Winter Hair Color Ideas To Try This Year


Whether you love winter for its happy holidays and outside chill or you can’t wait for the long days of summer once more, adding color to your hair can bring a little extra sparkle to your season. With no shortage of events beginning with December holidays to Super Bowl parties and Valentine’s Day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your hair.

So, if you’re looking for stylish coloring options, keep reading. We’re here with hair color ideas to inspire you.

Warm Caramel


Caramel, copper, cinnamon or auburn ends - these warm colors brighten dark hair and add definition to your strands. An ombre application can create an interesting, gradual contrast and give you a feel for how the color looks with your complexion. A warm, caramel ombre also requires less maintenance than all-over color that demands root touchups on a regular basis to look its best. With holiday shopping, wrapping, decorating and parties, you’ll appreciate a little less time in the salon, and a little more time getting compliments on your hair color. After the seasonal festivities pass, meet with your stylist again, if you’d like to refresh your cut and color, or take the leap to adding this warm color all over.

Red Hot


Does anything pop more amid the grey skies or white snows of winter than a fiery red? A bold departure from blonde and brunette, natural-looking red is a standout color that ensures you’ll be noticed. While you can go for a fun, primary red or bright fuchsia, a more organic tone delivers a spirited, but sophisticated, appearance. This is one color we really recommend spending time with our stylists to get right. Creating a natural red color can be tricky, if you’re not professionally trained. We can also talk about caring for your hair after it’s treated using color-safe shampoo, like our Lavender Mint.

Icy Opal


While we love warm tones in the winter, there’s something to be said for embracing the frost with your own icy take on the season. This Elsa-meets-­­­Coachella treatment blends the coolest colors of the rainbow, and looks especially incredible on long hair. The result is a dazzling opal appearance of blues, lavender, purple and white. Each way you style it and from each angle it’s seen, this blend of colors will reveal unique nuances giving you one of the most mesmerizing winter looks. Keep your long hair looking thick and healthy with color-safe products like FS Thick n Full Shampoo and Conditioner.

If you want to experiment with a new winter hair color, or if you’re staying with a tried-and-true hue, visit one of our salons for your next appointment. Then, show us the results on social @fantasticsams!


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