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New Hair Color Ideas: Pastels, Pastels, Pastels!

Have you seen them? They’re everywhere! Taking over our heads, sometimes in parts, sometimes altogether. Know what we’re talking about? Pastels hair colors, of course! When it comes to hair color ideas, pastels are the hottest thing out there for this year, and we think probably for the next few as well. Pastels can be done all over, in combinations, in small pieces or even in the ultra-hip ombre hairstyle, and for those looking to stand out in a big way, they’re the it colors of right now.

Pastel hair colors are bursting onto the scene in a big way!

This incredibly cool and highly modern trend has its roots in the experimentation of the Japanese Harajuku fashion, something which has been brought to mainstream American through people like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. Harajuku fashion made intense and bright hair colors very popular, especially bright pinks, greens and blues. Unlike most Harajuku fashion however, the current pastel fashion takes those super-bright colors and tones them down to tones more like Easter colors.

This pale pastel purple is peachy-keen in our book!

These gorgeous colors include those such as light seafoam greens, pale pinks, faded sky blues (close to robin’s egg blue) and even tints of purple. The idea is to avoid bright, vibrant colors and stick to the pale versions. If you do that, you can pull off this trend in almost any color in the rainbow, excluding, of course, standard natural hair colors.

If pastel colors appeal to you, what you want to think about when deciding how to pull off this trend is how to apply it to your own hair. The all-over dye job is extremely popular right now, especially with pinks and seafoam greens, as can be seen on the popular culture blogging platforms Tumblr and Pinterest. This is a bit extreme for some, however, as it usually requires a complete bleaching of the hair and frequent touch-ups, though done right it can look absolutely stunning.

A slightly less extreme option, though still pretty eye-catching is to go the ombre route. As we’ve mentioned before in a previous post, the ombre hairstyle involves a gradual fade from one hair color to another throughout the length of the locks. This works especially well with brunette and blonde hair when using pastels.

Pastels can also look supercool when mixed into another hair color in small pieces.

Here’s an ombre pastel! Double cool.

Dip-dying is a great option when wanting to try this out, which involves taking small pieces of hair and dying them individually in a pastel color by dipping them into the dye. This can be done in a variety of colors for a pastel rainbow effect, in two or three complementing colors or even just on one small piece to create a unique look. Trying a few pieces to begin can also help you decide whether or not you like the pastel trend on your own hair, since it’s not quite so much of a risk.

When it comes to trendy, gorgeous hair coloring trends, there’s nothing out there the HairBetty blog has been more excited about than pastels, and it’s a great time to jump on this trend in its early stages! We think this one will be around for a while, so get an early start on it and head over to the HairBetty search page for pastel hair now!

Ombre Hair Colors Are This Year’s Big Hit

If you’re looking for the hottest hair coloring trend, sported by everyone from the hip youth to

You’ve probably seen the ombre hairstyle out, but might not have known what it was!

celebrity tastemakers, nothing has been trendier in the last year than the incredibly cool ombre hair colors. Similar to highlights, the ombre essentially means dyeing medium to long hair so that it has at least two tones, one of which fades gradually into the other. It creates a dynamic contrast that’s both gorgeous and seriously hip, and we here at the Hair Betty blog just love it.

While the ombre is typically done with an unnatural color on naturally colored hair, there are simply hundreds of options when it comes to this spectacular hairstyle. For those who want to keep their natural hair color and simply add ombre highlights to it, almost any color will work. However, we think dark brown to black or very light or golden blondes create the best overall looks.

Next, you’ll want to choose the color to do the highlights with! This can be literally anything, though we would suggest staying away from combos like light brown and red or blonde on brown. If the two colors look good together to your eye otherwise, they’ll probably look good on your head, so just stick to colors that complement each other. For natural colors, a lighter blonde ombre on golden blonde hair looks incredible, as does blonde on red or auburn. If you’re a little more daring and willing to stand out in the crowd, we just die for unnatural ombre colors on blonde and black or dark brown. We’re especially crazy about purples, teals and almost all pastels, but even silver and pure white have been known to look spectacular.

Celebrities like Rachel Bilson have made the ombre hair coloring even more popular.

Finally, if you’re interested in trying out the ombre hair trend, you’ll need to decide how much of your hair you want to commit to dying. The typical look is a fade from about two thirds down your hair to the tips, but you can do just about anything. Whole-head ombres can look great, as can just doing the tips. Another interesting idea is to do an uneven ombre, dyeing different strands at different lengths for a less stark transition. Some people have even experimented with dyeing different strands different colors (usually two or three, but sometimes rainbow!) for an even more unique look.

For hair coloring, the ombre look is an absolute killer for medium to long hair. With celebrities of all stripes picking up on this look, and people constantly experimenting with various colors and processes, this hair coloring trend is likely to stick around for awhile, so jump on it while it’s still relatively uncommon. Hair Betty’s extensive catalog of hairstyles features a wide selection of ombre looks, so click on over there and find yourself one you’ll love today!