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In fairness, it would seem as though we're faced with a new hair trend every single week. 

From the return of the 90s bob to the glory of the rose chocolate hair colour trend – we genuinely can't keep up.

Despite the fact that we are overrun with trends, we are loving each and every one of them (some more than others though). 

We love seeing people rock daring new looks, but we're simple creatures, who love a good curly blow dry and a bitta balayage. 

HOWEVER, the Internet's latest offering comes in the form of 'fruit juice hair' and it is mad, but also very wearable. 

The wonderful hairstylist behind this new look is Alisha  McAlister, who shared the image on Instagram.

"I’m not sure what to call this!" she said in the caption.

"It’s a mix of blended fruit colours. I started this hair colour thinking I was doing a simple base and tone. Then my amazing client surprised me! She said, 'I want something different!'


 I’m not sure what to call this! It’s a mix of blended fruit colors. I started this hair color thinking I was doing a simple base and tone. Then my amazing client surprised me! She said, “I want something different!” So yay for stylist choice night! Pops of Ignite Violet and Red and then I honestly toned the whole thing with Manic Panic Pro Pastel-izer, 3 grams of Divine Wine, and 6 grams of Smokescreen. This is such a fun color! It’s a great way to introduce vibrant and pastel colors and the client not get fired for it! @behindthechair_com #behindthechair #btconeshot_pastel18 #btconeshot_vibrant18 #brconeshot_hairpaint18 #btconeshot_curls18 . . . . . . . #theunicorntribe #taotam #jwcignite #manicpanicprofessional #manicpanicnyc #propastelizer #divinewine #smokescreen #creativecolor #pastelhair #hairpainting #hairpainters #bestofbalayage #theprismatics #hairdressersthatslay #jackwinncolor #stylistchoice #vibrantblend #stylistssupportingstylists #balayageribboning #vividhairpainting #authentichairarmy #imallaboutdahair #ltcawards #liscensedtocreate

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"So yay for stylist choice night! Pops of Ignite Violet and Red and then I honestly toned the whole thing with Manic Panic Pro Pastel-izer, three grams of Divine Wine, and six grams of Smokescreen. This is such a fun colour! It’s a great way to introduce vibrant and pastel colors and the client not get fired for it!"



For too long now, the gorgeous hair trends that fill up our Instagram feeds have favoured those with lighter locks. 

From pink lemonade to ash balayage, blonde-haired beauties have their pick of trendy hair styles, but now it's finally time for brunettes to get in on the action. 

Introducing rose brown hair. 

The dreamy shade looks set to be huge in 2018, and it's not hard to see why. 


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Rose brown works on pretty much any shade of brunette, and can even be achieved with minimal or no bleaching. 

Thi Thao Tu, the hair stylist behind the look, told Allure that he uses a combination of bleach mixed with Olaplex treatment, and red and brown dyes.

The pink tones can be applied in a balayage style or as an all over colour and is the perfect way to give your tresses a little lift just in time for summer.




Spring is just around the corner, and while we can't wait for the longer evenings and soaring temperature, we're most excited about revamping our style for the season ahead. 

Bright colours, pretty florals, and of course, a whole new hair do to top it all off. 

Pink lemonade hair is the new trend set to take over the Insta beauty scene this year. 

Inspired by the popular childhood drink, the fun and fresh looks is made up of shades of pink and hints of peachy yellow or blonde. 

There are so many variations of the trend, with some opting for an ombre style while others dive in at the deep end with an all-over colour. 

Here's a selection of some of our favourites. 


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Excuse while we book our hair appointments.



Summer is FINALLY here! And we couldn't be happier.

But, do you ever notice that once the weather changes, it becomes drastically clear that our hair needs a bit of an update, too?

Hessions Hairdressing stylists love sharing their top tips and tricks for the changing trends, and here they have outlined four great new hairstyles that are going to be GORGEOUS for summer.

We already have our new gruaige planned out:


"This flattering blend of blonde and brown tones has grown in popularity in the last year and is going nowhere! With celebrities like the ever stylish Olsen twins, Eva Longoria and Chrissy Teigen still sporting the look, bronde is set to be a big trend again this summer.

"As a hair colour, Bronde is perfect for clients looking for something soft, natural and not too high maintenance. It is also perfect for all skin tones and a great choice for someone looking to change their hair colour for the first time."



"Stemming from the Bronde trend we have this stunning mix of red, copper and bronze tones. Perfect for red heads or brunettes looking to mix things up a bit, we love this super warm and rich hair colour.

"Think Julianne Moore and Emma Stone (pre MET gala). Ronse is guaranteed to liven up your hair style with stunning shine and make your eye colour pop!"


