You know what they say: new year, new hair color trends. And when we say new, we mean brand-spanking new. From the pastel-rimmed crowns at Sies Marjan to Marc Jacobs’ punky, turquoise bowl cuts to Miu Miu’s wild, raspberry curls, the Fall 2018 runways were a Technicolor feast for hair lovers’ platinum-weary eyes. But would these seemingly hard-to-pull-off hair color trends have legs? Would they trickle down to the general, time-strapped public? Would subtler looks, like our beloved balayage, now be considered passé?
In search of answers, we sought out some of the top hairstylists in the industry and asked them to list the most popular hair colors for the coming year. And the results were, in a word, refreshing. Here are the most popular hair color trends for 2018, according to the experts:
- Colorblocking and jewel tones
- Crazy, influenced-by-nature hair colors
- Slightly washed-out tones (especially pink)
- Innovative hair color placement
- Bold statements
- Strong golden hints
- Strawberry blond
- Reds and reddish browns
- Warm highlights
- Bold highlights
The one thing most of the popular hair color trends have in common? Risk-taking. Scroll through the slideshow above for visual inspiration and more about each of the top hair colors of 2018.