Adios, ombre! This fall, hair hues are all about subtlety.
At least that's according to Matrix celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, who counts stars such as Miranda Kerr and Miley Cyrus among his clients.
'I think ombre the way we were doing it two years ago (dark roots and dip-dyed ends), is out,' he told The Powder Room. 'Everyone has it - my housekeeper has it.' This season's ombre is more subtle - the 'somber,' if you will, Papanikolas said. 'A few pieces should fade, but the ends shouldn't all be highlighted.'
The effect is a sun-kissed, healthy glow that looks effortless and fresh.
Another big trend? Originality.
'Women don't want what every single person has,' Papanikolas said, mentioning the now-ubiquitous blow dry bars that leave women with a prepackaged 'look.'
'Everyone has that same glossy blowout, it's almost not cool anymore,' he said. Instead of picture-perfect tresses, Papanikolas likes the idea of a messy bedhead look (sadly, this still takes time and effort and using a curling iron to create texture, alas). And finally ( finally!) natural texture is to be not only embraced, but celebrated.
Other big trends for all hair colors? Healthy, conditioned and quenched hair.
Papanikolas gave us the breakdown of the biggest trends for hair colors, too.
Big trend: Sun-kissed highlights, sombre (subtle ombre)
Get rid of: Ombre locks, over-bleached ends, honey blond color (now's the time to go from a honey blond to a deeper caramel)
Hair color spirit animals: Miranda Kerr, Megan Fox
Big trend: Vibrant and bright, honey blonds
Get rid of: Ashy blond hair, too-dark lowlights that make your complexion 'murky,' white blond (it's extremely damaging and hard to maintain)
Hair color spirit animals: Blake Lively, Elizabeth Olsen
Big trend: Vibrant, rich colors in auburn and copper - now's the time to go deeper, like a saturated auburn
Get rid of: Blue-based reds, which tend to age you
Hair color spirit animals: Kate Walsh, Jessica Chastain