Beauty Buzz: 3 Sophisticated Ways to Add Bold Color to Your Hair This Fall

Beauty & Style | M. Yvette | 10/30/2014 | 03:30 PM EDT

Highlights and sombre and streaks, oh my!

While many of us might dream of going extra daring with our hair color and styles, we as Black women know all too well that keeping it cute and chic is usually the name of the game when it comes to hair at the workplace. Here we’ve offered up three amazing ways to incorporate the season’s hair color trends in the most chic ways possible.

Rock Subtle Highlights in a Blonde Hue

You might be tired of the blonde hair trend, but there are so many of us who still secretly want to at least try the look. One good way to try this trend is to go extremely subtle, while using a rich blonde hue. At the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, Kerry Washington showed us how to play with blonde highlights and still look chic while doing so.

Go Sombre, and Ditch the Ombre

Yes, ladies, sombre is a hair color trend. The less intense version of ombre hair basically means that instead of creating a drastic dark to light effect from your hair’s root to tips, you’ll instead create a softer look that looks more natural. Perfect for those who work in a semi-corporate world, (yet want to spice up their look beyond highlights), sombre is a sure way to brighten up your face, and keep the shock value low at work. For inspiration, see Kelly Rowland’s sexy straight look.

Just Do a Streak, or Pop of Bright Color

We’ve seen Raven-Symoné and even Beyoncé play with super bright color in their hair and many of us seemed to like it. But, this trend usually isn’t possible for us to wear in our everyday lives. Yet, that doesn’t mean women don’t want to play around and have a little fun with bold colors! So, here’s an option: do a little peek-a-boo pop of color in your hair. Whether you do a streak in your bangs, on one side of your face, or like Teyana Taylor does with her natural curls, the point is to keep it subtle. Remember, the lighter your hair, the more the color will take, so be aware of how much dye you add to your strands.

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