The Most Popular Hair Colors of Spring 2019, According to Top Colorists
If a major cut isn't the spring hair change you had in mind, a new hair color is another option. Just like blunt bobs, curtain bangs, and shag haircuts are the current "it" styles, every season has its hot hair colors, too.
As for what hair color you should try for spring 2019, there are a few important factors to keep in mind: Your hair's health, current base color, and how much maintenance you're willing to put in to maintain it.
Still can't narrow down your choices? We turned to top colorists to find out this season's biggest hair color trends based on what shades have been the most popular among their clients.
From deep chocolate brown, sunkissed strawberry, to subtle reflective highlights, this season's color trends cover all the bases, whether you're looking to go from brunette to blonde or simply want to warm up your current shade for spring.
Ahead, all the hair color inspiration you need for spring 2019.
With pink hair, haivng a rosy outlook takes on a whole other meaning. Kate Reid, COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY design director, says that bubblegum pink hair like Maisie Williams's, along with other pastel shades like jade and peppermint, are only going to get bigger and bigger this season.
While you can expect a pink shade like the Game of Throne star's to last for around four weeks, Reid suggests treating your hair with a conditioning color gloss like one from KEVIN.MURPHY's COLOURING.ANGELS line to keep the color bright and balanced.
From outfits to beauty – colour proved to be the most apparent aspect of everyone’s looks at Coachella 2019. Most notably, we fell in love with the hair colour inspiration seen throughout. COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Design Director, Kate Reid gives us the insider look at the latest colour trends and how to get the look with COLOR.ME!
The Best New Hair Colors For Summer
Hit the refresh button on your hair with these inspired new hues.
It's almost rosé season (cue praise hand emoji) and for beauty lovers that means one thing: it's time for a new hair color—or at least a refresh. We asked Michael Bowman, Rob Peetoom advance stylist, and Kate Reid, global design director for Color.Me by Kevin.Murphy, to breakdown the hair color trends we should be trying in the warmer months.
"Warmer tones will be everywhere this summer," says Bowman. "Think easy upkeep and non-committal looks." A warmer blonde hue (instead of platinum), like the one seen on supermodel Gigi Hadid, won't require bi-weekly salon appointments. After all, you shouldn't have to spend half the summer with foil in your hair.
Reid describes stone as "a grey slate edge with a new smoky balayage color through the ends." It is also a great alternative for men who are looking to refresh color.
Rose hair is still going strong. Reid says to pull off this look, go for a dusty rose if you have a cool skin tone. Rose-pink and rose-apricot will help warmer skin tones really glow.
Bowman says golden brunettes work with nearly every skin complexion from fair to olive. "It’s all about the placement of the highlights or balayage," he says. "Highlights heavier in the front will look better on darker skin tones. With fairer skin tones, your colorist should disperse the highlights all throughout the hair to avoid the potential of looking washed out."
Another bold color to try this summer: peppermint. The key to keeping color vibrant is good upkeep. "I like a refresh every six to eight weeks," says Reid. "Kevin.Murphy Colouring Angels has a line or warm and cool shades that work like a lip gloss to add beautiful tone and create amazing shine in-between salon visits. You just use them instead of your conditioner twice a week."
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Colour Lights Are The Next “It” Trend
Move over balayage, babylights, teasylights and foilyage, there’s a new colour trend in town and it will have you booking your next salon appointment ASAP! The great thing about this trend? It works with your existing hair colour and can be tailored to your own personal style. If you’ve ever wanted to try on a fashion shade but weren’t crazy about the placement or high maintenance aspect of it, the latest trend will bridge the gap between fantasy and reality.
Colour lights are a unique way of adding a fashion shade to the hair in a more trendy light. “I love to work with fast fashion shades with colour lights, this technique is perfect for the type of client who wants to try a trend but isn’t ready to fully commit to the upkeep or maintenance,” says COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Design Director, Kate Reid. Think of it as swapping out your regular highlight hue for a fashion shade instead. The process is similar and with the right home care tips, prolonging the shade between appointments is a breeze. Keep reading to learn more about the trend and how to get the look!
In Tastemakers and Trendsetters, we talk to inspirational leaders in the world of spa, beauty, and wellness. This week we chat with Kate Reid, Color.Me by Kevin.Murphy Global Design Director. Reid is a Finalist of Excellence in Education in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards for the third year in a row. After being chosen as a winner last year, her streak with the AHFA is a true testament to her passion for education, the hair craft, and always staying on top of the trends.
Kate Reid, COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Global Design Director has just been chosen as a Finalist of Excellence in Education in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards for the third year in a row. As one of the largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards the AHFAs are quite an honour. After being chosen as a winner last year, her streak with the AHFA is a true testament to her passion for education. Kate Reid explores the steps that got her to where she is now, and how being an educator has changed her life both personally and professionally. Keep reading to hear the top 5 reasons!
The Great Debate: Is Hair Colour Safe During Pregnancy?
When you’re pregnant, you have to say goodbye to some of your favourite things: sushi, wine, and retinol-based skincare products. But, do you really have to take a break from your colourist? We chatted with COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Global Design Director Kate Reid to find out what she has to say about the topic.
"One of the first things I found myself researching when I found I was pregnant (I am currently 22 weeks) was what can and can’t I do, eat and what next? Anxiety kicked in, especially when it comes to my beauty regimens (especially maintaining my blonde!)
Fairly limited information is to be found but research indicates both semi and permanent colours are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy. But with such limited information available, what does one do about their hair colour? Which products are safe? Each colour brand is made differently and some are safer than others.
Looking to celebrities like the Kardashians, at a distance they didn’t seem to stop getting Botox and facial fillers and their hair colour always looks fresh. You begin to question everything. What is okay and what will harm the baby? The truth is, it is very confusing and there is conflicting information out there.