There is a decadent new trend in hair coloring that is going to be a hot look in 2014, and if you love rich, opulent colors then it may be one you want to try out! Jewel-tone hair colors are becoming more and more popular on the red carpet and it’s only a matter of time before they become mainstream. Previously, bold colors like blue and purple were associated with youthful, punky looks. But these new colors are sophisticated and rich, not to mention super stylish.
If you fancy going for a deep jewel tone hair color, first take this quiz to see if it’s a good option for you.
1. Is your hair currently in good condition (ie. Not over-processed, dry or experiencing breakage)?
2. Is your hair naturally dark brown or black?
3. Are you willing to frequently touch up your color at the salon?
4. Do you have a trendy sense of style?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, then rocking a jewel tone hair color will be a piece of cake for you. Now, it’s time to choose a shade!
Pom Klementieff looks amazing in a dark amethyst hair color here. This color is only a couple shades lighter than her natural black tresses so it matches her complexion nicely and looks classy rather than punky. This shade looks best on women with medium to dark complexions and dark eyes. Pom has added a bright cherry red lipstick to her look, which is the perfect compliment to dark purple hair. If you have light hair and want to go dark amethyst, you may need multiple dye jobs to get this deep rich shade. Chances are it will turn out a bright purple color on the first dye, so you really need to build up the color if you have fair hair.
If you are more of a redhead at heart, check out Brooklyn Haley’s garnet red hair color. This rich red looks fabulous on ladies with a cool complexion. If you are unsure what this means, check the veins on your forearms to see if they are green or blue- cool ladies will have blue veins. Another way to confirm if you have a cool complexion is if your skin has pink undertones. This hair color can be achieved on black, brown and red hair the easiest. Blondes will have to do multiple dye jobs to get these rich red pigments to stay in, so be warned if you have very light hair. Another thing to consider about this shade is the fade factor. Red hair fades the fastest, especially if you are in the sunlight often, so it will take a lot of maintenance to keep this color looking fresh.
If you’re feeling sapphire for your new color, check out Demi Lovato’s rich hair hue here. This is a great shade for women with medium to dark complexions and dark eyes to try out. Demi has left her natural color as low lights throughout, which is a good technique to darken the color up and prevent obvious fading. Blondes and redheads are not advised to try this shade as the results will be less than optimal!
These are just a few sophisticated jewel tones that you can try out in the new year. But don’t forget there are other options as well—keep your eyes open for rich green jade and fiery topaz hair colors as well!