Hair trends for 2021

Babylights

 

Babylights are reminiscent of the soft, sunkissed strands that graced your hair as a child. To achieve this look, pair finely woven highlights with handpainted pieces for a dimensional, yet subtle glow around the face and ends.
 

As the name may infer, Babylights have the ability to add a hint of youth to your client’s overall appearance.“Never doubt the power of a few face framing highlights.” Babylights are particularly low maintenance, and can be done on all hair types, making it a great choice for almost anyone who sits in your chair.
 

The key with this hair color trend is to find the delicate balance between placement and natural color graduation. Unlike your ombré technique, bold and high contrasting root to end colors with lines of demarcation are not the goal.
 

We recommend microhighlighting in small sections where you need control (face + crown), and using your baylayage technique through the mids and ends to keep the final look as natural looking as possible.
 

PRO TIP: Be sure your lighter pieces aren’t lifted too high – a safe rule of the thumb is to make your highlights about 2 shades lighter than your base color.

 

Balayage

Balayage is a French word that means to sweep. It is a hair colour technique that allows for a sunkissed very natural look. Its ultimate goal is to create the gold reflects that the sun gives naturally to the hair in summer. More natural than a full head of colour, balayage is the ideal choice when you want something subtle, boost the natural reflects, and give a new dimension to your hair. Balayage gives a gorgeous healthy looking  finish that looks glossy and expensive, which can be worn subtle or bold, whatever you want; it’s all about the application.
 

This timeless technique is the most popular hair colour requested in salons today. Its popularity comes from the fact that it is extremely low maintenance. You can look fashionable and feel good without having to run to the salon every few weeks. It is also seen everywhere, year after year, on the catwalk and red carpet.
 

Sioban Jones, Colour ambassador at Headmasters says :  “ I love balayage as it enables me to place colour more visually. Placing colour visually means that each and every client can receive a bespoke colour completely tailor made for them. It’s great for giving a multitonal effect whilst still looking natural, high shine and low maintenance .”
 

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Better Reds

Reds aren’t just for the bold and the brave. With the right colour, reds can be for everybody. Finding the perfect red can brighten the skin tone, make eye colour ‘pop’ and leave you feeling confident and radiant. Perhaps you dream of being a sun-kissed strawberry blonde, a warm rich copper or even a cool cherry red. Whether you want cool, natural or vibrant there is a colour and technique for you.
 

Book an appoitntment with your expert colourist today to discuss the best options for you. Remember you don’t have to have an all over red, balayage and freehand are still the coolest techniques to show off your shiny new red hair. Discover our four on-trend red techniques created with award winning salon Brooks & Brooks now, and be inspired to dare to go red.

 

Rose Gold

Rose gold isn’t just for blondes, though lightening powder is usually required!
 

These gorgeous pinkish copper tones can be accomplished on almost all hair colors. However, in order to achieve this highly sought after hair color trend, you will need to pre-lighten or begin depositing on levels 8 and higher.
 

PRO TIP: For longer lasting rose gold hues, try using the gold-yellow pigment present after lifting hair to a level 8 or 9. By not lifting past a level 9, pH and protein levels stay in tact, allowing for a longer lasting color service.

 

Rich Brunette with Caramel Highlights

It’s a classic, but a rich chocolate brown hair color with caramel highlights is a great choice for brunette clients who crave dimension without commitment.
 

PRO TIP: If you’re looking for a beautiful brown base color to pair with caramel highlights, look to your mochas and neutrals. Too cool of browns can cause your hair color to appear dull and flat.
 

However, don’t be afraid to mix caramel tones in with your soft, beige blondes for an ultra sophisticated look

 

Silver Fox

Remember when clients just wanted to cover greys? For Hair Stylists and clients alike, pesky silver strands were once considered enemy number one.
 

However, in 2015, showing off silver hair will be anything but unacceptable for clients of all ages.
 

Organic Colorist, Sarah Whitesell says, “I’ve seen more of my mature clients being taken from all over grey coverage to actually letting their beautiful silvers and greys show by complimenting them with sandy blondes tones to create natural, soft dimension.”
 

Blending silvers with blonde is a striking combination, but never doubt the beauty of a front-facing silver streak paired with a dark brown base.


PRO TIP: Depending on your percentage and type of naturally silver hair, texture can be wiry and unruly. Be sure to conduct a Wet Stretch Test prior to your color application, as a moisturizing treatment might be needed to soften the cuticle.


On one of the end spectrum, silver can be used subtly to create an overall natural look, but to adapt this color for your edgier clients, look to your blue-based colors to achieve an all over fashion color.