Monday, November 09, 2009

Fall HAIR Color Trends

Tracey Cunningham, arguably the most famous colorist in Hollywood (she's dyed the manes of celebs like Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Lopez) and Redken Creative Consultant for Color, is dishing on fall color trends for every hair hue. We also asked Tracey to give us the 411 on our personal prediction for fall: lowlights. Naturally, she obliged.

Mega Trend: Cooler Tones

“When summer comes to a close, I plan to cool my clients’ shades down this fall/winter season with Redken’s new Color Gels Ash Blue creating sophisticated, cool shades. A color is said to have "cool tones" if it tends toward blue or violet, such as platinum blondes, ash browns, and plum reds.”

Trend #1: Brunettes

“Brunettes will go to a whole new level this fall/winter with an overall cooler base. Think Fergie’s shade; her lighter highlights really show through her dark, chestnut base making her haircolor look so flawless and effortless.”


Trend #2: Blondes

“Blondes will be blonde this fall – think Drew Barrymore’s cool, nearly platinum blonde shade for this inspiration. Client’s can often be concerned with the cost to achieve and keep the perfect shade of blonde, but I find that women cut back in other areas rather than haircolor as it’s one of a consumers’ most prominent and most seen everyday accessory!”


Trend #3: Redheads

“I brought Lindsay (Lohan) back to her original roots as a true redhead. This fall/winter, redheads will be more sophisticated, and playful with their beautiful shade, with deep red tones and a few cool, blonde highlights throughout to enhance the red even more.”


Trend #4 Lowlights

“Lowlights will be trendy in the upcoming seasons. Many of us are familiar with highlights which lightens the hair 2 shades lighter, lowlights are the opposite. They darkens the hair 2 shades darker than the natural color. It usually isn’t as dramatic as a highlighted look and can help blend with your natural locks. With many of my clients darkening their shade for the Fall, you will see a lot of lowlight looks on the red carpet.”

*originally published by Sarah Howard on


Anonymous said...

I have red hair, and I'd love to try lavender highlights. Or would those be lowlights?

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