Joel Warren, master colorist and co-founder of Warren Tricomi Salons, says one of most sought after shades of the season will be a monochromatic blonde like Cate Blanchett's. Good news for those nervous about bleaching: This ultra-light color is created by a high-lift, single process that will not damage your hair. "What is great with these high-lift blondes," says Warren, "is you are not compromising the integrity of the hair because you’re lightening the base colors without pulling too much warmth."
Women with lighter skin tones are often best suited for this color, but should be wary of shades that are too white or ashy. "But sometimes going against the grain can turn out really cool," says Warren. "Any color can work [on anyone] no matter your complexion as long as it is done correctly."