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Spelling mistake? No, “foilyage” is the latest hair color trend where a balayage effect is created using foils for a natural sun-kissed finish. Our favorite: copper foilyage.

The foilyage technique

Just like with balayage, the hair color is painted onto sections of the hair. However, these sections are then wrapped in foil, as you would when bleaching, to intensify the color. The result gives a natural-looking sweep of color that intensifies at the tips.

Advantages of foilyage

Like with a traditional ombré look, the hair’s base color stays the same at the top, so you don’t need to go for regular touch-ups: you can even simply let it grow out if you feel like a new look a few months later. An advantage for brunettes who opt for the foilyage technique is that the lifted hair doesn’t take on a brassy sheen after a few weeks, as it can do with traditional coloring. Plus, you don’t risk damaging your hair by sitting under a blowdryer waiting for the balayage process to take effect.

Copper foilyage

How about combining the latest foilyage coloring technique with this season’s most on-trend hair color: copper! Bring out those gorgeous fiery hues with some flaming foils of color. Think rose gold, strawberry, burnt orange, poppy red… the entire red spectrum is at your disposal! Remember to keep your color as bright as possible by using the right hair products, such as the Vitamino Shampoo and Vitamino Masque by L’Oréal Professionnel.

Unsure about whether you want to update your hair color? Why not try a semi-permanent option like DIA Richesse, a tone-on-tone coloration process that lasts up to 4 weeks. Ideal if you want to cover your first grey hairs, are unsure about coloring, or merely want to try something different for a month.

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Spring Summer 2017 Collection: The Messy Shag

We weren’t sure if the shag hairstyle would last all the way through 2016, but it did, and it looks like it’s sticking around for 2017, except now it’s getting even messier!

Layers, tousled locks and piecey fringes are ideal for transitioning from winter into spring. Long live the shag. How do you feel about trying the messy shag hairstyle trend?

Why get a shag ‘do?

Hassle-free, the shag requires minimum styling, and is also a great way to look on-trend while growing out a lob (long bob). The texture around your face frames your features and, when worn with bangs, draws the attention to your eyes. It’s a modern interpretation of a retro look.

Different ways to style your shag

A shag can be as layered as you like. The more layers, the more of a “messy” look you can create. Likewise, the thinner the layers, the more of a feathery texture you can achieve. As for bangs, they’re far from obligatory, but they do create a nice shape around the face.

What about adding some color to your shag? Ombrè shags were spotted all over Hollywood in 2016, will they be making an appearance in your neighborhood? The shag looks best with multi-tonal hair, which brings out the different textures of the style.

What products to use with a shag hairstyle

Your on-trend shag hairstyle is all about one thing: texture, texture and more texture! Whether it be messy bed-head or tousled surfer girl waves, the tousled-effect Scruff Me gel hair gel from the Wild Stylers collection by L’Oréal Professionnel will give you the messy texture on the lengths and ends that you need, without pushing up the roots. Even if you have naturally brunette hair, why not add some blonde shades to spice up your look?

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