After a cold, colorless winter hammering much of the country and frizzing our lovely locks, it’s an understatement to say we're looking forward to spring.
Whether you want to breathe life into your natural hair color or get a completely new look, when it comes to styling our tresses, there’s something for everyone. From long hair to short, thick to thin, straight to curly — take cues from Hollywood’s A-listers to reinvigorate your hair color this spring.
Popularized in autumn, "ronze" is here to stay. Consisting of rich bronze brown hues blended with classic copper shades, ronze is incredibly wearable and ideal for all skin tones. This shade mixes red hair with dark auburn hues through multi-tonal dimension for dramatic depth. As a spin-off of Joan Holloway’s Mad Men look, this trend is the redhead’s version of last summer’s "bronde" and Rihanna rocks it.
Miranda Lambert: Dip-Dye
No longer associated with grungy expressions and graffiti walls, dip dye blends colors as you experiment with multi-tonal hues for customizable tresses. From pastels to bolds, dip dye adds an element of fun through a few inches and a punch of color. We’re still in love with Miranda Lambert’s pink tips from the 2015 CMA Awards. Flawlessly balancing her soft blonde hair, this fun, flirty style is ideal for spring.
Opal is more than just a birthstone -- it’s one of the dreamy dye trends taking the hairstyle world by storm. Blending the gray hair trend with rainbow hues, we love how Kesha has worn opal in the past. Considered the cooler cousin of pastels, this fabulous color draws inspiration from seascapes, mixing pearl with dazzling pinks, purples, and blues for a look resembling pearl shine. While everyone can try it out, ideal candidates need to have extremely light or bleached hair to achieve the shade.
Priyanka Chopra: Aubergine
With ‘90s TV shows returning and bands reuniting, it’s no wonder aubergine is making a comeback. Usually associated with royalty, this shade is fit for ABC's newest breakout star, Priyanka Chopra of Quantico. Also known as "eggplant," aubergine is a mixture of red and purple hues blended for a strikingly vivacious burgundy. Flattering every skin tone and naturally dark hair like Chopra’s, aubergine can add a glow and romance to your complexion.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Buttery Blonde
For years, Gwen Stefani’s platinum blond and Carrie Underwood’s blonde-brown have been the models women base their color on, but buttery blonde shades are popping up this spring. Think sandy hues with less cool tones. While her smoothies might be too pricey, Paltrow’s hair color is possible. This subtle color highlights features for a brighter complexion that will bring out your eyes and skin tone.
French for “to sweep,” balayage is a romantic hair trend for the starry-eyed Womanista. A notch above highlighting, this low-maintenance technique involves painting tresses by hand and producing a slew of effects from soft, natural highlights to bright, beachy ombré tones. Adele is a fan, sporting delicate yet natural, sun-kissed tints complementing her natural hair tones. Producing a soft look reminiscent of beach vacations, balayage looks phenomenal with layers and gives quite a kick to your 'do.
Chrissy Teigen: Écaille
Combining balayage with ombré, écaille balances natural hair color through golden highlights and smooth, shiny caramel tones. French for “tortoiseshell,” Chrissy Teigen styles a honey-toned écaille of blond and auburn brown hues with the utmost sophistication. Initially trending in Paris, this tortoiseshell shade is multidimensional and works best on darker hair. When opting for such a look though, aim for progression, not a full-blown ombré. And like Teigen, find a shade that matches your skin tone.
Gigi Hadid: Hair Strobing
Contouring isn’t easy, but contouring hair is one of the hottest hair tricks this season. Known as strobing, this innovative type of highlighting caters to face shape and natural hair structure. By adding highlights to areas where light would naturally hit, the placement of strobing creates glow and an emphasis through careful, flattering placement. Gigi Hadid is no stranger to the glow of strobing, accentuating her best features through bright contrasting hues and natural light.