From Balayage to Babylights: The Top Hair Colour Trends 2018

We’ve broken down the biggest hair colour trends in Liverpool for 2018. This list should help you decide what colour technique you should ask for when you dye your hair at a salon.

Hair by @claudiarotheram 

Balayage

What is it:

Balayage is a type of highlighting where the colour is hand painted. The strokes created gradually and carefully climb up the hair to create a natural looking effect.

Who’s it best for:

Balayage works best for all hair types. It’s a low maintenance colour so if you’re not one to go to the salon very often, this one’s for you. Because of the way the colour is painted on the hair, it allows for more growth to show through before you need a touch up.

 

 

Babylights

What is it:

Babylights are a type of delicate and subtle highlight. Fine strands of colour are placed throughout the hair to mimic sun-kissed or child-like highlights.

Who is it best for:

If you have super-fine hair, babylights are the way to go. Also, if you want a change but don’t want something as noticeable as balayage or ombre, babylights are a must.

 

 

Silver and Grey

What is it:

Dying the hair silver, grey or even white

Who is it best for:

People with darker hair may have a tough time achieving the right silver colour. With silver, where you end up depends very much on where you start. If you have yellows in your skin tone instead of pinks, this look could be for you as the tone will suit your natural skin tone.

 

 

Pastels

What is it:

Dying the hair one or multiple soft pastel colours

Who is it best for:

Similar to silver hair, the darker your hair starts out, the harder it will be to get it to go pastel. Pastels can suit most skin tones though, to get the full effect, a cooler skin tone often works best.

 

 

Rainbow Hair

What is it:

When the hair is dyed with bright colours; sometimes including all the colours of the rainbow.

Who is it best for:

Rainbow hair suits all hair types and skin tones, however, it may be harder to get your desired colour if your hair is dark to start. You should choose the shade of rainbow very carefully—more primary colours tend to work better on darker skin tones. Our advice? Stick to one or two colours for a lovely effect that is easier to manage.

 

 

Flamboyage Hair

What is it:

A combo of balayage and ombre hair—it’s the new ombre

Who is it best for:

This colour will suit you if you’re looking for a change but don’t want anything as sharp as ombre. It gives a nice yet soft ombre effect.

 

Whatever colour you choose, be sure to find a reputable hair colourist at a great salon. When it comes to colouring your hair, you want to entrust your locks to someone who knows what they’re doing, so do some research to find the perfect salon for you.

All the colours mentioned here are fairly advanced and we’d caution against home dyeing. Remember, when it comes to colour, you get what you pay for.

What’s your favourite colour trend of 2018 so far? Did we leave one out you’re obsessing over? Let us know in the comments below.