Lizzi is my friend and my go-to when it comes to hair questions. We worked together as sfx artists at our home-away-from-home Nightmare on 19th Street, and she has done incredibly creative color jobs on many of the actors there.

I wanted to know what color trends where going to carry over to 2017. I asked her if vibrants were here to stay:

Fashion colors were the biggest trend in Hair Artistry in 2016. Will it follow into 2017? We don't know for sure, but pastels, muted tones and "less obvious" pops of color seem to be carrying over, revamped.

A UV reactive look
A UV reactive look
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So maybe not as much very bright colors, but still a lot of "unnatrual" shades, but softer and more romantic. Silvers are still supreme, as are soft pinks and platnium blondes.

However, going any of these colors is a process, and Lizzi is  pasionate about informing people on the best ways not to damage their hair.

The following was all thoughtfully typed out by Lizzi. Thanks again girl, for the insight. Anything to curb these split ends. Yeesh.

Before you decide to turn your dark brown hair fuchsia or turquoise, keep in mind:

1.There are hundreds of demi & semi permanent lines on the shelves available for public purchase. Many people won't initially see a stylist, and just grab what they see.  KNOW the product and ingredients you are putting in your hair. If you are concerned or confused, generally "don't know", ASK a stylist and 9 out of 10 times they will help you come to a healthy, safe alternative. 

A very platinum blonde, while not impossible, is a long process
A very platinum blonde, while not impossible, is a long process
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2. Have you previously colored your hair? That matters.  Some think that if it wasn't in the last 2 years or so, that they are okay.  What most don't know or realize, is that color molecules can stay in your hair, unseen to the naked eye. When you apply chemicals to that, they can affect the prior molecules and cause questionable reactions.  You may think you are going to go blonde in one day, but that red hair you had 2 years ago will definitely come back as a nice warm orange 9 out of 10 times, first.

3. How porous is your hair? Thirsty hair will suck color up like a sponge, and when not sealed or protected correctly, the color will slip from the hair quickly. The cause of this is that your hair shaft & cuticle are blown completely wide open from damage. It is important to keep your hair healthy for multiple reasons, color being one of them.  After multiple times of opening and closing incorrectly, the hair won't seal anymore, causing the color molecules to "slide out". This is another reason that seeing a professional is so important. We can monitor the integrity of your hair as we work, thus keeping damage to a bare minimum and your hair happy!

Leaving in more natural hair color with "pops" of vibrants is the next big thing.
Leaving in more natural hair color with "pops" of vibrants is the next big thing.
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4. Reality.  I love a challenge. A "famous celebrity" & her sister decided this past year to go platinum in one day. Floods of people wanted to follow suit. What most people DON'T think about is 1.They have unlimited resources and funds.  It costs money to go from black to blonde in one day. Also, it is by no means a quick service. Easily, you are looking at about at least 5 hours in the chair. Time + Products = Money. Most stylists 100% want to give their guests what they want, however most stylists will not willingly damage someone's hair.

Vivid Colors, Rainbow hair, Unicorn hair, Glowing hair... they are ALL a process and require extreme upkeep to maintain their vibrance. Smoothing irons, blow dryers, hot tools in general, hot water, etc can ALL fade your color the quickest.  Be prepared to invest in professional shampoos and conditioners targeted for your new hair and it's healthiness & vibrancy.

Bold colors require a lot maintenance
Bold colors require a lot maintenance
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This is not typically something one should do at home themselves. So many factors can affect the outcome.   I primarily work with color corrective services to "fix" color gone wrong or repair damaged hair. My goal ultimately is to maintain the integrity of the canvas, as well as giving my guests what they've asked for.  Product knowledge is key. I, personally, like to go over extensively with the guest what exactly I will be doing.  That way, they have a better understanding of the science and chemistry behind their hair, as well as how to maintain it correctly.

Special Thanks to Lizzi Cothes for all her help on this blog. If you're ready to take the plunge into fashion colors (or need help repairing damage done) hit her up here.

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