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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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                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                        Why You Need a Vision

                        Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                        How to Create Your Life Vision

                        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                        What Do You Want?

                        The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                        It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                        Some tips to guide you:

                        • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                        • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                        • Give yourself permission to dream.
                        • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                        • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                        Some questions to start your exploration:

                        • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                        • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                        • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                        • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                        • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                        • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                        • What qualities would you like to develop?
                        • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                        • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                        • What would you most like to accomplish?
                        • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                        A few prompts to get you started:

                        • What will you have accomplished already?
                        • How will you feel about yourself?
                        • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                        • What does your ideal day look like?
                        • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                        • What would you be doing?
                        • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                        • How are you dressed?
                        • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                        • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                        • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                        Plan Backwards

                        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                        • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                        • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                        • What important actions would you have had to take?
                        • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                        • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                        • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                        • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                        • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                        Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                        It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                        Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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