Posted by All-Nutrient Professional on Jan 12, 2018
A new haircolor trend is always more fun when it has a name! Perfect examples are unicorn and mermaid hair, however, mystical creature hair became a thing of the past towards the end of 2017, while soda, dessert, alcohol, and coffee inspired haircolors began to break the internet (sorry Kim K).
Here’s a lookback list of all the sweet and spicy cocktails that inspired stylists towards the end of 2017 and continue to inspire with new beverage-themed colors in 2018!
Stuck between brunette and blonde? Consider transitioning to the color “Cream Soda.” The color can easily be adapted to complement blondes and brunettes by adding in shades of beige brown and gold that glisten in the sun during the Spring and Summer and are balanced enough to wear during the Fall and Winter.
Part of what makes this such a sweet shade is its face-brightening effect from the golden, buttery highlights. Think of model Gigi Hadid, maybe she’s born with it, or maybe it’s her haircolor that gives her that effortless warm glow. Bonus! Since this is not an all-over blonde color you’re hair remains healthier and less damaged from constant lightening.
Take a trip to the vending machine and under cream soda you’ll find the next color combo that’s perfect for low-maintenance brunettes – "Root Beer hair." This rich, warm brunette complete with glints of red highlights is the color you’ll be asking your stylist to pour, ASAP!
The deep brown color with subtle auburn and caramel streaks handpainted throughout creates a balanced color with dimension and warmth, without having too much lightness. Peep Selena Gomez’s hair prior to her AMA’s blonde bob reveal.
Although pumpkin spice lattes are the most basic thing to order from Starbucks in the Fall, the slightly copper, golden, orange, and caramel haircolor is anything but, and is requested season after season.
The words “pumpkin” and “spice” can be interpreted differently depending on the hairstylist which makes this look really fun. The color usually has a lot of dimension and encompasses a variety of “pumpkin” shades paired with highlights and lowlights of caramel and cinnamon colored “spice.”
Salted Caramel Latte
Suddenly craving another Fall coffee favorite? Something sweet with a hint of salt? The “Salted Caramel Latte” is another great shade for brunettes that want something a little – extra.
Now the finish. A drizzle of gold and copper caramel toner please!
Although Fall has come to an end, people can’t seem to kick the caffeine-inspired colors yet! Say hello to the “Gingerbread Latte”. The dark roast coffee color base is spiced up by adding strands of copper and red.
The Gingerbread latte haircolor is a beautifully blended look for brunette gals who want a subtle change without bleach.
A hot toddy is an alcoholic drink usually made with whiskey, though some also use brandy, bourbon, or scotch, and is mixed with hot water, lemon, and honey (cinnamon and nutmeg can also be added to for extra flavor). The drink has a rich honey color, but can be darker or lighter depending on ingredients, similar to this new haircolor.
The trend is basically an updated bronde – a blend of warm brown tones and golden blondes. "Hot toddy hair" is the perfect Winter hair, as it can be deepened with just a pinch of auburn or lifted to brighten things up come spring.
Be sure to order this the next time you’re at the color bar! Only if you’re 21 and over that is ;)
Similar to the Hot Toddy, the next haircolor to warm things up in the Winter is "Spiced Cider." The color is a mix of cinnamon, copper, and blonde highlights — with large, hair painted sections of warmer, darker tones before adding ashy accents.
The result is so good, some say it even tastes like apple cider.
Lastly, we come to "Mulled Wine." It’s a haircolor that needs no introduction because chances are, if you are on Instagram or any form of social media, you’ve seen this color already.
Similar to the cozy Winter cocktail, "Mulled Wine hair" is a deep red, almost violet-hued color with just a touch of orange and/or chocolate-brown throughout. The color is dimensional, modern and incorporates a variety of techniques to achieve this unique color. The best part is, it’s a color that seems to work on every skin tone. If you have a fairer skin tone, a brighter berry color can be adapted to this look, while those with tan and dark complexions can rock a dark merlot shade.
All-Nutrient artist @hairwaytokale has perfected the "Mulled Wine" haircolor and her work has been featured on Glamour, Allure, Bustle, and Pop Sugar.