Oh my! We sure are approaching the last couple of months in 2013 fairly quick. It feels like it was just summer a couple of weeks ago, but now the weather is starting to look a lot less warm here in California. In fact, it was raining yesterday!
It blows my mind that Halloween is almost here, and before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving & Black Friday, then Christmas & New Years Eve… By then, I would have had to write another blog post reviewing my past resolutions and new ones!
Sheesh, can time please slow down so I can catch up? I mean, I haven’t even updated my wardrobe for the Fall! I’m still a season behind, lol.
Alright, I’m not really here to rant on and on about how time is flying, but rather to make mention of the latest hair dying trend for Fall 2013.
We’ve all seen ombre hair so much that it no longer turns heads. However, have you ever heard of the new trend Splashlights?
What exactly is Splashlights?
Splashlights look like a halo around your head. It is meant to resemble how natural lighting falls on hair to create a gradation of dark-light-dark.
High Contrast VS. Low Contrast Splashlights
Currently, splashlights is most popularly created with high contrast colors, such as bleached blonde splashlights on top of medium-dark brown, or even black hair.
As this trend becomes more popular, I imagine that we will see a large increase in those who prefer to sport low contrast colors. An example of low contrast splashlights would be dark brown hair with medium brown splashlights, and a subtle gradation between the colors.
Usually when a new trend first starts out, we see the extremes from those who want to make a statement and be different, and those who don’t. Once the trend goes mainstream, those who like it find a way for the trend to fit into their everyday lifestyle, thus resulting in a “toned down” version. On the contrary, we can most likely expect to also see those who will experiment by using colors such as pinks, purples, and blues to create even more unique splashlights.
How to do Splashlights the right way!
Yes, there really is a right and a wrong. If you refer back to my definition of what Splashlights is (above in this post), you will remember that the purpose is for it to look as if natural light is shining on your hair.
4 Simple Splashlight Rules:
- It’s okay to have more than one splashlight “halo” around your head, but having just one is the iconic look.
- The splashlight shouldn’t be perfectly horizontal around your hair, but rather diagonal, similar to an A-line hair cut.
- Placement of the splashlight is important. Depending on the length of your hair, avoid going too high or too low. Ideally it should be placed near your jawline.
- You don’t want the splashlight to be a perfect diagonal line, but to be somewhat jagged to look more natural. Other than that, gradation is ideal but not necessary.
Here are some more photos of splashlights that I found from searching google images. There really aren’t too many photos since this trend is so new, so these are the most popular ones that have been circulating the internet.
The top 4 photos follow my 4 Simple Splashlight Rules, and I think they look great!
While the bottom 4 photos are not as ideal. I wouldn’t recommend dying your hair like that unless you are going for something bold. I believe you can still get bold from the above photos though.
Do you like the new Splashlights hair trend? Would you do it?
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