Dimensional Blonde

You want a natural looking color, but you don’t want your natural color, per se. Ask your colorist to blend in highlights with your own natural base, and don’t let them go more than 2-3 levels higher than your natural shade. Not only will you end up with a dimensional hue, but you’ll get the longest wear out of the color as it grows out.

A lovely before and after example of this was done by Erin McKay, based out of the 901 Salon in Los Angeles.

BEFOREhair color makeovers before and after

AFTERhair color trends 2015 - hair before and after blog

Shoulder Length and Blonde Please

Hair stylist Karen Soriano brightens up her client’s dull shade to a true California blonde hue. This color and cut is flattering on nearly every skin type, wouldn’t you agree?

BEFOREhair color ideas before and after blog

AFTERshoulder length blonde bob hairstyles

 

Buttered Wheat Toast Blonde

Buttered Wheat Toast Blonde – a hair color name a little more fun than just saying ‘dark blonde’ or ‘very light brunette’. Perfect example done by Evelyn Bilauca at the Jonathan & George Salon. What color would you call this shade?

darker blonde with highlights

Ombre Done Right

Doing ombre correctly is all about the blend. The gradual lightening should appear as if it grew out that way, and not that someone processed it. This ombre done right color is by Sarah Armstrong out of the Hair By Design Salon in Mount Eliza, Australia.

BEFOREhair color before and after photos

AFTER brunette ombre done right

From Blonde to Brunette

Who doesn’t love a great before and after pic? The bigger the change, the better, right? Nice before and after work by hair stylist Brianna Rice, based out of Los Angeles (Encino) at the Butterfly Loft Salon.

BEFOREhair color makeover blonde to brunette before and after

AFTER hair color trends 2015