Baby Lights

"Babylights are perfect for anyone wanting to dip their toe into the world of hair colour without diving in head (or hair) first for an introduction to colour.

"Baby lights involves applying very fine strands of colour throughout the hair helping the hair to look multidimensional and boosting hair with colour in a natural way. Fans of this look include Rosie Huntington Whitely and Miranda Kerr."


Dip Dye

"Dip dye is still a big trend with the celebs such as Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff and Kylie Jenner.

"Blonde dip dye in brunette locks was huge last year but for 2016 it’s now done using more pastel colours & is perfect for the festival season ahead. Dip Dye is a cool and funky way to change up your hair with less of a colour commitment."



We have never quite known fringe envy until Kendall Jenner rocked up to the AMAs with perhaps the most covetable bangs we have ever seen. 

And just as were about to make an impulsive trip to the hair salon (which we would have ultimately regretted!), we learned that Kendall did not go for the chop and instead just faked her look with some ingenious hair styling. 

This week, Perrie also tried to lull us into going for some illustrious bangs but her perfect up do was also faked. 

So how can you achieve the ultimate set of bangs without the commitment? Well all you need is some bobbins, hair pins and patience!


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Grab a bobbin and pull your into a high pony. Take half of your pony and pull it over the bobbin towards your face. Pin the hair securely on the top of your head, creating a half bun.

Leaving the ends to frame your face, split the remaining hair in the ponytail in two and wrap around the half bun you created. Pin the bun as desired. 

Lastly, just style your fringe! 

If you are still struggling, check out this super easy tutorial below. 




Lottie Tomlinson – little sister of Louis – caught our eye last week when she debuted some amazing day-glo coloured roots on Instagram.

And while we love the edgy look, sometimes it's just not kosher to dye your roots six different colours.

For an out-there look that won't last weeks, we're seriously considering giving glitter roots a go.

The look, which involves mixing clear styling gel with glitter and applying it along the line of your parting, has already taken over the internet, and we can see why.

If you have dark hair, try a brightly contrasting shade of glitter:

And what better way to jazz up your dark roots?

The glitter can be applied "by using an old foundation brush or even simply using your fingers," hair stylist Karen Wiggins tells TODAY.

Of course, we don't recommend just flinging a load of glitter on your head and hoping for the best:


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There is one problem with the look, however. While glitter roots are definitely a total show-stopper, we can't imagine that cleaning all those sparkly flecks out of your hair would be too pleasant.

Glitter in your hair, glitter on your pillowcase, glitter in the shower… this is one hair trend that definitely has a few occupational hazards.


People all over the world are intent on finding a way to achieve the most Instagram worthy hair colour. The lengths people will go to in order to achieve the kind of locks that would make Ariel well jealous are reaching new highs.

The latest innovation is “fluid hair painting”. Yes, it involves the kind of labour intensive colouring techniques you were expecting.

However, you won’t have to spend hours sitting staring at your cloaked self in the mirror. KL Christoffsen, the legend behind the latest viral trend told Modern Salon that clients need to be “reclined”. “Because their hair is fanned out, it gives me the ability to thoroughly look over every strand to see how the colour melts from top to bottom,” she explained.   

“It’s easier to see the colour fluidity when you have that elevation. You’re able to have more control,” the colouring genius added. The “colour table” definitely looks amazing and we wouldn’t mind having a little lie down while our hair undergoes an amazing mermaid transformation to be honest.   


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Admit it, you’ve caught yourself dozing off while having your shampooed, it can be very relaxing.

The technique also means that it is more controlled than the usual balayage method, which creates the super soft colour melt everyone is lusting after.

KL adds: “What I love about using this technique is that the final results are endless – from mimicking sun-kissed baby highlights to creating a multi-colored rainbow explosion. It’s really quite versatile!”

While we are feeling quite tempted to take the plunge and finally embrace the bold trend, KL does warn that people should not try this one at home.

“It’s not just laying down and slapping color on the hair. You should definitely see a licensed professional for this method.”

Not worry though, because colourists all over the world are mastering the technique so it might only be a matter of time before you’re heading down to your favourite salon for a quick nap and a hair transformation.



We've seen tie-die hair and even PSL hair, and now "galaxy hair", is the latest movement among the colour-change addicts out there. And this one's a goodie. 

Inspired by outer space, planets, and all the colours that come along with them; blues, purples, reds and burnt orange – the result of cosmic colouring is ALL over Instagram. 

The trend for bold and bright tones started in America, but high-maintenance hair lovers in the UK and Ireland have been quick to catch on. 

