Short hairstyles need to be trimmed regularly which make hair damage less of a problem, meaning you can afford to experiment more with different color effects, especially with bold, bright shades.
For short haircuts the best hair color option is the all-over, block shade. Regular highlights can look weird and unbalanced on shorter hairstyles, that’s why the coloring technique called ‘glazing’ is used where random sections of hair are backcombed and a toner is placed on the rest of the hair. The result is more subtle than by other highlighting techniques.
Short hairstyles fall into two categories, bold geometric crops and layered, textured haircuts. Stronger, geometric haircuts suit bold, all-over coloring to complement and emphasize their graphic shapes and strong lines. While textured, layered short haircuts work well with thick slices of different shades. (see examples above)
Light, all-over coloring will create great texture on short hairstyles, while dark shades will add strength and give the illusion of thickness to the cut.
2010 Hair Color Trends
Blonde For 2010 the high-gloss golden blonde shades move towards muted and matte blondes – think muted mink, sandy blonde shades that are more like rock’n’roll rather than glossy Hollywood red carpet. These blondes are adaptable to any skin tone, making them very wearable and perfect if you’ve never tried blonde hair color before.
Red Why go red if you’re going to be shy about it? There’s a whole new spectrum of red shades for 2010 out there: vivid, fiery, full-on reds like cherry, blood-orange, vibrant strawberry blonde and deep aubergine – this year red will be more striking than ever. Stronger orange-based red shades work best on pale skin tones, but warmer skin tones can suit red shades too – go for a darker mahogany, auburn and deep plum shades. The deeper shades will suit you if you have hazel, green or brown eyes.
Brown In 2010 dark hair color shades are really brought to life. From rich marmite brown and deep mahogany to glossy maroon or burnt toffee, the new color palette is very striking. Look for underlying warmth for a lustruous glow when choosing shades this season. Warm skin tones should opt for clay shades, while cool skin tones work best with bitter chocolate and ash tones.