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The favorite new hair color of 2019 is as hot as you like it to be

The favorite new hair color of 2019 is as hot as you like it to be

Get ready to make a statement with hair that stops traffic. The best dressed tresses this season are turning a trendy copper.

Don’t worry if you hopped on the blonde train last season and aren’t quite ready to leave, you can incorporate copper into your blonde and have the best of both worlds.

How to go copper for 2019

Copper is an interesting color spectrum because it covers everything from a light strawberry blonde to a rich and deep auburn. The trick is not selecting a color but picking just the right one for your skin tone and eye color. If you don’t, you can easily be washed out or end up with clown-y hair.

A professional colorist is your best bet when trying to find the right tone and applying it. And the application process is not something to ignore, it can be just as important as the color you choose. Some of your options are listed below.

Babylights

Babylights were a huge trend in 2018 and it’s not surprising at all. Just look at the hair of a five-year old and you’ll instantly understand why this trend has continued to be so hot. Their natural color depth is nothing short of miraculous.

Babylights were created to capture that look and they’re a low-maintenance dream. This is the easiest way to go copper and it’s the best for natural blondes who want to maintain a natural look.

Lowlights

Lowlights are another good option for blondes. Lowlights pick up sections of hair and dye them darker than your natural color to add depth and make your hair look thicker. If you want to go deeper than a strawberry blonde, then lowlights are an excellent way to do that.

Highlights in blonde or honey colors are a favorite for people with darker hair, it gives them that sun-kissed glow. By changing to copper highlights, you get that same sun-brightened excitement but a lot of added warmth.

Demi-permanent

Demi-permanent color gives you the ability to try the color but only temporarily. Demi-permanent color has no ammonia, it uses color deposits only to create a blended tone that lasts approximately 20-25 shampoos.

Balayage

Balayage is a really fantastic way to get a copper glow for any hair color. Balayage is a hand-painted technique that adds a gentle lightening effect to your hair color from roots to ends.

It makes growing out a color a snap because it’s designed to do just that. It really is a great way to play with copper that’s customized for your skin tone and to match your natural shade.

Tips for keeping hair copper

Copper and red colors are the hardest to keep, so if you want to go with a ginger hue, there are some tricks you should master to maintain your color.

Wait to wash. Don’t wash your hair for at least 48 hours after coloring. This gives it more time to absorb and set.

Stay away from sulfates. If you’re not already avoiding sulfates and parabens in your shampoo, you should definitely do it now. They’re notorious for zapping color out of your hair.

Try a mask. Start using hair masks to restore moisture to your hair so it can keep that coppery glow.

Go blue. Copper hair can turn brassy, and that’s a look nobody wants. Use a blue color-balancing shampoo and conditioner to even out the tone and keep that brassy look at bay.

No sun. That sun-kissed look won’t last if you spend time in the real sun. UV rays fade everything—if you can’t avoid the sun, make sure you’re using a sunscreen for your hair.

Celebrities with copper hair

If you’re a little nervous about going copper, check out the celebrities who have gone glam with a touch of ginger to boost their style chic.

Seen with stunning new style is Daisy Ridley who turned her brunette tresses a bright coppery shade. Dancing dynamo Julianne Hough left the blonde behind and went for big drama with a fun flame color that brightens up her natural skin tone. Zoey Deutch wowed with a new cut and dazzling red color at the end of 2018, always a step ahead of the trends.

Final thoughts

This year the look is rich and coppery. That’s right, there’s no room for the timid if you want to stay on top of hair color trends. The good news is there are a bunch of different techniques that can give your hair just the right amount of red.

Before you dive in, consult with your hair stylist so you make sure you get a flattering hue that compliments your skin tone and eye color. The wrong red can go from righteous to ridiculous pretty quickly.

Once you’ve found the color you want, keep that color by expending a little extra effort. Red hair of all shades fades quickly, so to keep your color you need to use products designed to hold color, protect and moisturize hair.

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