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Summer 2014 Hair Color Trends + Formulas!

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Summertime hair is full of sunkissed strands, fun, and shine! To celebrate the upcoming months, we put together our favorite summer hair color trends with formulas, enjoy!

Summer Hair Color Trends

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Amber Heard Hair Color Formula

Not only is bronde one of the hottest haircolors of 2014, it’s also one of the most versatile. Feel free to add a few more lighter pieces if you’re look for a more blonde than brown look, but this color formula is a great base to start with!

Color Formula
Starting Level: 5
Base: 5GD (1oz), 5N (1/2oz) mixed with 20 vol creme developer (1 1/2oz)
Baylayage/Ombre: Hand paint or foil pieces with 1 scoop of Naturlite Blue Powder (Bleach-free), mixed with 2 scoops of creme developer (10 vol)

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Julia Roberts Hair Color Formula

The key to any dimensional copper bronde is those beautiful face framing highlights. Since Julia Roberts is the queen of copper reds, we decided her dimensional ombre hair color was a perfect trend for summer. Note: Most people have more porous hair at the ends, avoid over processing them.

Color Formula
Starting Level: 5
Base to mids: 6GD (1/2oz), 6CR (1/2oz), 6N (1/2oz), mixed with 30 vol Hairmonics developer (1 1/2 oz)
Ombre: Naturlite White Powder (1 scoop), mixed with 2 scoops 10 volume cream developer

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Elizabeth Olsen Hair Color Formula

Dark ash blonde with subtle, warmer pieces at the bottom is a great way to kick off summer. The sun’s rays will likely lighten the color up by mid summer, leaving nothing, but beautiful natural highlights in it’s wake.

Color Formula
Natural Level: 6
6AH (1oz), LXAH (1/4oz) mix with 20 vol developer
Ombre Baylayage:
Naturlite Blue Powder (1 scoop), mixed with 10 vol cream developer

*NOTE: Check porosity level of ends, and be sure to tone with a warmer color, as ends tend to pull more green than at the root.

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Britney Spears Auburn Red Hair Color Formula

Not everyone has to go blonde in summer, and Britney Spears proves that! Achieve this gorgeous auburn red hair color trend for your clients by following the color formula below:

Hair Color Formula
Natural Level: 6
5CR (1oz), 6CR (1oz), 6BC (1/4oz) mixed with 30 volume developer (2 1/4oz)

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Kate Bosworth Hair Color Formula

There’s no denying it. One the most popular hair color tones for summer is copper! Copper blondes, reds, and brondes – your orange and red additives should be highly stocked the for the warm summer season.

Color Formula
Natural Level: 6
Base to Mids: 7GD (1/2oz), 8CR (1/2oz), XBO (1/4oz) mixed with 30 vol Hairmonic Developer (1 1/4oz)
Ombre Ends: Naturlite White Powder (1 scoop) mixed with 10 volume cream developer (2 scoops)

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Khloe Kardashian Blonde Ombre Hair Color Formula

To all those who despise the rooty looks of the ombre hairstyle, just know this… it shows no signs of going anywhere! So, brush up on your baylayage technique, and get ready to turn your brunettes blonde with a weave of your magic hair stylist wand.

Color Formula
Natural Level: 4
Base: 3N (1oz) mixed with 20 vol developer (1oz)
Ombre: Naturlite Powder (1 scoop), mixed with 10 vol cream developer (2 scoops)
Toner (Optional): 7GD (1oz), Silver Concentrate (1/4oz)

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Jenny McCarthy Hair Color Formula

Many hollywood stars have opted to go platinum blonde this summer. To join the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jenny McCarthy, and Anne Hathaway, follow this simple platinum blonde hair color formula.

Color Formula
Natural Level: 5
Heavy Highlight: White Naturlite Powder (1 scoop) mixed with 30 vol cream developer (2 scoops).
Toner: 11HS (1oz), 11HA (1/4oz), Silver Concetrate (cap full) mixed with 10 vol

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Pastel Pink Hair Color Formula

While pastel hair color has been gaining ground the past few years, no other color has been in high demand like pink. Pink is the perfect summer hair color trend for those clients who like to flirt with fun fashion colors during brighter months.

