Formula Friday: 2020 Spring Hair Color Trends
Although spring hasn’t quite sprung, we are just too excited for it to officially get here! With spring comes a whole new batch of seasonal hair color that are typically brighter, lighter and ready for days spent in perfect 70 degree weather basking in the sun.
Check out our favorite spring hair color trends below!
It’s not spring without a shimmering silver blonde! To keep it light:
This spring, reds will tone down and coppers will steal the show. For this perfectly subtle and sandy red:
We break her base with O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear and O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator for 20 minutes. Babylight/teasy light around the face, and teasy light some throughout the top just to add brightness through the ends. Then, tone with O&M CØR.color 9.3 Very Light Golden Blonde for 15 minutes.
An almost Kool Aid red with a sunny peach twist—you can’t get more spring than that! For this fun fashion tone:
We used Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener with Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer and Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer. To pre-tone, we did an Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment. Finally, we toned with Oway Hcolor 9.3 Golden Very Light Blonde, O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color and a dropper of Oway Hmelt Playful Rose with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer.
Pink Opal Blonde
Pink seemed to be the most popular color in 2019 and we do not see it going away anytime soon. We predict subtle pink popping through blonde locks will be a must-have this spring. To recreate:
We lightened her all over with O&M Ammonia-Free Keratin Blue Powder Lightener with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator and O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator. She was still a little peachy underneath, then toned with O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner!
Swirls of highlight make this brunette-blonde hybrid scream dimension. To recreate:
I previously toned this client down to a warm golden copper for the fall and it was time to bring it back up again!
Separating the hair into three sections (two in the front and one in the back), I began by applying the base formula (O&M CØR.color 4.0 Brown + O&M CØR.color 4.75 Chocolate Brown + O&M CØR.color 5.0 Light Brown + O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator) to her new growth. She had about 1 1/4 inches of new growth and had a small amount of grey sprinkled throughout the crown, the part and the hairline. The base color covered it all perfectly!
After this was applied, I began painting in the back using inverted triangle shaped sections. I used thick weaves to maintain depth and dimension. When I moved towards the front two sections around the face, I painted in diagonal backs and maintained the use of thick weaves. I used the O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener and O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator, remixing as I came towards to front of the head to keep the power of the powder fresh.
Face Framing Pop
The face framing teasy light is a trend we only see getting stronger this year. And what better time to go brighter around the face than during spring? Try it out using the formula below.
I started with balayage with O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener for some pops of bright. After her paint processed, I glossed her front with O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde and O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator. I glossed her top and mids with O&M CØR.color 9.0 Very Light Blonde and O&M CØR.color 9.8 Very Light Pearl Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator. I melted that and glossed her ends with O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde and O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator.