If we’re talking about hairstyle trends, nothing is ever really out. That being said, there are looks that naturally come and go — especially when it comes to hair color. A new season brings new trends and fresh ways to color and highlight hair, so we asked top colorists to find out what their clients are requesting and what hues they think will continue to be huge in 2022. They aren’t psychic (at least we don’t think so), but they’re listening to their clients’ needs — and some of those clients happen to be major trendsetters.
“The new year is the perfect time to experiment with hair color,” says Chicago-based colorist Lorena Martinez of Maxine Salon, encouraging anyone considering a new hue to enjoy some creative freedom. “Over the years, we’ve seen it all and now it’s time to give it a modern twist.” You can try your hand at refreshing your color at home if you’re really confident in your skills, but we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it — at least not in all cases. Plus, with all the safety precautions salons have put in place, plenty of people have gotten their dye jobs without incident. If you aren’t sure, call up your regular stylist to see what sort of COVID-safe options they’re currently offering.
Once you’re ready for a hair color change, scroll through these expert-approved trends for some inspiration.
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