Trend Watch: Tracey Cunningham's Spring/Summer 2016 Color Forecast

“One of the most important things to consider when switching up your client’s hair color is their skin tone,” says Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham. Just as they would change out their wardrobe and makeup at the end of each season, your clients should consider changing their hair color to better match their skin tone, which can lighten or darken by one to two shades as the seasons change. To help clients find a new look that best complements their skin tone, Tracey shares her favorite hair color trends and Redken formulas for Spring/Summer 2016 in the slideshow below!

  • Trend 1: The Khloe Effect

    “Khloe Kardashian has created a domino effect of brunettes wanting to go lighter," says Tracey. "It has made people realize that it can be done and look beautiful and healthy, but it’s also important to realize that it is a process that also requires maintenance both in the salon and at-home. With Khloe, I used Redken Flash Lift over the course of at least three appointments to slowly bring her blonde in stages. Using Redken Shades EQ Gloss as a glaze helped to make her color shine and create a natural and healthy radiance.”

    Natural Level 6 Dark Blonde, with existing highlights
     
    HIGHLIGHT FORMULA
    1 scoop Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
    1 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
     
    GLAZE FORMULA 1 – Zone 1 (hairline only to create shadow effect)
    2 oz. 07N Mirage Shades EQ Gloss
    1 oz. 07NB Chestnut Shades EQ Gloss
    2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution
     
    GLAZE FORMULA 2 – Zone 1 (also use globally for any toning necessary)
    ½ oz. 09N Café au Lait Shades EQ Gloss
    ½ oz. 09NB Irish Crème Shades EQ Gloss
    1 oz. 000 Shades EQ Gloss
    2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution
     
    BALAYAGE FORMULA – Zone 3
    1 scoop Blonde Idol Free Hand Creamy Lightener
    1 ½ oz. 40 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Trend 2: Lightened Ends

    “The blending of highlights and balayage together allows Chrissy Teigen to wear her highlights without having to frequently touch up in-between appointments and creates a seamless look without an obvious line of demarcation between the roots and the ends," explains Tracey. "Using the new Free Hand Creamy Lightener from Redken’s Blonde Idol Professional Haircolor Collection 2.0 creates beautiful, lightened ends that help make her appear brighter without compromising her long locks.”

    Natural Level 4, Dark Brown
     
    HIGHLIGHT FORMULA
    1 scoop Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
    1 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
     
    BALAYAGE FORMULA (Zone 2-3)
    1 oz. Blonde Idol Oil Booster
    2 packettes Blonde Idol Customizable Blue Powder Activator
    2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
     
    GLAZE FORMULA
    1 oz. 09N Vanilla Crème Shades EQ Gloss
    1 oz. 09NB Cayenne Shades EQ Gloss
    2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Trend 3: Rich Color

    “In a world where highlights have taken hold, there is something so refreshing and elegant about having rich, all-over color like Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It makes a statement!" says Tracey. "I use Redken’s new Chromatics Ultra Rich shades to create a cool, monochromatic look that delivers incredible shine while also fortifying the hair and disguising grey hairs.”

    Natural level 5, Light Brown
     
    HIGHLIGHT FORMULA
    2 oz. Chromatics Clear
    2 oz. 30 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
     
    BASE FORMULA – Hairline
    ¾  oz. 7NN (7.0) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    ¾  oz. 6NN (6.0) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    ½  oz. 6NA (6.01) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    2 oz. 20 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
     
    BASE FORMULA – Zone 1
    ½  oz. 6NN (6.0) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    ½  oz. 6Ab (6.1) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    ½  oz. 5NN (5.0) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    ½  oz. 5NA (5.01) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
     
    BASE FORMULA – Zone 2-3
    1 oz. 6Ab (6.1) Chromatics Ultra Rich
    2 oz. 30 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
     
    GLAZE FORMULA
    ¾ oz. 08N Mojave Shades EQ Gloss
    ¾ oz. 09B Sterling Shades EQ Gloss
    ½ oz. 000 Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss
    2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

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Images: Instagram.com/khloekardashian (main); Getty Images

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