Celebrities have long been at the forefront of hair trends, changing their looks with every magazine cover and social media post. But never has there been a more exciting time for color. Today’s hottest hues go far beyond blonde, brunette and redhead, conjuring a world of pigment where fantasy becomes reality and even seemingly basic shades become infused with previously unseen saturation.
We asked top colorists to share their favorite 2018 star styles.
Kissed by a Rose
Stars Behind the Shade:
Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone
Why It’s Hot:
“I think of honey rose as the little sister of the previous rose gold trend,” says Joseph Bogart, OYA Beauty lead international platform artist. The beautiful copper blend boasts more gold and less pink, thus taking it one dimension closer to natural. “It’s great for a blonde searching for depth, or a redhead looking to go lighter,” informs Maybe Saylor, Rusk colorist. According to Ivan Rodriguez, BioSilk Styling Ambassador, honey rose has become one of the most requested salon services. “Many clients have longed to try red at some point in their lives, yet feared this commitment to a tint that doesn’t easily fade away,” muses Colin Caruso, John Paul Mitchell Systems artistic director of professional color. “Honey rose offers the ideal happy medium.”
Faux Pas to Avoid:
It’s simple for this shade to clang copper, so maintain the correct balance in tones. “Start with a base that combines neutral and gold plus a pinch of copper—not the other way around,” advises Cassondra Kaeding, Redken brand ambassador. Add more copper and pastel pink as you approach mid-lengths and ends, being careful not to overdo it, as excess copper changes the whole look. “You want the hair to be warm, but not brassy,” clarifies Matrix artistic director Amanda Epstein. The darker the base, the deeper-saturated pink required. “Rose tones will fade quite quickly, and this look needs to have impact, so push it that bit further,” Patrick Marrow, Crazy Color brand ambassador, urges.