Hair Color Trends for 2012

Trends in the beauty industry seem to change with the seasons, and it is our job as stylists to stay on top of growing trends and transitions.  The forecast for 2012’s hair color is full of natural and luminous hues with tons of subtle dimension.   By adding dimension to your hair, using a few different colors no more than two shades darker or lighter than your base color, your hair will appear less flat.  In addition to brightening up your skin tone and bringing out your best features, multi-dimensional hair color gives the hair a glowing affect and much more light reflect.  This technique should be done with very fine highlights so that the colors transition into one another creating a radiant contrast.  If you are going to pay to have your hair colored, it should look like it is professionally colored,  not as if you put color from a box on your entire head.   The only hair color that should have little dimension is the darkest of dark shades, because the darker the hair, the less tone and reflect it will have.  So for the New Year, and a new you, try a multi-dimensional, multi faceted hair color.  If it is change you have been seeking, but do not want to stray from the color you feel comfortable wearing, you don’t need to do anything drastic.  Add to what you already have!  If you find something that works best for you, stick with it, but there’s always room for enhancements.  After all, as hair stylists, our job is to make you the best you can be!  Here are some examples of how others have updated their already luscious locks:


Mila Kunis and Eva Mendes have deeper rich beautiful brunette tones but by adding subtle, fine highlights throughout gives them a sun-kissed glow which enhances their skin and eyes, and livens up their hair by imitating natural movement


A natural looking blonde should never be one solid color.  It should have darker and lighter tones.  Trending in 2012 is a honey golden blonde with brighter face framing highlights and dimensional highlights throughout like Nicole Richie and Jennifer Aniston.


The forecast for red heads this year will be warmer tones.  Try to avoid cool reds such as ones with violet or blue undertones.  Go for a natural copper or true red hair color like Kate Walsh or Scarlette Johansson.   Ready to make a change and go red? Red is a tough color to keep vibrant, so glazing and regular touch ups are a must!

Written By: Sarah LaPorta

Hair Stylist at Riah Hair Studio Furlong, PA


About RIAH Hair Studio

How We Came to Be . . . RIAH Hair Studio In May 2011, the former Salon Rage of Southampton, Pennsylvania relocated to a new space and changed their name to RIAH Hair Studio. RIAH? (pronounced 'Rye-Ah') Yes, it's "hair" spelled in reverse. Donna originally established Salon RAGE in March 1999. The salon delivered comprehensive hair services to the surrounding communities. As a seasoned beauty industry professional for over 29 years, Donna believed in education, not only for her stylists, but for her clients as well. This prompted her to open this first salon where she could foster such a dynamic environment. After 10+ years in Southampton and a desire to move closer to her family, in 2011 she relocated her business to Furlong, Pennsylvania in the heart of Bucks County. Re-emerging as RIAH Hair Studio, Donna has created a modern, contemporary, urban loft design experience located on the corner of York Rd & Edison-Furlong Roads, at the Village Corner in Buckingham Township. RIAH Hair Studio is an intimate boutique salon that is relaxing, comfortable & social, providing the "Right Attitude" from the team resulting in a "Great Experience" for their clients. It's the "RAGE" she carefully develops to this day. The stylists are continually certified in the latest hair techniques (color, cut, design, styles, tools, products, and fashion trends). Their clients, female, male, young or mature, enjoy the benefits of this extensive training. Additionally, they are taught how to re-create and maintain their RIAH experience until the next appointment. It makes RIAH Hair Studio stand out as one of the most referred-to salons in Bucks County! When we have the opportunity to see you in our new space, we'll provide you with the "Right Attitude & Great Experience" as we have always strived to do. Happy Day! from Donna & the Team at RIAH Hair Studio View all posts by RIAH Hair Studio

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