Now is the time to dive into pastels and nothing could be more au courant than lilac. For celeb inspo, look no further than Katy Perry's Grammys look or Jourdan Dunn's purple 'do at Coachella — we're obsessed with the model's silvery wash and violet roots.
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Maybe only celebs and the ultra hip were braving gray hair before, but the granny trend is poised to go mainstream for 2015. So if you've been filling your hair inspiration board with silvery styles, there's never been a better time to go gray early. This ash gray color gives you an instant edge and lasting cool-girl cred.
Hair colorist Johnny Ramirez is pioneering lived-in color for 2015, which stands to be one of the year's hugest trends. A softer, updated ombre effect, the color is supposed to match the inside of a banana — and ideally is so low maintenance that it should keep you out of the salon for six months.
Over ombre? Check out reverse ombre, which is just like it sounds: The style flips the dark-to-light fade on its head with light roots and dip-dyed tips. While less natural looking than the gradation that's been everywhere in the last year, the look brings an undeniable punky vibe.
No, that's not a typo — bronde is the actual trade name for that "now it looks blond, now it looks brown" shade. Perfect for in-between brunettes who wanna go blonde without going brassy, this radiant style is the best of both worlds.
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Don't let Sisqó go down in history as being the only one to work full-metal hair. Miley Cyrus went metallic at the 2015 Met Gala and we're feeling her chrome 'do for short styles this summer.
When January Jones debuted her "is it or isn't it?" pink hair this spring, we fell in love. Blondes can ask for just a touch of petal pink lowlights to get this rosy glow.
This deep violet-red has been trending as a vampy lip color, so it was only a matter of time before the shade took over the hair game. According to Organic Colour Systems’ Technical Director Rebecca Gregory, “Aubergine is the perfect complementary color for cool or neutral brunettes living at levels 4 and below.”
If you're not yet in the know, babylights are the most current way to highlight using the balayage technique, where a lighter color is hand-painted to achieve highlights that appear healthy and God-given. Think your own hair color, only illuminated.
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Warmer and more natural looking than platinum — but just as fun — caramel blonde is the ultimate in California surfer style. Poppy Delevingne owns this summery color.
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Despite the name, there's nothing boring about a one-tone brunette hue. Look to Kendall Jenner's highlight-free hair for inspo and keep your monochrome brunette color looking fresh with gloss treatments.
We all remember Rihanna's killer mermaid-red hair, but her latest iteration is a little earthier. She proves that Ginger Spice-inspired rust tones look even more rad for 2015.
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We're obsessed with the rainbow roots from the Maxime Simoëns Spring 2015 runway. Blue, pink, yellow — whatever hue you choose, this is an awesome, unexpected way to cover roots and play with color.
Alexander Wang introduced the two-tone pony concept for summer a few seasons ago, but Beyoncé made us move this one to the top of our to-do list when she wore the look to this year's Met Gala. Achieve the bicolor look with an extreme ombre or if you're not so ready to commit, a lighter colored extension wrapped around your ponytail works just as well.
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Platinum with Dark Roots
When your platinum starts to grow out, think twice before rushing back to the salon for a touch-up. If Julianne Hough can make contrasting dark roots look this good, you can, too.
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With all of the cool technicolor hair we’re spotting on celebrities, Pinterest and Instagram this year, brown and blonde almost seem like radical choices. But whether you’re ready to taste the rainbow or just want to enhance your natural color, there’s never been a better time to dive in and dye it. Let your true colors shine through, whether those colors are whimsical My Little Pony pastels, lustrous rose gold, sun-kissed highlights or rusty red.
With expert hair colorists constantly perfecting ever better techniques for giving you a color that’s so you, the possibilities are basically endless, but we’ve narrowed our favorites down to 35. These cool hair color ideas are guaranteed to give you a fresh look for 2015, including a few that we’re sure you’ve never seen before. (These aren’t just 35 different versions of ombre, we swear.) So, click through to find your next hair makeover inspiration.