Trendlooks 2016

Style Focus: Ombré

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Hair colour trends tend to come and go. They move in an out of fashion as the cyclical nature of trends rolls around. The highlighted hair trend is hair to stay though thanks to some important changes and evolutions.

From Ombrés to Sombrés and Balayage to Babylights we’ve got the lowdown on the key highlight trends you need to be aware of.

  • Beautiful Balayage

    Balayage, taken from the French word meaning “to sweep”…oh la la.  As balayage highlights are less systematically placed, you end up with fatter, less symmetrical, more random highlights, resulting in a more casual, beachy finish. It’s a great option if you like the look of chunkier highlights with more contrast and less blonde.

    Style Tip: Use our got2b Salt Spray to finish off the casual summer look for heavenly beach waves.

  • Ombré now Sombré

    The demand for dark roots and lighter ends started a few years back and featured quite a stark dark-to-light fade – making Sombré (“subtle ombré”) a much more subtle take on the dip-dye trend.

    A Sombré look has lighter sections that start up a bit higher and the lower lengths have sections of dark colour for a more gradual transition.

    Style Tip: No need for touch ups, this look is strictly a low-maintenance affair.

  • Yeah Babylights!

    As opposed to splashlights – which see sharp flashes of laser-like blonde on dark tresses – babylights are much finer.

    The hair is separated into tiny sections and colour is applied to each group of strands and left for more than an hour. It can take a bit of time but you’ll have a more multifaceted, natural-looking colour. Basically, it’s recreating the hair colour you had when you were a precious young one.

    Style Tip: This one is for the blondes! Why not try this look with our LIVE Max Blonde

  • So there you have it! If its highlights you’re after then look no further than these trends. If you’re styling and colouring we’d love to see the results so be sure to upload your pics to Instagram and tag with #LIVEcolour or #got2buk so we can see them!

    Be sure to check out our Schwarzkopf Pinterest for some mega hair inspiration!