The Hottest Summer Hair Trends for 2017
I have a lot going on when it comes to my hair color. I have naturally dark hair but light eyebrows, so I get highlights to match them. The highlights end up turning a brighter blonde with the sunlight, so my hair turns into a medley of different blonde hues. I would say all in all I am a highlighted, dirty blonde.
Who would have thought that the craziness that is my hair would have turned into a hair trend for 2016? I remember seeing all the salons put up signs saying “Come get your bayalage done here!” Bayalage is when your highlights make your hair look like it was done naturally from the sun.
Well, it was time for my highlights to get done again, and this time I wanted something new. I told my stylist to do whatever she wanted, which is something I never do when it comes to my hair, but 2017 is a year of change for me. It turns out she had done a mixture of all of the hottest summer hair trends for 2017. Below are the hair trends to try out for summer 2017:
The most popular bayalge this summer, according to my hair stylist at PR Partners in Old Town Alexandria, is tiger eye bayalage, which is a blend of caramel and auburn highlights that increases the copper hues in your hair and, like all bayalage, is meant to look as natural as possible.
Color melting, which stems from bayalage, is very popular as well. Color melting is when colorists use more than just one dye to create a multicolored shade of blonde or brunette that can specifically compliment your skin type.
Blonde blending is when you use one shade of blonde, but different toners to achieve a pretty champagne, honey blonde color. Nothing dramatic, but more of a subtle ombre hair look.
Metallic colors are gaining in popularity as well, and there are hair dyes that have a metallic finish to them. They are very trendy, and you probably would not be able to pull this one off in a conservative type of job, but it is fun to try out if you are able.
Light gray is another trend that was popular in 2016 and has worked its way into 2017. It is a very light gray that most women get, then add fun, funky colored strands into it. Again, this is something you could try during summer vacation, since it probably would not go to well showing up to a Monday morning meeting with light gray hair with pink strands. How much fun though would it be to have pink hair?
For solid hair colors, Marris Ambrose, director of color at Julien Farel, says the two colors to look out for this year are a deep, smokey brown and a pale, cool blonde.
For my hair, my current stylist used a bayalage technique for light hair and also incorporated color melting to give me a multi-colored dirty blonde look. Since I already had so many colors in it, she made all the colors blend together a bit more. She also used a bit of an ombre technique, when you leave your roots showing and your hair progresses into the color you want, making it the lightest at the end. I am very happy with my hair and glad I trusted someone to do something new rather than to simply go with my usual routine.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.