David Stanko’s haircolor that’s right for you:

Keep it Simple or go Trendy.

New, Now, Next: You!

What’s the hottest trend right now? Who cares if it isn’t suitable for you! Mom was right: If everyone jumps off a bridge, would you jump, too? Haircolor Translation: If pure platinum is the it haircolor, that’s doesn’t mean it’s right for you. But, depending on key points such as your hair type, lifestyle, budget, skin-tone compatibility and desired maintenance schedule, there are dozens more haircolor trends open to you than you ever imagined.

RedkenHAIR2015.1For instance, say you are starting to see gray hairs. Ask yourself, on a scale of 1-5 (in which 1 is “can live with it” and 5 is “hate it, get rid of it”), how much does it bother you? And, what are you willing to do about it? Tell your hair colorist, then ask for options. A professional colorist can blend gray hair, camouflage it, fully cover it or create a look that minimizes gray roots.

Another common situation involves a slight tonal adjustment. Maybe you want to minimize brass, lighten-up a botched home job or go a little lighter for the season. Tell your colorist what you do and don’t like about your shade—don’t jump on the bandwagon for the latest haircolor trend and go for green just because a celebrity did. High maintenance isn’t for everyone, so have that convo, which involves all the key points that matter most to you when determining which haircolor trend is right for you.

RedkenHAIR_3Finally, you know that hair painting is all the rage and one of the hottest haircolor trends right now, but maybe obvious highlights aren’t best for your hair. In this case, ask your hair colorist about the new Redken trend, the Blur technique. It’s a great way to personalize your color by subtly blurring multiple tones throughout your hair. Think: shading and highlighting with cosmetics or blending those contrasting eye shadow colors.

You can’t do it at home, but with the perfect professional color, you can have a shade like no one else’s. Like Mom said: Leave the hard stuff to the experts.