Imagine the lightest, fluffiest swirl of whipped cream. Now imagine adding just a pinch of lemon zest on top. That’s exactly what this platinum chantilly blonde reminds us of — bright, fresh, and very cool. Chicago-based colorist Lauren Mildice recommends this lighter-than-air color on warmer skin tones to help the bright blonde pop. But it’s a double-process color, so those with texture should proceed with caution. “Lightening your hair like this can make your curls weaker or looser,” she says. And for that clean, whipped cream color — you’ll need to commit to touch-ups every four weeks.
Where Natasha Lyonne takes her red hair, we shall follow. Her strands have gone from rose gold and tangerine to, in early 2024, saturated apricot red. “It’s a rich red spritzed with peachy and orange-y tones like terracotta,” says New York City-based colorist Kirsten Stuke. “It works well with most skin tones because the level of warmth can be adjusted.”
But as with most reds, the color will fade quickly, so you’ll need a standing monthly catch-up with your colorist if you want to maintain it. “While this shade could never be naturally occurring, the goal is to make it look like you somehow happened to be the sole person in the universe blessed enough by a divine power to have this be your own natural color,” says New York City-based colorist Mauricio Bermudez.
If quiet luxury were a hair color it would be a rich and chocolatey brunette with juuust a dash of hazelnut. It’s a sophisticated trend that New York City-based colorist Mariah Joseph calls a “delicate dance between single-processes and partial highlights or lowlights.” The base should be a true espresso brown, but the dimension (that rich hazelnut finish) can be anything from milk chocolate highlights, like Simona Tabasco has here, or reddish chestnut lowlights, like Quinta Brunson.
“Shiny and healthy is also key for this look,” says New York City-based stylist Devin Toth. Ask for a conditioning treatment at the salon if your hair is dry and tired, and a gloss to finish the color to lock in that expensive sheen. “Get the whole package,” Toth insists. “It’s called expensive for a reason.”