Color Formula
Pre-lighten hair to pale blonde tone with 1 part XBRR (extra bright red) and 2 parts naturlite oil, mixed with equal parts 10 volume cream developer.

Which summer hair color trend is your favorite?

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10 Must Try Spring Hair Color Trends

1) Pink Pearl

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Pink Pearl sings in spring season with its lustrous pinkish-silver hues. This spring hair color trend is great for blonde’s looking for a refreshing change, and is one of the most sought after pastel hair colors of the year!



2) Viva La Violet

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Whether it’s the dip dye look or all over, vibrant shades of violet are almost as in-demand as its pastel pink cousin. This is a great option for blondes or brunettes who are looking to add a little color to their life.



3) Silver Spring

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Sophisticated silver strands are great for women with cool or warm skin tones. Not to mention, it’s a great option for those who are starting to go grey.



4) Blonde Blossom

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The timeless look of freshly renewed blonde highlights is unmatched in spring. This is a great time of year to add in a few strands of platinum since the sun will allow regrowth to be less noticeable.



5) Apricot Awakening

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A little bit of copper, a little bit of blonde, apricot is the perfect option for blondes or brunettes who want to take advantage of the hotter weather and warm up.



6) Golden Grace

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Whether its blonde or brown hair, most everyone can benefit from added golden hues. If an all over look isn’t desired, try spinning gold into your ombrés.




7) Brown Bliss

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Spring is here, and it’s time to re-energize those cool chestnut brown colors. Try adding in a some gold to your neutral or cool brunettes for a little bit of spring bliss.



8) Carefree Caramel

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2014 has been a big year for golden hair color trends. Try pairing a chocolate brown with caramel highlights for a brighter, lighter look.



9) Rust Renewal

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This one is for the dark haired ladies looking to go a little lighter in spring. Whether balayaged or micro-highlighted, adding in a little bit of rust color to levels 1-4 is the best way to give spring a warm welcome.



10) Sunkissed Sandy

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Pop the champagne color bottles! For the blondes and brunettes looking to stay away gold, try toning your new highlights with ashy and violet tones for a sandy blonde look.

These spring hair color trends are credited to Hair Stylist, Olivia, and her amazing staff at Glasshouse Salon.

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2014 Hair Trends Report: Hair Color and Style Edition

They’ve arrived! Check out our highly anticipated 2014 goddess braids styles

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2014 Hair Color Trends For Blondes

Rose Gold Hair Color

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The seamless combinations of pinkish bronze hues and multidimensional blonde tones are key to achieving this highly sought after hair color.

Celebrities like Sienna Miller have opted for this delicate play on pastels instead of committing to an all over fashion color that requires more maintenance and trips to the salon.

TIP: Be on the lookout for more subtle uses of pastel hair color in 2014! Don’t be afraid to get creative and pair them with natural hair colors (like golden blonde).


Golden Apricot Hair Color

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If there is one thing you should take away from this trend report, it’s 8 argan oil benefits for hair and skin: GOLDEN HUES ARE TRENDING!

The warm strands of apricot paired with lighter shades of blonde and light brown will be one of the most coveted looks of 2014.

Similar to it’s Rose Gold cousin, apricot hair color can give you a whole new take on pastels by using your lightest copper gold.

This look can be deepened by pairing darker shades of amber with pieces of gold subtly balayaged or highlighted in. Thank the apricot blonde goddesses, Bella Thorn and Whitney Port, for this one.

Honey Bronde Hair Color

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Keeping the golden tone trend strong, honey bronde is the perfect middle ground between blonde and brown.

From the lustrous locks of Vicroria’s Secret model, Giselle Bundchen, to the iconic hair of Jennifer Anniston, this color has proven to be a timeless classic.

2014 Hair Color Trends For Brunettes

Chestnut Brown Hair Color

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What makes Chestnut Brown hair color beautiful is its flawless combination of cool and warm brown tones.

These colors can range from the darker shades of Zooey Deschanel to a slighly lighter brown hair color like Rose Byrne. Both colors look great with some toasted walnut highlights interwoven from the mids to ends (for dimension).

