Spring has sprung, and it’s time we all shed the dreary layers of winter. If you’re feeling like your hair could use a refresh for spring, one easy way is to amp up your color. Purple hair was a top beauty search term on Google, ahead of even some of the classics we’d expect to see, like ash blonde and platinum. And we’re not surprised! Since 16th century England, when sumptuary laws declared only king, queen and immediate royal family could wear it, purple has been a color synonymous with royalty, nobility and power. Here are 20 purple hairstyles that will seriously make you want to dye your hair right now.
If natural looking hair color is more your style, you may want to ask your stylist about balayage. Balayage, meaning “to sweep” in French, describes a coloring technique where the stylist sweeps color through your tresses using highlights only on the topmost of specific strands of hair — in a way that mimics nature and how hair lightens naturally. The result is authentic looking, sun-kissed locks. While the trend started on the runway — Gisele is credited — we regular gals can sport the look, too. And, get this — color applied in this manner lasts longer and grows out more gracefully. In addition, less chemical is applied overall, as color is hitting only the very surface of certain individual strands of hair. So, if you are concerned about either maintenance or the damaging effect of chemical treatments, two more points for balayage. Balayage can be applied to almost any length, texture and color hair. Check out these 23 balayage looks, including inspo from some of our favorite celebs, like Jamie Chung, Julia Engle and Poppy Montgomery. You can see that balayage isn’t just for blondes; brunettes such as Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba and Beyoncé are living proof of that.
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