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5 Popular Hair Color Tones For Spring 2016

5 Popular Hair Color Tones For Spring 2016

If you’re looking for a way to brighten up your look in 2016, it might be a good time to try switching up your hair color. Adding some chic tones to your messy mane can give you that beachy look you’ve been after, or maybe a pop of pale pastel pink can give you some fun tussles for Easter! Check out these hair color tone trends for spring 2016.

1. Ronze

This might just turn out to be the year of the redhead. From the red carpet to Pinterest, the ronze hair color trend has been adorning the heads of women everywhere. It’s a middle ground between red and brown that offers a wearable, more dynamic look. Fiery reds don’t always grow out well, and browns can end up looking drab when they lose their shine. That’s where the ronze color comes in, offering a naturally illustrious look that actually requires less upkeep.

If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your complexion, the ronze hair color is the way to go. The deep coppery hues frame the face with a warm and alluring intensity, making the natural beauty of nearly any complexion pop. From skin as fair as Emma Stone’s to Rihanna’s cocoa brown glow, the ronze look has women everywhere stealing the spotlight this spring.

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      2. Babylights

      Ombre and balayage were big in 2015, but there’s another trend that’s been gaining popularity since last summer. The look is called babylights, and you’ll probably be seeing it a lot this spring. Babylighting was inspired by the multi-tonal look that children often have in their hair, especially during the spring and summer. To get that look, stylists lighten small strands of hair all over the head and then “root” your hair by enhancing the natural color at the top of your head. This technique creates that fresh-off-the-beach, sun-kissed look that stars like Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz have had recently. An added plus is that it requires very little maintenance, so if you only get your hair done once or twice each year, babylights is the perfect option for you.

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          3. Rose Gold

          Lavender and silvery-gray hues were one of the biggest hair trends of last winter. This spring, expect to see people moving away from that trend toward a palette that samples from warm colors rather than cool. For blondes especially, adding some peach or faint rose colors is as trendy as it gets this spring. These soft tones pair well with the beach-inspired hair colors that are also popular right now, and sampling from the light-pink family creates an enchanting mix that’s sure to turn heads. Rose golds and soft corals are a great way to play with a shimmering hair color without risking too much chemical damage. It’s the perfect look for Easter season!

          LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Sienna Miller attends the UK Premiere of "Burnt" at Vue West End on October 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

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              4. Hair Strobing

              Strobing actually started as a makeup technique that highlighted areas of the face where light hits, and the same concept is being used to make hair pop with an illuminated look. The great thing about strobing is that it’s tailored to the structure of your personal features as well as your complexion, so you’re guaranteed a unique look. Many of the prominent strobing highlights are added to the wisps of hair that frame your face, which makes it an excellent way to accentuate your natural features and bring together your overall look.

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                  5. Tortoise Shell

                  Not entirely unlike the ombre, the tortoise shell hair style (also known as the Ecaille Blend) uses three or more sympathetic colors to blend into the hair. The result is a mix of compatible tones, giving your hair that can’t-look-away element of glamour and movement. This is also a great option for people with thin hair, because the different hues provide a depth that gives a look of fuller volume. Tortoise shell coloring is an ideal color scheme for brunettes who are looking to experiment with their hair tone while staying true to their natural color, and the dimension of the tones really enhances different styling techniques.

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                      Which hair color tone will you try out this season?

                      Featured Photo Credit: Emma Stone & Rihanna at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards by Jason Meritt via Getty Images; Sienna Miller at UK premier of “Burnt” by David Benett via WireImage; Gigi Hadid at “Live with Kelly and Michael” by Josiah Kamau via Getty Images; Brown hair strobing by @majormoonn via Instagram; Ashley Tisdale tortoise hair by @kristin_ess via Instragram.

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                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                      Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                      1. Exercise Daily

                      It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                      If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                      Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                      2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                      Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                      One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                      This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                      3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                      Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                      Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                      Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                      4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                      Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                      The basic nutritional advice includes:

                      • Eat unprocessed foods
                      • Eat more veggies
                      • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                      • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                      Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                        5. Watch Out for Travel

                        Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                        This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                        If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                        6. Start Slow

                        Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                        If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                        7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                        Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                        My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                        If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                        I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                        Final Thoughts

                        Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                        Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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