When we talk about hair color, men are often overlooked. It seems women have been dying their long locks various shades of hot pink, violet, and electric blue for so long now and it can be easy to forget they're not the only people who enjoy coloring their hair. As men continue to embrace hair trends and get more adventurous with their hair cuts and styles, they’ve also begun to dabble in hair color as well. From platinum blonde to dark brown hair, men are proving there’s absolutely no hue they can’t pull off.
If you’re thinking about coloring your hair, you’ve come to the right place. We’re revealing the eight trendiest hair colors for men in 2019 and breaking down everything you need to know about them.
Platinum BlondePlatinum blonde has been a popular hair color for men ever since a certain rapper burst on the scene with his striking blonde locks. While this hair trend is nothing new, it is making a major comeback with celebrities and athletes alike hitting red carpets and events with their freshly platinum strands.
How to care for platinum blonde hair:
Even though platinum blonde looks like a fairly simple color, it is actually one of the most difficult colors to create and maintain. You colorist will have to use bleach to achieve your platinum blonde hue. It’s important to note that bleach will always cause damage, but your colorist will work with you to help maintain the look and feel of your hair.
Once you leave the salon, maintaining your hue and the look and feel of your strands is all on you—but it’s not too hard, we promise. Begin by swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner with Kérastase’s Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet Shampoo and Cicaflash Conditioner. The Blond Absolu range was formulated to care for all blonde hues. Once a week, swap out your conditioner for a nourishing deep conditioning mask like Kérastase’s Masque Ultra-Violet Purple Hair Mask.
If you plan to remain platinum blonde for the foreseeable future, expect to head back to the salon every six to eight weeks for a touch-up.
Gray CoverageThe first sign of gray hair can make you feel older than your father, but they don’t have to stick around unless you want them to. If gray hairs are the bane of your existence, cover them up with a permanent hair dye. Permanent hair dye is the only sure fire way to cover every last gray strand on your head. While black is a fan favorite when it comes to covering undesirable strands, you can choose any color your heart desires.
How to care for gray coverage hair:
If you want your permanent hair color to last as long as possible, you’ll have to make some major changes to your hair care routine. Start by swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for system formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend the Biolage R.A.W. Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner.
If you want to keep your gray hairs out of sight and out of mind, be prepared to head back to the salon every six to eight weeks for a touch-up.
Salt And PepperCovering your grays is one way to deal with them, but you don’t have to get rid of them to have seriously striking hair color. Redken Brews’ groundbreaking Color Camo range is a five-minute color service that will perfectly blend your gray hairs for a stylish final hue.
How to care for salt and pepper hair:
Because you’re not making a drastic color change, you won’t have to make too many changes to your daily hair care routine as long as you’re already using color-safe hair products.
MetallicIf you love to be adventurous with your hair, metallic hair may just be the perfect hair color trend for you. Metallic hair flawlessly blends fantasy shades like silver, blue, and purple, with shimmering hues for am eye-catching final color.
How to care for metallic hair color:
To maintain this fantasy shade, you’ll need to swap out your regular hair care products for those formulated to care for color-treated hair. We recommend starting with the Matrix Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner.
GrayIf your hair hasn’t begun to turn gray just yet but you want to take advantage of the gray hair trend, opt for a gray hair color service. Even though men and women have spent decades trying to cover their gray strands, it’s easily become one of the trendiest hair colors in the industry.
How to care for gray hair color:
Gray hair is actually a member of the platinum family, making it a tricky hue to care for. Lucky for you, the brilliant team at Redken created a range of hair care products specifically for gray hair. We recommend swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner with the Redken Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo and Conditioner For Gray Hair. Formulated with violet and silver pigments, the system tones, strengthens and nourishes all-in-one for a gorgeous silver finish!
Pop Of ColorYou don’t have to completely change your look to embrace the fantasy hair color trend. If you love the way fantasy shades like electric blue and shocking green look but aren’t ready to completely commit to a new shade, ask your colorist for a few pops of the hue of your choice.
How to care for a pop of color:
If you’re already using color-safe hair products, you won’t have to make too many changes to your day to day hair care routine. If you some of your hair begin to feel dry from the color processing, we recommend incorporating a weekly deep conditioning mask like the Matrix Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask into your hair care routine.
Bleached TipsWhether you ask your colorist for bleached tips or decide to grow out your platinum colored strands, bleached tips are one of the easiest ways to embrace the platinum blonde trend. The best thing about just coloring the ends of your hair is you won’t have to worry about heading back to the salon to touch up your roots any time soon.
How to care for bleached tips:
Follow the same care instructions for platinum blonde hair.
Honey HighlightsRemember coming home after a long day outside with sun-kissed, golden flecks in your hair? You may not have the same amount of time to spend outdoors as you did as a child, but you can still recreate the same striking hair color. Ask your colorist for honey highlights, placing most of them near the front of your head to frame your face. The resulting effect is a youthful hue glow that will make you feel like it’s summer all year long.
How to care for honey highlights:
You may not have changed your entire hair color, but your highlights can turn from golden to brassy in no time if you don’t properly care for your freshly colored mane. We recommend swapping out your shampoo and conditioner for the Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Lumière Shampoo and Cicaflash Conditioner.
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