Known for its dramatic transition from dark roots to lighter ends, this popular technique is evolving to suit just about anyone. “Ombré is more gradual now—just one or two shades different,” McDonough says. Subtlety is key: If you’re brunette, try variations of caramel, as seen here on Sofía Vergara.
POP OF COLOR
A small application of bold color can have a big impact. “It’s not a total commitment,” McDonough says. “A few pops are very easygoing.” Your stylist can also apply the color so it’s hidden easily. Feeling bold, like January Jones? Try a cool lavender or light orange. Less daring? Go with a gold or mocha.
Kim Kardashian’s glossy mane proves that black hair is far from boring. Glazing, a tone- on-tone layering technique, punches up a basic black with undertones of more-colorful shades. “This is not flat,” McDonough says. “You want to see dimension in the color, whether it’s a blue black or a cherry black.”
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