How-To: 4 Hair Color Trends for the New Year

Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Courtesy of Jamie Mazzei

Jamie Mazzei, creative director for NuBest Salon & Spa in Manhasset, New York, shares his predictions for the four top hair color trends in 2023, along with product recommendations for clients to maintain these looks at home. 

Illuminated Brunette

Illuminated BrunetteIlluminated BrunetteCourtesy of Jamie Mazzei

In 2023, we will be seeing hybrid color. Hybrid color is a hybrid of traditional allover color and a full head of highlights. It is a continuation of the movement away from full-time hair commitments. Hybrid color is shiny with sparkles of light; it is multifaceted. This works with a strong base color and pops of a slightly lighter tone; it allows the hair to have a different look with every turn of the head, a hybrid. It allows the hair to be in better condition as well as require less maintenance, and this is what clients want post-pandemic. Hybrid hair color is beautiful for blondes, brunettes and redheads, so everyone can enjoy trying it.

Maintenance is very easy with hybrid color. Recommend for clients to keep up the gloss between appointments with Celeb Luxury Gem Lites ColorWash Color Depositing Shampoo. The semipermanent direct dye offers an at-home hair glaze right in the shower. 

Radiant Red 

Radiant RedRadiant RedCourtesy of Jamie Mazzei

Another trend I’m seeing, especially as we go into winter, is a bolder red colorI call it radiant red, and it is one of my favorites. Clients can opt for a full head of radiant red, or if they aren’t ready to commit to full red, radiant red highlights are beautiful. Suggest that clients keep their red hair color vibrant at home by incorporating products like Celeb Luxury Gem Lites ColorWash Color Depositing Shampoo and Celeb Luxury Gem Lites Colorditioner Color Depositing Conditioner with BondFix Bond Repair into their shower routine. 

Targaryen Blonde

Targaryen BlondeTargaryen BlondeCourtesy of Jamie Mazzei

Another trend I just love is this Targaryen blonde I’m seeing everywhere. It feels like a lot of people are taking inspiration from the HBO "House of the Dragon" show, but in reality, an icy, platinum blonde has been trending for a long time. Clients can do a cooler, platinum blonde, or warm it up a bit like Taylor Swift, depending on what looks best with their skin tone. This type of blonde requires regular maintenance, both in-salon and at home. At home, clients can maintain their blonde by using Celeb Luxury Gem Lites ColorWash Color Depositing Shampoo and Celeb Luxury Gem Lites Colorditioner Color Depositing Conditioner with BondFix Bond Repair


BarbiecoreBarbiecoreCourtesy of Jamie Mazzei

If clients are looking for something a bit more daring and bright, try the Barbiecore trend, which (you guessed it!) leans into everything girlie, pink and Barbie. One of the signature looks of this trend is pink hair, either in a pretty pastel pink or a vibrant fuchsia. Determine which side of the pink spectrum is best for the particular client, and go for this flirty hue. Pinks require a lot of home maintenance to stay brightclients can turn to Celeb Luxury Viral ColorWash Color Depositing Shampoo in Pastel Light Pink and Celeb Luxury Viral Colorditioner Color Depositing Conditioner with BondFix Bond Repair in Pastel Light Pink

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