Top 3 Hair Color Trends of 2020

Break free from tonal monotony with our pick of the season’s freshest shades…

BRUSH STROKES Easily identifiable by its swirls of pastel colour, marble hair broke the internet this summer. But now there’s a twist on the technique. This time, it’s more sophisticated and delicate than previous incarnations of the painterly trend, which looked more like a work of art than a ’do. ‘I like to use a Beauty Blender to melt different colours into one another for a soft marble effect,’ says Ashleigh Hodges, creative director at Jamie Stevens. ‘You can also tailor the look depending on how bold you’re feeling. On brunettes wanting a subtle, multidimensional finish, I’d work in three tones close to their natural shade. If you’re fair and feeling bold, intersperse a marbled panel in between the lower layers for a flash of brights.’ Prices from £100.

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CRYSTAL TIPS Ever since we spotted the grungy pink lob on Aussie model Stella Lucia at Alexander Wang SS18, we’ve been having a full-on fan-girl moment. The inspiration was Mossy circa 1990, so forget candyfloss tones and opt for something a little tougher for your next colour overhaul. In fact, Josh Wood, founder of Josh Wood Atelier and Redken global colour creative director, who created the ‘ashy, urban’ shade on Lucia, told us he ‘layered a grey and titanium dye over the pink for a rose-quartz effect.’ Never gone bright before? Dip a toe into the pink trend with a rinse-out version, such as Schwarzkopf Live Colour Spray in Rose Gold Blush, £5.49, or pop into Josh Wood Atelier, where prices start at £150; from £600 for the man himself.

COFFEE BAR If your hair colour looks like it would be at home in Starbucks, then you’ve nailed this season’s hottest coffee hues. ‘Toffee, caramel, hazelnut and cinnamon warm up the complexion and give darker shades a lift,’ says Sam Burnett, session stylist and founder of Hare & Bone salon in London. The finish can range from baby lights sprinkled through the hair to face-framing balayage and, best of all, everything from the darkest roast espresso to light lattes means the trend suits every skin tone. Go pro from £100, or try it yourself with Garnier Nutrisse in Mocha Brown 5, £5.79.

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