If anyone knows what’s hot in hair, it’s Chris Appleton. As the pro behind all of Kim Kardashian’s latest tress changes, from her platinum silver ‘do to her brief-but-daring stink with bubblegum pink, the stylist always seems to stay one step ahead of the trends. Lucky for us, he’s opening up about predictions for hot summer hues, so that we too can get ahead of the game.
Appleton, who also works with Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, and Rita Ora, dished to Allure about the hues that he thinks will be trending in the coming months, and it’s one that Kardashian West has already moved on from.
Though the mom-of-three is *so* over her blonde locks, having recently returned to her naturally dark strands, Appleton says her former shade will still be our summer inspo. “I think this summer, people are still going to go with platinum blonde,” he explained. “It will be icy cool, and I think embracing your roots is super in fashion right now.”
Not into the Khaleesi look? Take a cue from Lady Gaga and try a pastel peach instead. “Gentle peaches are going to be a big hit,” Appleton said.
If you’re a fan of a darker style, you might also opt to wait ’til autumn, when the stylist says we’ll all be ready to go bold — think the Jessica Rabbit-inspired shade of red he famously gave Christina Aguilera back in 2016. “Going into fall, we’re going to see a big return of vibrant red and coppers.”
What do you think of the hair guru’s color trends for 2018? Let us know @BritandCo!
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