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Why 2017 Is THE Year for Haircolor

Experiment with a bold new shade.

There was a point in time where colorful hair colors (think: pinks, purples, greens, and blues) were reserved only for those bold enough to divert from traditional brunettes, blondes and other natural shades. But not anymore! Now, there's far less hesitation to embrace a wide range of hair colors-which can be seen on the tresses of celebrities, trendsetters, and runway models alike - thanks in large part to new trends that call for bold experimentation. According to our hair trend sensors, 2017 is all about color, meaning there's no better time than now to experiment with a new bold shade you may not have felt confident enough to try before. Whether you want a whole new look or just a slight taste of the trend, keep reading to discover why we'll be embracing a whole new palette of shades this year!

Hair Color Is the New Makeup

Just as you would play around with different makeup looks to enhance your face and accessorize your look, 2017 calls for similar experimentation with your hair color. Don't be afraid to try a new look that's out of your comfort zone. Who knows, it may just turn out to be your new favorite! As long as your hair is in the hands of a professional, it's safe to embrace a little change until you achieve your desired color.

Natural Tones Are Trending

Still not sure about trying out that bold, vibrant color you saw on social media? While you're bound to see others embracing bright colors that immediately turn heads, your new hair color doesn't have to be drastic or blatantly obvious. In fact, subtle and natural shades are increasingly popular this year too. Case in point? The nude beige trend, a shade that is halfway between ash blonde and platinum blonde, can offer a subtle hair color with an ultra-luminous finish. Techniques such as the copper foilyage, a combination of balayage and foils, can also help warm up the color of any hair and brighten up the face. No matter the color, your hair can easily gain intensity and brightness in the hands of your hairdresser, so long as you communicate what you're looking for.

Pastel Is Still a Top Hair Trend

Natural shades might be in, but pastel most certainly isn't out! In fact, creative and vibrant pastel colors, perfect for festival season and summer's warmer weather, can be found all over social media and in fashion. Opt for a single pastel shade or mix-and-match a few of your favorite colors together. For unicorn-inspired hair, ask your colorist to twist gorgeous blues and pinks together. The finished product is fun and eye-catching!

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