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 Discover the most requested celebrity haircolors for Spring/Summer 2013

As the weather heats up, so are the hair trends for Spring/Summer 2013.  Tracey Cunningham, Redken Creative Consultant for Color shares the hottest haircolor trends for the hottest months of the year, and explains how you can rock the same look as her blonde, brunette, and redhead Hollywood clients.

"I predict the spring/summer of 2013 will mark the return of the natural look. Women will begin to move away from the high-maintenance colors of 2012 and into less-fussy, organic-looking locks." shared Tracey.  “With Redken’s NEW Chromatics Beyond Cover, clients will be assured that they are receiving 100% gray coverage, while maintaining that coveted natural look.”

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with natural colors and looks, as people tend to tone down their overall look as the weather begins to warm.  We can expect a shift away from the extreme colors and extreme ombré.  Ombré will remain a trend, as it is a variation of brunette and easy to maintain, but expect a more toned down, natural looking ombré.    Ombre has become such a trend, Tracey jokes, “As far as I'm concerned there are 4 hair colors: Brunette, Red, Blonde and Ombré,” says Tracey Cunningham, Redken Creative Consultant for Color

Aside from the omnipresent ombré, Tracey is forecasting brunettes, redheads, and blondes to continue making trendy choices with their color.

Spring/Summer 2013 Trend #1:Brunettes will continue to rock the ombré trend into 2013. Think Jessica Biel and her ‘rose gold’ tips or Lily Aldridge's natural sun-kissed ombré. The ombré is a look for all seasons, and we will be seeing a gradual, natural effect on brunettes in the spring/summer season.”
 – Tracey Cunningham

Spring/Summer 2013 Trend #2: “Redheads will welcome the spring and summer months with more intense, dark vibrant reds.  I continue to get requests for Bryce Dallas Howard’s red, as this color creates a look which fits with all skin tones.  A darker red such as Bryce’s is perfect for women with lighter skin tones, who are looking to change up their look.”
 – Tracey Cunningham
Spring/Summer 2013 Trend #3: “Blondes will continue to follow Gwyneth Paltrow’s lead by requesting a honey-golden hue.  Spring and summer is the prime time to shake up your blonde by adding some soft golden shades, that will really make your look pop.”
– Tracey Cunningham

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If you are ready to create your style inpsired by these trends, visit your stylist or find a local salon with Chromatics. If you still need a little more inspiration visit our Style Gallery for even more styles and prismatic color options.

Things to know before you head to the salon: 

• Try to walk into the salon with your everyday "look," so your colorist can get a feel for what you're comfortable with.

• If you have the time, do a little research into color science. Knowing the difference between terms like demi-permanent and permanent color can help you and your colorist communicate more efficiently. Study up with Redken's glossary.

• Your colorist is there to work with you to achieve beautiful color. The more you can explain what you want, the better the collaboration will be.

• If you are going in for "corrective color" – to correct color results you are unhappy with from a prior coloring experience – be prepared for a longer visit, as your colorist may need to remove old color and then recolor your hair.

Salon prep checklist:

• Bring your inspiration: Photographs and examples of haircolor you love will help you and your colorist explore your color options – and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say, "honey blonde" or "scarlet red."

• Know your history: Be prepared to tell your colorist about any prior color services, whether it was highlights last year or a color gloss last month.

• Trust your colorist: Listen to your colorist's expert opinion. During your color consultation, he or she will consider your desired result, then evaluate your hair's condition and look at your skin tone and coloring in order to create your custom color formulation.

• Ask questions: If you hear a color term you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask your colorist for an explanation. Remember to inquire about maintenance – how often you'll need to return to the salon for touchups, and how to best maintain your color at home between visits with Redken haircare products.

* Fortifies the cuticle for 2X less breakage when using Chromatics Permanent Haircolor System with 20 volume Oil in Cream Developer and Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo vs. uncolored hair treated with a non-conditioning shampoo.

Tracey Cunningham - Redken Creative Consultant for Color and Trend Expert


Redken Creative Consultant for Color and Trend Expert.

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