Monday, October 19, 2009

Pantene Stylist Shares Fall's Hottest Hair Color Trend

the fall season has officially started-- although the weather doesn't seem to realize that-- it rained two days last week, then warmed up to literally 100 degrees by the end of it! it's moderate today, but will warm up to 80's temps again this week-- bleh. well, at least have cool evenings to enjoy. hopefully the weather will decide to stay below 80 during the day at some point...ha!

ok, on to serious beauty business-- fall hair color trends!

the color trends we can expect to see this season are, thankfully, conducive to "rehabbing" hair that may have been damaged over the summer-- you've gotta love that!

to make sure you're on trend, and give your natural hair color a chance to shine, stay away from the harsh colors and bright platinum shades that are most damaging to your hair.

"the days of striking, contrasting colors are gone this season," explains celebrity stylist for Pantene, Hallie Bowman (pictured, above). "this fall people will be going back to their roots, or at least making it look that way. we're going to see natural-looking tones to balance the more extreme hair styles that are going to be big, including mixed textures and nods to the 80s shapes."

if you're blonde:

platinum is out and warmer, neutral tones are in. Bowman recommends shades of sable, vanilla or mink. however, if you're not ready to let go of your platinum locks, soften the look by adding some golden highlights.

if you're brunette:

reddish or bluish browns are out and warmer browns are in. shades like deep chocolate and chestnut are going to be all-the-rage; it's all about making your shade believable.

if you're a redhead:

two words-– true red. the key is to ask your stylist to stay away from blue and copper undertones, both of which reflect orange in the sunlight. one way to avoid orange is to add some highlights to cool down the shade.

if you're hair is black:

stay away from blue undertones and go for ebony to keep the shade natural-looking.

to maintain your new, more natural-looking tresses, Bowman recommends using a shampoo and conditioner system that is developed for color treated hair.

"i love the Pantene Expressions collection because it keeps hair color looking fresh, and helps reveal the three facets of hair color: tone, depth and vibrancy," explains Bowman.

with five collections custom designed by shade-- blonde, brunette, red, midnight and highlighting-- each product helps color-treated hair maintain its vibrancy and multi-dimensional shine in between colorings.

Pantene Expressions shampoos and conditioners can be found at national food, drug and mass merchandisers, and online at


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