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10 trendy hair colours you still need to try

Whether you prefer blonde, brunette, red or even a less natural shade, there's an option for you on our list of the top ten trendy hair colours you must try!

1. Cool ash brown

Perhaps one of the most trendy hair colours for brunettes, cool ash looks incredible on cool skin tones and light-coloured eyes. Keep any unwanted red undertones at bay with the for Brunettes. Alternate with your regular conditioner for healthy and shiny ash brown hair.

2. Beige hair

Cool sandy tones are the lighter equivalent of ash brown. Beige hair contains tones from the blue/green end of the colour spectrum, and is a particularly trendy hair colour for short hair. Keep beige from being boring with a stylish haircut: blunt bangs or layered lengths can lift your entire look.

3. Visible roots

Growing your hair out doesn't have to mean months of hat wearing to hide unsightly roots. In fact, the dark roots + light lengths look is actually a trendy hair colour combination all on its own these days! Because the focus is on the roots, don't let them get greasy. A dry hair shampoo will soak up any excess oils and give you a boost of volume.

4. Buttery blonde

A warm blonde that isn't yellowy, this creamy blonde shade will make you want to melt into its softness. Wear in shimmery long waves for a 1920s appeal.

5. Hair strobing

Update your look instantly with a few carefully-placed highlights using the "strobing" technique. Your stylist will use their expertise to place light sections exactly where the sun would hit. Put the winter months behind you with this ultra-flattering and subtle colour technique that looks as if you've spent some time on a sun-soaked beach.

6. Bronde

Hesitating between going blonde or brunette? Do both with bronde! It's not just a transitional shade, it's been one of the most trendy hair colour ideas this year. Bronde can be achieved either with an all-over dark sandy shade, or you can mix highlights and lowlights to give your hair depth and shine.

7. Auburn

There are different shades of auburn to suit your skin tone. It's up to you how much of the red you want to wear: from woody chestnut to dark ginger, it's all about rich natural shades. Red tones can look good on any skin colour, but talk with your stylist about whether you want cooler pink undertones or warm orange ones.

8. Rose gold

Rose gold, hands down one of the most trendy hair colours in 2018, can also exist in a brunette version with dark strawberry tones. If you don't want to go all-over strawberry however, a few subtle highlights of a dusky pink can really bring radiance to your complexion.

9. Copper

Truly shimmering metallic copper is an unforgettable colour. Keep your shine by using a serum or hair oil on the lengths and ends. We particularly love big copper curls!

10. Bright pink

You can't get a more trendy hair colour than shocking pink. Remember, to avoid your fresh colour fading or developing any brassy undertones, use a colour-protective shampoo and conditioner.

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5 STREET STYLE-INSPIRED OFFICE UP-DOS

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Go from the boardwalk to the boardroom with a street-style inspired up-do. We've scoured the pavement to find five easy looks that are perfect for the work day.

The chic chignon

The chignon has always been an office wear staple, but this street-style take on the look is a little more tousled. Perched high on top of the head, this chignon keeps your hair out of the way as you work, while also flattering a long and elegant neckline.

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The slick bun

 A slick bun is another office favourite for its workplace practicality. However this sleek and smart bun is placed a little lower down for a more refined finish. To create the look, simply start with a ponytail and then twist the tail into a bun shape. Finish with a touch of L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium Pure hairspray to set the style and smooth down any flyaways.

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The clipped knot

Need to focus on the task at hand without worrying about what your hair is doing? Then this clipped knot is the style for you. The little knot sits low at the nape of the neck and is held together securely by either a clip or a clasp. This no-nonsense look is perfect for everyday wear – or you can jazz it up by adding in some oversized accessories.

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The loose tail

Ponytails have an unjustified reputation for being boring, but this loose interpretation has a relaxed and feminine feel. This hairstyle tames your mane, while still having a soft face framing finish. For a bit of extra oomph try backcombing and applying L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Volume Master before creating the pony.

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The high flicked bun

Take a high ponytail, fold it over and voila, you've got yourself a high flicked bun! This quick'n'easy hairstyle is perfect for mornings when you've got very little time to get ready and need to look your best. Healthy hair is a must with this look so be sure to use a L'Oréal Professionnel hair care range suited to your current hair condition.

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STRANDLIGHTS ARE THE MOST NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOU'VE EVER SEEN

Major changes aren't always big-ticket changes. Subtlety goes a long way, as these photos show. Before things looked good, but after ... wow! That is the subdued beauty of hair contouring.

Depth through tones

The artistry involved in hair contouring makes you into the masterpiece. Dark tones create shadows, and these visually reduce the length of the face and make it appear narrower, while lighter tones, which reflect the light, create the look of an elongated face. It's all about balance, creating the optical illusion of a more oval, more symmetrical shape.

Accentuate the positives

We've all learnt (or at least practiced!) how to mix and blend makeup to enhance our cheekbones and make our eyes shimmer. Before and after photos are always inspiring. And sometimes they're a little like a game of 'spot-the-difference' – we can see the change, but not always immediately know how it happened! Through tailor made colour techniques the "after" results of hair contouring are incredible, but still look natural, and are specifically created for each person.

Bespoke style

The individual approach that hair contouring demands is one of its strongest advantages. Your hair stylist works with you to identify the shape of your face and how to enhance your best features ... then through precisely applied colour and highlights, they frame your face to create your new look. The before and after won't be a shock, your friends will still recognise you – but Hair Contouring will be your best kept beauty secret. It's been the beauty go-to of the stars for a long time, and now you can experience Hair Contouring at exclusive L'Oréal Professionnel salons for yourself.


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