Hair color trends used to be hard and fast, but these days finding your perfect shade is a much more personal journey. Choosing the hair color that looks best on you and that makes you feel confident is more important than following the trends. Having said that, it’s always fun to know what’s trending and it might help you discover a look you’d never thought to try before.
5 hair color trends are set to be big news. From bright blonde and pale pink to copper, brunette and chocolate cherry, take our hair color quiz to find out which shade to try.
Q1. Why do you color your hair?A. To have fun
B. To look natural
C. To make a statement
D. To enhance shine
E. To try new things
Q2. You color personality is…A. Experimental
E. Anything goes
Q3. When it comes to maintenance, you…A. You understand it’s part of the process
B. You don’t want to be at the hairdresser all the time
C. You and your hairdresser are BFFs
D. You are pretty laidback
E. You don’t mind a bit of effort
Q4. If you were going on holiday, where would you go…A. Coachella, you love festivals
B. Boston in the fall
C. A trend-led city like New York
D. Paris, so chic!
E. Exploring Germany’s atmospheric Black Forest.
Q5. Your idea of the perfect night in is…A. Movie night with popcorn
B. A bath and a good book
C. A night in? I prefer going out
D. A dinner party
E. Games night!
Q6. Your wardrobe is filled with mostly…A. Fun colors
B. Natural tones and fabrics
C. Monochrome and sharp tailoring
D. Chic staples and standout accessories
E. Leather, denim and dark hues
Mostly As - Rose Quartz
Pale pink is a hair color that trending for autumn/winter 2021/22 and if you’re already blonde it can be a fun way to change up your look. A redhead or brunette? Experiment with balayage with a pale pink wash. Be sure to protect your strands from environmental damage and heat styling with Chroma Absolu Sérum Chroma Thermique.
Mostly Bs - Clearly Copper
Copper hair color is big news right now and is here to stay! The beautiful autumnal hue is fairly easy to achieve if you're blonde. Brunettes can work with balayage and gloss to give their hair a copper tone. Keep copper hair looking its best with a nourishing treatment like Chroma Absolu Masque Chroma Filler that leaves hair 92% stronger*, 93% smoother**, and with 59% more brilliant shine***VS. NON-CONDITIONING SHAMPOO
**VS. UNTREATED HAIR
Mostly Cs - Bright Blonde
Does bright blonde ever really go out of style? This hair color look is high maintenance even if you’re a natural blonde, but the striking finish will be worth the effort. Just be sure to really nourish your hair at home, Chroma Absolu Soin Acide Chroma Gloss seals in shine and hydrates the hair - it will be your best friend.
Mostly Ds - Brilliant Brunette
If you want serious shine, a brunette hair color reflects the light much better than blonde. For natural brunettes, going a shade or two darker with an in-salon gloss treatment like the Fusio Dose will leave hair looking gorgeous and glossy. At home, lean on Masque Vert Chroma Neutralisant with its green neutralizers to keep unwanted red tones at bay. Just make sure to use gloves.
Mostly Es - Chocolate Cherry
While pale pink has been around a while, chocolate cherry is a new hair color trend on the block. If your hair is dark naturally, lighting pieces and adding a cherry hue can be a fun way to add flashes of color to your hair without going for an all-over color change. Keep hair soft, shiny and nourished right at the start of your routine with Bain Riche Chroma Respect, it leaves hair 95% smoother* for less hair color fade.
*SYSTEM OF BAIN RICHE CHROMA RESPECT + SOIN ACIDE CHROMA GLOSS + MASQUE CHROMA FILLER VS. UNTREATED HAIR
Guide To Trending Hair Colors
So many of us know what hair color suits us. But within the hair color families - blonde, dark, red and experimental - there are so many shades you could choose. A big part of choosing a hair color also comes down to what level of maintenance you are prepared to put in. For instance, if you’re blonde but you want to spend as little time as possible on your hair then beachy balayage will be a better choice for you that going platinum.
Of course, if you’re going to change up your hair color, whether it’s a low-key tweak or a full-on overhaul, you’ll need to lean on haircare designed especially for colored hair. Enter Chroma Absolu, our new color care range that includes the best shampoos for colored hair that cleanse, nourish, tame frizz, prolong your hair color, and leave strands soft and shiny.
Blonde Hair Colors
Naturally blonde or light brunette? Bright, creamy blonde balayage will give your hair a beachy vibe and, with balayage avoiding the root area, you won’t need regular touch-ups.
A full head of highlights, famous at the start of this millennium, is trending again. Using foils, this requires some regular upkeep as root regrowth is real but if you want that 2000's Britney Spears blonde look.
Full-on bright platinum hair is ideal for anyone going grey or white or for those who are naturally very blonde. For anyone else platinum is a high maintenance color that requires serious hydration, toning, and regular visits to the salon. But trust us, the statement color is worth the effort.
Dark Hair Colors
Inspired by the stone, tiger’s eye is balayage with a mix of warm caramel, gold and brunette tones. On dark hair it looks stunning and, since it’s created using the balayage technique, the upkeep is pretty easy.
If you’re already brunette, going 2-3 shades darker is an easy way to transform your hair and make a statement without a ton of effort. Plus, dark hair tends to look super shiny and healthy so it’s a win, win.
Raven hair is almost bewitching in its beauty and, what’s great is that you can experiment with gloss tones like blue or burgundy colors. If your hair isn’t naturally dark then this will take quite a bit of upkeep to ensure the color and strands stay healthy-looking. Chroma Absolu, a restoring acid color care range for all color treated hair, is fully customizable to repair damage, reduce frizz, and prevent color fading for stronger, shinier and healthier hair.
Red Hair Colors
Yet again, balayage is the easiest way to get playful with your hair color as you don’t need regular root touch-ups. Cherry is trending this year and by adding pieces of cherry into your hair you can get the look without too much maintenance. Of course, if your hair isn’t naturally blonde, those pieces will need to be lightened before the cherry tone can be added but what’s cool is that as the red fades it will turn pink - two looks in one!
More and more copper hairstyles are showing up on Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards. Copper is a pretty easy color to achieve if have red undertones in your hair, why fight it by trying to go for a cool tone, instead this season embrace this beautifully autumnal hue.
If you’re a natural blonde then going red only involves keeping the color vibrant. However, if you have brunette hair (or darker) then you’ll need to bleach your hair before going red which requires major dedication. Luckily you don’t have to worry about hair damage with our Chroma Absolu products that nourish hair, repair damage, reduce frizz, and prevent color fading, so if you want rich red hair - you’ve got it!
Experimental Hair Colors
Pale pink hair doesn’t ever really go out of fashion. It’s experimental for sure and makes a statement but, maintenance wise, on blondes it can simply be applied in-salon and washes out with ease. If you have darker hair color then you’ll need bleach first which means you’ll need to lean on a specially-formulated color care range like Chroma Absolu to prevent damage and frizz and to ramp up shine and softness.
This year’s Pantone color of the year is Ultimate Gray, and going deliberately grey can look incredibly striking. You’ll likely have to bleach your hair first so be sure to keep your hair seriously hydrated to ward off frizz and that tell-tale coarse texture that can come with bleaching.
Natural hues like green or blue make a real statement and, unlike pink, they really stick around in the hair. So, for starters, make sure you’re wedded to the idea and keep hair moisturized to ensure the hair color fades evenly (no one wants patchy color