Brown Sugar Hair Color

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There may be no better model for the brown sugar look than Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. Channeling the warm undertones of their skin and eye color, this a great color selection for those dark brown clients who want to try “going blonde.”

The amount of lightness can controlled by highlight size and placement; however, we recommend the balayage technique mixed with some hand painted pieces.

Chocolate Brown + Caramel Ribbons

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You’ll need to turn to your ombre or baylayage technique for this one, as well! One of the most coveted hair trends for brunettes in 2014 is rich chocolate brown, paired with caramel or butterscotch highlights.

The rich warm hues of chocolate brown paired with the creamy golden tones of caramel and butterscotch give this look delectable dimension and shine.

2014 Hair Color Trends For Red Hair

Fiery Red Hair Color

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Red hair color has seen a steady rise in popularity since 2011. With more and more celebrities opting for luscious red locks, this color trend will continue be on fire in 2014!

Fiery Red Hair color is characterized by it’s deep and dimensional red and violet tones (much less orange than your copper reds).

The secret to red hair color that doesn’t fade is hair health! Keeping the hair’s protein, moisture, and pH levels balanced is optimal for long lasting red hair color.

Deep Auburn Hair Color

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Still coming in hot from fall and winter, the brownish-red strands of the auburn family will be another 2014 hair trend to look out for.

The best subtle highlight for this look will be in your copper red family. The key to creating a fully dimension red is having different slices and highlights throughout the hair.

Copper Penny Hair Color

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We said warmer hair color trends are taking over in 2014 and we meant it! If the darker reds aren’t an option, why not suggest a full on copper color!?

Bella Thorn and Rachel McAdams’ copper penny strands certainly grab attention and help bring added warmth to their cool pale skin tones.

2014 Fashion Hair Color Trends

These fashion hair trends are specifically for those edgy clients who are always so experimental and fun.

Peek-a-Boo Panels

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Peek-a-boo panels are characterized by their strong color blocking. For example, one underside of the hair could be pastel pink, with the other 70% of the hair being an icy cool blonde.

However, these panels can also be done with natural colors, so feel free to try out different combinations depending on your clients style.



2014 Hairstyle Trends

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Here you’ll find our top hair trends for long, short, and medium length hair.

2014 Hair Trends For Short Hair

Pretty in Pixies

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In case you haven’t seen the hoard of celebrities looking pretty in pixies lately (including Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, etc), then maybe this fact will have you agreeing that the pixie is making an epic comeback…

The search for ‘pixie haircuts’ has increased over 500% this year – wowza!

Seriously, the pixie is one its way to becoming a household name like, “The Rachel.”

Additionally, it’s a super versatile cut – ranging from long and shaggy, to sharp and asymmetrical.

Asymmetrical Bobs

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If your clients are unable to commit to the pixie and are still looking for a change, try suggesting an asymmetrical bob. This bob type can come in all shapes and sizes, making it perfect for creating a unique look for your clientele.

This cut allows you to mold different lengths and textures all into one multifaceted hairstyle, giving your client room for flexible styling.

Our favorite celebrities rocking an asymmetrical bob are Karlie Kloss, Frankie Sandford, and Marion Cotillard.

2014 Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

The Wavy Lob

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One of our personal favorite hairstyles of 2014, the Lob – aka, the ‘long bob’! Not too long, not too short – this hairstyle is just right! With curls and texture growing in popularity, this is just one of the many voluminous hairstyles to look out for!

Natural Spiral Curls

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For all those natural curlies out there, we envy you!

But, for those of us stuck with stick straight hair or lackluster waves, this may be an option!

The demand for curl-related services is on the rise, and knowing how to create the ‘naturally curly’ look for your clients is a must.

Here are the latest Curl Trends and Techniques for 2014.

P.S. Depending on the size and tightness of your curls, you may have to start out with long hair.

2014 Hairstyles for Long Hair

Loose Waves

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That tousled, wavy look will still be going strong in 2014! Beach curls, soft waves – you name it – all of these looks will continue to trend.



Deep-side Part

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Great for long or short hair, deep side parts that speak to a more elegant time period will continue to make appearances on the red carpets and in every day hairstyles.

Which 2014 hair trends do you wish to see more of this year?

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