Have you tried color blocking? Color blocking continues to be a hot trend in fashion. As fashion morphs and changes, so do hairstyles and hair colors. You'll find color blocking hitting the hairstyle scene in all sorts of ways. If you're looking for something new to try with your hair color, a little hint of this vibrant style might be right for you. Here are a few ideas to try.
Blonde and brown. An icy blonde over top a rich brown is a great way to try color blocking. Ask for thick, chunky platinum highlights in the crown area, with heavy chocolate lowlights or even with a solid color as a base underneath. This look is dramatic and exciting, so you'll be sure to turn heads. Of course, you can try a more demure version by keeping your blonde and brown just a few shades apart. You'll get the look of color blocking with a lot less drama.
Another way to color block blonde and brown is with a warm, dark chocolate all over and just a few platinum color panels or peek-a-boos. If you wear a deep side part, wear them on the opposite side of the part for a cool, asymmetrical look.
Blonde and red. Blonde and red colors look absolutely beautiful together. I love a heavy blonde highlight in a neutral hue with bright, vibrant red panels peeking out underneath. For me, the more intense the red, the better I like the color. Of course, you can always soften the look by keeping your blonde buttery and swap out the red for a warm brown. Be very careful with your intense red shades. If your hair is already over-processed, or your hair is prone to fading quickly, your blonde pieces could absorb some red and turn pink, instead.
Cool brunette and purple. For the brave of heart and hair, a dark cool brunette color goes terrific with cool purple panels or tips. The darker the purple, the more it almost blends with your hair (blue is nice, too). Not everyone is ready for purple though, so you could always try a tone on tone panel by keeping the hair dark all over, but changing the panels to a dark red or auburn. This would still give you a subtle panel feel.
If you want to try a little color blocking without the commitment of permanent hair color, then you may want to look into some clip in hair extensions. These are easy to wear, and your stylist can trim them to match your hair cut and style. They are inexpensive, and you can wear them only when you feel like it. You'll find every color imaginable, so the sky - and your budget- is the only limit. You can have all the drama of color-blocking, if and when you feel like wearing it.