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Video: The Ombré Cutting Technique by Sam Villa

Ombré is a French word meaning shadow or shaded, and it’s no longer just a trend - it’s a technique. The popular ombré hair color is darker at the base through mid-shaft and gradually becomes lighter from mid-shaft to ends.

Haircolor Before and After: Red Ombré by Cat Metzgier

Hairstylist Cat Metzgier helped her client go from grown-out, faded color to a beautiful, rich, red ombré.

Says Metzgier, "[The] client was a young teen with a year of grown-out bleached strands, and lightened hair from last summer (she had two previous colored stamps). She wanted red ombré, [but her] mom wanted it to be conservative due to her age.

New NEONS by PRAVANA

PRAVANA recently announced its all new color line, the new ChromaSilk NEON Collection, launching July 2014. The collection includes 5 brand-new, shockingly bright colors, including NEON PINK, NEON ORANGE, NEON YELLOW, NEON GREEN and NEON BLUE.

What You Need to Know:
The VIVIDS Collection colors are direct dyes that require no developers.

Wella Professionals Announces Semi-Finalists for the 2014 North America Trend Vision Competition

Wella Professionals recently announced its list of semi-finalists in the 2014 North America Trend Vision Competition.
 
This year’s live competition and award show will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th.
 

Haircolor How To: Balayage Bride by Robin Dorton

Hairstylist Robin Dorton of Salon Head Candy recently helped a soon-to-be bride achieve the perfect, natural-looking blonde for her upcoming wedding day. Below, Dorton shares the formula she used to take her guest from faded color to fabulous blonde!

How to Get Your Best Wedding Day Hair Color

Getting ready for a wedding requires a lot of prep work as the big day approaches - dress fittings, food tastings, guest lists, seating charts, and of course planning your hair color.

Here are a few tips from celebrity color authority, Rita Hazan, for finding the perfect hair color and getting it wedding-day ready:

Couture Meets Coiffure: An Homage to Chanel by Joico's Stella Livoti

Joico Artist Stella Livoti keeps a watchful eye on the Paris fashion runways; it’s there that she often finds her muse. This season, it was the spring Chanel collection that ignited her imagination and informed her exciting new collection. “The patterns were incredible,” she notes. “And the fabrics were so heavily layered.

Portfolio: Geiko Punk by Craig Smith

Geiko Punk is the latest collection from Craig Smith of Fruition Hair in Brisbane, Australia. Cudos to Verity Faichen, who used Schwarzkopf Professional to create the bold color palette reminiscent of the punk scene of the 1970s.

See all of the looks from the Geiko Punk collection in the slideshow below!

Radiant Rainbow by evo's Lauren McCowan

From Katy Perry’s rockin’ green to Nicole Richie’s luscious purple, brightly-colored haired is everywhere. Hairstylist Lauren McCowan of evo was inspired by these vivid looks to create her own series of fun, bright color. Using evo’s Fabuloso Pro range of colors, McCowan created these eight gorgeous looks!

Berry Beautiful by Kayla Goodlet

Hairstylist Kayla Goodlet of Rumours Hair Design in Simcoe, Ontario created this gorgeous, berry-hued look for her client. Below, she shares the formula she used to achieve the vibrant color.

Says Goodlet, "The pinwheel foil technique was used to create this look."

Formula:
Schwarzkopf 9-98+10 vol. sliced in foils.