Hair Trends for 2018 and the meaning of the color purple

We’re not even a full month into 2018, and it’s already clear that some trends for the year are forming — especially when it comes to hair color. This year, colorists are seeing folks embrace warmer tones, go for unconventional shades, and also make subtle changes to really give their natural features a boost.

Get your YouTube braid tutorials at the ready. If it’s been a few years since you learned how to weave a plait, you’ll need to sharpen your skills for 2018. Braids of all kinds have made a comeback on the runway (including four-strand and fishtail). Our favorite way to wear the trend? A long, low, and loose fishtail, like the one at the Chanel Hamburg pre-fall show. Finish it off with a glitzy accessory fastened right at the nape. With that kind of styling, nobody could accuse you of wearing a 2010 boho braid.

Violets and Plums

Ultra Violet was named Pantone’s Color of the Year, so it comes a little surprise that shades of purple and violet are really popping off in 2018. “Flirty and fun hues can bring something unexpected to your look,” Gabrielle Corney explains. Take notes from the Purple Unicorn herself, Justine Skye, who has been rocking the hue for a hot minute.

A colorful do always a smile to my face as I find it can actually lift ones spirit. Stay with colors that you can actually get away with, depending on your occupation. This spring I am all into purple.  Did you know the color purple is often associated with royalty, luxury, power and ambition? Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, independence and magic. All ages, genders and cultures can relate to purple.

Call it the Donald Trump effect, but the full-on orange seems to be having a moment. When you think about it, orange and yellow aren’t exactly what people usually like when it comes to hair color, especially next to their skin.

When somebody wants to go blonde, the first thing they say ‘I want to be blonde, but I don’t want brassy hair,’ and brassy hair is orange and yellow.” But all that’s gone to the wind for 2018, and people are beginning to embrace the unconventional hue.

If you want to try the color, be sure to talk to your colorist about what would complement your skin tone. The number one tip for pulling this color off? Confidence. Orange is such a loud color, so you can’t be afraid of it. You have to go all in.

Whatever you decide, have fun while doing it.

Have fun this spring! xA


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