We know that there are a lot of things that are in a bride's to-do list before her wedding day. Final fittings, final check ups with the venue and decor, co-ordinating with the caterers, checking RSVPs, and even the much-needed spa and salon visits. And we hate to add more to this long list of things, but getting a fresh dye job before your wedding day is a must!
Now, it doesn't have to be an a full-on colour overhaul, but if you are going for a nice luscious hair look, then going all the way is not a bad idea. Your hair should look as polished as possible, and get rid of the smallest of details that simple hairstyles cannot hide, like uneven roots or a brassy tone. And while you're doing the whole shebang, why not throw in a pretty hair colour into the equation? After all, you want to look your absolute best on this day.
So, to make it simple for you, we've compiled 11 trendy hair colours that brides can opt for before walking down to aisle in full glam.
You're probably wondering when should you get your hair colour done before your wedding? Well, with agreeing consultation from the top hairstylists in the industry, we suggest brides plan and get their hair coloured probably one week before their wedding. This way, the colour will have ample time to settle and look more natural.
Diving into the more fun part- it's time to choose a colour!
Usually, hairstylists suggest that a bride should either go a bit lighter than their usual hair colour if they've never coloured their hair. This way, you have a more vibrant aura on your wedding day. Plus, a subtle change does make your tresses look more naturally polished, and even better when they're styled. Conversely, if you have light hair colour or are looking for a stronger change, then going in for either deeper roots, colourful ombres, or ashy highlights will add more effortless texture and dimension to your look.
To make it easier, we've compiled some of the latest trends in hair colours that you can opt for when planning to get your hair coloured. Scroll down below for all the info!
1. Natural Black/Dark Brown
Sounds a bit obvious, doesn't it? And maybe a little safe as well. However, choosing to sport your natural hair colour on your wedding day is not a bad option at all, because it is bound to look good on you. Most Indian brides are equipped with either a natural brown or dark brown shade of hair colour. By refreshing your natural colour, you end up giving your hair a better shine and lustre. Similarly, if you have lighter hair colour, you'd be going dark, which is anyway a very healthy look. But if you're going for a dark brown look, do not go and dye it black, otherwise, your hair is bound to look like a wig.
2. Light Brown
If you're looking for a more straightforward colour, which will not just look great but also save a tonne of time in the salon, then choose a light brown shade. By light brown, we mean that you should go in for a shade or two lighter than your natural colour to achieve a light brown look. Consult your hairstylist who will give you a better picture on whether you should go in for a warm-toned brown or a cool-toned brown, depending on your skin tone.
3. Ash Brown
One of the biggest problems we've witnessed in people with new hair colour is the much disliked brassy look. Which is very common for warm-toned browns and reds to turn into. If you wish to avoid that situation all-together, then get yourself a balayage with ash brown as your highlights. It's less likely to turn brassy or dull, and will definitely add dimension to your dark brown tresses.
4. Chocolate Brown
Ah, luscious chocolate brown! A colour that, if done correctly, can look extremely gorgeous on your hair. Almost like molten rivers of chocolate. Okay, without going too far into fantasising this colour, let's discuss the pros of this colour- it's one of the easiest hues of brown to pull off, is a timeless colour, and gives a sultry look for all skin tones!
5. An Off-Beat Ombre
Ombre highlights are all the rage. People who love playing with extremely crazy colours (like pink, green, blue, purple etc), they'd go for an ombre in a heartbeat. It's on the second half of your hair, which can be grown out overtime while looking amazing every time. If you're a bride who is in for a bold, uber-glam look, then am ombre would definitely be a great way to change up your hair. Just remember the one rule- dark roots, light ends. Trust us, it's not the other way round- only Billie Eilish can slay that.
6. Chestnut Brown
While brown hair is already undeniably stunning, chestnut hair adds a certain pizzazz to your brunette mane that we can’t help but love. A great way to spice up your natural brown locks without getting too dramatic with colour, chestnut brown hair can easily add warmth and dimension to your look. And it's a colour that can take a balayage up a notch effortlessly.
7. The "Mulled Wine" Look
Want to change the entire look of your hair, but not something too bright? Then the 'Mulled Wine' hair is your answer. Characterized by a deep red, almost purple, hue with touches of orange and/or chocolate-brown throughout, the Mulled Wine hair consists of different tones of reds, including blue, violet, and true red, too. It looks super dimensional, youthful, and is a way more modern way to pull off a deep, red colour. But, the key to getting this uber-chic colour is to to get it done from an experienced hairstylist, as this shade of warm colour is more prone to brassiness.
8. Dark Brown with Caramel Highlights
If you're already equipped with dark brown hair colour, then you can use it as a base and add caramel highlights to it. It won't look too over the top, yet make for a great change to your mane. A few golden streaks on dark brown locks will instantly make your hair appear a little fuller and less flat. When styled, this hair would look amazing in soft waves and curls and even a bridal bun. Imagine when sunlight hits this hair! Just ethereal.1939649
What's Bronde you ask? Brown+ Blonde- Bronde! Thanks to this colour combo, you can be both a blonde and a brunette at the same time. It's a bold hair choice that requires some cooking in the swivel chair to get the colour intensities right, but what we love about it is that you have free reign on how you'll wear it. You can go for a bronde balayage or bleach your ends all the way and tone the colour down with a brown dye—the possibilities are pretty much endless!
10. A Unique Oil Slick Colour
Also known as 'oil spill hair' this is a style that applies a mix of dark blue, green, and purple tones over darker hair, which gives it a shimmery appearance. It’s similar to the pastel hair trend, but its iridescent effect comes from blending darker shades rather than ultra-pale ones. The effect of oil slick hair is a darker spectrum of colours all incorporated together with a bit of edge that looks great with really dark roots. Honestly, this feat is one of the craziest yet fun things a bride should go in for if her choices are always something on edge. However, we are warning you, these colours require heavy bleaching to your hair, and these colours wash out pretty quickly. So, choose to get this done at your own Irish!
11. The Hidden Hair Colour Look
Hidden hair colour has become a trend in recent times. It's a trend that may have popped up on your Pinterest wall or Instagram stream once in a while. And it's a gorgeous trend indeed! In this trend, the colour is actually on the underside of your hair, closer to your neck, which generally remains hidden if your hair is open, occasionally peeking out as end streaks. You can opt to choose a very colourful option, like a bright pink, blue or grey. Or you can keep it subtle with reds and blondes. The options are endless!