Many people are looking to dramatically switch up their look as they step into fall. You can easily update your wardrobe or try out a bold lipstick, but going for a fresh new hair hue is probably your best bet if you really want to turn heads. Wondering what this season’s “it” color is? Just think silver fox with a hint of sparkle.
We have witnessed many stars show off their unique versions of shimmery silver strands, and women are running to salons requesting it too. Clairol color ambassador and Washington, D.C.-based hairstylist Shirley Gordon tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the color has continued to be in high demand: “I have a lot of clients who are still asking for gray or silver shades. Steely gray is popular with all ages,” she says.
If you are ready to try the shade, but think your hair may be too dark, Redken artist Sean Godard recommends “pre-neutralizing the hair first to clean the canvas of warmth before applying the final color tone.” He adds, “It’s all about getting the hair lighter and past the orange and yellow stages to be able to tone with the smoky or pastel tones.”
Is there an easy way to transition into silver? Yes and no. If you are already gray or going gray, this will be virtually seamless. “Anyone that is very blond from summer can easily transform to a cooler tone very simply with a gloss,” says Godard. “Darker hair types tend to get warmer from the summer sun, so these colors can require a gloss to neutralize the warmth.
A fresh balayage or foil highlight application can also get your hair ready for fall. If you are still a little nervous, try a temporary hair coloring product such as Clairol Color Crave Hair Makeup in Shimmering Platinum. Gordon believes that’s a great way to test this look before committing to permanent color.
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Sparkling in Silver
All the best celebrities rocking silvery manes. (Photos: Getty Images)
Mel B rocks an edgy, silver cropped cut. (Photo: Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne once rocked a shining silver buzzcut, and this grown-out version is chic and sexy.(Photo: Getty Images)
Kim K. steps away from her usual brunette hair for a long Khaleesi-colored hairdo. (Photo: Getty Images)
Cardi B’s platinum wavy bob cut is so good, you’ll have to look twice. (Photo: Getty Images)
Ciara is giving modern-day Dorothy Dandridge vibes with this sparkling silver coiffure. (Photo: Getty Images)
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood went for an ombre silver cut that’s rocker-chic. (Photo: Getty Images)
Pink looks like a gorgeous silver fox who’s ready to win. (Photo: Getty Images)
Lady Gaga is a lady of many looks, and this soft-silver ’60s wave is too good to be true. (Photo: Getty Images)
Kelly Osbourne’s classy updo gives her rendition of silver hair an enchanting glow. (Photo: Getty Images)
Louisa Johnson’s mermaid-like waves are icy and exciting. (Photo: Getty Images)