Earlier this year, we reported that tigereye was on the brink of becoming the It hair color, and according to one celebrity colorist, we were on to something, because he calls the golden brunette shade one of the biggest hair trends of 2017.
Matrix Style Link celebrity colorist George Papanikolas, whose clients include Madonna, Hannah Jeter, and Hailey Baldwin says, "It's the latest evolution of bronde." The stone that inspired the color is a semiprecious rock with a unique pattern of bronze, gold, and dark brown striping—and the hair color iteration is gorgeous. "This color is a combination of highlights—in shades like honey, amber, and soft brown—that are painted on using the balayage technique," he says. "The look has a universal appeal as it sits in the middle of the hair color spectrum. It can be adjusted warmer or cooler to suit your skin tone."
Papanikolas also adds that nude hair is going to be big for lighter locks. "Think Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne," he says, adding that nude hair is neutral and natural, giving it a soft look. Similarly, baby blond will be the pastel complement to dark winter clothes. "When committing to this color, maintenance is so important. I always recommend Matrix Total Results Hello Blondie Shampoo ($12) and Conditioner ($12) to keep hair radiant between salon visits," he notes.
Of course, it wouldn't be a trend report without a bold statement color in the mix. Papanikolas predicts a major moment for jewel tone hair as, "the bolder version of the pastel trend but not as intense as the ultra-vibrant punk colors." It's a fun option with color inspiration from shades like pink quartz and sapphire blue painted in soft ribbons and color melts.
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