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Trendlooks 2016

Dyeing the Tips

Dyeing the Tips
Brilliant highlights with soft colour gradients – ombré hair is currently among the leading trends
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What is currently topping the colour charts? Happy endings! Techniques and styles where only the lengths and ends of the hair are dyed. Ombré or tortoiseshell: We tell you what is hot, how it is done and all about the care required for lasting results

Small accents, great effect: The colour trends of the season aim for the tips, expanding out styling palette. From harmonious to high-contrast, from classy to extravagant or just staggeringly beautiful – the multifaceted looks have it all! You merely have to pick one. What hues and styles are currently in the mix? See for yourself:

  • Leading Colour Trends

    Dip-Dye: With this statement look the ends (and in part also the lengths) are brushed with the chosen colouration. The natural hair colour can either be lightened or radiate in a striking hue such as purple, pink or even green. But in either case, the transition from one colour to another remains clearly discernible.

    Ombré: Quasi the light version of the dip-dye. Here the lower lengths and tips are lightened, but only by a few nuances. The colour is not applied with a brush but using a comb – resulting in a flowing colour transition that appears beautifully natural.

    Tortoiseshell: This leading trend is defined by soft transitions and harmonious colour blends, usually blonde and brown. The fine highlights are distributed freehand throughout the hair – not only in the bottom sections, as with dip-dye and ombré, but for instance also in front – but to the tips! This makes the hairstyle appear lively and multifaceted. The best thing about that: The look is individually adaptable and guaranteed to suit every woman!

    You finally want to show your true colours? For colour combination inspiration and techniques, visit our gallery:

  • Gallery: Dyeing the Tips

    Dyeing the Tips: Going Blue

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    Dyeing the Tips: Going Blue

    Experience your blue wonder with trendy dip-dye! Styling pro Verona Pooth showed us how it’s done, dipping her dark long bob in bright cobalt blue. This trendy blueprint works especially well with black hair. Straight or curly – hair in the bi-colour look is currently all the rage

    Dyeing the Tips: Twice as Good

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    Dyeing the Tips: Twice as Good

    Magical mix: Thanks to the flowing transitions, the bi-colour ombré style
    appears very subtle in open hair. Anyone who wants to emphasise both colours, for instance dark and Swedish blonde, simply ties the hair into a ponytail or pigtails. Here the hair elastic is positioned at the transition point between the hues, emphasising the dual interplay of colours. Styling: Super cool with a low side parting and slight wet look at the hairline

    Dyeing the Tips: Sun Kissed

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    Dyeing the Tips: Sun Kissed

    Good mix: Tortoiseshell hair combines subtle high and lowlights for a new, brilliant hair colour with a natural look. This brilliantly beautiful sunshine style is not only good for summer. Model Nina Agdal proves that the strands serve as pleasant highlights especially during the grey winter season. Pure joy!

    Dyeing the Ends: Pretty in Pink

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    Dyeing the Ends: Pretty in Pink

    Rosy times are coming: Dabs of colour in pastel pink are pepping up trendsetting heads. Especially in cool blonde nuances, such as platinum or ice blonde, the trendy candy colour gives hair ends an irresistible colour kick! By the way, candy girls mix not one but two soft hues into the mane

    Dyeing the Tips: Fringe Parade

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    Dyeing the Tips: Fringe Parade

    We like to meet this trend head on: Dip-dye is moving up and immersing the tips of the fringe in popping, eye-catching colours such as royal blue. The rest of the hair stays uni colour with this colouring style. Even simpler cuts like a straight trimmed bob are transformed into extravagant hairstyles with the eye-catching ends

  • Top Care Tips for Dyed Tips:

    • Use a conditioner with a colour protection formula after washing your hair. Rinses are best applied only to the ends anyway, to avoid 'over-nourishing' at the base and scalp – so special care gets to where it is needed.
    • Distribute some hair oil through the lengths and tips. This targeted care lends added brilliance to the colour. The oil also protects against UV rays – which in turn prevents the colour from bleaching quickly.
    • Spray some heat protectant into your hair before styling. With the right protection product, nothing stands in the way of the leading trend looks!