Hair Color Make-Unders To Embrace In 2015


From blindingly white-blonde to neon red and ashy pastel hues, extreme hair color has dominated the fashion scene for quite some time. But once you’ve embraced bold color, where in the world do you go from there? Hollywood hairstylist and Mane Addicts EIC Jen Atkin shares a few ideas for giving your mane a make-under this year, all without sacrificing an ounce of cool factor. Phew.

If your hair is pastel...

"If your hair is pastel, chances are the condition of your hair has been compromised. I suggest going to an experienced stylist to gently remove any residual color pigment, then opting for warm blonde tones while your hair gets healthier."

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

If your hair is ombre...

"Harsh ombre is on its way out. Add soft, face-framing highlights to blend the transition from dark to light."

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

If your hair is bright red...

"Opting for a more natural shade of red can still be eye-catching. Emma Stone and Amy Adams are great examples of how subtle red hair turns heads."

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

If your hair is white-blonde...

"If your hair is white-blonde, add subtle lowlights in varying shades. This adds dimension to your color and makes the white-blonde pieces really stand out."

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

If your hair is neon...

"Taking hair back to a natural shade can take some effort, so be sure to go to an experienced colorist. If you miss having an extreme hue, try Kevin Murphy Color Bugs or Rita Hazan Pop Color Spray for an pop of color you can change daily."

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

If your hair is jet black...

"Jet-black hair can sometimes be too harsh or too flat. Accenting dark chocolate hues with subtle black tones softens facial features and illuminates the skin."

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding