With the new year upon us, we wanted to take some time to reflect on 2014’s major hair trends. Our favorite celebrities and the colorists behind their looks brought their A-game in the color department this year, bringing new life to the straightforward ombre and surprising us with their ability to innovate on the color wheel. Keep reading for the most brilliant hair colors we saw all year.
Kate Mara kicked the new year off with a bang in 2014, debuting significantly blonder ends thanks to a subtle platinum strawberry blonde ombre courtesy of celebrity stylist Denis de Souza.
Cara Delevingne shocked the beauty world last month when she ditched her signature blonde hair for a glossy auburn hue that gave girls everywhere the urge to go darker for fall and winter.
Her sister may have landed an Estee Lauder contract, but Kylie Jenner's dip-dyed turquoise blue hair stole the show on many a red carpet this year. For more beauty inspiration from the stunning up-and-comer, check out our exclusive editorial with her, here.
Jamie Chung said goodbye to dark chocolatey brown locks in favor of a softer shade with expertly blended highlights. With barely-there sun-kissed brightness in all the right places and ends that gradually get lighter, the color could best be described as the perfect mix of sombre and babylights.
Never one to shy away from a hair risk, Nicole Richie made us all consider the merits of lavender hair with her unabashedly lilac color.
Emma Roberts left a more severe overall blonde behind in favor of a more natural dirty blonde that works perfectly with her skin tone. We're obsessed with the more dimensional, rooty look.
Margot Robbie swapped her signature platinum blonde 'do for a pretty red hue that was more grown-up girl-next-door (in a good way) than the bombshell blonde. We think the red suits the fresh-faced actress much better!
Julia Roberts stepped out at the Emmys this year with significantly blonder hair, but she took the shade even lighter over the summer debuting an epic beach blonde that made the star look 10 years younger.
What celebrity hair color do you most want to copy? Sound off in the comments!