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Four hair colouring trends you should try in 2016

Megan Low
Megan Low

Published: 15 March 2016, 11:18 AM

There are more ways to change up your hair than you think.

Bored of the same old dip-dyes and ombres? We feel your pain. That’s why we looked high and low to bring you some new hair colouring trends you should try this year.

Check them out below!

1. Metallic hues

DASCHA POLANCO FROM ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK DONS A FULL HEAD OF SILVER HAIR, WITH HINTS OF LILAC AT THE ENDS. PHOTO CREDIT: OITNB.COM

Silvery, grey hair is no longer reserved for the elderly. This hair is both cutting-edge and easy to match with clothes.

If you have dark black hair, you will need to bleach your hair to a platinum or white blonde, which can be damaging if you are not careful.

To make sure your hair remains healthy, bleach your hair incrementally, letting your hair rest for one to two weeks between each bleaching session. Make sure you put in lots of moisturising products to keep it from getting dry.

IN ART CLASS, WE LEARN THAT MIXING TWO COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS WILL FORM A DARKER COLOUR, WHICH WILL TURN GREY WHEN MIXED WITH WHITE. PHOTO CREDIT: MAKEITLOOKEASY.COM

Then, get rid of the brassiness in your hair by using a toner. Alternatively, just dye your hair by mixing a hint of purple hair dye in some conditioner. Since purple and yellow are complementary colours, the purple hair dye will neutralise any yellow undertones in your hair.

THIS IS WHAT YOUR HAIR SHOULD LOOK LIKE AFTER APPLYING TONER. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTUBE.COM/PRETTYTWISTED

After that, the last step is to just add grey hair dye.

2. Feminine pastels

RITA ORA SOFTENS HER LOOK WHILE STILL REMAINING EDGY WITH COTTON CANDY PINK HAIR. PHOTO CREDIT: GLAMOURMAGAZINE.COM

If the “bad girl” look isn’t for you, then maybe pastels would be more to your liking. It is fun and young, what’s not to love? Moreover, you can either dress it up or down – depending on how flashy you are feeling.

And, it does not always have to be light pink! There are many pastel hair dyes that complement Asian skin tones, such as lilac and sea green.

Bleach and tone your hair as mentioned above. Then, instead using grey hair dye, add a small amount of hair dye to some conditioner. You can adjust the strength of your preferred pastel colour by experimenting with the dye-to-conditioner ratio (think of it as mixing paint).

4. Two-tone hair

CIARA WITH A BLACK TOP LAYER AND BLEACHED BOTTOM LAYER. PHOTO CREDIT: THERIGHTHAIRSTYLES.COM

 

If this is your first time dyeing your hair, this style helps you test the waters. Just dye the underneath layer of your hair while leaving the top layer alone.

MAKE SURE YOU MARK THE BOTTOM AND TOP LAYERS CLEARLY FOR A DISTINCT LOOK.

This look can be both daring and conservative. If you are not too keen about the outcome, simply hide your coloured locks with the top layers of your hair.

4. BONUS: Dyed tips for guys

Can’t commit to a single hair colour? Get dyed hair tips, then!

ZAYN MALIK WITH LIGHT PINK DYED HAIR TIPS. PHOTO CREDIT: GLAMOURMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Think of it as the guy’s version of dip-dyes. If you aren’t happy with it, then just chop it off and get a buzzcut!

There you have it, four new ways you can add a splash of colour to your hair, so you will never be bored with your hair again!


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