The naked New Year’s Baby reared its ugly head again this year, pulling the drapes closed on 2011 and ushering in 2012. That means it is time to get rid of your hair color from last year and find one of the hottest new shades for the new year. You probably aren’t ready to switch hair colors, but spring and summer are just around the corner. Why would you want to bring your drab winter color with you into the new season?
In my opinion, some of the top colors for 2012 are the shades that celebrities are rocking on the red carpet and on film sets. The last Twilight movie comes out this year, which means that fans will want the same shades as Bella and the rest. Kristen Stewart uses a deeper brown color in the films, and fans around the world want to recreate the look at home. Stewart is a huge celebrity outside of the movies and I’m loving the darker color that she wears in real life. Dark brown, mahogany, black and chocolate brown are all great choices for the new season.
Some people say that blondes have more fun, but the darker colors hitting the streets prove that wrong. If you still love blond shades, then find a way to mix that with one of the darker colors. I don’t think that you can go wrong when you pair chunky blond streaks with a deeper brown shade. Blond highlights work, but consider adding a few larger streaks around your face for a funkier look. Richer shades of blond like caramel are a great way to brighten up for the warmer months.
You can thank Katy Perry for the trend of bright colors. I don’t think that you are ever too old for an unnatural color that looks more at home on a gumball than a head of hair. Perry sported a hot pink dye job, but later switched to a bright blue Smurf shade. If you are too afraid to change your looks permanently, pick a temporary shade or a wig. I’ll never reveal your secret.
I’m also loving Pink and Jamie Lee Curtis who show that women can go gray naturally. Pink headed to the salon for off-white and slightly gray highlights, while Curtis rocks her natural hair color. This is a great way to show off your natural hair color without worrying what people might think. If you aren’t ready to go full-on gray, then pick a few lighter highlights and you will still rock this trend.
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