Mark Our Words: The Icy Blond Hair Color Trend Is Going to Take Over This Season
Orange hues are looking "burnt," brown shades more "dimensional," and blond colors are going "icy" — and that's just to name a few of the new hair color trends gaining popularity. For blondes looking to refresh their color this season, say goodbye to warm, golden, honey hues. This year is all about going cooler and brighter.
"Super pale, light, bright blondes will be pushing the limits for this ultra-chic modern look," predicted celebrity colorist for Matrix, George Papanikolas. "Pale, icy blonde is the ultimate, glamorous runway look."
But before you go booking your next salon appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the icy blond color: "Unless you are starting with naturally very light hair, this process can take several appointments to achieve," said Papanikolas. Because the hue is so vivid and light, those with naturally dark hair will have a bit harder of a time achieving a true icy tone — but it's not impossible. "You will need to start with lots of delicate baby blond highlights framing the face and crown. Your stylist should also lift most of your ends to a pale baby blonde. Ideally the ends should be the blondest and brightest so that you still have dimension and movement without looking like an all over platinum blond."
Another thing to keep in mind is the upkeep of a color like this. "It's not easy for everyone to pull off due to financial upkeep. This hue of blond needs regular root touch ups, as well as toning to keep the cool icy hue," said Papanikolas. If you do decide to take the plunge in the name of staying on-trend, you'll want to use a purple shampoo to help neutralize unwanted warmth and dull, yellow tones in the color. Is it a lot of work? Yes. Is it worth it? 100 percent.
Ahead, find more icy blond hair inspiration.