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Hair color trends and predictions for 2014

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The hair color predictions for 2014 expound upon the hair trends of the past, thanks to the increasing technologic hair color advances made within the beauty industry over the past few years. For 2014 expect richness, depth, pearl-essence and a continuation of the bold, bright and vibrant hues such as those seen on the likes of Demi Lovato.

Fun, vibrant color is not fading anytime soon; no pun intended. And as Pantone recently labeled Radiant Orchard “a modern and surprisingly versatile shade” for 2014, anticipate hues of fuchsia as one of the popular hair color trends and predictions for 2014, which has already hit the runways, red carpets and interior design products.

Thanks to the current colorful hair trend and the latest advancements in hair color, replicating the Radiant Orchard color for 2014 is simple, but should only be done by a licensed professional for a true color match and optimal hair care. Radiant Orchard can be applied as ombre highlights over blondes, or used as the ever-popular bayalage with brunettes, or mix and match. If you are truly daring, make the entire head the Pantone 2014 Color of the Year, and replicate the bold blue hair color of Demi Lovato, but in bright pink.

Gone are the days of traditional highlights. The hair color trends and predictions for 2014 pick up where basic foiling has left off with colorful ombré as stated above, bayalage and sombré hair color techniques.

The hair color trends and predictions for 2014 are sure to include a richness and depth generated by the latest hair color techniques that can be accomplished through Sombré hair coloring. Sombré is a professional hair color technique, which delivers a seamless, yet gradual gradation of hair color from the scalp to ends, unlike ombré (written about repeatedly here), which is dark on top and abruptly changes to much lighter ends.

With sombré’s natural-looking result, women with all variations of hair color, cuts, and textures love the results. Jason Backe, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist, believes the sombré method is the latest hair color trend to develop from its predecessor, ombré highlights.

The sombré technique is a fantastic evolution from ombré. There is no drastic change from dark to light, instead we see an effortless and natural evolution of color with just the right amount of dimension, and the results are major.

Bayalage is a hair color technique only to be done by experienced and licensed professionals that have practiced the hand-painted hair color effect with a more “rooty”, natural look, as seen on Gisele Bundchen in the above photograph.

Additionally, the hair color trends and predictions for 2014 will include pearl-essence tones. As more and more younger women flocked to salons to achieve the gray/silver tones, hair colorists endured to create shades that embraced the trend yet didn’t age the client and instead popped with shine and color.

Very soon the red carpets will be inundated with celebrities on display with all of the above hair color and predictions for 2014. It will be interesting for beauty lovers and hair care aficionados to watch which hair color trends dominate.

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