Trendlooks 2016

Multi-Tone Hair Colour Ideas

Multi-Tone Hair Colour Ideas
Dree Hemingway (actress, right) prefers natural-looking hair colour with a gradual colour transition. In contrast, Kylie Jenner (left) goes all out, experimenting with a bright turquoise ombré
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Multi-tone hair colour is here to stay. Easily customisable whatever your style, from natural to bright, this look offers something for everyone. Read on for some multi-tone hair inspiration.

  • Dip-dye and ombré hair are the two commonly used names to describe multi-tone - hair that is coloured in more than one shade. Creative minds developed this colourful look far beyond just lighter hair ends or gradually changing hair colour, no matter whether you choose natural shades or vibrant colours, the results will be playful and eye-catching.

  • Sombré (natural hair colours in two/three tones)

    Model Dree Hemingway (top right) shows her preference for using natural hair colours and gradual transitions. From the tips, her hair gradually changes from light blonde to caramel to dark blonde creating a soft ombré or sombré. This latest trend incorporates natural hair colours with a soft transition from tips to roots, as if naturally created by sun. This natural colour scheme works particularly well with Dree Hemingway’s beach waves.

  • Ombré (contrasting natural colours in two/three tones)

  • Two-Tone Hair
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    Vanessa Hudgens experiments with contrasting, natural-looking hair colours. The base colour is a medium brown with a hint of red. She offsets this pretty base colour with accents of red in her mid-lengths and a caramel blonde shade on her hair ends. Whilst the transition is still gradual, the strongly contrasting tones add a lively character to the hair, revealing an adventurous personality.

    Left: The curly ends of Vanessa Hudgens’ long hair gradually transition to lighter tints of the base colour

  • Opposites Attract in this Two-Tone Hair Colour Version

  • Two-Tone Hair
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    Rapper Angel Haze makes a statement with the striking contrast between dark and light hair, which would be even more pronounced on straight hair. Angel’s corkscrew curls soften the contrast of her blonde dip dye.

    Left: Angel Haze surprises with corkscrew curls, which quite abruptly transition from black to ash blonde