We’re welcoming 2019 with open arms, and that means getting one step ahead of the hair color trends that are going to drop as soon as the clock strikes midnight. While 2018 brought us some unforgettable styles (did someone say cold brew hair?), the hair colors we’ve been seeing for 2019 are going to be game changers. Here are 7 trends that will be everywhere this coming year. One look is inspired by none other than the Kardashians…and that’s just the beginning.
1- Chestnut Brown and Gold
Classic chestnut hues will get a subtle upgrade come 2019, thanks to face-framing, light-brown highlights. Miranda Kerr has already jumped on the trend, adding dimension to her iconic brunette hair with sleek, golden highlights. The best part about this color is that it’s so easy to maintain—especially if you’re starting with a brown base.
2- Inky Black
Nope, this isn’t the angsty shade you dreamed about during your goth phase in the early aughts. This rich, inky-black is all about shine—the glossier, the better. Preserving your shade is crucial with this hue, so make sure you stock up on color-enhancing products (like a hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo) before booking your appointment.
If you’d like to dip your toes into the dark side without committing to a full-on black look, ash gray is an obvious choice. The darkest sections will be along your roots (read: super ideal for grow out), with a light, moody gray toward your ends.
4- Pastel Pink
It isn’t often that a wearable hair color trend comes out of fashion week, but the pastel hues that dotted the Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 runway may just inspire you to go bold this year. Models wore shades of blue, lavender, and orange, but it was the soft, cotton-candy pink that arguably stole the show. Consider this bright shade the 2019 version of rose gold.
If you’ve officially reached platinum fatigue but aren’t quite ready to part with your signature hue, white blonde is your calling card. The inspiration behind this shade is the sun-brightened, natural streaks you’d find on surfers or little kids. Just make sure you ask your stylist to lean towards pale blonde tones rather than pure icy.
6- Chocolate Brown and Copper
Following 2018’s obsession with rich, fiery hues, you can expect to see a spike in more subdued copper tones come 2019. Classic, chocolate brown will be enhanced with all-over copper highlights for a look that’s equal parts low-key and pretty.
Think of this hue as the perfect middle ground between golden blonde and vibrant copper. With plenty of dimension and shine, this creamy shade is the subtle way to tiptoe into red without fully committing.