Changes in hair color and rising temperatures tend to go hand in hand. As summer rolls around and the sun rises, salons and stylists are seeing more and more appointments booked for lighter, blonder tones. But many people are looking for something a little more subtle. Enter the milk caramel hair. This versatile, low-maintenance tint is the perfect hair color for first dye jobs or as a quick refresher for brunette manes. Read more about caramel latte hair color below!
What is caramel latte hair?
The tonal rewards of milk caramel hair come in a warm shade that is easier to achieve. According to the L’Oréal Paris style and color expert, Jonathan Colombini“This look is best achieved by highlighting and toning. It’s about that contrast from darkest to lightest from root to tip and moving away from a traditional blonde hue, staying within those steps hotter.
With this hair color trend staying on the warmer end of the spectrum, you can also expect less damage to your ends and less chair time. “You can go up to three months between salon appointments without too much regrowth showing up. To keep the pigment in the caramel family, use L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss. I would use shades of honey blonde or warm brunette depending on how light or dark you want to keep it,” says Jonathan.
How to get the color
In order to achieve this look in the salon, color expert Kérastase Global Pro Club, Shelly Gregoire says, “ask for honey beige and vanilla highlights and bring lots of photos to reference.” She explains that “the addition of caramel and beige blonde pieces, intertwined, creates the latte effect.” Think of it like the nifty foam toppings they create in the cafe.
If you decide to bring this color inspiration to the living room, keep your roots in mind. Shelley emphasizes the importance of including your natural hue in color placement. “Depending on your natural color, this shade can be very low maintenance. With the right color placement that includes your natural color, growth can be part of the beauty. Try not to over-wash your hair or use too much heat so the shine or toner used to achieve your color can last longer.Be sure to use a professional hair care routine for best results.
Caramel latte hair is a truly unique and customizable color. With so many skin tones on our planet, your stylist can tailor this tone to suit you and your personal style. But remember, stay on the warm, sunny side to get that really delicious tone.