiling chunks of your hair for a dramatic, trendy look.

Chunking: Takes large, random sections of hair and infuses them with new color. Chunking is a hair coloring technique that gives dramatic impact to your hairstyle, often by adding bright, trendy colors to natural hair color.

Veiling: Brightens and enhances old flat hair color by applying a semi-permanent glaze in a richer tone over a permanent shade.

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