Color Trends for Fall / Winter 2011

As we move into the Fall/ Winter of 2011, the most common question in a salon is…      What should I do with my color? 

All of the stylists here at Freddie B Salon & Spa take into account so many different things when finding what would be the best color change for our clients as we enter a new season. 

We have all seen on the runways, the red carpet, and film/media print that the “undone” hair style is a huge hit!  That goes for color too!  Unforced and natural with soft diffusion of color is the “go to” look this season.

To get your minds in the groove for that change, here are the top tips of the trendiest color changes for this season…

1)   Sun kissed locks:  Balayage has been a huge hit this year and will continue to
be throughout this season
and the seasons to come.
It’s an individualized and
custom coloring technique
that has minimal maintenance
and shows color beautifully
for lengthy periods.


2)  Tousled color:  Ombre is going to remain as one of the top trends this year in hair, and we should expect this faded multi-chromatic hue to stay! It’s an ideal coloring technique for people with at least chin length hair, the longer the hair the more multi-harmonious hue you can get. It too, is a customized technique applied to fit the hair’s natural texture and flow of the haircut.

3)  Peek-a-boo:  Surprise panels have regained momentum and are coming back this season bigger than ever!  With this technique you can add a splash of color to any hair.  For blondes, add a surprise panel of cinnamon or, for a fun twist, a cool lilac.  For redheads, add a splash of soft rose or electric marmalade.  For brunettes, add a band of espresso or a shock of blue violet!

4)  Heat it up:  It’s a gold rush from honey and amber to chestnut and maple!  Warm tones are always popular in the fall and winter seasons.  It’s important to warm up our colors in these seasons because our skin complexions change and warmer for winter is always a safe bet.  Warm tones can be used as a
single process, face framing highlights/lowlights or even as surprise panels.

5)  Happy Healthy Hair:  Ammonia free simply can’t be beat!  With so many advances in color over the years we now have the opportunity to choose better products for our hair!  At Freddie B Salon & Spa, we are proud to offer an extensive array of ammonia free products from demi-permanents to (you betcha) permanent colors that cover 100% gray hair!!!  To maintain those healthy happy locks at home we offer vegan and natural products and our favs are Pureology & Moroccan Oil!

The color trends this fall & winter are as fabulous as ever!  Be sure to follow our BLOG frequently, because in the coming weeks we'll be posting How-to do's for you at home :)

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ventura, ca