Of course the trend requires A LOT of bleaching the hair first but with wonder hair repair treatments, like Olaplex, popping up in hairdressers everywhere, the world (or should we say solar system) is your oyster to experiment like these IG ladies without any bother. 

Such pretty colours:




Yes, in the world of beauty trends, hair tattoos now exist. 

Of course they're only temporary but Kylie Jenner has already donned the major trend (because what is she if not an early adopter of all things hair and beauty?).

The tattoo appliqués apparently work as well on your hair as they do on your skin – assuming your hair is squeaky clean, silky-smooth and completely flat when sticking them on.

They also wash off as soon as you hit the shower. 

Even though SHEmazing! loves a good beauty trend, we doubt this one would last in Ireland. One step out the door and the rain will wash it all away (sob). 

We can only hope for a more permanent fixture now… or not. 



Your hair colour doesn't just have to be blonde, brown or black these days.

From your fave Starbucks drink to puddles of gasoline, colourists are taking their inspiration from anything and everything – with VERY exciting results.

Here are a few we're gagging to try…

1. Pumpkin Spice hair
Have hair as basic as your beverage with this new autumn colour trend, which sees hair dyed a rich shade of red with copper undertones. Looking to get on board? Ask your colourist for a "soft copper hue."


2. Oil slick hair
This one is perfect for brunettes, as it involves no bleaching. Shades of dark purple and green are layered onto brown or black hair, giving an iridescent look that looks strangely like a puddle of gasoline. The colours last longer than lighter shades like red and pink too, so there's far less upkeep involved.


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3. Colour-block dip dye
Could this look be any more Gwen Stefani? The rocker first stepped out with purple and black hued hair shortly after announcing her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, and she updated the ends to a brighter blue this week. Yes, you need some serous hair confidence to pull it off, but we love the results.


4. Sand art hair
This high-intensity colour burst is named after those childhood sand art projects we were all forced to do in primary school. Hair is separated into sections, with a layer of green, pink, blue or purple applied to each piece. Neon nostalgia… we love it.


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5. Opal hair
Go for a softer take on the 'rainbow hair' trend with this opalescent look. First, hair is lightened to a pearl pink colour (not too far off grey), and then layers of colour are added for a washed-out, lightly coloured look.


6. Pixel hair
This one has been knocking around since early 2015, but we're still trying to wrap our heads around the mind-blowing effect. The 'splashlights' effect is achieved by colouring square blocks of hair and then blending each section together.


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No one can pull off the hair chameleon thing quite like Kylie Jenner. From mermaid green, to shocking blonde, we can never tell what the reality star will step out with next.

But despite her never-ending wig collection (that would probably take up your entire house), Ms Jenner has transformed her hair (again) by going au-naturale.

The 18-year-old debuted her new style with an Instagram snap which sees her swooshing a black, blunt bob. 

Kylie's head is usually chocka-block full of super long extensions, so the slow-mo video surprised her fans – in a very good way. Many of them commented on her photo, telling her how much they love the new look. 


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One fan posted, "Perfect hair, love it," and another said, "sooo much better.. bob goals."

But it seems it won't be long before she trails back to her famous extensions as two IG posts later, she uploaded a picture of her green hair with the caption, "Green has been my favourite so far. Def making a come back in the next few weeks."


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While the majority are in favour of her shorter cut, the blunt bob style seems to be growing in popularity among celebs. 

Just last week, Rochelle Humes opted for the chop and debuted a shorter, sexier style than her usual long, flowing locks. This new short hair trend is certainly in full swing!



Pastel hair, gray hair and sand art hair… they've been all the rage this year but unless you're blessed with fair locks they involve a LOT of work.

Bleaching every ounce of colour from your hair not only wrecks the strands, but it takes a huge amount of upkeep to keep your roots constantly covered.

Luckily for ladies with darker tresses, there's a new trend in hair colouring that's altogether more brunette-friendly: the oil slick.

Created by celebrity colourist Aura Friedman, the look mimics the appearance of gasoline or oil mixed with water – that purplish, greenish rainbow effect we often see on the ground after it rains.

Creating the oil slick look is surprisingly easy, as it simply involves layering a small number of colours onto the hair. "I find that when you take a dark purple and a dark green and layer them one on top of the other, you end up with this iridescent feeling," says Aura of her creation.


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Using darker tones rather than bleached pastels has multiple advantages. The oil slick trend is "great for people who naturally have dark hair and don't want to go through a major bleaching process," Aura says.

"You don't have to lighten it so much to get it there, so your hair will be in better condition."


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Plus, darker tones last much longer than pastels and neons, so the oil slick look will see you right through to Christmas.