New year, new 'do. Or, perhaps, new hue. Whether you're a wannabe redhead or an ice queen at heart, this year's trends will satisfy your inner daredevil. Ahead, six inspiring photos of curly girls with gorgeous color-treated hair. These are the shades that have been taking over Instagram feeds, inspiring the curly-haired everywhere to go for it.
Stylists who do this hair color on their clients choose a select few pieces of face-framing hair strands, coloring them one tone while leaving the rest of the hair as-is. This is a perfect fit for wavy and curly hair, as it gives the color even more movement. The pros pair colors like golden brown, burgundy, and sandy brown for a more natural, sun-kissed appearance. Ecaille looks gorgeous on round faces and beige-tan complexions.
If you have a natural reddish-brown hue, you won’t have to do much to embrace the pale-red trend we’ve been seeing. The shade is deeper than the strawberry-blonde and rose-gold trends of 2014, yet subtler than burgundy or crimson, causing blue or green eyes and freckles to stand out in a flattering way. This is a safe way to experiment with color on your curls if you're new to dyeing your hair, since it doesn’t require the harsh bleaching of other looks on this list.
This growing trend is an edgier, fresher take on the double-processed blonde of 2014. Many curlies and naturalistas would cringe at the thought of bleaching their already-fragile coils, but, thankfully, with the invention of Olaplex, more stylists are able to achieve this color on their clients with minimal damage from bleach and other chemicals. You can keep your icy white from getting brassy if you use it with purple shampoo — this combination helps maintain the hue's freshness.
Blue hair isn’t a drastic, in-your-face look left to the Kylie Jenners of the world anymore. The growing blue-black trend is both subtle and daring. If your workplace is accepting of creative colors, but you don’t want to go full-blown superhero, then this is your ideal shade. And, the night sky is dark blue — so this is arguably a color found in nature, no?
Unicorn colors aren’t for everyone (or every workplace), and neither are biweekly root touch-ups. Low-maintenance naturals who prefer to let their curls speak for themselves will find going deep brown ideal. Perfect for women with pale skin, this shade won’t wash out your features. It'll also give your hair a healthy sheen and complement the warm tones in your skin.
Friends and family may not get it, and it's not the most flattering color for the majority of skin tones — but that’s not stopping us from attempting the gray trend in 2015. It used to be really difficult to achieve the hue, but Pravanajust made it a little easier with its first gray dye, ChromaSilk Vivids in Silver. If you’re ahead of the curve and already went icy white, then take your color to the next level with gray this year.
Are you going to try any of these color trends this year?