L’Oréal Paris Names Silver as the 2019 Hair Color of the Year

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There are many proofs that times are changing and here’s another one. While gray hair was once something to hide and cover up, in 2019 it will be the ultimate hair color trend.

As L’Oréal Paris announced in partnership with vogue, silver hair will be the top hair color trend for this year. The color designers working for the brand have decided on this after research on color trends, runway trends, social media feeds, and street style bloggers.

“Not only has silver hair been a top color trend on the runways and it is the ‘it’ color for women of all ages, we love what the color stands for — it symbolizes charisma, ethereal energy, power, focus, and it is beyond chic,” says Orrea Light, vice president of L’Oréal global marketing product development and beauty innovation.

How to do it exactly right? Here’s the answer that celebrity stylist Jonathan Colombini gives:

“When choosing the right silver tone for your skin tone, it’s a very small margin of silver you can play with. To widen your options always keep a darker natural root. This will give the illusion of having such a fashion tone, but the root showing will complement your skin tone. I would keep clients with olive to tan skin tones in a more gun metal silver tone and pale to yellow skin tones in a titanium silver tone.”

Ready to rock some silver hair?